Middle East states fared poorly in a new edition of a survey that measures their business friendliness. The World Bank’s annual Doing Business 2013 report saw most countries in the region fall in global rankings. CONTINUE READING
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Qatar’s moratorium on natural gas development in its massive North Field is expected to continue for some time, but the country will likely face headwinds when it looks to revive developments in the world’s third natural gas basin.
Egypt’s fresh stimulus of USD 4.9 billion would provide a short-term push to the economy, but the country’s medium-term challenges remain.
Three years after Bahrain erupted in violence, the country’s economy remains in fragile condition.
Namibia has been a success story in Africa and has climbed the socio-economic ladder to emerge as a small middle-income country. But after major advances, growth in this country of 2 million appears to have stalled, as the economy reaches the limits of its infrastructure and economic plans.
The last time the IMF analyzed Iran’s economy in 2011, it was heavily criticized for praising Tehran’s structural reforms.
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AlifArabia’s aim is to offer a brutally frank but sincere analysis on the Middle East region’s business and political issues.
It wants to see a thriving and dynamic Middle East that encourages corporate and government transparency, investments and policies that allow the economies to grow.