UAE

February 13, 2000

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Business Climate   Bahrain is seeking to privatize its Hidd power and water complex. Two Bahraini banks bid for the facility and the winner will enter into partnership with an international developer

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Current Economic State    Bahrain is the smallest oil producer in the Gulf and the poorest in terms of hydrocarbon resources. It produces roughly 40,000 barrels per day from its own fields and receive

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Current Economic State    Bahrain is the smallest oil producer in the Gulf and the poorest in terms of hydrocarbon resources. It produces roughly 40,000 barrels per day from its own fields and receive

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General Data  Profile   Population 0.63 million (1999)  Religions 85% Muslim; 15% Christians, Jews, Bahais, Hindus and Zoroastrians  Government Emirate, limited monarchy  Languages Arabic (En

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General Data  Profile   Population 0.63 million (1999)  Religions 85% Muslim; 15% Christians, Jews, Bahais, Hindus and Zoroastrians  Government Emirate, limited monarchy  Languages Arabic (En

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Legal Analysis   Banking System   The country's banking system includes the Central Bank (Banque d'Algerie), six state-owned banks, one public development bank, and one private bank. An Islamic Bank i

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Business Climate    Distribution and Sales Channels   Algeria's well-developed distribution system includes an extensive network of wholesale and retail outlets, most of which are controlled by privat

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Current Economic State   Amidst the bloodshed that has plagued this North-African nation since the early 1990s, Algeria, with IMF and World Bank support, has taken impressive steps in implementing a s

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GENERAL DATA    Population 31 million (1999) GDP ($bn) 47.1 Religions 99% Sunni Muslim Government Republic Languages Arabic (official), French, Berber Work Week Saturday - Wednesday Banks an

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February 10, 2000

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Egypt's privatization program, led by President Mubarak, has earned the Egyptian economy a spot among the IMF's top-four emerging world markets.   As

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Duplicating the accomplishments of countrymen Yones El Aynaoui and Karim Alami, seventh seeded Moroccan Hicham Arazi routed German Rainer Schutter 6-2

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To help counter the large number of foreign words entering the daily lexicon in the UAE, a new association has been formed to promote the use of Arabi

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To help attract more fish species and protect the marine ecology, the Dibba Al Fujairah Municipality is submerging more than 300 concrete reefs.   The

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People living in Oman now have the opportunity to see indigenous relics and art that date back several millennia at the Cultural Club in Al-Qurum, rep