February 21, 2013
Oil prices were little changed on Wednesday as the prospect of more Saudi supply offset optimism about the global economy that has helped bolster an improved demand outlook.
The Qatar projects market is the third largest in the GCC, just behind Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according the a new report.
February 20, 2013
Online shopping in Egypt is growing, having attracted millions in investment since the 2011 revolution, but will this nascent industry take off?
With the increase in the cost of food, fuel and other basic commodities in Morocco, the country's parliament is considering moves to reduce the cost of living for the nation's population.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Tunisia's long-term ratings over fears of continued political instability in the North African country.
A team from the International Monetary Fund recently visited the Dubai Economic Council as part of the international financing institution tour of the UAE.
UAE motorists are laughing all the way to the tank after it was revealed the country has the fifth cheapest petrol in the world, according to the latest Bloomberg statistics.
Does the private sector for Emirati nationals in the UAE needs to open and reward locals who want to move out of the public sector?
February 19, 2013
Qatar’s ambitious megaprojects will surge ahead, with $120 billion worth of projects to be undertaken until 2020, a major conference heard on Tuesday.
The fishing trade in Yemen is the country's third largest industry, with two million benefiting from it, and it needs be taken seriously so it can play its part in rebuilding the economy, experts have said.
Egypt's new central bank governor Hesham Ramez says that the country's economy needs crisis management as the government announces plans to ration fuel.
Egypt's economic growth rate is expected to reach 3% by end of 2012/13 fiscal year – 0.5% lower than previous estimate, according to the planning minister.
Iran will attempt to allay fears over its nuclear programme ahead of planned talks next, the Islamic Republic's foreign ministers said yesterday.
Saudi Arabia and Finland could increase co-operation in the public and private fields, according to experts.
February 18, 2013
Despite protests, Bahrain will remain the hub for financial services in the region, despite competition from Dubai and Qatar, top bankers said yesterday.