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Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC
Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC(0)

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh are the Middle East’s three richest cities, according to a new survey.

Access to education a challenge in Arab world
Access to education a challenge in Arab world(0)

More than 8.5 million children in the Arab world remain out of school, presenting a huge socio-economic challenge for regional authorities.

World Bank names MENA’s best places to do business
World Bank names MENA’s best places to do business(0)

United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia emerged as the best countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to do business in.

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Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC
Riyadh has highest disposable income in GCC(0)

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh are the Middle East’s three richest cities, according to a new survey.

Middle East’s ultra-rich population to swell 35%
Middle East’s ultra-rich population to swell 35%(0)

Abu Dhabi, Beirut and Dubai will see the fastest growth in the population of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) over the next decade, according to real estate consultancy Knight Frank’s The World Wealth Report.

Access to education a challenge in Arab world
Access to education a challenge in Arab world(0)

More than 8.5 million children in the Arab world remain out of school, presenting a huge socio-economic challenge for regional authorities.

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MENA rises to room challenge with 483 hotels
MENA rises to room challenge with 483 hotels(0)

Around 483 hotels comprising nearly 119,000 rooms are in the development stage in the Middle East North Africa, according to STR Global.

Doing business in the Middle East
Doing business in the Middle East(0)

Middle East states fared poorly in a new edition of a survey that measures their business friendliness. The

Egypt’s FDI Quest
Egypt’s FDI Quest(0)

The Egyptian economy has managed to avoid the worst, but it needs foreign investment to get better

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Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms
Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms(0)

Africa’s massive infrastructure needs present a huge opportunity for the private sector, but governments will need to improve the regulatory environment and strengthen regional markets to lure companies.

Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue
Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue(0)

Iran is at a crossroad.Uncertainty about the outcome of dialogue between the Islamic regime and Western powers has also left the country’s economy in limbo.

GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments
GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments(0)

More than USD 1 trillion worth of real estate projects are under way in the Middle East and North Africa, as regional authorities move swiftly to address chronic housing shortages across the Arab World.

Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race
Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race(0)

GDP is nothing but a number. After a two-year delay, Nigeria has finally rebased its gross domestic product and emerged as Africa’s largest economy ahead of South Africa, which had long held the title.

N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery
N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery(0)

North Africa may be on the cusp of a recovery barring a return to major political upheavals. And a pickup in economic activity in the European Union – North Africa’s biggest trading partner – could further lift sentiment in the region.

Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF
Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF(0)

Morocco is expected to emerge as the fastest growing economy in North Africa, with its GDP rising 3.8% in 2014 and nearly 5% in 2015, as the new consensus government ends a period of uncertainty and paves the way for bolder economic reforms, according to Institute of International Finance.

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Gulf stocks end Q1 with USD751bn market cap
Gulf stocks end Q1 with USD751bn market cap(0)

A 5.2% correction in the Dubai Financial Market in the month of March took the shine off an otherwise stellar quarter for the emirate and the wider Gulf markets.

Project Slow Down In Gulf
Project Slow Down In Gulf(0)

Tweet mugley / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND More than USD65-billion worth of projects have been awarded in the Middle East

ME’s Great Gas Slowdown: IEA
ME’s Great Gas Slowdown: IEA(0)

The Middle East’s natural gas production will be a victim of low prices and lack of focus over the next five years, leading to a slowdown in output, according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency.

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Kyrgyz regains shine post-Kumtor dispute
Kyrgyz regains shine post-Kumtor dispute(0)

Kyrgyzstan’s economic prospects have brightened after the country appears to have resolved a major issue with one of its largest foreign investors.

Kyrgyz counts cost of Kumtor gold mine dispute
Kyrgyz counts cost of Kumtor gold mine dispute(0)

Kyrgyzstan’s economy was shaken last week after protesters disrupted the Kumtor gold mine, owned by Canadian company Centerra Gold Inc.

Buffett May Hate It, But Asians Love Gold
Buffett May Hate It, But Asians Love Gold(0)

Given the latest gold trends, emerging market investors and central banks appear to humbly disagree with Warren Buffett’s assertion that the yellow metal has limited uses

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