January 30, 2013
Middle East countries are high on the agenda at the meeting in Switzerland.
Egypt's tourism sector hit hard by wave of violence in the capital Cairo and other cities, although most touristic sites remain trouble-free.
Israel to cut defense sector spending to reduce budget deficit. Finance Minister told Reuters there are no plans to further raise taxes.
Efforts showcased in highly developed infrastructure that match those in advanced countries.
January 29, 2013
8,000 Jordanians applied for a new a scheme to help boost employment rates in the country, as the government also announces that it will enforce new regulations regarding women and childcare.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has uprated the outlook on Bahrain's economy from 'negative' to 'stable', as the economy stabilises, helped by a buoyant hydrocarbon industry.
The world over, the printed media is struggling against the tide of digitisation, but Yemeni newspapers are also facing the orders of the former regime that was toppled in 2011.
Despite ongoing clashes in Port Said and Suez, traffic through Egypt's strategic Suez Canal has not been impacted, canal officials report.
Contracts and projects worth $159 billion will be scrambling for finance in 2013, as lending institutions come to terms with new regulations such as Basel III.
The European Union along with the Lebanese agricultural ministry, signed agreements to finances $4.7 million worth of loans for agriculture and development.
January 28, 2013
As China continues on the path of economic growth unseen before in human history, and despite fears of a weakening US economy, the US dollar still remains the currency for trade.
The operator of Jordan's Queen Alia Airport announced six million passengers used the airport last year, the first time in history.
Unrivalled levels of spending on education in the MENA region will continue through 2013, meaning the Middle East will top education spending league tables.
Lebanon’s trade deficit widened 6 percent in 2012 to a five-year high of $16.8 billion as Lebanese fuel imports, which are partially being re-exported to Syria, soared.
The recent dip in Saudi Arabian oil production could hurt the the global oil industry, especially when coupled with any slowdown in Chinese economic growth.