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MENA oil and gas pay scale not competitive enough MENA oil and gas pay scale not competitive enough(0)

Oil and gas workers in some Middle Eastern countries have some of the lowest wages compared with energy sector salaries around the world. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

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. CONTINUE READING

Tunisia banks still vulnerable Tunisia banks still vulnerable(0)

Tunisia was Ground Zero of the Arab Spring in late 2010 after a street vendor immolated himself in protest against injustice and inequality. His act of despair sparked a region-wide protest that swept aside the regimes of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. CONTINUE READING

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EGX optimistic, eyes 8,500 points in 2014 EGX optimistic, eyes 8,500 points in 2014(0)

The main Egyptian stock market index could hit 8,500 before the end of the year as economic and political conditions stabilise, according to Pharos Holdings. CONTINUE READING

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Merger to breathe life into Egypt’s oil sector Merger to breathe life into Egypt’s oil sector(0)

Two North American oil and gas players have merged their operations in a bid to invest heavily in Egypt and other African states. CONTINUE READING

Egypt gets USD4.9bn shot in the arm, but still wary Egypt gets USD4.9bn shot in the arm, but still wary(0)

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. CONTINUE READING

Time for more think tanks to set up shop in MENA Time for more think tanks to set up shop in MENA(0)

The Middle East and North Africa has the fewest number of think tanks in the world, highlighting the lack of research and cross-pollination of ideas that would help fuel innovation in the region. CONTINUE READING

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Tunisia sparks fresh hope for North Africa Tunisia sparks fresh hope for North Africa(0)

A streak of sunlight just cut through the gloom in North Africa. CONTINUE READING

Mideast energy giants invest in North American shale Mideast energy giants invest in North American shale(0)

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are set to join their Gulf peer Qatar in participating in the shale oil and gas revolution unfolding in North America. CONTINUE READING

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