April 16, 2013
Saudi Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal topped the 100-person richest Arabs list, according to Forbes, as former Lebanese PM Najib Mikati comes in it at 8th.
A team from the International Monetary Fund concluded a two week visit to Egypt on Monday without signing a deal on a much-anticipated $4.8 billion loan, but the international lender said progress with Egypt was achieved.
Tunisia and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement on a $1.78 billion loan to the north African country, due to be announced on Tuesday.
The number of tourists visiting Egypt in February of this year grew 12 percent over the corresponding month one year earlier, new data from Egypt's official statistics agency CAPMAS showed on Monday.
April 15, 2013
The International Monetary Fund has revised downwards ALgerian unemployment, according the the north Africa country's Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Tayeb Louh.
The Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation, dipped by 0.5 per cent in Palestine last month, the lastest figures show.
The proportion of Arab satellite channels which are privately owned has reached 73.3%, with 25.8% being government-owned, according to a report released by media research company Discover Digital Arabia.
Despite strong pressure to stop using Iranian oil turkey has said it will keep on importing from the Persian country.
There are currently no Libyan deposits at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), said a media spokesperson at the CBE.
New figures from the Central Bank of Jordan show an increase in remittances to the country and tourism revenues.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) held an exceptional foreign exchange auction of $600 million on Sunday.
Leading Lebanese banks’ profit growth will be on the upswing in the first quarter of 2013, according to FFA Private Bank market research.
Meetings between the International Monetary Fund delegation and Egyptian opposition leaders and civil society organizations have caused confusion and tension within the government, according to parliamentary and government sources.
April 14, 2013
Lebanon's energy minister signed a $470 million contract on Friday for a new power plant in near Tripoli, Lebanon.
Somali pirates are pushing global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year, severely affecting the economic activities of neighboring countries, a new World Bank report has found.