July 19, 2012
A top official from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) admitted yesterday that efforts to conclude the long-awaited Doha free trade deal look doomed until the global economy picks up.
Most Arab investors are fed up with Lebanon’s deteriorating political and security situation and are either putting their investments on hold or simply withdrawing from the Lebanese market.
July 18, 2012
Technically market is getting support at 52483 and below could see a test of 52075 level. And resistance is likely to be seen at 53185 a move above could see prices testing 53479.
Faced with new challenges posed by major offshore gas discoveries, Israel is looking to significantly increase its military presence on the high seas in a bid to protect its economic waters.
The majority of Lebanese people have a grim outlook on their national economy's performance, a U.S. survey group said.
July 17, 2012
Oman has benefitted from tourism due to the high level of Omanisation in the tourism sector, the highest among GCC countries, according to an expert.
Food prices in Saudi Arabia are increasing as Ramadan draws closer, according to the latest NCB report.
The net profits for all commercial banks may fall by 5-8 percent if the economy and political situation continue to deteriorate.
July 16, 2012
Arab politics now faces two difficult tasks: One is economic recovery in urban areas. The second is critical as failure in this field may help extremist like the Salafis in the long term.
World oil demand growth will slow in 2013 from the already weak 2012, The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said.
Lebanon ranked seventh in Middle East and North Africa in terms of attractiveness for upstream oil and gas investment, according to a recent report by the Fraser Institute, a public policy research organization.
July 15, 2012
Emerging market central banks have been the biggest official buyers of gold over the past year or so with total net central bank purchases the largest since 1964 last year at 445 tonnes.
The effectiveness of the Sudanese government’s austerity measures to contain an economic crisis, which have sparked protests in the capital and several towns, is yet to be seen, some economists say.
Bahrain's real estate market is passing through a critical phase and the situation is more serious.
Official data showed the UAE, the second largest Arab economy, was ahead of all other members of the GCC in terms of fuel prices and third only to Syria and Tunisia in the entire Arab region.