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October 11, 2012

The future of Arab Spring economies could be bright
08:56 GMT
The Arab Spring could have wide-ranging effects on the economies of the MENA region and could lead to an increase in entrepreneurship, according industry.
Under pressure: Strikes set to continue in Lebanon
07:18 GMT
Teachers and public sector employees threatened Wednesday to escalate action after staging a one-day strike protesting the Cabinet’s delay in referring to Parliament a draft law to increase their salaries.
Is money influencing politics in Lebanon?
06:00 GMT
Money talks in Lebanon during election periods as fears are raised over questionable government spending, with some being described as "politically or electorally motivated".

October 10, 2012

Record car sales are being seen in the UAE, bucking the global trend
13:40 GMT
Car sales in the UAE are speeding away and are now at record levels, thanks to a surge in new residents, including tax exiles and refugees from the Arab Spring.
The IMF report makes grim reading for the country
13:16 GMT
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its outlook for the Sudan economy showing a worst than projected economic contraction for 2012, as the Africa nation is reclassified as an 'Oil Importer" after last years succession of South Sudan.
Egypt plans to continue a programme of nationalisation
12:15 GMT
Egypt's government will respect legal decisions to renationalise formerly state-owned companies once appeals are heard, the country's Investment Minister said on Tuesday.
Bahrain needs to stop pegging its currency to the dollar as the US economy continues its slowdown
09:16 GMT
Bahrain needs to rethink having its currency pegged to the US dollar in order to minimise the risks arising from a slowing American economy.
A tough day at the office for the Prime Minister as strikes go ahead in Lebanon
08:46 GMT
Strike days in Lebanon after a long-running debacle over public sector pay increase reaches its climax as trade unions take action across the country.
Corruption costs Saudi's billions of potential income
08:27 GMT
An economist has predicted that Saudi citizens would be up to four times better off if corruption was tackled in the Kingdom. Bribes cost the Kingdom $20 - $30 billion a year.

October 9, 2012

Oil transportation fees for South Sudan wil not feature in Sudan's 2013 budget
14:21 GMT
The recent deal with South Sudan over oil transit fees will not be reflected in the 2013 budget, the country's finance and national economy minister said.
As violence continues in Syria, the economy is in crisis and businesses flee
13:47 GMT
With the violence in Syria escalating and no signs of it abating, Businessmen and women from the country are fleeing and taking their money with them.
Minimum wage needed in Saudi, according to economists
13:06 GMT
Economists have called for establishing a minimum wage policy for both Saudis and expatriates working in the Saudi Kingdom, as a new report highlights the pay difference between Saudi citizens and expatriates.
The IMF has slashed its global growth forecast as fears increase for the global economy
07:44 GMT
The IMF has painted a stark picture of the global economy, with slowdowns expected to increase in the so called BRIC nations as fears rise for Eurozone and the USA along with pressures in the Middle East adding to the worries.
Bread is the food of love and life in Egypt
07:00 GMT
Improving the quality and availability of state-subsidised bread was one of the key, populist pledges in President Morsi's 100-day programme. It's also the one where the most progress seems to have been made
GCC looking good in the hospitality sector
06:00 GMT
The GCC hospitality sector is poised for healthy growth owing to favourable economic conditions, infrastructure development, increased bids to host high-profile global events and government support to the private sector