August 9, 2012

Oman's government revenue shot up 35.4 per cent to RO7.369 billion, from RO5.443 billion for the same period last year.
14:07 GMT

Oman's budget surplus surged to a record high of RO1.683 billion in the first half of 2012, on the back of surging oil and gas revenues.

August 6, 2012

GCC stock market
09:36 GMT

The stock markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rose in July, gaining 0.41 per cent after a decrease of 2.91 per cent in June, according to Kuwait Financial Centre's (Markaz) latest update on regional markets.

August 2, 2012

11:52 GMT

A proposal to turn the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a Gulf union will be reviewed by the alliance foreign ministers in September.

July 31, 2012

Gulf markets remain mixed
08:39 GMT

Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties rallied to its highest level since April 2011 yesterday, lifted by forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, but trading across the rest of the Gulf region was more mixed.

July 26, 2012

Gulf Arab markets trend down
13:21 GMT

Dubai Gulf Arab markets dipped into negative territory on low volumes yesterday as investors, focussed on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and avoiding the region's searing summer heat.

July 25, 2012

10:56 GMT

Projects are already underway for a customs union and perhaps even a single currency.

July 24, 2012

11:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the biggest Arab economy, is leading moves towards political and economic cooperation Projects already underway or under study include a customs union, a joint value-added tax and even the introduction of single currency.

July 19, 2012

Airlines slash fares to attract Ramadan tourists
10:53 GMT

Airlines operating across the Gulf region have slashed fares to several destinations across Europe, Asia and Middle East during the Holy Month of Ramadan, with a view to attracting travellers.

July 16, 2012

GCC Money
14:26 GMT

The GCC countries' economy constitutes the equivalent of two per cent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), according to Al Ahli Bank's economist Dr Saeed Al Shaikh.

GCC Shares Dip
12:39 GMT

The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,112.60 points, marking a decrease of 1.29 points below its previous closing.

July 8, 2012

Egypt: Flying high, the 'Arab Spring Professionals'. With a revolutionary leader democratically elected and their dictator at death's door, the Egyptians look like they've won the Arab Spring lottery. No thanks to a last minute military coup attempt by SCAF.
19:47 GMT

In this Arab Spring Redux - we attempt to give a run-down of the Arab Spring at its various respective stages by individual country. Featured are the Arab Revolution pros and pop-idols who have got it down to a protest, spring and vote! This school report takes a look at each country's progress and stage of the Arab Spring 18 months later. Top of the Pops: the Arab Spring charts. The top ten!

Fifa threatens to ban Oman
13:54 GMT

Oman could be suspended from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and other international competitions by football's governing body Fifa if a recent court ruling is enforced.

July 4, 2012

I am happy in Oman: Le Guen
12:42 GMT

Oman coach Paul Le Guen, who is reportedly the frontrunner for the France job following the exit of Laurent Blanc, said on Tuesday that he is ‘happy’ in Oman.

July 3, 2012

Le Guen frontrunner to coach France
15:05 GMT

Oman's football coach, Paul Le Guen, has emerged as the frontrunner to take over the French national team, according to media reports in France. The reports follow the resignation of Laurent Blanc...

July 1, 2012

Gulf Islamic finance
14:21 GMT

A regulatory framework for Islamic finance is taking shape in Oman as government bodies move towards meeting the aim of making Shari’a-compliant products available to the public this year.