December 31, 2012
The UAE economy is expected to grow at a rate between 3.25 to 5 per cent in 2013 in a world still grappling with economic and financial challenges.
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said on Sunday that Egypt wants to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund in January on a $4.8-billion loan frozen this month because of political tensions and unrest.
Dana Gas, the Middle East's first and largest regional private sector natural gas company, has made two new onshore gas discoveries in the Nile Delta Basin of Egypt.
December 30, 2012
Jordan is gearing up for parliamentary elections on January 23 in the usual fashion of having posters for candidates hanging from every conceivable place and campaign tents dotted across the city dishing out sweet kunafa to the electorate, but suppliers are warning of a lower spending in this round of elections.
Beirut is throwing off the shackles of history and forging a new 'Beta' version of itself for the 21st Century, but is all the digital development good for the Cedar city or is it just gentrification by any other name?
Over 40 international oil companies are expected to take part in the first gas tender in Lebanon in February 2013 amid indications that the country’s untapped reserves could be larger than early indications.
Yemen's construction industry is one of the most important sectors of the economy, comprising of two-thirds of national output, but the problems that it faces eloquently highlight the issues that Yemen needs to overcome.
Oman's oil sector is well known for being highly lucrative, but new research shows the marketing of so-called "black-gold" in the Sultanate is expected to witness strong growth in 2013 due to growing consumer demand.
Iraq jumped two places to No. 2 in Opec's rankings this year, cementing its position among the world's leading oil producers. Neighbouring Iran dropped three spots to fifth as international sanctions took hold.
December 27, 2012
The GCC held another meeting this week, but like other supranational institutions, it is struggling to find its role in the 21st Century, what is the future for the Riyadh-based grouping of Gulf states?
As the Syrian conflict continues to hurt the Lebanese economy, demand for agricultural goods from the the Cedar land is booming in the Gulf region.
Although a culture of shame still prevents many Jordanians from working as cleaners, waiters or in other “lowly” occupations, a civil society organisation in east Amman is helping some young people support their families by bucking these societal norms.
Lebanon is set to launch the tender process today for companies wishing to conduct offshore has drilling as the Cabinet discuss a raft of economic issues affecting the country.
A report published Wednesday by the Dubai Economic Council (DEC) claims the emirate’s financial performance since the crisis of 2009 indicates a “new phase of rapid growth” for Dubai’s economy.
The unions of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air have agreed not to communicate with the airline's executive management about the restructuring of the airline, as the debacle over the future of the flag carrier continues