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May 20, 2013

The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna on April 4, 2013 (ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
11:51 GMT

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will need to pump slightly more oil than it thought in 2013 and expects global consumption to be much higher in the rest of the year.

Non-oil GDP rose to an expected 6.7pc in 2012
10:40 GMT

Bahrain's real gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have expanded 3.9 per cent last year from the 1.9pc growth seen in 2011.

Central Bank of Egypt
10:29 GMT

Yields on Egyptian three- and nine-month treasury bills climbed on Sunday and the auction's size was reduced after a new central bank decree limited the amount of funds that banks can channel into money market funds to buy T-bills.

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
05:40 GMT

Dubai’s benchmark stock index rose to its highest closing level in almost four years while the Abu Dhabi market general index surged to its highest level since October 2008 on Sunday on the back of a rally in real estate and banking shares.

The grants will be provided to outstanding students
05:00 GMT

The Governing Board at the American University in Dubai (AUD) approved Dh30 million (some $8.2) million in scholarships in its 2013-2014 annual budget.

Central Bank of Egypt
05:00 GMT

Shura Council decision to raise taxes on loan loss provisions at nation's banks is met by anger; banking officials are slated to meet with newly-appointed finance minister to discuss issue.

World Bank end poverty campaign
02:11 GMT

The World Bank has approved a $30 million soft loan aimed at supporting a government initiative to improve access to basic services in impoverished parts of the country.

May 19, 2013

The airline currently has a backlog of 21 Boeing airplanes on order
14:15 GMT

Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER extended range plane to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), marking the latest milestone in its longstanding relationship with the airline and the kingdom.

Ever wondered why Oman Air cabin crew were so nice?
12:25 GMT

Oman Air has committed RO2mn ($5,2 million) to staff training in 2013, having already invested more than RO3.3mn (some $8 million) over the previous two years.

The performance of the UAE stock markets is broadly in line with the rise in global stock markets
11:27 GMT

Both the Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Securities Market are trading at a nearly four-year-high, reflecting a return of investor confidence.

Gold traders are predicting that demand will increase
11:14 GMT

Gold prices yesterday dropped to their lowest level for the second time in almost a month, sparking a shopping frenzy at gold shops across the Kingdom.

Ministry floats 11 tenders for Sharqiya internal roads
06:00 GMT

The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has floated as many as 11 tenders for the design and construction of internal roads in South and North Sharqiya.

Omantel will offer redundant routed capacity with superior quality and the lowest latency
05:00 GMT

Omantel announced that it inked an agreement for another submarine cable, the 'Bay of Bengal Gateway' submarine cable system (BBG).

Qatari banks will continue to look at international expansion in 2013-14
05:00 GMT

The banking system in Qatar has been robust, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent in assets from March 2008 - March 2012 and another 20 percent in the year to March 2013.

May 16, 2013

Retail showed the best performance among sectoral indices
13:04 GMT

The Saudi stock market recorded nominal gains yesterday, as the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) closed higher to 7,147.42, adding 8.11 points or 0.11 percent for the entire day.