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February 4, 2013

Banks in the Gulf lack lending and credit underwriting experience outside their region, which we view as a significant risk factor
12:25 GMT
Banking institutions in the GCC are major players in acquisitions of rivals in the MENA and European regions, according the ratings agency Standard and Poors.
The IMF loan remains as the only medicine left for the economy in Egypt, despite its bitterness
11:17 GMT
Revolution came to the streets of Egypt two years ago, but what hopes are there for revolutionary economics in the face of fiscal malaise ?
MENA economics forum was followed by two sessions on how the West and the GCC can cooperate and meet future challenges
11:06 GMT
A two-day economic forum opened in Sharjah in the UAE yesterday and discussed the relationship between the west and the GCC.
Journalists in Jordan prefer 'traditional' methods of obtaining information, as opposed to through legal frameworks
09:45 GMT
Journalists in Jordan are eschewing freedom of information laws to gain access to official documents, preferring more traditional methods.
The Saudi non-oil sector grew in January, according to statistics released on Monday
09:13 GMT
The healthy growth rate of business activity in Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector eased slightly in January, a survey showed on Monday.

February 3, 2013

Fujairah Cement, Union Properties and Arkan were among the losers in the latest index trade figures.
14:07 GMT
Fujairah Cement, Union Properties and Arkan were among the losers in the latest index trade figures.
Lebanon’s Economic Committees (ECs), which represent private sector interests and employers, have revealed their hostile attitudes to civil rights and basic freedoms.
14:02 GMT
Lebanon’s Economic Committees (ECs), which represent private sector interests and employers, have revealed their hostile attitudes to civil rights and basic freedoms.
The Saudi petrochemical sector is booming.
13:57 GMT
Saudi Arabia remains the most prominent producer in the global petrochemical industry.
Kuwait economic growth expected at 3.2% in 2013 – Non-oil sector to grow by 5%
09:33 GMT
The tiny Gulf state's economy will continue to exhibit a slow but steady recovery after the crash of 2009, government figures suggest.
Emirati women’s assets are estimated at Dh12 billion
09:21 GMT
Women in the Gulf could own more than 50 percent of the region’s wealth, according to Shaikha Hessa Al Sabah, Chairperson of the Board of Arab Women Business Council.
Iran’s crude exports reached 1.4 million barrels per day
08:50 GMT
Tehran saw oil exports rise in December, largely due to a loophole in Western sanctions which allows it to ship crude to Asian buyers."

January 31, 2013

RIM may try to talk around UAE operators with the promise of being able to charge customers a flat fee for the new service
11:44 GMT
Blackberry, formerly RIM, launched their new phone in an effort to boost the flagging company, but will users in the UAE have have access to one of the latest features on the handset?
It is becoming more pressing to make laws capable of boosting the economy
11:16 GMT
Economists and business leaders have urged Jordan's new parliament to focus on the Kingdom's struggling economy.
The digital ad spend in the Mena region is roughly around $150 million
10:20 GMT
Digital entrepreneurs in the Middle East must find new, innovative, ways to ensure they can still keep reaping the rewards of a weightless economy.
3-D survey showed that gas reserves off its southern coast may be larger than previously though
10:03 GMT
Lebanon's offshore gas supplies could be higher than thought, after a new 3-D survey by a prospecting company indicated larger than expected deposits.