April 7, 2013
Lebanon and Cyprus could be on the verge of dramatic change with the discovery of lucrative offshore gas fields, but the two small nations need to forget politics and move together.
The first ever female head of an Islamic bank, Nevine Loutfy, ponders her passion for banking and what it takes for women to reach and stay at the top.
New clearance procedures helped Bahrain's imports goods, clothes and food jump by 21 per cent in 2012 as against the previous year, according to a top official.
Despite not seeing the same level of protests as in neighboring countries, Morocco's economy continues to suffer, but will this lead it's disenfranchised youth to turn to radical elements to vent their frustration?
April 4, 2013
Egypt has become home to a growing number of Syrian refugees who are struggling to find work and support their families in an already-difficult economic climate.
Sixty-five per cent of Jordanians believe that the country’s economy has gotten worse in the last six months, according to a new study.
An upsurge in business has sharply boosted imports by the UAE over the past few years to turn into the largest market in the Middle East, despite having one of the lowest populations in the region.
The technology behemoth Apple has diversified its retail strategy, enabling tech-savvy consumers to get their hands on the munch-desired goods not just in electronic stores.
Kuwait’s parliament has rejected a proposal to raise fuel prices for expatriates through the introduction of special cards that maintain subsidized prices for Kuwaitis only.
Saudi Arabia’s credit growth is expected to slow next year and in 2015. The rate of commercial bank lending to the private sector, however, has been gathering pace, reflecting a buoyant non oil economy.
April 3, 2013
Egypt is discussing potentially controversial changes to the tax system in an effort to bolster the economy as the IMF starts a visit to discuss a $4.8 billion loan.
Despite continued talk of the death off the printed media, especially with newspapers, a new survey reveals that traditional media is still winning in the region.
As political instability continues in Tunisia, more than two years after the revolution, the north African country is pushing for more tourists in an effort to boost the beleaguered economy.
Lebanese banks said they were reluctant to lend any new Cabinet more money until they see concrete efforts to reduce waste, combat corruption and allow the private sector to take part in the megaprojects in the country.
The food crisis in the Arab world is getting bigger and it is expected to reach $89 billion in 2020, a leading expert claims.