Economic News

GEM report to enhance efficiency of entrepreneurship ecosystem (Saudi Gazette)
Government is exerting efforts to integrate more PPP projects in Kingdom: Expert (Saudi Gazette)
Panelists: Adopt PPP model to handle development challenges (Saudi Gazette)
Turkey freezes plan to sell $10 billion in seized firms (The Daily Star)
Only one kind of trader doing well as Egypt pound weakens (The Daily Star)
UAE aid to Yemen hits $2 billion (Gulf Today)
Qatar Investment Authority said to move $100b portfolio to Finance Ministry (Gulf News)
Corporate philanthropy can aid UAE economy (Gulf News)
49% of GCC recruiters expect new job vacancies for 2017 (Gulf News)
In Gulf, Qatar emerges as bright spot for remittances (Gulf News)
GCC calls for closer economic cooperation with EU (Zawya)
GCC on track for major economic recovery in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Abu Dhabi's Waha Capital seeking to invest in Saudi Arabia (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia credit rating cut by Fitch (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabias economic fundamentals strong: Ministry (Saudi Gazette)
Wealthiest in the region prioritize capital growth, succession planning (Saudi Gazette)
Worlds billionaire population shrinking, but not in the Middle East (The National)
EBRD planning 1 billion investments in Egypt this year after pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)-Economic
UAE ranks ninth in global creative goods trade; exports touch $16.1b (Khaleej Times)
Cairo approves extension of capital gains tax free (Gulf Today)
Qatar's fiscal deficit projected to shrink further (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia spends money to make money in foreign investment drive (Zawya)
Egypt targeting $9b in foreign financing in FY 2017-18 (Gulf News)
Saudi Electricity may sell first asset by year-end (The Peninsula Qatar)
Dubai Duty Free to lose $2 million from US cabin baggage ban of laptops and electronic devices (The National)
Jabal Omar to sell key Makkah hotels, mall (Trade Arabia)
Saudi Arabia to tighten curbs on foreign workers in local jobs push (The Daily Star)
Lebanon issues $3B in Eurobonds (The Daily Star)
Saudi ratings cut on worsening public finances (Arabian Business)
Deflation in Saudi Arabia eases in February (Arabian Business)
Egypt aims to raise 6bn pounds from sale of stakes in state firms: Minister (Arab News)
VAT registration required for UAE companies with revenues over Dh375,000, says Ministry of Finance (The National)
Bahrain's inflation continues to fall in February (Arabian Business)
Foreign investments in Egypt t-bills, bonds rise to $4 bln after pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE is new hub for entrepreneurs (Trade Arabia)
Travel Capitalist Ventures invests in Voopter (The Peninsula Qatar)
Finance minister insists taxes will spare the poor (The Daily Star)
Saudis to tighten curbs on foreign workers in local jobs push (Gulf Business)
Egypt targets $82.2 million in revenues (Gulf Today)
Regions wealthy fear volatility and hold on to cash (The National)
China, Egypt sign $71 million grant deal (Amwal Al Ghad)
Economic sentiment most positive in UAE among GCC peers (Gulf News)
GCCs wealthy prefer to keep assets closer to home (Gulf News)
Lebanon sets final yield for triple-tranche US dollar deal (The Peninsula Qatar)
Egyptian budget to assume exchange rate of 16 pounds per dollar (Gulf News)
Egypt expects $13-15bln in foreign investment next fiscal year (Zawya)
Egypt to introduce stamp duty in May, targets $54.8mln -$82.2mln in revenues (Zawya)
Dubai's Careem and China team up to drive global passengers (Arabian Business)
GCC sovereign eurobond issuance seen high in 2017 (Saudi Gazette)
EMEA leveraged finance issuance remains strong (Saudi Gazette)
World Bank to pump $57b into Africa (Gulf News)
Gold hits two-week high as dollar plunges (Gulf News)
Instability, oil price main concern for GCC HNWIs (Trade Arabia)
Saudi considers self-employment for foreigners if they pay tax (Gulf Business)
Abu Dhabi Finance finds 'optimistic' outlook for 2017 amongst UAE SMEs (Arabian Business)
Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund not interested in the likes of Uber (Arabian Business)
NMC Health close to issuing bonds or sukuk to fund acquisitions (Gulf News)
UAE firms beef up hiring of UAE nationals (Gulf News)
It is time to hurry with VAT preparations across GCC (Gulf News)
VAT and CRS to add to costs and regulatory burden of banks (Gulf News)
Foreign holdings of Egyptian T-bills almost triple since January (Gulf News)
Egypt targets around 5% growth rate in fiscal year 2017-18 -state news agency (Gulf News)
What you need to know on VAT implementation (Gulf News)
Qatar witnesses easing of liquidity constraints (The Peninsula Qatar)
Euro growth to ease in 2017: QNB (The Peninsula Qatar)
Egypts economy revamp posts early gains, but real tests to come (Gulf Times)
Merchants hike prices before introduction of new taxes (The Daily Star)
Wholesale activity falls 2 percent in q4 of 2016 (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to sign $266mln agreements (Trade Arabia)
Fed's rate hike positive for GCC (Khaleej Times)
Divergence between GCC, US business cycles rising (Khaleej Times)
$810bn generated from taxes in Arab world (Arab News)-Economic
Moodys forecasts 4% growth for Egypt in 2017 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia to sign projects worth $533m (Trade Arabia)
Turkish central bank tightens policy (The Daily Star)
Lebanon will not be affected by Feds rates hike (The Daily Star)
Hariri: Solve refugee issue or face disaster (The Daily Star)
IDAL says Gulf investors looking for good opportunities (The Daily Star)
UAE Central Bank raises rates in line with US Federal Reserve
Qatar may be lone hold-out as Gulf raises rates after Fed (Arabian Business)
UAE Central Bank raises rates in line with US Federal Reserve
UAE follows US in raising interest rate (Gulf News)
UAE Ministry of Finance to commence VAT awareness drive (Gulf News)
UAE central bank raises key rates by 25 bps (Khaleej Times)
UAE electricity, phone bills may be taxed under VAT (Khaleej Times)
Dubai first Islamic economy enabling free zone city (Saudi Gazette)
UAE to implement soft drink, tobacco tax this year (Gulf Business)
China and Saudi sign agreements worth $65bln (Arabian Business)-Economic
Economic: Dubai non-oil foreign trade hits $347bn in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
Traded value tumbles as Dubai index sticks to range (Gulf News)
Chasing yields, foreign investors pile up in debut Kuwait bond issue (Gulf News)
Companies, start preparing for VAT now (Khaleej Times)
Dubai tops in Shariah-compliant free zones (Khaleej Times)
Dubai's Emaar launches sales of Miami-style homes (Arabian Business)
Free zones account for 32% of Dubais trade (Gulf News)
Its getting less expensive for overseas businesses in Dubai (Gulf News)
Egypt looks to capitalise on Suez Canal with special economic zone (The National)
GCC hiring activity stable, to pick up in H1 (Trade Arabia)
Oman inflation rate rises to highest level since 2012 (Arabian Business)
Report: Oman relies too heavily on oil wealth (Gulf News)
UK signs $150 million loan agreement with Egypt (The Gulf Today)
AIM to focus on international investment (The Gulf Today)
UAE launches VAT, excise awareness sessions (Trade Arabia)
Gulf sovereign Eurobonds to hit $33bn in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Moodys expects GCC sovereign debt issuance to fall 16.5% this year (The National)
Dubai best city for expats in Middle East and Africa (Saudi Gazette)
Irans biggest cargo line looks at London IPO; thwarted so far (Gulf Times)
Budget deficits, oil volatility to boost GCC IPOs (Khaleej Times)
JPMorgan, HSBC, Citigroup said to be hired on Saudi dollar sukuk (Gulf Times)
Most GCC firms not yet ready to implement VAT (Gulf Times)
Kuwait's $8bn bonds trade near Abu Dhabi after debut issue (Arabian Business)
Majority of companies yet to start VAT preparation (Times Of Oman)
Qatar Exchange has healthy pipeline of IPOs, to launch ETFs (Gulf News)
Egypts currency float decision finally pays off (Gulf News)
Egypts currency float decision finally pays off (Gulf News)
Dubai makes new gains in quality of living ranking (Gulf News)
ME Consumer Confidence Index survey optimistic on UAEs economic conditions (The Gulf Today)
Dubai gold prices remain steady at Dh145.75 (Khaleej Times)
Kuwait pledges prudent borrowing after $8b debut sale (Times Of Oman)
UAE non-oil exports hits $35bn in nine months (Trade Arabia)
Small Eurobonds issuances seen in Lebanon in 2017 (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia can achieve budget surplus by 2019 (Arab News)
Kings visit to Asia enhances KSAs leading role in Mideast economies (Arab News)
Real tests to come as Egypt economy revamp posts early gains (Gulf News)
Faster rates hikes could hurt GCCs economic growth prospects (Gulf News)
UAE to discuss tax procedure laws this week (Khaleej Times)
Saudi hires banks for dollar sukuk (Times Of Oman)
Foreign investors offload shares on Muscat bourse (Times Of Oman)
GCC 'may need $275bn financing' (Trade Arabia)
Interview: Finance is still the biggest obstacle for SMEs - Dubai Chamber chairman (Zawya)
Qatar to list two ETFs within two months official (Zawya)
Kuwait's debut international bond attracts $15bn orders (Arabian Business)
UAE and India trade to touch $100b by 2020 (Gulf Today)
Oman eyes $44bn projects (Trade Arabia)
GCC 'may need $275bn financing' (Trade Arabia)
MENA likely to outperform emerging markets in 2017 (Arab News)
GCC corporates could face multiple VAT challenges in the short-run (Zawya)
Dubai Silicon Oasis key contributor to Dubais economy (Saudi Gazette)
Egypts net foreign direct investment inflows surge (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt balance of payments to see $7 billion surplus (Amwal Al Ghad)
Lebanon eyes three tranches for $1.5B Eurobond (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia's budget deficit forecast to fall to $86bn in 2017 (Arabian Business)
UAE, Russia non-oil trade at $1.6 billion (Gulf Today)
Nasdaq Dubai to move into DIFC's new $49m project (Arabian Business)
Egypt's foreign trade reached $21 billion since currency flotation: (Amwal Al Ghad)
World Bank Egypt reforms must focus on investment (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egyptian Cabinet approves Chinas 20 mln yuan non-refundable grant (Amwal Al Ghad)
Emirates bookings to US dropped 35% overnight after Jan travel ban (Gulf Business)
CEO and co-founder Mudassir Sheikha on building Careem (Arabian Business)
Dubai's non-oil private sector growth on robust tack: report (Arabian Business)
'Dynamic' UAE tops lists of best countries to start career (Arabian Business)
Hwayek calls on govt to limit Egyptian imports (Daily Star)
Government to apply fees on certain imported goods (Daily Star)
Etisalat leaves dividend for 2016 unchanged (The National)
Egyptian banks sold $21 billion to cover imports since pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)
World Bank to boost funding for Lebanon (Daily Star)
Bahrain non-oil growth hits 4.7% in 3rd quarter of 2016 (Zawya)
Egypt's H1 2016-17 current account deficit widens to $9.65 bln- (Zawya)
Saudi ministry sets up venture with private firm to build homes (AME Info)
Jordan's foreign reserves up to around $13bln in 2016 (Zawya)
Oman CMA approves $780mln sukuk issuances (Zawya)
UAE is now one of the top 20 billionnaire capitals in the world (Gulf News)
Saudi earnings face slow recovery from two-year slump (AME Info)
Lebanon to use natural resources for economic growth (Daily Star)
Who should worry most about VAT in the UAE? (The National)
Abu Dhabi consumer prices up 2.1% cent in February, mainly on higher fuel and utilities bills (The National)
The seven cities attracting the worlds super-rich (Arab News)
Jordan growth expected to pick up gradually real GDP expansion seen at 2.1% in 2016 (Gulf Times)
STC unveils future network vision (Arab News)
UAE economy is expected to grow by 4% in 2017 (Emirates 24/7)
"UAE will be the most affected by the introduction of VAT", says BMI (Arabian Business)
New Zealand optimistic on finalizing stalled GCC trade deal (Arabian Business)
Jordan's GDP growth seen picking up to 2.3% in 2017 (Zawya)
MENA markets to outperform Emerging Markets in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Egypts pound shows Nigeria must overcome its fear of floating free (AME Info)
S&P lowers Qatar outlook to negative (Gulf Business)
Tenders set to be issued for Abu Dhabis Midfield Terminal project (The National)
EBRD raised 700 million for Egypt private sector in 2015, 2016 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt receives $5 bln in expats remittances in 3 months since pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)
Remittances from Egyptians at $5bln in three months after currency float (Zawya)
DFM launches regions first ETF trading platform (Gulf Today)
Oman to develop worlds first self-sustaining freezone (Trade Arabia)
Signs Egypts economy may be recovering as PMI rises (The Daily Star)
UAE Central Bank issues capital adequacy regulations in line with Basel III (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia seen saving $96bn through reforms by 2020 (Arabian Business)
Dubai Exports determined to enter new markets in 2017 (Khaleej Times)
Germany offers Egypt $500 million to support economy (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi data show economy struggling to gain momentum (The Daily Star)
DGCX volumes continue upward trajectory in February (Thee Gulf Today)
ADFD, Argentina discuss development projects funding (Saudi Gazette)
SR13.5 billion pacts signed during Saudi Indonesia business meet (Saudi Gazette)
Bahrain's economic growth forecast to shrink in 2017-18 (Arabian Business)
London Citigroup said in talks for Saudi return after exit in 2004 (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia announces Indonesia investments as king visits (Gulf News)
Saudi data show economy struggling as lending growth slumps (Gulf News) Economic
Egypts foreign reserves surge to $26.541 billion at February-end (Amwal Al Ghad)-Economic
Oman gains breathing space with jumbo $5bn bond sale (Zawya)
Lebanon government appoints four banks for $1.5 bln Eurobond (Zaywa)
UAE, Qatar named among 'safe havens' for world's rich elite (Arabian Business)
Saudi foreign remittances decline in January by 7% (Arab News)
Saudi sovereign fund PIF eyes stakes in German tech, finance companies (Gulf Business)
Central Bank of Egypt braces for multi-billion-pound microfinance initiative (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dubai SME, RAKBank sign SME financing MoU (Gulf News)
MidEast fund managers turn bullish on Saudi stocks (Arabian Business)
Fitch says Egypt rebalancing continues, sees 4.5% growth in FY18 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt negotiating $150 mln labour-intensive finance programe from World Bank (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi Arabias fiscal surplus forecast at SR162bn by 2020 (Saudi Gazette)
Oman will need external financing support says Merrill Lynch (Trade Arabia)
Kuwait needs to make a move on economic reforms (Gulf News)
UAE Ministry of Economy signs MoU with Dutch Government (Gulf News)
Moodys change outlook on Moroccos rating to positive (Arab News)
Dubai airport handles record 8 million passengers in January (Gulf Business)
Mashreq banker expects UAE corporate lending to rise (The National)
Lebanon to issue new eurobonds under British law (Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia suspends domestic bond issue in February (Arabian Business)
Egypt says to lower customs exchange rate to 15.75 pounds per dollar from 16 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Funds to shift $2bn to near-term futures as oil supply tightens (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi Arabia seeking ways to lift 4% foreign stock ownership (Saudi Gazette)
ADGM, GIFT SEZ take bilateral ties to next level (The Gulf Today)
Saudi Arabia seeking ways to lift 4% foreign stock ownership (Saudi Gazette)
Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program launched to boost regional synergy (Saudi Gazette)
Regulations to be amended to grant expats right to invest in Saudi Arabia- Economic (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi Arabia, Malaysia take quantum leap with new agreements (Arab News)
Introduction of VAT biggest driver for job creation in the UAE (Gulf Business)
UAE salaries forecast to rise by 4% to 6% in 2017 (Zawya)
Qatar's trade surplus surges by 62.2% (Zawya) Trade
Oman plans to borrow $2b from overseas markets (Times of Oman)
Making Emiratisation targets work in the real world (Gulf News)
Afreximbank secures $1 billion facility for Egyptian institutions (Amwal Al Ghad)
Law on DEC to strengthen business environment (The Gulf Today)
Egypt signs deals to import 90,000 tonnes of edible oil (The Gulf Today)
Oman eyes large bond sale, could exceed $2bn (Arabian Business)
Foreigners invest 53bn Egyptian pounds in Egypt local currency t-bills: minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi government suspends domestic bond issues for fifth month (Zawya)
Inflation in Saudi continues to fall (Zawya)
Egypt to receive $1bln World Bank loan in March (Zawya)
UAE inflation up 2.3% in January (Gulf News)
New Saudi SME stock market surges on first day (Gulf Business)
Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt on Johnson visit (Amwal Al Ghad) - Economic
Phase two of Al Habtoor City Residences sold out (Gulf Business)
Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt (Amwal Al Ghad) Economic
Egypt's foreign debt to reach 30% of GDP by June (Amwal Al Ghad)
Non-oil investments, recovering oil prices to aid Qatar growth (Gulf Times)
MENA sovereign borrowing set to decline (The National)
UAE-Latvia business forum held (Gulf News)
Despite Egypt reforms, investors seen wary of returning (Gulf News)
MENA to face massive demographic challenge over the next decade (Gulf Times)
GCC expectations of muted returns in 2017 (Gulf News)
Wealth of Qatar Exchange investors rises to QR588.81bn (Zawya)
Abu Dhabi, Saudi non-oil trade hits $4.6bn in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
ICAEW urges GCC businesses to look beyond traditional sources of capital (Saudi gazette)
Gender diversity in workplace is key (Saudi gazette)
UAE consumers willing to pay more for some local goods (Khaleej times)
UAE financial markets report profit (Gulf Today)
Currency rout pushes Yemen to brink of starvation (The Daily Star)
Egypt seeks tax on share trades (Arab News)
Turkish central bank reserves fall to lowest level since 2012 (Gulf-times)
QCB to track US rates as BMI sees another 0.25% hike in Qatar this year
Emerging market hedge fund assets hit record $200bln (Zawya)
Bahrain on fast track with $8.1bn projects (Tarde Arabia) Economy
Forex held by Turkish locals rise to $148.8 bln in week to Feb 17 cenbank (Zawya)
Emerging stocks power to fresh 19-mth highs, rand firms (Zawya)
Economic cost of traffic congestion on the rise in Qatar (Zawya)
Average yields rise on Egyptian six-month and one-year T-bills (Zawya)
Oman's Bank Muscat raising $500 mln syndicated loan (Zawya)
Egypt's Finance Ministry plans tax on share trading by May (Zawya)
Currency rout pushes Yemen to brink of starvation (Gulf News)
GCC firms 'should tap' non-bank options for funds (Zawya)
Economic cost of traffic congestion on the rise in Qatar (Zawya)
Oman increases income tax rate, removes exemption for small firms (Gulf Business)
DFSA signs MoU with European authority (Trade Arabia)
Egypts central bank, investors reach deal to settle pre-float credit lines (Amwal Al Ghad)
Chinas giant ICBC bank to invest $20 billion in Egypt over 10 years (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100 billion IPO (Arabian Business) - Corporate
VAT's annual contribution to Oman's GDP likely to be $1.04bln (Zawya)
Stronger buying interests of foreign institutions lift QSE (Gulf Times)
Borse Dubai, Nasdaq sign market technology deal (Trade Arabia)
Saudi Arabia to step up investment in Morocco (Trade Arabia)
Why UAE is a magnet for global millionaires (Khaleej Times)
UAE, Saudi can create historic opportunities (Gulf Today)
Saudi could bring $25bn investment to Indonesia (Arabian Business)
Saudi-Yemeni free-trade zone would benefit both countries (Arab News)
Tadawul edges down 0.2% (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia sees first deflation in over a decade, may be short-lived (The Daily Star)
Dubai Properties launches new project amid increasing demand (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia prepares for labour charges (Meed)
France ready to support Qatari SMEs (The Peninsula)
DIFC rises above the challenges with growth (The National)
Egypt central bank, investors reach agreement to settle pre-float credit lines (Zawya)
Saudi cabinet approves unified VAT agreement (Gulf news)
Saudi Arabia issues request for proposals for international sukuk (Gulf news)
Bahrain taps 2028 dollar bond (Gulf news)
Bahrain's inflation rate falls sharply in January (Arabian Business)
Oman set to announce new bond amid $7.8bn deficit (Arabian Business) Economic
New Saudi leisure facilities to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year till 2020 (Zawya)
Gulf mostly lower, Dubai's Arabtec slides again (Zawya)
Jobs in Saudi: 64% firms have intention to hire this year (Zawya) Economic
Bahrain reopening US$1bn October 2028 bond for up to US$600m (Zawya) Debt Capital Markets
Bahrain January inflation falls sharply on food prices (Zawya)
Additional customs charges to increase cost of imports in Oman (Times of Oman)
Bahrain attracts $281 million investments in 2016 (Saudi Gazette)
ICD, IAIB forge cooperation in development of private sector (Saudi Gazette)
Sharjah Group proposes 4% cash dividend (Gulf News)
Higher dividends may aid Gulf bourses (AME Info)
2016 represents a 'Year of Firsts' for 'DIFC' $7.4 trillion Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) (Emirates 24/7)
Dubais DIFC could have more than 1,000 firms by 2024 (Gulf Business)
First day of IDEX sees Dhs4.416b deals (The Gulf Today)
Dubai's financial centre could top 2024 targets (Arabian Business)
Critical illness covers priority for UAE residents (Trade Arabia)
Gulf markets mostly lower, Arabtec and Dana sink in UAE (Zawya)
Vacancies opened for VAT collection in UAE (Gulf Business)
Saudis Tadawul to list seven companies on new SME market Nomu (Gulf Business)
Qatar-India trade around $10bn in 2015-16 (Zawya)
Dubai Holding to develop young innovative businesses (Trade Arabia)
Dubai unveils key objectives under 2017-2021 strategy (Trade Arabia) - Economic
Kuwait MPs fight back against government price rise plans (The Daily Star)
SMEs central to Europe-Saudi economic relations (Saudi Gazette)
Sovereign funds increasingly do their own private equity deals (Arabian Business)
Australia and UAE to explore deeper defence ties, $767m in sales (Arabian Business)
Happy times ahead: Jobs galore, no more cut in headcounts in Oman (Zawya)
UAE to start educating SMEs on new bankruptcy law (Zawya)
Rising fiscal gap: GCC needs further deficit cuts to stabilise public finance (Zawya)
DMCC in tie-up to roll out e-signature facility (Trade Arabia)
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) leveraged loans start strong (Saudi Gazette)
Gulf States to maintain defense spending despite oil price slump (Arabian Business)
UAE inflation drops to 1.2% in December (Arabian Business)
Banks support Saudi, Qatar modest market trading volumes (Arabian Business)
UAE expects to award $5.4bn deals at International Defence Exhibition (Idex)
Diversification key to Qatar-S Korea alliances (Gulf Times)
BMI sees gradual reduction in Qatar's debt levels (Zawya)
UAE tops region in economic freedom (Zawya)
74% of Middle East economic crime committed by staff (Arabian Business)
Egypt sets itself apart from Nigeria (The Daily Star)
Fed seeks to raise rates, based on more growth and fiscal stimulus: Dudley (Arabian Business)
Dubai Financial Market achieves 100% compliance in results disclosure (Zawya)
Saudi bourse, executives to lure Asian investment on March trip (Zawya)
Talks by UAE seeking $6.5b from Malaysia firm deadlocked (The Daily Star) Economic
Arabian Gulf shares gain in trading (The National)
Dubai expected to issue bond of at least $500m in Q1 (Arabian Business)
Aramco assessing bids on offshore packages worth over $500m (MEED)
GCC firms warned over risks from 2018 VAT launch (Arabian Business)
Egyptian economy is gaining momentum (Amwal Al Ghad)
As pound strengthens, Egypt adjusts customs exchange rate to 16 pounds (Gulf news)
Turkey unemployment rate seen falling to single digits by year-end minister (Gulf news)
Saudi Arabia says it has broken up four Islamic State cells (Zawya)
Turkey to reopen March 2027s for expected $1bn bond (Zawya)
UAE Central Bank drafts rules pushing banks to lend to SMEs (Zawya) Economic
Qatar is committed to economic diversification (Zawya)
Dubai expected to issue dollar bond this quarter (Zawya)
UAE central bank's foreign assets fall in January (Zawya)
Denmark visa application centres launched in UAE (Trade Arabia)
Defence sector in focus ahead of Idex and Navdex in Abu Dhabi next week (The national)
Central bankers take up arms against protectionism (Arab news)
UAE-India trade to hit $100b by 2020 (Gulf today) - Economic
Qatar Stock market fights for momentum ahead of March upgrade (Zawya)
Qatar Stock market fights for momentum ahead of March upgrade (Zawya)
Gulf shares may follow global markets higher; Egypt technically bearish (Zawya)
Gulf VAT rollout at 5% in 2018 may rise to 10% over the years (Zawya)
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) bolsters cross-border ties with Malta, Australia (Trade Arabia) - Economic
UAE tops economic freedom index in Middle East (Trade Arabia) - Economic
Talks by UAE fund seeking $6.5bln from 1Malaysia Development Berhad deadlocked (Zaywa)
Shoura set to review law on firing Saudis in private sector (Zawya)
Mixed day for stock trades in UAE (The national)
Abu Dhabi said to be in no rush to issue international bond (Arabian business)
Why 28% inflation may still not warrant an Egypt rate increase (Gulf news)
Private companies tweak policies to attract Emiratis (Gulf news)
UAE Central Bank did the right thing on virtual currency (Gulf News) - Economic
UAE forecast to see biggest fiscal uplift in GCC from VAT (Arabian Business) - Economic
IMF sees Egypt inflation to ease when reform impact wears off (Amwal Al Ghad)
Local institutional buying lifts Oman shares (Times Of Oman)
Abu Dhabi exchange to bring in short-selling by next month (The National)
Egyptian governments Golden Triangle could be the solution to its own bureaucracy (The National)
Ruler of Dubai & Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE issues law on dissolving Dubai Economic Council (Gulf News)
Gulf mostly firm, Egypt slips after breaking technical support (Zawya)
Saudi ministry denies plan to remove subsidies on flour, bread (Arabian Business)
Dubai, Abu Dhabi bourses suspend trading in some shares over delayed financial results (Arabian Business)
Riyadh and Jeddah positioned as GCC Global Cities of the Future (Saudi Gazette) Views and Surveys
Economists see 9 factors to create jobs, spur growth in Saudi (Zawya)
Oman's budget deficit estimated at OMR5b for 2016 (Zawya)
Egypt announces cabinet reshuffle, includes 9 ministers (Zawya)
Jordan defers debate on commodity price hikes (Zawya)
Gulf mostly edges up in early trade, Arabtec stabilizing in Dubai (Zawya)
Qatar has potential to lure up to $15bn funds inflows (Zawya)
No visa-free US entry for Arabs (Zawya)
Riyadh, Jeddah among Global Cities of the Future (Trade Arabia)
GCC set to slash fiscal deficit by half (Khaleej Times)
Credit Suisse posts $2.3bn loss; plans up to 6,500 job cuts (The Peninsula Qatar)
British investments in Egypt hit $5.5 billion official (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt to set schedule for repaying oil firms soon: minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt is making good progress in IMF programme (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE shares rebound after mixed results (The National)
VAT presents UAE with a chance to innovate (The National)
Egypt inflation reaches 30% in January (MEED) - Economic
New Muscat International Airport terminal to open by year-end (Gulf Business)
Kuwait considers reforms to kafala labour system (Gulf Business)
Egypt currency, debt in demand as FX reforms impact kicks in (Gulf Times)
Key $1.4bn UAE highway set for mid-2017 completion (Arabian Business)
Oman attracts Chinese investment (Zawya)
EBRD and GCC sovereign funds discuss co-investments (Zawya)
UAE sees $3.3b revenues from VAT in 1st year (Gulf today)
Saudi partnership to invest $1.3bn in 100 international schools (Gulf business)
Qatar ranked in top 15% of countries for productivity potential (Zawya)
IMF: Global economic activity to pick up this year (Trade Arabia)
Economic slowdown, UAE fires weigh down GCC's insurance industry (Zawya)
Revenue reforms key to fiscal stability in the region: Lagarde (Gulf news)
All six GCC nations plan simultaneous VAT adoption in January 2018 (Gulf business)
Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround (The National)
Cost of living in Abu Dhabi falls (Khaleej Times)
'Get used to it': IMF chief tells the GCC on taxation (Zawya)
UAE credit growth projected to remain in single digits in 2017 (Zawya)
GCC sovereigns to dominate bond issuance this year (Zawya)
Foreigners support rally on Egyptian treasuries, pushing yields lower (Trade Arabia)
GCC sukuk issuance remain muted due to complexity (Zawya)
Saudi government approves $24.5bln support to meet Vision 2030 goals (Zawya)
UN-backed green economy platform launched in Dubai (Gulf news)
Dh7.84b revenue from e-Dirham services during 2016 (Gulf news)
Egypt inflation hit 29.6% in January (Gulf news)
Outlook for UAE economic growth improves, poll says (The National)
Audi report: Investment vital for growth (The Daily Star)
Lagging corporate governance holds back GCC firms, says S&P (Arabian Business)
Dubai business surges most in two years (Khaleej Times)
Tunisia starts marketing seven-year euro benchmark bond (Zawya)
Romania-Egypt trade exchange falls to $600 million in 11 months (Amwal Al Ghad)
National Bank of Egypt collects $2.7 billion since Egypt pound float official (Amwal Al Ghad)
GCC defence spending to rise due to security situation (Zawya)
Food prices pull Dubai December inflation down to 2.2 pct (Zawya)
GCC sovereigns aim to raise $275bn (The Peninsula)
Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return (The Peninsula)
Qatar to increase its $2bn investment in Russian state fund joint venture (Arabian business)
Qatar inflation may pick up gradually on growing economic activity, says FocusEconomics (Gulf-times)
Investment Corp of Dubai's performance makes case for 10-year Saudi sukuk (Zawya)
Egypt to issue $1 bln one-year dollar-denominated treasury bill- central bank (Zawya)
Egypt bourse approves listing of Banque du Caire (Zawya)
Few signs of Egypts recovery, just more painful economic changes (The National)
Oman considers fuel subsidy for low income citizens (Zawya)
Gulf shares may fall on oil tumble, subdued risk appetite (Zawya)
World Bank gives Lebanon $200m to upgrade roads (Arab news)
Egypt pays $630mn financial obligations to Eni under "Zohr" development deal (Zawya)
Sharjah in top ten global cities of future (Gulf Today)
Pressure on Qatar state finances easing as oil prices climb (Gulf Business)
Sukuk market remains inactive in the Gulf (Times of Oman)
Privatisation could spur M&A activity in utilities (Trade Arabia)
Sharjah placed 6th globally in connectivity (Trade Arabia)
Bahrain among global top 50 for productivity (Trade Arabia)
Industry contributed RO 5.3 billion to GDP (Zawya)
Industry contributed RO 5.3 billion to GDP (Zawya)
Pressure on Qatar finances easing but austerity still needed (Arabian business)
Dubai says 14.9m tourists visit during 2016, up 5% (Arabian Business) - Tourism
Saudi stocks edge higher (Arab news)
Dubai Financial Market shares outperform in sluggish Gulf market (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE: Egypt's Jan foreign reserves climb to $26.3 billion (Amwal al ghad)
Lower liquidity not driving drop in GCC sukuk volumes (Gulf Business)
Dubai Financial Market (DFM) shares outperform amid sluggish Gulf market (The National)
GCC market analysis: Growth continues but clarity is needed (The National)
Qatars austerity drive to continue inspite improving state finances (The National)
Oman issues treasury bills worth OMR32.77m (Times of Oman) - Economic
Morocco threatens to cut EU ties if farm deal founders (Arab News)
Egypt set to import LNG as it readies to start extraction (Daily Star)
Brazilian-GCC trade registers remarkable performance (The Peninsula)
Turkey transfers billions in major company stakes to sovereign wealth fund (AME Info)
Qatar-European Union bilateral trade volume touches QR66bn (The Peninsula)
SMEs account for 94% of UAE firms (Trade Arabia)
GCC exports to Brazil top $2.6bn in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
Dubai stocks outperform early Monday on in otherwise lethargic Gulf (Amwal el ghad)
Lebanon cannot have it both ways (The National)
UAE introduces new visa scheme to attract overseas talent (AME Info)
Dubais ENOC says petroleum sales rose by 9% in 2016 (Gulf Business)
Dubais ENOC says petroleum sales rose by 9% in 2016 (Gulf Business)
Middle East equity markets post solid growth in Q4 (Trade Arabia)
Egypt braces for local t-bonds, t-bills of 92 billion pounds in February (Amwal el ghad) ( Government bond)
Cairo Chamber, KEDA ink protocol to boost South Korea-Egypt trade exchange (Amwal el ghad)
IMF to review Egypts economic reforms progress before loan 2nd tranche (Amwal el ghad)
Lebanon, Egypt to sign 15 documents on economic cooperation soon minister (Amwal el ghad)
UAE, the gulfs biggest investor in Egypt in Q1-FY2016/17: CBE (Amwal el ghad)
Saudi growth to accelerate to 1.8% in 2017 (Saudi Gazette) - Economic
Saudi private sector sustains growth momentum in 2017 (Saudi Gazette) - Economic
UAE, Turkey non-oil trade is $7.4 billion (Gulf Today)
Most of Gulf may move little but Kuwait vulnerable (The National) - Economic
Dubai Silicon Oasis eyes strategic Korea partnership (Trade Arabia)
KAEC inks $426m project contracts in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
Qatar group wins Barwa Village Extension project (Trade Arabia)
Colliers partners with Emirates Hospitality Academy (Trade Arabia)
Commercial Bank of Dubai reports Q4 loss on bad debts and expenses (The National)
Non-hydrocarbon diversification can revitalise GCC property market (Gulf Times)
UAE, Saudi non-oil sectors see big growth in January (Trade Arabia)
Egypt non-oil sector continues downtrend (Trade Arabia)
GCC growth likely to improve this year (Trade Arabia)
GCC could generate $114bn by promoting private sector (Arabian business) (Private sector)
Abu Dhabi to maintain strong fiscal position in 2017 (Arabian business)
Saudi inflation slows in December (Arab news)
UAE's private sector clocks fastest growth in 6 months (Khaleej Times)
GCC economies expected to post modest recovery in 2017 (Gulf News) - Economic
UAE private sector optimism surges in January (Gulf News)
Saudis non-oil private sector improves, jobs growth remains slow (Gulf Business)
Dubai to agree $3b loan to fund airport expansion (Times of Oman) - Economic
MENA stock markets gain in January (Times of Oman) - Economic
Turkeys economic growth to be below potential in 2016 and 2017 IMF (The National)
UAE & Turkey resume economic talks after a six-year hiatus (The National) - Economic
Saudi, Kuwait retreat; UAE stock markets strong (The National) - Economic
Late payments to UAE firms doubled last year (The National)
All in the details for value added tax in the GCC (The National) - Economic
Saudi Aramco deploys innovative pumping system (Trade Arabia)
Abu Dhabi set to slow down spending cuts in 2017, says Fitch (Arabian business)
Dubai launches new drive to become world's capital of Islamic economy (Arabian business)
Saudi budget deficit set to narrow on higher oil prices in 2017 (Arabian business)
Short selling to spur liquidity (Khaleej Times) - Economic
Short selling to spur liquidity (Khaleej Times) - Economic
MENA growth accelerates despite subdued performance from GCC (Khaleej Times)
Abu Dhabi to make surplus this year (The National)
S&P cuts Sharjah credit ratings on growing debt burden (Arabian Business)
Qatar tops world in BMI index for investment attractiveness (Gulf-times)
Qatar shares under bearish spell for sixth day (Gulf-times)
Most of Gulf slips, Egypt rebounds from Trump (Zawya)
Qatar ratings to remain unchanged (Zawya)
Business in Lebanon shows improvement (Zawya)
Central Bank releases broad regulation aimed at data privacy (Zawya)
Economic growth for UAE slow at 2.3% (The National)
Iraq extends wheat import tender to Feb. 12, cancels clause (Daily star)
Egypt rides resurgent wave for emerging market borrowing (Amwalalghad)
Orders exceed $1.5bn for Investment Corp of Dubai sukuk (Arabia business)
UAE economy 'has doubled in decade of leadership', says Sheikh Mohammed (Arabia business)
Dubai's sovereign fund posts $2.8bn H1 net profit (Arabia business)
Dubai's sovereign fund said to eye dollar bond this month (Arabia business)
Saudi Arabia forecast to see deflation as economy slows (Arabia business)
Government orders cuts to senior officials' pays (Zawya)
Tunisia's central bank holds key rate unchanged at 4.25% (Zawya)
Saudi finance minister says efficiency initiative saves $21 bln so far (Zawya)
Saudi inflation growth in December hits new low (Trade Arabia)
DGCX contracts value hits $33bn in January (Trade Arabia)
Global FDI fell 13pc to $1.52 trillion in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
UAE Central Bank clarifies virtual currency ban (Gulf News)
QSE remains flat despite buy interests in Islamic equities (gulf-times)
$330bn govt spend makes GCC fertile ground for alternative forms of project finance (gulf-times)
Bahrain endorses GCC VAT deals (Trade Arabia)
Turkish markets stabilize as central bank efforts bear fruit (The Daily Star)
New taxes essential necessity to support Saudi Arabias economy (Saudi Gazette)
Europe hopes to restart Gulf free trade talks (Saudi Gazette)
Kingdom may raise US oil investments (Saudi Gazette)
Indian business leaders in UAE cheer budget (Khaleej Times)
Egypts central bank receives $4b from Eurobond sale (Gulf News)
Russia-Egypt 2016 trade turnover hit $3.5 bln Russian trade envoy (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts U.S. imports down 6.5% from Jan to Oct CAPMAS report (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts foreign currency inflows rise, investors still need reassurance (The Peninsula Qatar)
Europe hopes to restart Gulf free trade talks, European Commission vice-president says (Gulf news)
UAE trade volumes up 0.1% in first nine months of 2016 (Gulf news)
Saudi Arabia may raise US oil investments- energy minister (Zawya)
Abu Dhabi Executive Committee approves projects worth over AED300 million (Zawya)
Bourses in UAE mark mixed day (The National)
Qatar PPP law seen energizing private sector role (Zawya)
Firms to be penalized for mass sacking of Saudis (Zawya)
Bargains galore: New off-plan property launches push prices lower in Dubai (Zawya)
Changing dynamics could impact global sustainability, says Doha Bank CEO (Gulf times)
Gulf markets fall as US travel ban hits global sentiment (Gulf times)
Qatar shares settle below 10,600 as index falls for fifth day (Gulf times)
Dubai mulls crowdfunding for SME financing (Trade Arabia)
The norths allure: attractive property investment options in Ras Al Khaimah (Gulf News)
Trumps policy concerns send global markets into a tizzy (Gulf News)
Job cuts expected to continue in Saudi this year survey (Gulf Business)
GCC jobs set to recover in 2017, led by manufacturing and healthcare (Emirates 24/7)
GCC jobs set to recover in 2017, led by manufacturing and healthcare (Emirates 24/7)
Qatar and Azerbaijan discuss economic cooperation (AME Info)
Arab countries' FDI outflows jump to $28.4bn (The Peninsula Qatar)
New Dubai strategy focuses on Islamic economy (Gulf News)
Mideast funds positive on bonds; bullish on stocks but split on Kuwait (Gulf News)
GCC firms advised to prepare for VAT (Trade Arabia)
Saudi, Kuwait equity markets retreat (Arab News)
Kuwait cabinet approves budget with huge deficit (Gulf News)
Kuwait launches new plan to transform economy by 2035 (Arabian Business)
Saudi government suspends domestic bond issues for fourth month (AME Info)
GCC budgets to resume spending and plug gaps with bond sales (The National)
Egypt won't issue more Eurobonds in FY 2016/17, Deputy FinMin tells paper (Zawya)
Tunisia aiming to achieve 3.7% growth in 2016/2020 period (Zawya)
Saudi Cabinet gives final approval for 5% VAT (Gulf Business)
Kuwait projects $25.9bn budget deficit next fiscal year (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia approves an end to tax-free living (The National)
German business team seeks to further strengthen trade and investment relations with KSA (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi Public Investment Fund set to become a world leader (Saudi Gazette)
GCC states could save $165 billion in capital expenditures by 2021 (Khaleej Times)
VAT implementation: key challenges facing businesses (Trade Arabia)
Key Saudi money rate drops as funding squeeze due to cheap oil eases (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia gives final approval to VAT (Gulf News)
Saudi 3-month interbank rate below repo rate for first time since April (Zawya)
Saudi money supply growth picks up as economy strengthens (Arabian Business)
S&Ps revises rating for Sharjah to BBB+ (Gulf Today)
How Gulf states can offset the pull of the dollar peg (The Daily Star)
UAE credit demand eased slightly in Q4 (Saudi Gazette)
Meraas unveils new unified brand identity (Gulf News)
Buyout firm Abraaj seeks up to raise $8 billion from global investors (Gulf News)
Saudis National Commercial Bank proposes higher H2 dividend (Gulf News)
GIB successfully launches $500m bond (Trade Arabia)
Moroccan economy growth falls to 1.6% in 2016 (Arab News)
Foreign workers remittances exceed SR150bn in 2016 (Arab News)
Record Egypt-tied note issuance highlights IMF loan cheer (Gulf News)
Saudi economy reaches a fork in the road (The National)
Dubai's Abraaj buys stake in Chilean homeware retailer (Arabian Business)
Norway court to hear UAE-linked appeal in $1.8bn gas transport tariff row (Arabian Business)
PDO boots Duqm with $1.2b pipe supply contract (Times of Oman)
Lebanon calls for economic emergency (The Daily Star)
Oman's gov't budget deficit swells to $12.8bn (Arabian Business)
Juggling generations at workplace (Khaleej Times)
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince rescripts UAE-India ties
Dubai is No. 1 airport for international passengers (Saudi Gazette)
Egypt may sell bonds in Japanese and Chinese currencies: FinMin (Arabian Business)
Egypt debt costs rise in its first bond sale since currency float (Gulf Times)
Qatar economic growth to pick up in 2017 (Gulf Times)
Gulf states slide on Transparency Corruption Index (Gulf Business)
Fitch rates Egypts new US dollar bonds b (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt to issue treasury bills worth 11bn pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Tunisia to start roadshow for EUR1 bln Eurobond on Feb 5- gov't source (Zawya)
Saudi Shoura Council rejects proposal to tax expat remittances (Gulf Business)
MSCI says it welcomes Saudi stock market reforms (Gulf Business)
Kuwait records $17bn budget deficit at end of 2016 (Gulf Business)
Saudi stocks continue uptrend (Saudi Gazette)
BMI promotes corporate transparency, business growth (Saudi Gazette)
Egypt plans stamp duty on stocks to retain demand (The Daily Star)
Salameh: Balance of payments surplus in 2016 (The Daily Star)
Burj Khalifa part of Indian festivities (Gulf Today)
GCC stock markets need more investors (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar's total domestic public debt rises by QR29.7bn to QR427.8bn (The Peninsula Qatar)
Kizad leases 2m square metres in 2016 Industrial zones contribution to Abu Dhabis non-oil GDP reaches 3.2% (Gulf News)
Saudi government staff can generate $5bn (Trade Arabia)
UAE, India to finalise talks on $75bn fund, oil reserves, FDI relaxation (Arabian Business)
Orders exceed $1.5bn for Investment Corp of Dubai sukuk (Arabian Business)
GCC countries rank high in $26.9bn remittances to Philippines (Arabian Business)
Dubai still big attraction for GCC investors: Developer (Saudi Gazette)
Turkey raises key rate to tighten liquidity as lira slumps (The Daily Star)
Egypt's non-oil exports grew by 7.4% in 2016 (Zawya)
UAE ties with India reflect new contour (Gulf Today)
Turkey fails to rally ailing lira with rate hike (The Peninsula Qatar)
Market analysis: Euro offers alternative for regions debt needs (The National)
Egypt second tranche loan talks with Saudi Arabia stall: sources (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt expects to issue $4 billion in Eurobond sale (Zawya)
Bilateral trade: UAE investments in India to go up (Zawya)
UAE real GDP growth set to regain pace (Trade Arabia)
Market analysis: Euro offers alternative for regions debt needs (The National)
UAE slides to third in emerging markets index (Gulf Business)
Foreign investments in Egypt treasury bills rise to $10.2 bln since pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)
Inflows to Lebanon to rise 20 pct (Zawya)
Oman ranked third in best business climate survey among emerging markets (Times of Oman)
GCC redundancies double in 2016 but hiring to increase in 2017(Gulf News)
Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia and Genesys enter into partnership (Saudi Gazette)
Egypt risks no tender in gold as Centamin wont bid (The Daily Star)
Emirate said to meet Asia fixed-income investors this week (The Daily Star)
Turkish deputy PM says Central Bank independent as rate decision looms (The Daily Star)
Inflows to Lebanon to rise 20 pct: economist (The Daily Star)
Cautious optimism to return to transactions market in 17 (Saudi Gazette)
UAE ranks as worlds top Halal travel destination (Zawya)
Saudi deficit set to narrow (Gulf today)
Saudi deficit set to narrow (Gulf today)
UAE to support $75b investment in India (Gulf Today)
Saudi inflation plunge aids government in fight to tame deficit (Gulf News)
Abu Dhabi's ADFD injects $400 million into Central Bank of Sudan (Zawya)
Saudi inflation plunge aids government in fight to tame deficit
Saudi infrastructure freeze eases as Jeddah launches projects
Saudi inflation rate hits 10-year low amid growth slowdown
Food prices push Saudi inflation down to 1.7 pct, lowest in 10 years (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia says no tax being introduced on expat remittances (The National)
Dubai Duty Free cuts prices as post-Brexit pound hits sales (The Daily Star)
Investors in Saudi Arabia optimistic as oil prices rise (Saudi Gazette)
Turkish retailers reel under weak lira as economy slows (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi finance ministry rules out introducing fees on expats' remittances (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi to Al Ain Hyperloop plans gather speed (Arabian Business)
Middle Eastern debt issuance hits $77.8 billion in 2016 (Arab News)
Saudi stocks edge up despite banks weakness on Q4 earnings (Arab News)
98% of professionals in Mideast are looking for jobs (Zawya)
Qatar set to introduce law on public-private partnerships in early 2017 (Zawya)
Egypt's Pharos Holding eyes new equity fund launch (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egyptian Life Takaful-GIG signs health insurance deals with ADIB, 9 clients (Amwal Al Ghad)
Iraq announces sale of $1 bln in bonds guaranteed by U.S. (The Peninsula Qatar)
Reins loosen on Abu Dhabis austerity as diversified economy bodes well for UAE (The National)
Algerias growth slows despite energy sector surge (The National)
UAE set to lead region in economic growth, says NBAD (The National)
Consumer experiences boost spending (Saudi Gazette)
Despite diversification efforts, oil revenues vital for Saudis growth (Gulf Business)
Egypt inflation seen slowdown in April planning minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE to issue t-bonds, t-bills worth 11.85 billion Egyptian pounds in two days (Amwal Al Ghad)
Oil recovery to gear up Qatars hydrocarbon sector: Focus Economics (Gulf Times)
Jordan trade deficit declines 8.6pct (Zawya)
M1 increased to $129 billion by end of December 2016: UAE Central Bank (Zawya)
Iraq announces sale of $1 bln in bonds guaranteed by U.S. (Zawya)
Qatar's non-oil economy set for solid growth (Trade Arabia)
Filipino expat remittances from UAE hit $1.9 billion (Gulf News)
Trumps isolationist policies will have less focus on GCC (Gulf News)
Sukuk issuance in core Islamic markets set to pick up pace in 2017 (Gulf News)
UAE rising financing needs to lead issuers back to the market (Gulf News)
Creating incentives that are fit to purpose (Gulf News)
Sukuk issuance in core Islamic markets set to pick up pace in 2017 (Zawya)
Businesses urged to mull Africa, Asia expansion (The Daily Star)
Major challenges remain to Gulf's move away from oil, says S&P (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi creates $125bn fund by merging Mubadala, IPIC (Arabian Business)
Prospects of capital flows to EMs subdued, says QNB (Gulf Times)
IMF says Egyptian pound at genuine equilibrium after float (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia can take growth cuts in strides (Gulf News)
Arab Finance Ministries undersecretaries conclude meeting in Abu Dhabi (Gulf News)
Lebanese PM seeks $10 bln foreign investment amid refugee crisis (Zawya)
KSA, US identify new areas of cooperation (Zawya)
Lower House endorses draft law for Jordans 2017 state budget (Zawya)
Cairo set for tighter fiscal policy this year (MEED)
Oman stops government employees bonuses (MEED)
UAE business confidence drops but conditions to improve in 2017 (Gulf News)
UAE business confidence drops but conditions to improve in 2017 (Gulf News)
DIFC firms told to do more to combat money laundering (Arabian Business)
More labour market, bankruptcy reforms urged to drive Middle East growth (Arabian Business)
Egypt plans to issue sukuk later this year (The Gulf Today)
UAE Economic Outlook 2017 forum concludes (The Gulf Today)
UAE, New Zealand to strengthen economic ties (The Gulf Today)
Debt appetite will continue for Gulf investors (Gulf News)
Egypt on track to receive IMF loans second tranche (AMEinfo)
Lebanon consumer confidence jumps in Q4: report (The Daily Star)
IMF praises Saudi budget plans (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi's Shoura to study proposal on imposing fees on expat remittances (Zawya)
UAE releases report with 112 predictions at Davos (Trade Arabia)
Bahrain origin goods exports top $1.1bn (Trade Arabia)
Arab Palestinian Investment Co issues $35m bonds (Trade Arabia)
Mideast debt issuance hits $77bn, highest since 1980 (Trade Arabia)
Dubai should focus on productivity growth DED chief economist (Gulf News)
Kuwaiti Wealth Fund may pull billions from external managers (Gulf News)
Dubais economy, spending to pick up growth this year after slow 2016 (AMEinfo)
Egypt to end capital controls, reform oil sector under IMF deal (Zawya)
Oman halts bonuses and benefits for government employees (Zawya)
UAE, Japan sign agreement to boost SME sector (Trade Arabia)
Dubai vibrant market for global firms (The Gulf Today)
Investors cautiously optimistic, says FGB WSI (The Gulf Today)
Sukuk issuance in 2017 to remain robust-Fitch (Gulf News)
IMF praises Saudi budget plans, says eliminating deficit feasible (AMEinfo)
Egypt negotiating $60 mln supplementary loan from Kuwait Fund (Amwal Al Ghad)
The future of enterprise mobility in the Middle East (Trade Arabia)
Dubai forecasts 3.1pc economic growth this year (Trade Arabia)
Egypt fixes customs exchange rate to help importers (The Daily Star)
Cairo markets first Eurobonds since 2015 (The Daily Star)
First 4 firms approved to list on Saudis parallel market (Gulf Business)
Oman Shura member says expat remittances a hidden cancer (Gulf Business)
Costa Rica to open embassy in Dubai (Gulf Business)
Dubai among top 20 most dynamic cities in the world (Gulf Business)
New Zealand presses Gulf States to finalize stalled trade deal (Arabian Business)
Saudi government 'could shelve' $13.3bn projects in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund targets further investment in China (Arabian Business)
Russian state bank lent billions to fund Qatar-Glencore Rosneft privatisation deal (Arabian Business)
Dubai grew 2.7% in 2016, 3.1% growth expected in 2017 (Emirates 24/7)
Britains biggest council seeks post-Brexit Qatari cash (Arab News)
UAE Economic Outlook 2017 starts debate on innovation, entrepreneurship (Khaleej Times)
UAE GDP expected to grow in excess of 3.5% in 2017-2020 (Gulf News)
Emerging stock markets, currencies rise (Gulf Times)
IMF praises Saudi budget plans, says eliminating deficit feasible (Gulf Times)
E-solutions to help SMEs integrate with global value chains, says Seetharaman (Gulf Times)
Egypt could issue sukuk later this year: Sources (Zawya)
On the road again: Egypt markets first Eurobonds since 2015 (Times Of Oman)
Muscat bourse reacts again on listless trading (Times Of Oman)
Egypt fixes customs dollar exchange rate to help importers (Zawya)
Saudi government could shelve $13.3bln in projects in 2017- report (Zawya)
Central Bank of Oman issues treasury bills worth of OMR80m (Times Of Oman)
Qatar central bank sells $4.1bn in domestic bonds (Arabian Business)
Dubai economy grows 2.7% in 2016, faster growth expected in 2017 (Gulf Business)
Dubai economy grows 2.7% in 2016, faster growth expected in 2017 (Gulf Business)
Government spending in Qatar set to increase: Moody's (The Peninsula)
IMF slashes Saudi Arabia growth forecast (The Daily Star)
Moodys: Stable outlook for Levant, North Africa sovereigns reflects reform (Saudi Gazette)
GCC economies adjust to low oil prices (Zawya)
UAE foreign trade seen at $354 billion in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
Kuwait finalizing plans for dollar bond sale (Gulf Business)
GCCs credit strength likely to weaken further this year (Zawya)
Turkey tightens funding taps to support lira (Gulf News)
Abu Dhabi Global Market to support FDI report (Gulf News)
GCCs credit strength expected to weaken further in 2017 (Gulf News)
Kuwait to spend $15.6 billion on infrastructure (Zawya)
N Africa stable outlook reflects reform momentum (Trade Arabia)
UAE second largest FDI recipient in W Asia (Trade Arabia)
GCC's financial assets forecast to fall to $2.1trn by end-2017 (Arabian Business)
Shurooq keen to balance youth, experience in its workforce (Khaleej Times)
ADP, EBG subsidiary to set up warehouse (The Gulf Today)
Cayan Group eyes major strategic objectives (The Gulf Today)
Egypts $12b IMF loan carries interest rate of 1.5-1.75% (Gulf News)e
Banque Misr, ADIB to sign $150 bln loan in Q1 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Interest rate hike to hit commercial properties (Khaleej Times)
Driving resilient socioeconomic growth yesterday, today and in the future (Gulf News)
DED services in just seven minutes (Khaleej Times)
Abu Dhabi ranked among fastest growing destinations in the world (Khaleej Times)
Al Mansouri confident about economic growth prospects in 2017 (Gulf News)
Egypt hires banks for US dollar bond offering (Zawya)
Qatar Cabinet approves executive regulation on residency law (Zawya)
Qatari economy will remain resilient (Zawya)
EU, GCC to sign MoU on railway cooperation (Zawya)
Saudi energy minister says output below 10 mln bpd, cut will deepen (Zawya)
Trade exchange with Ireland hit 350mn in 2016: Egypt's Qabil (Amwal Al Ghad)
Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil (Arabian Business)
Bahrain's Sheikh Salman predicts World Cup expansion will see positive impact in region (Arabian Business)
Reforms, higher oil set to help Saudi trade balance (Trade Arabia)
Dubai South to ease freehold registration (Trade Arabia)
The country with a $335B global empire (Daily Star)
Saudi stocks fall on oil (Saudi Gazette)
Qatari economy will remain resilient: S&P (The Peninsula Qatar)
CPI inflation edges down in December (The Peninsula Qatar)
Egypts cost-of-living soars (Saudi Gazette)
Qatar selling domestic bonds, results expected Thursday (Zawya)
World Bank sees higher 2017 global growth, uncertainty over US policy (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia to see 2% non-oil growth this year research (Arabian Business)
Qatar CPI inflation rises 1.8% in December (Gulf Times)
Price-fixing doesn't work: UAE minister (Khaleej Times)
Oil to catalyse GCC growth: World Bank (Khaleej Times)
World Economic Forum says 2017 will be year of upheavals (The National)
UAE expats in remittance frenzy as pound sinks again (The National)
Delay seen in introducing value added tax in Gulf region (Zawya)
Shurooq, Dubai SME sign deal to back entrepreneurs (Trade Arabia)
Mena sovereign ratings continue decline (Trade Arabia)
Bahrain starts work on key sewerage network (Trade Arabia)
Investors take their gains as DFM falls (The national)
Saudi Arabia introduces new process to grant business visa within 24 hours (Arabian Business)
Weak growth outlook in GCC to keep government ratings under pressure (Gulf News)
2017 could be the year of the unicorn (Arabian Business)
Why the UAE economy is set to outperform the region (Arabian Business)
Lebanese investments in Egypt record $2.8 billion (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts cost-of-living soars as currency dives (Arab News)
Oman denies Gulf talks to obtain multi-billion-dollar deposit (Times Of Oman)
Oman plans unemployment benefits for laid off employees (Zawya)
Iran lacking capital, technology to boost oil output (Trade Arabia)
Jafza relaxes rules for foreign companies (Trade Arabia)
Q&A: Sultan Al Mansouri, the UAE Minister of Economy, and his views on VAT, infrastructure spending and the investment law (The National)
KPMG hosts awareness event on planned VAT introduction in GCC (Saudi Gazette)
King Abdullah Ports throughput rises 8% to 1.4m TEU in 2016 (Saudi Gazette)
All eyes on UAE Economic Outlook 2017 (Gulf Today)
Fiscal reforms continue in GCC amidst uneven global economic recovery (Gulf Times)
GCC businesses 'must focus on VAT preparations' (Trade Arabia)
Majid Al Futtaim plans to open Masdar City mall in 2018 (The National)
Oman's sovereign foreign assets forecast to slump by 2018 (Arabian Business)
Oman in talks with Gulf states to obtain multi-billion dollar deposit (Arabian Business)
'No end in sight' to Bahrain's fiscal woes in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Gulf shares mixed on oil price fluctuation (The National)
Market analysis: regional reforms made for a volatile year (The National)
Dubais Arqaam Capital forecasts soaring Egypt inflation to continue (The National)
Jebel Ali offers companies flexibility in setting up at Dubai free zone (The National)
Riyadhs $22.5B Metro on track despite cuts: builder (Daily Star)
Lebanese industrial exports dive in first 10 months of 2016 (Daily Star)
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia push for deal to avoid double taxation (Daily Star)
Oman in talks with Gulf states to obtain multi-billion dollar deposit (Zawya)
UAE among world's most profitable trade destinations (Trade Arabia)
Construction sector leads Qatars growth (MEED)
UAEs exports to Britain up by 21 per cent at Dhs9.52 billion (Gulf Today)
Global sukuk issuance likely to hit $65bn this year: S&P (The Peninsula Qatar)
Saudi market offers ample opportunities to investors (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi Arabia said to hire PwC to advise on $20b cost cuts (Gulf News)
Sukuk markets likely to stay subdued in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Chad ratifies Afreximbank establishment agreement (Arabian Business)
Dubai's sovereign fund said to eye dollar bond this month (Arabian Business)
The Recap: MENA Angel Investors Summit 2016 (Arabian Business)
Expats in Saudi to pay fee for each dependent (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia said to be mulling cancellation of $20bn projects (Arabian Business)
Dubai said to finalise loans to fund airport expansion, Expo 2020 (Arabian Business)
GCC states said to drive debt issuance market in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Distress moving to retail and health care as energy woes fades (The Peninsula Qatar)
UAE, Jordan economic ties on solid growth track (Gulf Today)
Muscat Water completes desal plant in Qurayat (Trade Arabia)
Egypt Qalaa to sell key stake in Kenya, Uganda national railways (Trade Arabia)
Citizens fund open to Saudis earning less than $5,599 a month from Feb (Gulf Business)
New fees for Saudi expats dependents payable from July (Gulf Business)
Profit-taking hits Saudi stock market (Arab News)
Technology drives economic, social change in Saudi Arabia (Arab News)
Rapidly changing internal and external environments threaten family businesses (Saudi Gazette)
UAE sets up legal system for venture capital funds (Trade Arabia)
An opportunity in disguise for Bahrain (Arabian Business)
IMF deal eases Egypts market pressure along with other frontier markets: Fitch (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi embrace of ride-hailing apps drives economic, social change (Arab News)
Egypt's pound appreciates (The Peninsula Qatar)
DFM stays high on oil price gains (The National)
MENA key summit to discuss financial crime, global standards (Trade Arabia)
Iran's annual exports to Oman to hit $600m by March (Trade Arabia)
Muscat Municipality completes key link road (Trade Arabia)
Foreign debt reaches $60bn- Egypts CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egyptian importers face bankruptcy after currency float (Gulf News)
Bright prospects for sukuk issuance in 2017 (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar real GDP at QR204.62bn in Q3, 2016 (The Peninsula Qatar)
IMF loan deals in frontier markets ease pressure on default risks (The National)
GCC firms Q4 earnings set to grow by 12% (The Peninsula Qatar)
Yields rise as Qatar central bank sells 1.4b riyals of T-bills
Makkah launches $306m development projects (Trade Arabia)
Sharjah to build eight power stations in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Saudi non-oil private sector surged fastest in December (Saudi Gazette)
MENA markets end 2016 on a positive note (The Peninsula)
Worst year for Emerging Markets portfolio flows (The Peninsula)
Company raises minimum wage to OMR 400 for nationals in Oman (Times Of Oman)
Saudi GDP growth outpaces forecasts (Trade Arabia)
Sharjah plans for a bold new future (Gulf Today)
UAEs non-oil private sector gains pace (Gulf Today)
Egypt non-oil business activity shrinks for the 15th consecutive month (Gulf Times)
Bahrains GIB appoints lenders to arrange international bond (Gulf News)
Dollar and oil price gain will play to Gulfs strengths (Gulf News)
Saudi non-oil output continues to surge (Gulf News)
Oman, Norway review investment opportunities (Zawya)
Over 95% of UAE private firms plan to keep staff levels unchanged (Gulf Business)
Italy's Intesa to provide $5.4bn loan in Rosneft deal to help Qatar's Sovereign Wealth Fund (Arabian Business)
Four finalists for The Venture 2017 Gulf Regional Final (Arabian Business)
Kuwait to have 'quota for each nationality' to adjust demographic structure (Zawya)
Iran industries, mines draw $8.5bn investment (Trade Arabia)
UAE non-oil sector growth speeds to 16-month high (Trade Arabia)
Fitch affirms Omans currency default rating; maintains stable outlook (Times Of Oman)
Private businesses closed 2016 on a better note in UAE (Gulf News)
Abu Dhabi introduces three per cent municipality charge on households (The National)
Turkish lira plunges most worldwide to record low per dollar (The Daily Star)
More sukuk issuances seen in 17 after 2 sluggish years (Gulf Times)
Emerging markets portfolios post lowest inflows since 2008: report (Zawya)
MENA current economic cycle to continue into 2017 (The Peninsula)
MENA current economic cycle to continue into 2017 (The Peninsula)
Palestinians face budget cuts after sharp fall in foreign funding (The Daily Star)
Dubai group breaks ground on $799m freehold project (Trade Arabia)
Emerging markets equities seen overweight in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
Turkey's exports to Iran up by 40pc (Trade Arabia)
Sharjah sets largest ever budget of nearly $6bn for 2017 (Arabian Business)
Oman said to seek banks' proposals for international bond issue (Arabian Business)
Trade balance deficit declines 19.9pct in October 2016: Egypt's CAPMAS (Amwal Al Ghad)
'Dry powder' is critical for GCC SMEs' growth pangs (Khaleej Times)
DFM's capitalization rises 12.3pc in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
UAE starts Emiratisation drive in private sector (Zawya)
Sultan issues law regarding Sharjahs budget (Gulf Today)
Omans 2017 budget projects deficit (Arab News)
BoP registers surplus of $1.9 billion in Q1 2016/17 - CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
How wages work in the GCC and elsewhere (The National)
Saudi stocks gain; Gulf indices mixed (Saudi Gazette)
Oman introduces set of measures to face sharp decline in revenues (Gulf News)
Online hiring slows in UAE, but 2017 outlook positive (Trade Arabia)
MEDC privatisation expected in the first half (Zawya)
Iran government creates 704,000 jobs a year (Zawya)
GCC equity markets recovery seen swifter in 2017 (Gulf Times)
Qatar's ability to meet its external debt obligations not in doubt, says EIU (Gulf Times)
Oman keeps tight rein on public spending in 2017 budget (Times Of Oman)
Oman Budget 2017: ROP fees for certain services likely to be amended (Times Of Oman)
OMR3.7m deal signed for work licensing system and permits (Times Of Oman)
Oman budget: Experts welcome move to amend Income Tax Law (Times Of Oman)
Oman to get OMR310m from expat visa fees (Times of Oman)
UAE all set to carry out 2021 Vision after great 2016 achievements (Khaleeji Times)
UAE hiring drops 35% but 2017 outlook positive (Gulf News)
UAE moves up global list for expats who want successful career (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia's Q3 GDP growth slows to lowest rate for over 3 years (Arabian Business)
Egypt to pay $720 million to Paris Club this month (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi shares rise while Oman hit by tax on telecom firms (The Peninsula)
Qatar fiscal deficit set to decline this year (The Peninsula)
UAE online job postings down 35% but improvement expected (The National)
What New Year resolutions would look like if Lebanon aspired to any (The National)
UAE stage is set for an entrepreneurial frenzy in 2017 (The National)
Saudi Arabia set to launch Nomu-Parallel Market soon (Saudi Gazette)
Franklin Templeton sees 2017 bright spot in Mideast stocks (Gulf Times)
Qatar 2017 budget looks to cut government deficit: QNB (Gulf Times)
Oman announces OMR11.7b budget expenditure (Times Of Oman)
Deal signed to protect SME patents in Dubai (Khaleeji Times)
Egypt receives $1.7 billion in expats remittances CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
Oman 2017 state budget to plug its deficit through borrowing (The National)
Qatar public finances on solid footing; growth set to pick up to 3% in 2017 (Gulf Times)
Oman seen adopting more hawkish monetary policy in 2017 (Arabian Business)
CBE keeps key interest rates unchanged (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar made a buzz in finance & business world in 2016 (The Peninsula)
UAE's trade links with China said to grow to $60bn by end-2016 (Arabian Business)
Saudi inflation rate falls to 2016 low in November (Arabian Business)
Time policymakers stopped relying on central banks (Gulf News)
Time policymakers stopped relying on central banks (Gulf News)
Algeria ends 2016 with $114 bln of foreign reserves PM (Zawya)
Most Gulf markets end 2016 with firm tone after big swings (Arabian Business)
Flow of Russian tourists rising in Dubai as double strengthens (Khaleej Times)
Emirates closes year with new milestones (Khaleej Times)
Saudis Public Investment Fund denies plans to buy stake in UAEs Utico (Gulf News)
Turkish economic confidence index hits record low in December (Gulf News)
Booz Allen Hamilton forecasts energy trends in 2017 (Zawya)
German imports to Egypt rise 8.4% in eight months (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt parliament endorses World Bank $500mn deal for Upper Egypt scheme (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE makes headway with revival plan after oil slump (AME Info)
Year in review: Why economic reform was the Middle Easts business story of the year (The National)
Gulf set to consolidate, Saudi money supply data is positive (AME Info)
BDL not to raise interest rates on pound in 2017: report (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia to introduce tax on harmful products from Q2 2017 (Arabian Business)
Egypt signs oil, gas deals worth $220m (Arab News)
Qatar's assets with non-residents touch $95.29bn (Zawya)
Tough Egyptian economic conditions will improve (Gulf News)
Egypt offers exchange rate relief to firms hit by pound float (Gulf News)
Globalisation but with a different value set (Gulf News)
Job hiring in UAE picks up pace, to rebound in 2017 (Gulf News)
Faisal Islamic Bank raises $40 million since Egypt pound float move (Zawya)
Faisal Islamic Bank raises $40 million since Egypt pound float move (Amwal Al Ghad)
Kuwait to start importing gas from Iraq: ministers (The Peninsula)
Gold weighed down by stronger dollar (The Peninsula)
Egypt offers rate relief to firms hit by pound float (Gulf Times)
Strong dollar may hinder GCCs economic diversification efforts (Zawya)
Japan imported 23.12 million barrels of UAE crude oil in November 2016 (Zawya)
Yields rise at Egypt's six-month, one-year T-bill auction (Zawya)
Egypt needs to press ahead with its new liberalization policies (The National)
Best time to remit? Indian Rupee reaches 18.58 against UAE Dirham (Khaleej Times)
Currency strength may hinder GCCs economic diversification efforts (Gulf News)
The Fed, the Trump twist and the GCC (Gulf News)
Irans rial at lowest point ever (The Daily Star)
Tunisia's foreign investment down 6.9% in 2016 (Zawya)
Tunisia's foreign investment down 6.9% in 2016 (Zawya)
GCC sovereign issuances maintaining momentum (Zawya)
Saudi balanced budget seen by 2020 (Zawya)
Egypt and Djibouti to boost economic ties (Gulf Today)
Jordan and Iraq discuss economic cooperation (Gulf News)
Egypt central bank seen holding rates unchanged (Gulf News)
UAE consumers warned: beware of New Year debt (Gulf News)
Egypt targeting 5% growth by mid-2018 (Saudi Gazette)
Kuwait's NBK, KAMCO invited to participate in sovereign bond issue (Arabian Business)
Egypt pays $70 million of $200 million commitment to Africa50 Fund (Zawya)
Qatar's trade surplus in November drops 8% (Zawya)
Salary, compensation key factors to fuel loyalty and productivity (Khaleej Times)
UAE Inflation expected to edge up in 2017 (Gulf News)
Abu Dhabi bourse to introduce short-selling in Q1 2017 CEO (Gulf Business)
Indonesia and Egypt attract Saudi investors (Saudi Gazette)
Gulf hiring to remain stagnant in 2017 (Gulf Business)
KSA's oil revenue rises by 46% in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Saudi post-budget rally stalls, UAE bourses firm (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia to increase government spending (Gulf Today)
POLL-Egypt's central bank to hold interest rates on Thursday (Zawya)
Qatar's trade surplus in November touched QR9.6bn (The Peninsula Qatar)
Year in review: Lebanon made an admirable effort in 2016 but must do better (The National)
Saudi Vision 2030 must tap rich parts of economy (The National)
Economic reforms to give Egypt an investment lift: Cityscape (Amwal Al Ghad)
UNDP, Egypt sign agreement for Alexandria planning 2032 scheme (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi sees oil revenue rising 46% in 2017 as prices climb (Gulf Times)
How Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt will fare hinge more on sustaining domestic reforms (Gulf news)
Cheap end-of-year fares for UAE flyers revealed (Gulf News)
1.86m passengers pass through Abu Dhabi Airport (Gulf News)
Directives issued for fast implementation of Dubai Industrial Strategy (Gulf News)
UAE government bank deposits rise again after tracing lows (The National)
Saudi plans to pump $53bn into the private sector to boost diversification (Gulf Business)
$32bn projects said to drive Bahrain economic growth in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi fund claims $736m in UAEs foreign aid (Trade Arabia)
Citi sees business growth coming from GCC reforms and Africa opportunities (Gulf News)
Egypt targets 5% economic growth by mid-2018 (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia plans to borrow $10-15bn internationally in 2017 (Arabian Business)
UAE M1 money supply increases (Trade Arabia)
Dubai, Sharjah explore South Korean investment (Gulf News)
Egypt gets boost from inflow of loans (Gulf News)
Egypts military accounts for 1.5-2% of economy (Gulf News)
Sukuk issuance to rebound in 2017 but investors may shun long end (Gulf News)
Amphitheatre, gourmet market to feature in new Dubai project (Arabian Business)
Amphitheatre, gourmet market to feature in new Dubai project (Arabian Business)
ITFC (International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation) embarks on $30m term sheet to support Surinames strategic sectors (Arab News)
Qatar Airways launches refreshed dining service on intra-Gulf First Class (Arab News)
Iran and US Airbus seals deal for sale of 100 aircraft (Zawya)
Education, military spending take top spots in Saudi budget (Trade Arabia)
Kuwait eyes $1.7bn tanks deal with the United States (Arabian Business)
Saudi finance minister says local bond issues likely to resume in Q1 (Arabian Business)
Oman government budget deficit grows to $12.5bn (Arabian Business)
ADCCI to open representative office in Serbia (The Gulf Today)
UAE, South Korea to boost trade ties (The Gulf Today)
UAE seeks to develop economic, trade ties with Armenia (The Gulf Today)
Saudi Arabia projects $52.8 billion deficit in 2017 (Khaleej Times)
Oman central bank raises repo rate slightly (AME Info)
Egypt signs World Bank $1 billion second tranche deal (Amwal Al Ghad)
Business leaders expect Dubais 2017 budget to boost business confidence (Gulf News)
Egypts Suez Canal revenues fall to $389.2m in November (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia unveils road to reform (Khaleej Times)
New bank for Overseas Filipino Workers coming to Saudi (Gulf Business)
Saudi, Qatar government deals lift 2016 emerging bond sales to record high (Arabian Business)
Middle East Sukuk issuance to rebound in 2017 but investors may shun long end (Zawya)
Kuwait completes key studies on $3.3bn metro project (Trade Arabia)
Budget hopes lift Tadawul (The National)
Saudi employment seen to rise in 2017 fueling growth in market consumption (Saudi Gazette)
Gulf set to consolidate before Saudi budget (Arabian Business)
Dubai's ruler approves 2017 budget with $680m deficit (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabias 2017 budget seen easing cuts but pushing subsidy reform (The National)
Saudi stock market rises on eve of government budget announcement (Arabian Business)
UAE and Egypt bright spots in Middle East stocks, says Franklin Templeton (The National)
Dubai to create thousands of jobs in 2017 (Khaleej Times)
UAE eyes stricter regulation of infamous 25-year savings plans (Gulf Business)
Dubai to post $680.7m deficit in 2017 as infrastructure spending ramps up (Gulf Business)
Saudi budget to boost spending, raise fuel prices (Gulf News)
Dubai unveils Dh47.3 billion budget for 2017 (Gulf News)
Abu Dhabis Etihad pens codeshare with Tanzanias Precision Air (Gulf Business)
Abundant investment opportunities: Saudi private sector to witness further growth in 2017 (Zawya)
FNC approves UAE 2017 federal budget, Iraq gets new loan (AMEinfo)
Egypt stocks record biggest gains since Feds rate hike (The Daily Star)
Saudi expected to announce budget (Gulf Business)
Kuwaiti MPs call for limits on expat numbers (Gulf Business)
VAT to add $3.27bn to UAE coffers in 2018 (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia weighs 6% tax on expat remittances (Arabian Business)
Deal-making to drive 2017 Middle Eastern banking fee fest (Gulf News)
UAE: VAT expected to raise Dh12b in tax income in first year (Gulf News)
Qatar finally makes the move on labour reforms
Egypt, EU sign two assistance programmes worth 120 million (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar 'will continue to access global bond markets in 2017' (Arabian Business)
Saudi's top economic council discusses 2017 budget draft (Zawya)
Islamic finance key to GCC funding needs in the 'new oil order' (Zawya)
New Kuwait government plans to increase water and electricity tariffs (Zawyya)
Saudi Arabia can still decide to sell shares of Saudi Aramco in New York (Times Of Oman)
MidEast mobile phone market slumps in Q3 amid Saudi crackdown (Arabian Business)
What shaped global economic landscape in 2016? (Arab News)
GCCs structural reforms present multitude of opportunities: SocGen (Zawya)
Frontier markets offer diversification benefits (Trade Arabia)
Outlook bleak for ME, Turkish nonfinancial corporates (Trade Arabia)
UAE ministry in deal to boost Dubais Islamic economy (Trade Arabia)
Structural reforms are more important than interest rates for long-term growth in the GCC (The National)
Bahrain 'most at risk from US Fed interest hike' (Arabian Business)
Unlike GCC sisters, Oman central bank wont follow Feds rate decision (AMEinfo)
Egyptian Life Takaful-GIG in talks to relaunch NBK banks fund (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi's forex reserves to hit $523bn by year-end (Trade Arabia)
More than three hikes may be needed in 2017: Fed's Lacker (Times Of Oman)
More than three hikes may be needed in 2017: Fed's Lacker (Times Of Oman)
Inflation in Oman rises to 1.85% on higher transport costs (Times Of Oman)
GCC said to see $25bn annual revenue boost from VAT launch (Arabian Business)
15% of GCC firms face talent crunch (Zawya)
Not getting paid enough in UAE? This is why (Khaleej Times)
Middle East rich are among world's most generous (Zawya)
CB hikes interest rates on Certificates of Deposits (Gulf Today)
Qatar's 2017 budget entails $54.05 bln expenditure (Zawya)
Lebanese banks likely to raise interest rates on dollar (Zawya)
SAMA's forex reserves to reach SR2 trillion by year-end (Zawya)
World Bank raises record $75bn to fight poverty (Trade Arabia)
Interest rate hike another headwind for GCC economies (Gulf News)
Qatar publishes 2017 budget, projects 28.3 bln riyal deficit (Gulf News)
India seen overtaking Japan to become UAEs largest export market (The National)
GCC growth may tighten further while US is in rate-hike mode (The National)
UAE's largest bank sees loan deal oversubscribed by nearly $1bn (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi bank closes loan (MEED)
Potential foreign investments bolster Egypts positive long-term outlook: HSBC (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar to pass law raising government salaries (MEED)
Women intellectuals propelling UAE economic growth (Gulf Today)
55% look to quit jobs in GCC next year (Gulf News)
UAE central bank hikes interest rates too after US Fed (Gulf News)
UAE unveils new five-year foreign aid strategy (Trade Arabia)
Only 28% in UAE protected against income loss (Trade Arabia)
Central Bank of Iraq gets IFSB membership (Trade Arabia)
Home Centre partners with Careem to boost shoppers experience (Saudi Gazette)
Deficit projected in Oman's 2017 budget (Zawya)
GCC states hike rates to avert currency pressure after Fed move (Arabian Business)
UAE set to be best Mena performer in 2017-18 (Khaleej Times)
Gulf markets set to drop after U.S., local c.banks raise rates (Zawya)
UAE central bank hikes interest rate by 25 bps (Zawya)
Non-oil sector helping Bahrain hold growth (Trade Arabia)
Bahrain Central Bank raises deposit rate by 25 bps (Trade Arabia)
First Viceroy Dubai hotel to open in March 2017 (Khaleej Times)
Russia eases ban on import of Egyptian potato (Amwal Al Ghad)
Accor Hotels to develop Qatars first Sofitel property (Trade Arabia)
MAG PD to introduce new wellness family homes to UAE (Trade Arabia)
NMC Health offers Dh2b for Al Zahra Hospital (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia launches new banknotes to mark King Salman era (Arabian Business)
Kuwait's CMA mulls issue of $2 billion corporate bonds and sukuk (Zawya)
New Name, Old System: Qatar rejects Amnesty's claim on its new labor law (Zawya)
Egypt's cenbank says high-interest deposit certificates attracted $3.5 bln (Zawya)
Financial inflows surge 31 percent (Daily Star)
2016 worst year for GCC project activity since 2004, says study (Arab News)
Saudi budget to target higher growth (Arab News)
Bahrain backs GCC adoption of EU model despite warnings (Arabian Business)
Consumer Price Index inches up 0.1% in November (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar's non-oil sector grew by 7.8% in 2015 (The Peninsula Qatar)
GCC projects market to close 2016 with $120b contract awards (Gulf Today)
Saudi Arabia launches banknotes (Zawya)
14 December 2016 Oman Chlorine in expansion mode in Qatar (Zawya)
UAE to start sharing financial data under CRS in 2018 (Zawya)
Kuwait's CMA mulls issue of $2 billion corporate bonds and sukuk (Zawya)
Dafza signs MoUs with Dubai government entities (Trade Arabia)
Dubai private sector performance rebounds in November (Zawya)
Stronger oil, key reforms bolster outlook for GCC (Khaleej Times)
MENA economies to record weakest growth since 2009 next year (Arabian Business)
Saudis to claim partial victory in taming huge deficit with 2017 budget (Arabian Business)
Smart grids can help Qatari economy diversify: Report (The Peninsula)
Government spending safe from further cuts in 2017 (MEED)
Ras Al Khaimah looks to boost inward investment (Gulf News)
UAE consumers' perception of banks has improved: survey (Gulf News)
Qatar sovereign fund tells Washington will invest $10 bln in U.S. infrastructure (Zawya)
Dubai working with HSBC bank on $7 bln financing for Expo 2020 (Zawya)
Mideast markets eye higher oil price in 2017 (Trade Arabia)
UAE banks notify expats on anti-tax evasion policy (Zawya)
Qatar officially introduces labour reforms (Gulf Business)
Dubai business conditions rebound in November - Emirates NBD (Arabian Business)
Saudi mulls short-term visa for Umrah pilgrims (Arabian Business)
Saudi stock market slips in heaviest volume since April (Arab News)
SCCI to attract more Egyptian investments (Gulf Today)
Jobs in Dubai: These are the leading job generators (Gulf News)
Dubai signs up 19 firms in new technology sector drive (Zawya)
Jordan remains among most economically free nations (Zawya)
New currency marks KSA (Zawya)
Qatar to continue its ambitious development drive (Zawya)
UAE's ADNOC to cut crude supplies to Asia (Zawya)
Oman's Port Services Corporation to enter liquidation (Zawya)
Gulf may slip as investors eye likely U.S. rate hike, Saudi budget (Zawya)
VAT revenues in GCC expected at $25b per annum (Zawya)
Work on new Bahrain-Saudi causeway on track (Trade Arabia)
Oman extends rail consultancy bids deadline (Trade Arabia)
15% of GCC firms said to lack talent to achieve 2017 goals (Arab News)
Egypt to export aluminum rods and bars to Italy with 4m (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE issues treasury bonds worth 500 mln Egyptian pounds Monday (Amwal Al Ghad)
Abu Dhabi signs agreement on futuristic transport system (Zawya)
GCC VAT revenues to top $25bn per year (Trade Arabia)
Expo 2020 Dubai to partner with 70 official product licensees (Gulf News)
New agreements boost Saudi-German trade (Arab News)
UAE firms face hiring crunch as VAT implementation nears (Trade Arabia)
KSA and Qatar stocks surge after oil producers agreement (Saudi Gazette)
KSA spends 20% of budget on maintenance (Saudi Gazette)
UAE firms face hiring crunch as VAT implementation nears (Gulf News)
Oil slump prompts Gulf states to take shine off cushy government jobs (Arabian Business)
US chamber eyes PPPs with Qatar in knowledge-based sectors (Gulf Times)
Foreigners buy $680m shares on DFM (Trade Arabia)
Nortal to introduce tax collection system in GCC (Times Of Oman)
Islamic finance industry growth remains resilient (Saudi Gazette)
UAE sukuk market maintains positive outlook despite slowdown (Gulf News)
Dubai Wholesale City signs key trade, investment deal with China (Arabian Business)
Saudi unemployment rises 12% in Q3 to four-year high (Arabian Business)
ICD deal to boost Azerbaijan investment push (Arab News)
ArabNet 2016 to focus on Saudi Arabias digital economy (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia to cut oil deliveries to US and European customers (Arab News)
Private sector investments in KSA to gather pace in 2017 (Arab News)
Egypt to form SMEs Development Authority (Amal Al Ghad)
A regional solution to economic diversification (Gulf Times)
Busy bankruptcy lawyers signal Egypt economy risk (Gulf Times)
Private sector investments in KSA to gather pace in 2017 (Zawya)
Latest on UAE loans, accounts and credit cards (The National)
11 December 2016 Latest on UAE loans, accounts and credit cards (The National)
Why the UK-GCC friendship is mutually beneficial (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia could see sovereign credit rating slashed over deficit (Arabian Business)
UK expats named as most risk averse investors in the UAE (Arabian Business)
Egypt inflation hits eight-year highs after currency float (Arab News)
UAE, Finland review economic ties (Gulf Today)
State budget for the fiscal year 2017 receives assent from Oman State Council (Times of Oman)
British PM seeks to boost Gulf economic ties (Arab News)
Egypt to issue $1 billion 1-ear dollar-dominated T-bill next week: (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatargas conducts major emergency response exercise (The Peninsula)
Qatar-German trade reaches QR9.5bn in 2015 (The Peninsula)
Glencore, Qatar Investment Authority to buy 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft: Russia (The Peninsula)
Sukuk crucial to diversifying investments (Saudi Gazette)
Inter-GCC trade exchange hits SR431 billion in 2015 (Arab News)
Is UAE Exchange accepting demonetized Indian notes? (Khaleej Times)
UAE gender initiatives have to strike the right balance (Gulf News)
Battle to lift lira same as fight against IS: Erdogan (Gulf Times)
UAE markets poised for advance (Gulf News)
Egypt outlines ambitious three-year plan to revive economy (Gulf News)
Oman eyes $2b bond sale to plug deficit (Gulf News)
UK announces participation in Expo 2020 Dubai (Gulf News)
Egyptian Oil Company takes $200 million loan for electricity generation (Zawya)
NBE: high-yield deposit certificates raise 130bn Egyptian pounds in one month (Amwal Al Ghad)
Foreign reserves rise by $4 bln in November: Egypt's CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts tariffs: Two steps forward, one step back (The National)
Egypts tariffs: Two steps forward, one step back (The National)
Adopting smart grids can help in Kingdoms economic diversity (Saudi Gazette)
Sukuk crucial to diversifying investments (Saudi Gazette)
Foreign reserves rise by $4 bln in November: Egypt's CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
Intensify steps on stability: GCC (Gulf Today)
Qatar growth expected to peak to 3.4% next year: Kamco (Gulf Times)
Trade exchange with Slovenia grew 12% in 2015: Egypt's Qabil (Amwal Al Ghad)
Oman looking at spending cuts in 2017 budget (AME Info)
China signs 3-year 18bn yuan bilateral currency swap with Egypt (AME Info)
China signs 3-yr $2.62 bln bilateral currency swap with Egypt (Zawya)
Oman said to be looking at spending cuts in 2017 budget (Arabian Business)
Qatar to spend $13 billion on megaprojects in 2017 (The National)
Governance, strategic planning key to Mideast family business growth (Saudi Gazette)
Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority seeks more German investments (Gulf News)
Low wage growth expected for Gulf countries (The National)
GCC countries have to adapt some aspects of venture capital (Saudi Gazette)
Dubai, Guangzhou to strengthen trade ties (Gulf Today)
Protectionist policies in US, Europe may benefit GCC (Gulf News)
UAE firms to hire new staff over next 12 months (Gulf News)
Work on Dubai's tallest tower in Jumeirah Beach Walk starts (Gulf News)
Dubai Airports now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020 (Gulf News)
Turkey wants trade with Russia, China in local currencies (The Daily Star)
Abu Dhabi revamps boards of its airport, tourism entities (The Daily Star)
UAE investors cheer rally in oil prices (Gulf Today)
A GCC-EU free trade deal looks just as unlikely (Gulf News)
UAE private sector job growth hits four-month high (Gulf Business)
Uproar as Egypt sharply increases customs duties (Arab News)
Korean Business Show fuels Saudi-Korea trade & investment relations (Saudi Gazette)
Yields rise on Egypt's three, nine-month t-bills in weekly auction (Zawya)
Sharjah economy slowing; deficit on the rise (Saudi Gazette)
GCC investment advisers urged to give their clients a better deal (Saudi Gazette)
Indian bank in UAE offers home loans at 3.5% for Dubai villas (Khaleej Times)
Kuwaits election results could impede fiscal reforms (Gulf News)
SBI merger with its associates to result in consolidation of GCC operations (Gulf News)
UAE maintains strong growth despite global, regional challenges (Gulf News)
Bahrain, TRA discuss preparation of strategic plan of ICT in GCC (Gulf News)
UAE Inflation to pick up in 2017 on higher fuel and utility prices (Gulf News)
Oil prices may flat line in 2017 on high inventories, says Fitch (Arabian Business)
Qatar and South Korea to enhance cooperation (The Peninsula)
Qatars foreign reserves stable at $35.6bn (The Peninsula)
UAE and Saudi executives sound confident note on consumer demand (The National)
UAE economy resilient amid regional, global hiccups (Khaleej Times)
Austria to bolster ties with Qatar (The Peninsula Qatar)
Turkish lira plummets to record lows (The Daily Star)
Government working to serve citizens, ensure further economic growth (Zawya)
Moroccan dirham will not plummet after gradual flotation IMF (Zawya)
Qatar now a maritime gateway for trade: PM (Zawya)
Saudi stock market hits highest close for 2016 (Gulf News)
UAE is built around the pillars of innovation and diversity (Gulf News)
What really floats the mobility boat? (Gulf News)
Palestinian start-ups innovate way past obstacles (Gulf News)
86pc of expats proud to call the UAE their home survey (Trade Arabia)
Sharjah economy slows; growth may stay at 4pc (Trade Arabia)
Moscow looks for Qatari investment (Trade Arabia)
UAE economy: Diversified, vibrant, resilient (Khaleej Times)
Dubai's CBD says to launch UAE's first digital-only bank (Arabian Business)
Gulf investors buy stake in unit of Egypt's largest lender (Arabian Business)
GCC firms warned to brace for more government tax plans (Arabian Business)
Kingdoms public debt reaches SR342 billion (Saudi Gazette)
Tunisia 'back on investment map' : Minister (The Peninsula Qatar)
Women education fuels GDP growth by 3% (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi exports to China biggest at SR6693 billion (Saudi Gazette)
Egyptian pound weakens as forex restrictions ease (Zawya)
Egypt's M2 money supply up 17.7 pct at end-Oct (Zawya)
Saudi liquidity continues to improve (Trade Arabia)
Economic factors played a key role in Opec deal (Gulf News)
Saudi to cut Jan crude prices to Asia after OPEC deal (Gulf Business)
Computer virus attack targets Saudi government bodies (Gulf Business)
Historic output cut deal boon for all OPEC producers (Arab News)
Majority in KSA happy about their current city of residence (Saudi Gazette)
Egyptian central bank lets banks allocate more dollars to clients (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia boosts wealth fund with $27b injection (Gulf News)
Kuwaits economic lift-off seems more imminent (Gulf News)
Sharjahs economy is slowing, deficit is rising (Gulf Business)
Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $11.5bn (Arabian Business)
Confidence among Bahrain developers rising (Arabian Business)
GCC debt deluge: big-ticket issues, even by international standards (The National)
Poll: Mideast funds more bullish on equities but cautious on Saudi, Egypt (AME Info)
UAE a day to mark economic milestones and aim for more (Gulf News)
Ras Al Khaimah swings back into full development mode (Gulf News)
GCC needs flexible tax system (Saudi Gazette)
Lebanon is keen to fight cybercrime: Salameh (The Daily Star)
Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges to boost economy (Arab News)
Rupee demonetization effect: Money exchangers to lose millions in Saudi (Zawya)
Investing in UAE: More than 3 in 10 NRIs are 'risk takers' (Gulf News)
Moroccan phosphate producer OCP to raise $500 mln in domestic bond issue (Zawya)
Jobs in Saudi Arabia: Growing or declining? (AME Info)
Kuwait said to send request for proposals for international bond (Arabian Business)
Qatar says to provide $1.25bn in aid to Tunisia (Arabian Business)
Egypts net FDI falls to $992.9 million in Q4: CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
GCC eyes VAT gain amid low taxation, oil fall impact (Gulf Times)
Qatar willing to postpone repayment of $500 mln by Tunisia (Zawya)
Saudi king allocates 100 bln riyals from reserves to public investment fund (Zawya)
Qatar says to provide $1.25bn in aid to Tunisia (Arabian Business)
Number of Italian firms investing in Egypt to hit 1,200 in two years (Amwal Al Ghad)
$42bn investment potential seen in Oman (Trade Arabia)
Saudi government injects $28bn to boost economy, pay debts (Arabian Business)
Tunisia hosts investors to revive post-revolution economy (Arab News)
Positive response from major foreign investors for Saudi market reforms (Arab News)
Qatar is Ukraine's key investment partner (The Peninsula Qatar)
Kuwait confirms plans to buy 28 Boeing F-18 jets (Arabian Business)
Egypts dollar bond is delayed until mid-January FinMin (Amwal Al Ghad)
Foreign investments in Egyptian treasury bills hit $500 million since pound float (Amwal Al Ghad)
Taxes on expats may cause 'brain drain' (Khaleej Times)
Qatar's foreign trade surplus shrinks 34% in October (Arabian Business)
Fadi Ghandour urges region to take risks and invest in start-ups (Arabian Business)
Saudi central bank foreign assets slump $10.8bn in October (Arabian Business)
UAE remittances spike on strong dollar (Gulf News)
Egypt plans $2.5-3 bln Eurobond by mid-Jan, second issue in H2 2017 (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia's deficit 'could hit $90bn in 2016 (Trade Arabia)
FDI in Abu Dhabi grows 8.6% to Dh88.9b in 2015 (Gulf News)
Egyptian importers, hit by currency float, seek bailout (Arab News)
Spain, Qatar eye $1bn Latam investment fund in 2017 (Arab News)
Tadawul rises 0.7% to 6,844 points (Arab News)
KSA and British businessmen to discuss new opportunities (Arab News)
Qatar PPI drops 1.7% in September (Zawya)
Dubai and Abu Dhabi best cities in Mena (Trade Arabia)
MENA wealth growth stalls in 2016 (AME Info)
Egypt's traders suffer losses after currency float (The Peninsula Qatar)
Gulf bourses edge up as emerging markets rise (The Peninsula Qatar)
QNB sees positive export outlook for Vietnam (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar's GDP expected to grow by 3.9%: Minister (The Peninsula Qatar)
Gulf markets rise on hopes of Opec deal (The National)
Lasting political consensus needed (Gulf News)
UAE monetary data points to tightening liquidity conditions (Gulf News)
Saudis new nationalization scheme aims to create over one million jobs (Gulf Business)
IMF: Tax on expat remittances would bring 'negative consequences' (Arabian Business)
UAE to collect tax information on US citizens 'from 2017'(Arabian Business)
Inflationary situation in Kingdom decoupling from global trend (Arab News)
QSE opens week on stronger note as active stocks gain (Gulf Times)
Egypt's three and nine-month t-bill prices fall in weekly auction (Zawya)
Kuwait October inflation edges down to 3.6 pct (Zawya)
Spurring growth: FDI in Abu Dhabi grows 8.6% to Dh88.9b in 2015 (Zawya)
UAE seeks stronger trade, economic ties with Mexico: minister (Gulf News)
Saudis 30-year bonds outperform other Gulf debt after Trump win (Gulf Business)
Qatars $35bn foreign reserves to cover more than a year of imports (Gulf Times)
Economic reforms weigh on Kuwait's parliamentary election (Arabian Business)
UAE's Green Valley unveils $43m Bosnian residential project (Arabian Business)
Oman inks deal to build new beachfront city complex (Arabian Business)
Innovation unlocks economys potential (The Gulf Today)
Economic reforms weigh on Kuwait's parliamentary election (Zawya)
Lebanon budget deficit rises to 27 pct of spending (The Daily Star)
Tadawul posts 2.5% weekly gain (Arab News)
GCC talks focus on impact of WTO deals (Arab News)
Strong demand for 30-year Saudi bonds from Asian banks (Arab News)
Damietta Port Authority launches insurance policy tender worth 1.2 bln pounds (Amwal Al Ghad)
Slow and steady growth outlook forecast for GCC in 2017 (Gulf News)
CBE to auction treasury bills worth 9.25 billion Egyptian pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt targets up to $6 billion from Eurobond sales through 2017 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi Arabia on track for IMF 2016 budget deficit forecast (Amwal Al Ghad)
Five key trends that will shape the next 5 years (Trade Arabia)
Lebanon to grow 1.5-2 per cent in 2016-central bank governor (AMEinfo)
Qatar & Ecuador working closely to boost trade (The Peninsula)
Saudi Arabia to set up Centre for Privatization (MEED)
UAE expats cheer as dollar soars record high vs rupee, peso (Gulf News)
More action needed to recover MidEast stolen assets, think tank urges (Arabian Business)
Saudi king set to launch new mega development projects (Arabian Business)
GCC should impose up to 15% corporation tax (Arabian Business)
Saudi stocks lift mood in regional markets; Egypt at 8-year peak (Saudi Gazette)
New Saudization plan: Employ Saudis, gain points (Zawya)
Saudi economic performance to remain positive this year (Zawya)
Bahrains economic growth to stay firm (Trade Arabia)
Islamic economy key to diversification (The Gulf Today)
Qatar-backed retail operator Lifestyle wins $953m tender for Hong Kong commercial site (Arabian Business)
DP World chief, Egyptian PM discuss cooperation (Gulf News)
UAE tax system world's least demanding (Khaleej Times)
Emarat Dzayer Group to set up Dh5.87 billion steel plant in Algeria (Zawya)
Hempel shifts production unit to giant Saudi factory (Trade Arabia)
Acwa inks finance deal for key Jordan solar plant (Trade Arabia)
Egypt eyes up to $6bn from global bond sales (Gulf Times)
Qatar-Ecuador trade to grow up to 70% in 2016, says envoy (Gulf Times)
GCC mulling 10-15% profit tax after VAT in 2018, says IMF (Khaleej Times)
Dubai Dialogue discusses strategies to drive sustainable change (Khaleej Times)
Innovation Week boosts concept of UAEs knowledge-based economy (The Gulf Today)
Central Bank, EIA sign deal to boost financial services (The Gulf Today)
UAE keen to boost trade with Cuba (The Gulf Today)
Privatisations are a tricky fourth leg of Egypts reforms (The National)
Sovereign bond issuance to protect FX reserves, ease liquidity pressure (Saudi Gazette)
Qatar start-ups to drive job creation (Zawya)
Oman's public spending declines 8% (Zawya)
Saudi long bond shines in volatility after Trump win (Arabian Business)
Oil turns negative on worries over OPEC production cut (Arab News)
Hoarding cash in UAE: Why it's bad for finances (Gulf News)
Oman to increase taxes on wealthy in 2017 budget (Gulf Business)
Tadawul rebounds, outperforms rest of Gulf markets (Arab News)
Bahrain's Arcapita buys US senior citizen housing portfolio for $110m (Arabian Business)
Oman budget shortfall crosses RO4.4bn; spending declines 8% (Zawya)
Online job postings drop 18pc in UAE (Trade Arabia)
Institutional support aids market recovery (Times Of Oman)
Qatar start-ups to drive job creation (The Peninsula)
Real estate shares weigh on Dubai index (The National)
Net capital inflow to Lebanon to increase 3 percent in 2016: IIF (The Daily Star)
Political consensus essential for growth: report (The Daily Star)
Saudi stocks sag 1.1% (Saudi Gazette)
Good news for jobseekers. UAE online job postings up 18% in October (Khaleej Times)
Egypts bourse halts trading in shares of Abu Dhabi Islamic Egypt after CEO death (Gulf News)
Qatar and UAE top in average wealth in the region (Gulf News)
Lebanon keen to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia (Arabian Business)
Lebanon keen to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia may reduce water, power subsidies further under new national programme (Arabian Business)
UAE to use VAT revenue on new development projects (Arabian Business)
Bahrain approves increase in expats' healthcare fees (Arabian Business)
UAE's online jobs market shows signs of turnaround in October (Arabian Business)
QSE has huge potential to attract foreign capital (The Peninsula)
Saudi market reacting positively to liquidity injection measures (Arab News)
Saudi investors in Sudan to gain from business center at embassy (Arab News)
Egypt's Eurobond may be delayed until mid-January (Amwal Al Ghad)
Foreign direct investments will help create 1,000 new job openings in Kuwait in fiscal 2015/16 (Zawya)
Egyptian banks have attracted $3 bln since currency float -cbank official (Zawya)
Omans central bank relaxes provisions for restructured loans: CBO chief (Time Of Oman)
Omans central bank relaxes provisions for restructured loans: CBO chief (Time Of Oman)
Portuguese investments in Egypt worth 404M : Trade Minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt's Eurobond may be delayed until mid-January; says FinMin (Amwal Al Ghad)
Banque du Caire: new certificates of deposit brought in 12bn Egyptian pounds (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts NBE bank sold $550 million in two weeks to cover imports chief (Amwal Al Ghad)
Abu Dhabi recovers, Saudi petrochemicals buoyed by oil bounce (AMEinfo)
Tadawul fell for third day as investors book profits (The National)
Opportunities, challenges facing privatization in GCC (Saudi Gazette)
Producer Price Index in second quarter increases by 3.7% (The Peninsula)
GCC 'could privatize 25 percent of its assets'(Arabian Business)
TASI slips; Egypt firm (Saudi Gazette)
Qatar-China trade reaches QR21.5bn in 2015 (The Peninsula)
Implementation on VAT issues discussed (Gulf News)
Egypts three and nine-month T-bill yields fall in weekly auction (Gulf News)
Dubai traded volumes cross Dh1b for 2nd day (Gulf News)
Will UAE issue a sovereign bond in the near future? (Zawya)
Egypt's pound weakens as dollar demand surges, interest rates steady (Zawya)
Qatar-Japan trade exceeded $17bn last year: Top banker (The Peninsula)
Abu Dhabi 'best Mideastern city for expats' (Trade Arabia)
Dubai, India trade hits $13 billion in H1 (Trade Arabia)
Saudi Arabia makes $10.6bn payment to contractors (Trade Arabia)
Qatar interest rates may go up in 2017: BMI (Gulf Times)
Egypt signs export contracts worth $12M with Iraq, 300K with Spain: minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Abu Dhabi set for new water, electricity tariff (Trade Arabia)
Value added tax to add $1b to Oman government's coffer (Times Of Oman)
Tadawul: Bank shares gain 28% in past 30 days (Arab News)
Qatar and Australia review trade ties (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar Stock Exchange index jumps 33.27 points (The Peninsula Qatar)
No change in Bahrain Dinar to Dollar exchange rate (Trade Arabia)
Lebanon, China agree on Army assistance deal (Zawya)
Saudi sovereign fund fills key positions as it bulks up for reform drive (Zawya)
Egypt Central Bank keeps key interest rates unchanged at MPC meeting (Zawya)
ADGM attracts over 180 companies, says chairman (Gulf News)
DFM index ends week on a high, best in two months (The National)
Commodities set for rebound in 2017 (Gulf News)
Egypt issues treasury bills worth 11.5 billion pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Kuwait will need $116bn to finance its deficit over the next six years (Arabian Business)
Saudi riyal de-pegged from US dollar a last resort in two years, says Prince Alwaleed (The National)
Institutional investors continue to gain prominence in Saudi market (Saudi Gazette)
Support for Saudi SMEs urged to boost, diversify investments (Saudi Gazette)
World Bank ready to boost partnership with Lebanon: Regional official (Daily Stars)
Islamic finance sector showing strong growth (Zawya)
Indian expats in UAE unable to send instant cash for emergencies (Zawya)
Dubai to set up green economy center (Zawya)
Saudi sovereign fund fills key positions as it bulks up for reform drive (Zawya)
Institutional investors becoming more prominent in Saudi market (Arab News)
Tadawul rebounds as 95% of shares climb (Arab News)
Kuwait plans tax on expat remittances, privatisations and subsidy reforms (Gulf Business)
Torbey urges new government to increase GDP growth (The Daily Star)
MENA M&A deals fall 24 per cent in third quarter (Trade Arabia)
Bahrain showcases economic growth at China fair (Trade Arabia)
MENA executives hitting the pause button on M&A (Zawya)
GCC move boosts private sector job prospects for Saudis (Zawya)
DFM achieves 100% compliance in UAE companies disclosure (Zawya)
MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi may see profit-taking, Gulf set to end week mixed (Zawya)
Trump may be good for Middle Easts digital economy (Zawya)
KSA plans to link Holy Sites and Grand Mosque with tunnels approved (Zawya)
Qatar cancels $825m domestic government bond sale (Arabian Business)
ADX index leads regional gains powered by banking stocks (Gulf News)
Egypt says happy with impact of currency float, inflows surging (Gulf News)
Ipic first half operating profit drops 7.7 per cent on oil price (MEED)
Plunging UniCredit shares push Ipic into first half loss (The National)
Abu Dhabi bank shares rise on expectation of more mergers to come (The National)
Fly Egypt increases Abu Dhabi flights to the Mediterranean Mermaid (The National)
Smart solution to Egypts urgent economic need (The National)
World Bank: Egypt to get next $1 billion loan tranche early January (Amwal Al Ghad)
Tadawul index drops 2.1% to 6,493 points in heavy trade (Arab News)
Gold holds gains as dollar retreats (Khaleej Times)
Libya to nearly double oil output as OPECs task gets harder (Gulf News)
Oil demand won't peak before 2040, despite Paris deal: IEA (Gulf News)
IMF urges further Kuwait subsidy reforms (Gulf News)
Egypt banks have provided over $2.2 bln to clients since pound floated (Zawya)
District cooling regulations in Dubai expected in 2017 (Zawya)
MENA M&A deals fall 24 pc in Q3 (Trade Arabia)
Qatar's family businesses need to adapt to changing times (The Peninsula Qatar)
'Made in China' expo to boost Qatar-China trade (The Peninsula Qatar)
Majority suffering from financial distress Poll (Saudi Gazette)
Kuwait railway project offered for bidding next year (Zawya)
Challenging government, Egypt's parliament approves 'repressive' NGO bill (Zawya)
GCC ministers call for unified labor policies (Zawya)
Lebanon developers await positive impact of end to deadlock (Zawya)
Middle East Stocks - Markets may rebound on global bounce (Zawya)
World Bank says Egypt to get next $1 billion loan tranche by early Jan (The Peninsula Qatar)
Saudi stocks lead world markets' losses (Gulf News)
Egypt seizes 14% of mergers, acquisitions deals in Middle East (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt set to hold rates; division over moves in coming months (Gulf News)
67% of private firms lack plan on Qatarisation (Zawya)
Oman signs deal to build Duqm port terminals, fishing harbor (Zawya)
UAE announces action plan to prepare for fourth industrial revolution (Zawya)
Dollar rise a threat to global financial stability- BIS (Zawya)
Dollar rise a threat to global financial stability- BIS (Zawya)
Saudi stocks tumble on profit-taking, especially in banks (Zawya)
Egypt offers investors projects worth $173mn (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia comfortable with level of foreign reserves: SAMA (Arab News)
Tadawul snaps seven straight sessions of gains (Arab News)
AfDB: Egypt to get $500 million before year-end if board approves bailout (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE Central Bank governor expects near-6% loan growth (Gulf News)
IMF: Jordan's economy resilient, enjoys strong fundamentals (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia, Egypt to complete power grid link in 2017 (Zawya)
New Financial Action Strategy 2017-2022 on track (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia is wrestling down money rates (Zawya)
Gulf banks may lose access to dollar clearing (Khaleej Times)
Egypt throws out rules it long lived by (Daily Stars)
Saudi 'comfortable' with level of foreign reserves: central bank (Daily Stars)
Saudi stock market lists its first real estate fund (Gulf Business)
Saudi central bank predicts 1.8% GDP growth this year (Gulf Business)
Millennials see UAE as best emerging market for career growth (Arab News)
CEC chief: Egypt eyes total exports of $30bn by 2020 (Amwal Al Ghad)
MENA private equity market is vastly untapped (Khaleej Times)
DWC passenger traffic surges 161% in Q3 (Khaleej Times)
UAE Bankruptcy Law a 'life support' for businesses (Trade Arabia)
UAE Exchange 'not accepting' demonetised Indian notes (Trade Arabia)
UAE Central Bank warns Gulf banks could lose access to dollar clearing (Zawya)
IMF's Egypt loan shows extent and risks of its Middle East role (Zawya)
UAE tops in consumer confidence in region (Trade Arabia)
Job worries bog down UAE consumers (Zawya)
Saudi stocks higher, TASI gains 2.07% (Saudi Gazette)
Euromoney Qatar to discuss Trump impact (Trade Arabia)
UAE calls for building moderate Arab Centre (Zawya)
UAE chief: expects slightly higher growth next year, similar loan growth (Zawya)
Qatar central bank to offer 3 billion riyals bonds (Zawya)
Egypt's pound strengthens after IMF approves $12 bln loan (Zawya)
MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE, Qatar shares may sag in line with Asian markets (Zawya)
Saudi Stock Exchange lists REIT units of Riyadh Capital (Zawya)
Stable and solid: UAE retains AAA brand rating (The National)
UAEs home-grown brands enhanced by countrys positive image around the world (The National)
Driving on GCC roads will be a dream after $288b upgrade (Khaleej Times)
Trump election win looms large over World Economic Forum event in Dubai (The National)
Egypts real GDP growth to top 4% by 2019: S&P (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi consumers will prefer downtrading (Saudi Gazette)
Fiscal deficit and public debts to remain elevated (Gulf News)
Morocco wins UAE approval to host first AIM (Trade Arabia)
Egypt IMF loan to be repaid in 10 yrs, targets higher growth (Zawya)
UAE's revenue $1.58 bln from e-Dirham in 1st 9 months 2016 (Zawya)
Inflation hits Saudi households' spending (Zawya)
Oman's fiscal deficit to widen close to 20% of GDP in 2016 (Zawya)
DP World discusses partnership with Mozambique (Trade Arabia)
Roller-coaster reforms in Egypt (Zawya)
GCC states decide to boost economic integration (Zawya)
Deputy Crown Prince sees prospect of GCC becoming 6th largest economy (Saudi Gazette)
UAE, Latin America to boost bilateral trade (Gulf Today)
Saudi finance minister "very optimistic" on 2016 budget gap (Arabian Business)
Arab Spring has cost region 6% of GDP, says UN (Arabian Business)
Tadawul gains 2.3% in heavy trade (Amwal Al Ghad)
Crystal-gazing consumer spending in Saudi Arabia (Trade Arabia)
Saudi working to pay 'billions' owed to private firms (The Peninsula Qatar)
Market analysis: Investor demand for emerging-market debt remains strong (The National)
Sustainability in Saudi Arabia: Now or never (Saudi Gazette)
What NRIs in UAE should do with Rs500, Rs1,000 notes (Khaleej Times)
Egypt to begin dollar bond roadshow in London, Luxembourg, Dubai on Nov 23 (Amwal Al Ghad)
IMF: Egypt to get $2.75 billion on Friday if board approves bailout (Amwal Al Ghad)
EU-Egypt bilateral trade records 20.6b in 2016 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Businesswomen a major driving force: Ajman Ruler (Gulf Today)
Italy to lure investments from UAE (Gulf News)
Egypt issues $4b private bond placement, mulls Eurobond delay (Gulf News)
Basking in the glow of Egypts devaluation (The National)
Bahrain watchdog warns over rise in budget deficit (Arabian Business)
Annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 13.6% in Oct- Egypt's CAPMAS (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE auctions treasury bills worth 11.5 billion Egyptian pounds (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt pumps $2 bn into banking system from bond issue (The Daily Star)
Oil dips on rising crude inventories after Trump's victory (Gulf Times)
UAE joins global forum on tax transparency (Gulf today)
Oil price bounces back (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt pound wobbles in search of equilibrium (The Daily Star)
Sustainability in Saudi Arabia: Now or never (Saudi Gazette)
IMF chief urges OK of Egypts $12b loan (Saudi Gazette)
Irans crude and condensate exports to hit 4-month low (Gulf Times)
Qatar fiscal pressures may ease from 2017 on oil rebound, diversification: BMI (Gulf Times)
Dubai Economy Tracker points to moderating private sector growth (Zawya)
UAE and Ecuador ink agreement (Khaleej Times)
Dubai Economy Tracker points to moderating private sector growth (Gulf News)
IMF chief to recommend $12b Egypt loan approval (Gulf News)
Oil reverses losses after Trump win, trades above $46 (Arab News)
JP Morgan: Egyptian pound to remain volatile for near future (Amwal Al Ghad)
IMF chief to urge board approve $12b Egypt loan (Amwal Al Ghad)
GCC to focus on sustainability (Gulf Today)
UAE advocates clear vision for future growth: DEC (Gulf Today)
Expats enjoy windfall as UAE dirham, US dollar soar (Gulf News)
How is this election going to hit your wallet? (Gulf News)
Oil prices tumble as Trump pulls forward in US election (Arabian Business)
Dubai private sector growth drops 'to slowest rate since April', says Emirates NBD (Arabian Business)
Gulf set to fall sharply on possibility of Trump election victory (The Peninsula)
Dollars start flowing in Egypt after flotation (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia to clear payments by year-end (The Daily Star)
Saudi cash boost spurs banks as Tadawul climbs to August high (The Daily Star)
Drive-through' service to boost customer happiness, says DED (Khaleej Times)
Land prices are firming up again in Dubai (Gulf News)
Egypt expects long-awaited IMF funds next week as currency slides (Zawya)
Expats enjoy windfall as UAE dirham, US dollar soar (Gulf News)
Kuwait to sell $10bn in international bonds early next year (Arabian Business)
Budget deficit lowered 2.4% in Q1 of Egypt's FY2016/17 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts Industrial Development Bank offers certificates of deposits at 16% (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE aims to have public-private partnerships framework by year-end (The Peninsula)
Mohammed floats Dhs1.3b plan for Hatta (Gulf Today)
Dubai to solidify global business hub status (Gulf Today)
Qatar looks to Swedish industries to develop non-oil economy (Gulf Times)
Saudi government to settle delayed private sector payments before end of year (Arabian Business)
Qatar and Argentina to boost bilateral trade (The Peninsula)
Pound float may spur growth as Egypt private sector sinks (Saudi Gazette)
MoE, HKTDC ink deal for trade, investment (Khaleej Times)
Liquidity easing in Saudi financial markets (Trade Arabia)
Petroleum product subsidies to hit $5bn in Egypt's FY2016-17 budget (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar set to increase government salaries amid cutbacks in spending (Arabian Business)
Qatar Chamber of Commerce calls for more PPPs as govt prepares law (Arabian Business)
Saudi stocks gain 11.8% since global bond issue (Arab News)
Qatar to double government salaries amid austerity grumbles (Gulf Business)
UAE residents' bank accounts balloon to Dh1,321.8 billion (Gulf News)
With dollars scarce, Egypts newly-floated pound weakens (AME Info)
Saudi said to impose conditions for civil servants' bonuses (Arabian Business)
Egypts oil minister makes rare trip to Iran for oil talks after Saudi suspension (Gulf Business)
Saudi sets new rules for government worker bonuses (Gulf Business)
ADEA, Singapore to enhance trade relations (Gulf Today)
UAE, Hong Kong to strengthen trade ties (Gulf Today)
US election 2016: Some UAE expats turn away from dollar on US poll jitters (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia set to receive its first B777-300ER plane (Saudi Gazette)
Job visa fees for expats to rise by 50 per cent in Oman (Times of Oman)
CBE to issue multi-billion pounds treasury bills today to fill budget deficit (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatari investors acquire London's Bow Street Magistrates Court (Arabian Business)
CBE to issue multi-billion pounds treasury bills today to fill budget deficit (Amwal Al Ghad)
No quick portfolio inflows due to Egypt devaluation (Gulf News)
Egyptian pound slips further after float (The National)
Kuwait to sell bonds over deficit (Saudi Gazette)
Decline in productivity growth a grave problem: QNB (Gulf Times)
INTERVIEW- Historic currency float puts Egypt back on the map, says CIB chairman (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia likely to add to $17.5bn bond issuance in 2017
World Bank hails Egypt reforms saying will create job, boost social inclusion (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE markets hold steady (Gulf News)
Energy Dialogue seeks to drive economic transformation (Saudi Gazette)
Qatar bourse index drops 117.04 points (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar best performing GCC country for Xpress Money (The Peninsula Qatar)
Egypt move to float pound prompts confusion (Daily Star)
Egypt did not have luxury of postponing reforms: PM (Daily Star)
Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $11.4bn (Arabian Business)
Egyptian stocks up as CB floats pound (Gulf Today)
Tadawul rises for second week after bond issue (Arab news)
Abu Dhabi consumer confidence rises in Q2 despite 'challenges' (Arabian Business)
Egypt non-oil sector sees sharp downturn (Trade Arabia)
Egypt non-oil sector sees sharp downturn (Trade Arabia)
Salameh: New Cabinet will attract foreign aid (The Daily Star)
Private sector growth, jobs hit new lows in major Gulf economies (AME Info)
Lebanon Central Bank foresees foreign aid with new govt (Daily Star)
Doha forum to tackle risks of marked Gulf slowdown (Saudi Gazette)
UAE non-oil business activity slows for third straight month (Gulf Business)
Saudi economy avoids crisis but outlook remains murky (Gulf Business)
NBE, Banque Misr, Banque du Caire to offer two certificates of deposits at 20% (Amwal Al Ghad)
IMF welcomes Egypts currency float move (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt central bank hikes key interest rates by 300 basis points (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts currency float move to spur foreign investments: market regulator (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE to reduce oil's role in GDP to 20% by 2021 (Khaleej Times)
What rising bond yields are trying to tell us (Gulf News)
Egypt central bank says to float currency (The Daily Star)
Central Bank of Oman issues treasury bills worth OMR42m (Times of Oman)
UAE needs to pare down the cost of living (Gulf News)
IIF optimistic on Lebanons outlook (The Daily Star)
Portugal doubles value of its exports to Qatar in H1 2016 (Gulf Times)
Egypt has troubles but pessimism has gone too far (The National)
Euromoney Qatar Conference to discuss risk of GCC slowdown (Trade Arabia)
Egypt stock exchange head says longer suspension of capital gains tax will spur more investment (Zawya)
VAT regime could present challenges to GCC (Zawya)
UAEs tax regime: The need of the hour (Gulf News)
Qatar sells all 1.45 bln riyals T-bills on offer, yields rise (Zawya)
Vietnam keen to boost economic ties with Qatar (Zawya)
UAE federal budget puts focus on peoples welfare (Khaleej Times)
You will not have to pay income tax in UAE (Khaleej Times)
Dubai Chamber highlights Kazakhstan's investment potential (Khaleej Times)
Another major upgrade to Dubai airports (Khaleej Times)
Dubai FDI concludes mission to Italy (Gulf News)
UAE, Qatar seek stronger bilateral economic, trade relations (Gulf News)
Costa Rica offers to help UAE build Latin American trade (Gulf News)
Consolidation efforts to put GCCs fiscal stance on more sustainable footing: IIF (Gulf Times)
$31.5bn bond issuance 'to support Gulf's capital market growth' (Arabian Business)
Egypt's central bank will offer $120 million in regular auction (Amwal Al Ghad)
No change in ceiling on personal loan rate: CBO chief (Times of Oman)
Egyptian pound continues nosedive against US dollar (The Peninsula Qatar)
UAE personal income tax not on the cards at present, says finance ministry (The National)
Lebanese economy expected to grow following installation of president (The National)
Dubai government appoints HSBC to raise $3b (Gulf News)
Rapid slide in value of pound chokes business in Egypt (Arab News)
Sizeable foreign assets to support riyal-dollar peg (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia appoints new minister of finance (Zawya)
No plans to tax individuals, UAE finance ministry says (Zawya)
Common GCC currency inevitable: Oman cbank chief (Trade Arabia)
Saudi stocks climb for 9th day in a row (Saudi Gazette)
Mideast funds more bullish on Saudi Arabia (Saudi Gazette)
QSE listed companies profit at QR 31.2bn (The Peninsula Qatar)
Saudis upbeat outlook likely to support regional markets today (The National)
478 expatriate medical professionals lose jobs in Saudi Arabia (Zawya)
CBE launches treasury bonds worth 2 billion Egyptian pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Arabian Gulf stock rise despite crude slide (The National)
Egypt M2 money supply up 18 pct year-on-year in September (Zawya)
Egyptian pound tumbles on black market; importers delay buying (Zawya)
Net income of Saudi companies drops 2.1pc in Q3 (Trade Arabia)
Abu Dhabi's gross domestic product rises by 2.3% in April-June quarter (Khaleej Times)
Dubai Financial Market adds 2,627 investors in nine months (Khaleej Times)
Gulf single currency inevitable (Gulf News)
Revolution a fading memory, economic frustrations grow in Tunisia (The Daily Star)
Revolution a fading memory, economic frustrations grow in Tunisia (The Daily Star)
Election to reactivate economy, banks (The Daily Star)
Banks drive Saudi Stock Market for eight straight day (Saudi Gazette)
Mideast M&A deal value expands 238.1% (Saudi Gazette)
VAT to generate up to $779m in revenues for Oman yearly (Arabian Business)
Saudi bond success reflects overall economic strength (Arab News)
Nakilat begins takeover of LNG carrier management from Shell (Gulf Times)
GCC rebalancing economy (Saudi Gazette)
Critical pillars to achieve sustainable development goals in GCC highlighted (Saudi Gazette)
Egypt cancels treasury bill auctions signaling more moderate rate hike (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia approves rules for real estate funds (Arabian Business)
IMF expects board to consider Egypt $12 billion loan within weeks (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi central bank foreign assets shrink $7.4 bln in September (Gulf News)
Federal budget continues to achieve the happiness of UAEs people (Gulf News)
Losses from hacked, fake cards reach Dh80 trillion in one year (Gulf News)
Economics 101: Cultural bonds make strong case for single GCC currency (The National)
Saudi central bank adds more tools to ease cash crunch (The Daily Star)
Start-ups drivers of economic growth? (Saudi Gazette)
Higher optimism and confidence in Abu Dhabis economic performance in second quarter (Gulf News)
Dubai Week in China comes out with 11 agreements (Gulf News)
UPDATE 2-Oil prices set for weekly drop on doubts OPEC can coordinate output cut (Zawya)
Egyptian pound hits record low on parallel market amid devaluation talk (Zawya)
GCC reforms impressive, but more needed: IMF chief (Trade Arabia)
Dubai global gateway for economic growth (The Gulf Today)
Chinese developer bullish on new Egyptian capital deal (The Daily Star)
Salameh vows to prop up economy (The Daily Star)
Finance body hails bankruptcy law as 'vital' for UAE economy (Arabian Business)
Abu Dhabi-Dubai Hyperloop route said to cost $4.8bn (Arabian Business)
Infrastructure projects sustain Bahrain growth (Saudi Gazette)
GCC needs natural gas pricing reform for economic growth (Trade Arabia)
Saudi Arabia said to suspend local bond issues after overseas success (Arabian Business)
Egypt going through currency crisis (Arab News)
GCC reforms impressive, but more needed: IMF chief (Trade Arabia)
Qatar's foreign trade surplus shrinks 25% in September (Arabian Business)
CBE to issue t-bills worth 12 billion Egyptian pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to open Hong Kong office (Gulf Business)
Doing business in Lebanon still far from goals (The Daily Star)
BSE in an upturn mode ... for now (The Daily Star)
IMF's Lagarde tells GCC to keep up fiscal reform (Arabian Business)
Middle East economies rise in ease of doing business rankings (Arab News)
Saudi financial position strong (Arab News)
Volumes remain subdued on Muscat bourse (Time Of Oman)
UAE Exchange to acquire Indian online remittance business (Time Of Oman)
Egypt makes biggest wheat purchase in 2 years in latest tender (Gulf Times)
Saudi finance minister says IMF's growth forecast "reasonable" (Zawya)
Oman targets 80% project funding from private sector (Time Of Oman)
World Bank: Egypt advances 9 spots in Doing Business rankings (Amwal Al Ghad)
DED launches region's first 'Consumer Empowerment Index' (Khaleej Times)
Dubai to have global investment centre (The Gulf Today)
GCC needs natural gas pricing reform for economic growth (Trade Arabia)
More than half of Kuwait's sovereign wealth funds invested in United States (Zawya)
Bahrain non-oil growth jumps to 3.6pc in Q2 (Trade Arabia)
UAE bankruptcy law expected to boost foreign investment (Arabian Business)
Kuwait bank lists $200m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai (Arabian Business)
Saudi financial position strong despite pressure on liquidity (Arab News)
Egypt Central Bank allocates multi billion pounds for youth-led tech startups (Amwal Al Ghad)
Forum explores new ways in fashion and beauty world (Saudi Gazette)
Latest on the economic prospects of Middle East (Zawya)
How close Saudi Arabia came to bankruptcy? (Zawya)
GCC business confidence upbeat despite global uncertainty (Zawya)
Megatrends transforming the Middle East (Trade Arabia)
UAE named in the world's top 10 most generous countries (Arabian Business)
Dubai ranks 12th global best city (Khaleej Times)
Gulf FDIs reach $431bn in 2015 (Gulf Times)
Regional companies ready to expand despite economic dip (The National)
Kuwait says still mulling issuance of $9.9bn international bond (Arabian Business)
Mideast M&As reach $37.4bn during first nine months (Arab News)
The worst for Saudi economy is probably now over (Arab News)
GCC liquidity crunch to further weigh on subdued economic growth (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatars GDP grows 2.5% in second quarter this year (The Peninsula Qatar)
Blockchain can transform financial sector: Report (The Peninsula Qatar)
Qatar leads regions outbound M&A activity (The Peninsula Qatar)
IMF acclaims Qatars strategy to diversify financing sources (The Peninsula Qatar)
Egypt launches record LNG tender for 96 cargoes (The Gulf Today)
UAE jobs: Hiring to pick up in 2017 (Gulf News)
Egypt PM expects signing IMF deal within two months (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt to issue $2 billion in international bonds in November (Amwal Al Ghad)
Japan secures $460 million to finance Grand Egyptian Museum (Amwal Al Ghad)
Weekly update: MENA at a glance (AME Info)
UAE posts Dh553.4 billion non-oil trade in H1 2016 (Khaleej Times)
Oman to cover two-thirds of budget deficit with foreign debt (The National)
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan sets guidance for US dollar bond (Zawya)
New Ras Al Khaimah Port Free Zone set up (Trade Arabia)
Business confidence up in ME despite low growth (Trade Arabia)
Oman to strengthen public-private-partnership framework, plans to transfer state assets (Times Of Oman)
Oman plans to borrow $10b from overseas markets, says CBO chief (Times Of Oman)
Buoyant investor sentiment lifts Saudi; Qatar edges down (The Peninsula)
Oman plans to cover majority of budget deficit with foreign borrowing (Arabian Business)
MidEast business confidence rises in Q3 despite economic slowdown (Arabian Business)
Kuwait developer plans to issue $500m sukuk in early 2017 (Arabian Business)
Emirates says $11m revamp completed of Dubai business class lounge (Arabian Business)
Turkey's Gunal said to be close to $218m loan for Dubai project (Arabian Business)
Sabic plans to implement more overseas ventures (The Gulf Today)
National Bank of Egypt, EIB sign 500 SME loan (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE salary guide 2017: How much you can expect to earn in finance, technology, HR and admin (The National)
Dubai FDI Capacity to drive investment (The Gulf Today)
Inflation significantly affected our business in Oman (Times Of Oman)
Oman to cover two-thirds of budget gap with foreign borrowing (Gulf Business)
Tightening liquidity still a challenge to GCC economies (Arab News)
Egypt signs 75 million EIB deal for metro line (Amwal Al Ghad)
Abu Dhabi starts work on $178m motorway project (Trade Arabia)
Oman's budget deficit for first eight months touches OMR4.37b (Times Of Oman)
Feeling the pinch in Oman?
Asset quality in Saudi, Qatar and the UAE most resilient to oil shock (Gulf News)
Why finance is key to securing a low-carbon future (Gulf News)
GCC liquidity crunch expected to result in subdued economic growth (Gulf News)
UAE hiring tax consultants ahead of VAT implementation (Arabian Business)
Investors push to revive $750m beachfront project in Bahrain (Arabian Business)
Saudi official warns over bankruptcy in 'three to four years' (Arabian Business)
Saudi, Russia energy ministers discuss latest industry trends (Arab News)
CBE to issue t-bonds, t-bills worth 13 billion Egyptian pounds in two days (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dubai Economic Council signs partnership to promote UK-UAE trade (Khaleej Times)
Saudi record bond sale hands investors profit of $209mn (Gulf Times)
Debt issuance to drive GCC market in Q4 (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia, UAE review mechanism to ensure GCC stability (Zawya)
IMF urges GCC countries to 'do more' to transform economies (Arabian Business)
Egypts net FDI falls 21.5% to $1.265 billion in FY2015/16 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Africa Islamic Finance Forum explores development opportunities (Saudi Gazette)
'Crazy' hike in Saudi visa fees could impact business ties (Emirates 24/7)
GCC economies are responding well to the fiscal reforms: IIF (Gulf News)
The IMFs stark warning on Gulf states growth (Gulf News)
This week in money (The National)
Saudi Justice Ministry signs strategic deal with Nexthink (Saudi Gazette)
Fiscal reforms lower GCC budget breakeven oil prices (Zawya)
Pakistan, UAE bilateral trade touches $7b in 2015 (Gulf News)
Egyptian exports to UAE hike 149% in 6 months: CAPMAS (Amwal Al Ghad)
64 investors got $225m-expansion licences in September- Egypt's minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi bond success partly eases fears over cheap oil era (Zawya)
Egypt's Dollar crisis behind the 34% fall in profits: Juhayna's Thabet (Amwal Al Ghad)
Brexit may leave negative impact on Egypts economy: IMF (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE launches treasury bonds worth 11.5 bln Egyptian pounds today (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar passes law approving 100% foreign investment (Arabian Business)
GGC faces further growth slowdown this year (Gulf News)
Investors put off by Egypts tight control of currency (The National)
Digitisation could help Middeast companies generate $16.9b in extra revenue annually until 2021 (Zawya)
Qatar sells $412 million worth three- to 10-year bonds (Zawya)
UAE economy projected to grow 2.3 percent in 2016 (Zawya)
Gulf investors eye raising Deutsche Bank stake (Zawya)
Digitisation could help companies generate $16.9b in extra revenue annually until 2021(Gulf News)
GGC faces further growth slowdown this year (Gulf News)
Africas economic renaissance is only getting started (Gulf News)
Ajman, Macedonia discuss economic cooperation (Gulf Today)
Egypt seeks to finalize IMF loan (Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia does economic pivot (Daily Star)
SMEs play a crucial role in Kingdoms economic growth (Saudi Gazette)
Bahrain to host major international defence expo (Zawya)
India seeks $500 billion in road, infrastructure in investments from UAE (Zawya)
UAE credit appetite in downtrend Central Bank (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia sets record with mammoth $17.5 billion bond issue (Zawya)
New law to permit non-Qataris' total investment in projects (Zawya)
Payments to Saudi construction firms will rise (Zawya)
US working with G7 countries to fund IMF Egypt program (Gulf News)
Egypt central bank allocates $1.8b to build 6-month strategic goods stock minister (Gulf News)
Tax Experts Wanted in U.A.E. as Oil Woes Prompt Hunt for Revenue (Bloomberg)
IMF: Onus of job creation is on private sector (Khaleej Times)
$400 million worth of Singaporean investments in Egypt: minister (Amwal Al Ghad)
Trade exchange with Kenya recorded $513m in 2015: Egypt's Qabil (Amwal Al Ghad)
IMF report sees slow growth for next year (The National)
IMF welcomes UAE plan for bankruptcy law (The National)
Fitch affirms NBE, CIB, Credit Agricole Egypt, stable outlook (Amwal Al Ghad)
Is personal income tax in GCC on the horizon? (Khaleej Times)
U.A.E. Starts Hiring for Tax Body Ahead of Value-Added Levy (Bloomberg)
UAE economy projected to grow 2.3 per cent in 2016 (Gulf News)
VAT could be an uphill battle for GCC businesses (Trade Arabia)
Could Saudi bond break emerging markets records? (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia draws record $67 bln demand for first international bond (Zawya)
Egypt to send new investment law to cabinet next month (Zawya)
Experts predict wages may go up next year in the UAE (Zawya)
Chemicals exports hit $2bn in eight months- Egypt's CEC (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt negotiating $150 million financial assistance from USAID (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE fixes US dollar at EGP 8.78, launches regular auction with $120m (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi bond issue will maintain domestic market liquidity, says IMF director (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia could issue record bond of up to $17.5bn (Arabian Business)
Bahrain's spending cuts 'may be over' as oil prices stabilise (Arabian Business)
Oman central bank plans to issue $389 million worth of bonds (Zawya)
Strong demand expected for KSA international bond sale (Arab News)
ADDED team, Shanghai discuss investment opportunities (Gulf Today)
Combination of debt and asset buffers can fund GCC deficits (Gulf News)
Turkeys Biggest Unpaid Loan Tells the Story of Liras Weakness (Bloomberg)
IMF Sees Saudi Economic Rebound in 2017 as Austerity Drive Eases (Bloomberg)
Talents Market drives links Saudi youths & employers (Saudi Gazette)
IMF: UAE and Gulf neighbors must keep up momentum of diversification to stimulate growth (The National)
Egypt central bank keeps pound stable at weekly dollar sale (Zawya)
Ministry of Interior reveals linking of electronic identity cards systems for GCC citizens (Zawya)
Saudi has little room to slow austerity drive, IMF says (Zawya)
Egypt's bill of imported non-durable consumer goods hit $6bn in 6 months (Amwal Al Ghad)
Capitals of South Korean firms operating in Egypt hit $64.3 million: GAFI (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts SFD negotiating $330 million finances from Arab Fund, EIB, OFID (Amwal Al Ghad)
Ceramic, sanitary ware exports hit $322m in 2015: Egypt's Export Council (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar to start $549m port infrastructure work in Q2 (Trade Arabia)
Etisalat Digital launched to help governments, businesses in digital space (Gulf Today)
Abu Dhabi Chamber, Russian ambassador discuss cooperation (Gulf Today)
Jordan, in cooperation with ICD, JICA, closes local currency Sukuk (Saudi Gazette)
New push to boost Bahrain-India trade links (Trade Arabia)
Egypt to gather additional $6 bln required for IMF deal (Zawya)
GCC governments financing needs to cross $560b by 2019 (Zawya)
Kuwait intent to boost investments in Jordan (Zawya)
World Bank projects increase in remittances to Lebanon (Zawya)
Jordan bonds: ICD keen to support financing mechanisms (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia Says Give Us Your Money and Don't Ask About Oil (Bloomberg)
Tadawul hit by Q3 earnings (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi Arabia plans to overhaul its bankruptcy laws (Arabian Business)
Iran plans to match Qatar's gas production level by early next year, says oil minister (Arabian Business)
Egypt, Japan to sign two financing deals in final week of October (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatar central bank offers 3 bln riyals bonds in third riyal sale of 2016 (The Peninsula)
Well reach our goals before 2021 (Gulf Today)
Revealed: GCC sovereigns could need $560bn by 2019 as low oil price bites (Arabian Business)
UAE to see greatest impact in GCC of weaker sterling (Gulf News)
Jordan issues local currency sukuk in boon for banks (Zawya)
How EU fund rules leave gaps in investor protection (Zawya)
MIDEAST DEBT-Saudis face dilemma between size and pricing in debut bond sale (Zawya)
Strong initial interest in new Oman oil blocks licensing round (Zawya)
Oman, Iran bilateral trade to reach $5bn (Trade Arabia)
Accounting shake-up presents challenge for Saudi companies (Arab News)
Abu Dhabi to bolster economic and investment ties with China (Gulf Today)
UAE investors to join Indias $750 million ambitious project (Gulf Today)
UAE-Italy trade expected to grow 10% (Gulf Today)
Qatars SME investment at $852.3m (The Peninsula)
GCC economic growth to hover around 2% (Zawya)
Gulf real estate investors welcome UK law to attack criminal finances (Zawya)
Will large Lebanese banks relocate head office? (Zawya)
Govt firms better placed to resist low oil prices (Trade Arabia)
UAEs economy has doubled in the last 10 years Sheikh Mohammed (Gulf Business)
Saudi finance ministry to close annual accounts early in austerity step (Arabian Business)
Qatar said to halt future equity investment in troubled Deutsche Bank (Arabian Business)
GCC to witness 'sharp' slowdown in 2017 research (Arabian Business)
Saudi Bank Stress Builds as Kingdoms Cash Injection Falls Short (Bloomberg)
MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets fall across region, NCB earnings hit Saudi (Zawya)
Saudi international bonds safe haven for many big investors (Arab News)
Sial Paris 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of 102 Egyptian firms (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt foreign trade with EU hits 12.8bn in 6 months (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi Arabias first international bond sale could be sweeter if OPEC reaches a deal (Amwal Al Ghad)
CBE to issue t-bills worth 11 billion Egyptian pounds Sunday (Amwal Al Ghad)
Tadawul index up 1.1% for the week (Arab News)
Saudi Arabia plans first bonds in Ireland: Report (Arab News)
Deutsche Bank crisis has no impact on UAE yet (Zawya)
70% of young Gulf Arabs still look to governments for jobs (Saudi Gazette)
Dubai's trade with Latin America grows to $4.63bn (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia plans first bonds in Ireland: Report (Arab News)
Mountain of debt that will have to be scaled (The National)
UAE merchants slip in extra charges for credit card deals (The National)
Qatari food products to reach global stage (Zawya)
Turkish Lira Weakens to Record as Rising Fed Bets Add to Risks (Bloomberg)
Saudi Arabia to start debut bond investor meetings on October 12 (Gulf News)
UAE bankruptcy law 'will not decriminalize bounced cheques' (Arabian Business)
Kuwait raises minimum salary requirement for family visas (Gulf Business)
EU signs 129 million in financial assistance for Egypt (Zawya)
MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems support Saudi, other Gulf bourses slip (Zawya)
Egypt's stock market gains on $2 bln Saudi deposit (Zawya)
Egypt to get $2b Saudi deposit in IMF deal (Times of Oman)
National Bank of Egypt braces for four-year plan to boost SME financing (Zawya)
SMEs driving GCC economic and job growth: study (Trade Arabia)
UAE keen to promote Islamic economy (Gulf Today)
Better come to terms with low interest rates (Gulf News)
Saudi-German business leaders discuss new opportunities under Vision 2030 (Arab News)
Egypt receives $2 billion Saudi deposit in boost for IMF deal: sources (Amwal Al Ghad)
Trade balance deficit fell 13% in July 2016- Egypt's CAPMAS (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dollar rises as Treasuries fall before Fed minutes; pound climbs (Gulf News)
Economically active expat population in Qatar falls 1.6% in Q2 (Gulf Times)
Sukuk issuances in 2016 expected to be $65-70 billion-study (Zawya)
UAE, Korea trade seen rebounding in 2017 (Khaleej times)
Oman to raise electricity tariffs for big corporate users (The Peninsula)
Dubai shares drift lower as Saudi index climbs to two-week high (The National)
No half measures for Egypt as it seeks IMF accord (The National)
Saudi Arabia set to meet investors ahead of debut bond (Arabian Business)
Kuwait approves plan to set up its 'largest oil company (Arabian Business)
Dubai's plan to become global capital of Islamic economy 'on track' (Arabian Business)
UAE stock markets end in green (Gulf Today)
Tactical ideas in today's global stock markets (Khaleej Times)
Saudi bond prospectus details economy, skirts some risks (Zawya)
Egyptian pound steady in regular dollar sale, weaker on black market (Zawya)
Kingdom starts roadshow for first global bond issue (Arab News)
Global Islamic Economy Summit seeks to develop Muslims products (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi Aramco informed Egypt about suspending oil product supply-official (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia to meet investors from Weds ahead of debut sovereign bond (Zawya)
EU to sign 129mn Egypt package on Oct 11 (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dubai trade with Ethiopia at Dhs2.2b (Gulf Today)
Egypt inflation eases for first time in 6 months in September (Gulf News)
Making Egyptian pound exchange price more flexible is essential: IMF (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt signs LoI with Intl Islamic Trade Finance Corporation in Washington (Amwal Al Ghad)
31% see UAE economy contraction in past six months poll (Arabian Business)
Nasdaq Dubai, Ideal Ratings launch benchmark indices to track performance of Sukuk (Zawya)
Saudi Aramco informed Egypt about suspending oil product supply-official (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia to meet investors from Weds ahead of debut sovereign bond (Zawya)
Qatar seeks IMF support to deepen markets (Zawya)
Government finalizing new tax plan, to include in policy statement (Zawya)
IFC to raise $5bn for emerging markets infrastructure (Trade Arabia)
Gulf stocks decline, Egypt readies for float (The Daily Star)
Energy, Utilities, Telecoms, IT sectors hit Saudi stocks (Saudi Gazette)
Georgia, KSA trade volume soars 200% (Saudi Gazette)
GCC bond market to gain momentum (Zawya)
UAE ranks 33rd globally for bot population (Zawya)
Kuwait postpones planned $10 billion bond issue until 2017 (Zawya)
Egypt says increasing tenders for oil to raise reserves CBC (Zawya)
Local retail investors turn bearish on QSE (Gulf Times)
GCC growth & sustainability depends on fiscal, monetary policy alignment & action (Gulf Times)
The Central Bank weakened the currency by more than 10 per cent in March (Khaleej Times)
Kuwait postpones planned $10 billion bond issue until 2017 bankers (Zawya)
Saudi Build 2016 set to kick off amid challenges, opportunities (Saudi Gazette)
Kingdom emerges third globally in ethylene output (Zawya)
Egypt signs World Bank $500mn loan for Upper Egypt development scheme (Zawya)
Quarterly outlook: Queasy and uneasy (Gulf Times)
Weekly Market Report (Gulf Times)
Technical analysis of the QSE index (Gulf Times)
Dubai's non-oil foreign trade at Dh647 billion in H1 2016 (Khaleej Times)
VAT in the GCC Insights by industry (Trade Arabia)
Libya's eastern authorities say oil money will go to Tripoli Central Bank (Zawya)
Is there a best time to remit money? (The National)
Business summit in Gujarat draws positive Saudi response (Arab News)
Dubai to stage major Shanghai event to boost China trade links (Arabian Business)
World Economic Forum upgrades Egypt in report for 2016-17 (Gulf Today)
Growth stalls in major GCC economies: weaker new business to blame (AME Info)
Gulf investors explore untapped opportunities in Africa (Khaleej Times)
Globalisation must be different, IMFs Lagarde says (Gulf News)
Shares hit multi-week lows across the UAE (The National)
Sheikh Mohammed launches World Green Economy Organisation (Khaleej Times)
VAT seminar to ensure timely preparedness (Gulf Today)
Weekly economic update: Across MENA this week (AME Info)
Bahrain foreign reserves halve since 2014 as oil slumps (AME Info)
JPMorgan challenges HSBC for GCC bond crown (The Daily Star)
Lebanons PMI signals unchanged rate of contraction in September (The Daily Star)
Saudi Arabia can avoid any devaluation: Study (Saudi Gazette)
Saudi riyal peg not under threat Credit Suisse (Gulf Business)
Kingdoms import bill falls 23.9% to SR43 billion in June (Arab News)
IMF warns on record $152 trillion global debt (Trade Arabia)
Morocco sees growth at 4.5%, budget deficit at 3% in 2017 (Gulf Today)
Business opportunities across Africa will grow to US$5.6 trillion by 2025, says consulting firm (The National)
Egypt to sign World Bank $500mn loan for Upper Egypt development tomorrow (Amwal Al Ghad)
Qatari and Georgian chambers sign MoU for strengthening cooperation (Gulf Times)
New business growth eases last month in Saudi Arabia (Gulf News)
Market analysis: Third-quarter reporting season will assess the summer (The National)
This time around, Egypts reform plan faces higher hurdles (The National)
Telecoms fuel Saudi stocks jump (Saudi Gazette)
UAEs non-oil sector sees slowest growth in new orders since 2010(Gulf Business)
GCC firms struggle to get finance as region grapples with low oil prices (Gulf Business)
Qatar set to introduce VAT during 2018 (Arabian Business)
Saudi private sector growth eases as hiring, new business slows (Arabian Business)
IMF maintains Saudi growth projections (Arab News)
Tunisia cuts growth outlook to 1.5 pct vs previous 2.5 pct (Zawya)
Gulf stock markets may consolidate in low turnover (AME Info)
Saudi Arabias non-oil private sector growth slows in September (The National)
Lebanon cutting apple export deal with Egypt (The Daily Star)
Egypts net foreign reserves rise to $19.592b (Gulf Today)
Bahrain launches $2bn bond, includes $1bn sukuk (Arabian Business)
IMF cuts Egypt 2016 growth forecast to 4% (Amwal Al Ghad)
MSM drops 1% to touch five-month low (Times of Oman)
Muscat bourse set to cut brokerage fee of day traders by half (Times of Oman)
SRG launches $191m residential project in Dubai (Trade Arabia)
UAE consumers will see biggest impact from VAT experts (Gulf Business)
Saudi central bank said to study how to restructure mortgages (Arabian Business)
Egypt's foreign reserves rose to $19.6bn in September: CBE (Amwal Al Ghad)
1.2m housing units executed with $12bn in 5 years: Egypt's CAPMAS (Amwal Al Ghad)
Run up to 2020: How Dubai is evolving (AME Info)
Qatar outperforms GCC peers in progress scores (The Peninsula Qatar)
Telecoms shares boost Riyadh index as Gulf markets consolidate (The National)
S&P upgrades banks outlook (Daily Star)
Saudi stocks swing widely, Gulf weak (Saudi Gazette)
Egypt seen keeping pound steady at dollar sale despite devaluation talk (Zawya)
Global spend on Islamic food and lifestyle to hit $3 trillion by 2021 (Khaleej Times)
Saudi economic growth outlook faces further downward pressure (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia wooing US cash (Gulf News)
Qatar outperforms world in sustainable development: BCG (Gulf Times)
Iranian economy improving: IMF concluding statement (Zawya)
Kuwait's consumer inflation drops to 2.9% - NBK economic report (Zawya)
GCC states plan to raise $50b to reduce deficit (Zawya)
Qatar expected to introduce VAT between Jan 2018 and Jan 2019, says BDO Qatar (Zawya)
CBE: Egypts foreign reserves 13% higher in September (Amwal Al Ghad)
World Bank approves $1 bln for Egypt fiscal balances, energy reforms (Amwal Al Ghad)
UAE leads GCCs Islamic economy indicator (Gulf News)
Middle East stock markets may be sluggish after Saudis tumble (AMEinfo)
Qatars growth stays on track despite volatility (The Peninsula Qatar)
GCC money markets slowing down (Trade Arabia)
Saudi records 1.4pc GDP growth (Trade Arabia)
UAE to launch worlds first tolerance charter (Gulf Today)
UAE offers Dhs184m for Mosul stability (Gulf Today)
Uncertainty prevails as UAE markets remain in consolidation (Gulf News)
Foreign nationals own Dh44.6b in market value on ADX (Gulf News)
UAE begins implementing new wage protection scheme (Gulf Business)
Saudi GDP rises 1.4% in second quarter of 2016 (Arab News)
Egypt, World Bank to sign $500 mln Upper Egypt development loan next week (Amwal Al Ghad)
Oman non-oil exports fall 25% in first five months of 2016 (Zawya)
No way economists can agree beyond the bare minimum (Gulf News)
Dubai, Latin America post Dh17b non-oil trade (Khaleej Times)
Saudi Arabia, Qatar move little in thin trade (Gulf News)
Qatar's foreign trade surplus slumps 35% to $2.3bn in August (Arabian Business)
UAE still lures career-minded expats despite rising costs, says HSBC (Arabian Business)
Saudi debut bond looms as emerging market gov'ts raise $100bn (Arabian Business)
China says to finance Egypts $45 billion new capital city (Amwal Al Ghad)
Iraq recovery plans tied up by US budget tussle (Gulf Times)
Saudi Central Bank orders rescheduling of austerity hit loans (Gulf Times)
Saudi banks to benefit from central bank liquidity support (Trade Arabia)
China retains lead position in importing Oman Crude (Times of Oman)
Gulf investments in Africa beginning to spread far and wide (The National)
A UAE bankruptcy law is welcome, but business gains will take some time (The National)
UAE, Canada pledge to take economic, trade cooperation to new heights (Gulf News)
Emerging markets economic woes to keep sukuk issuance low (Gulf News)
Egyptian lawyers protest new VAT tax (Zawya)
Dubai's $545m Water Canal project to be completed in November (Arabian Business)
France, Egypt to build joint technical office for sustainable cities (Amwal Al Ghad)
Saudi economic growth hits three-year low in Q2 (Gulf Times)
More UAE investors change expectations on returns amid rising risks (Gulf News)
Qatar economic growth seen rising to 3.8% in 2017 (Arabian Business)
Dubai ruler names board for new body to drive Islamic economy (Arabian Business)
Saudi Arabia hands tied as rising rates risk worsening economy woes (Gulf News)
Economic Committees hint at escalation if vacuum persists (Daily Star)
Yemen central bank governor inherits destitute lender (Daily Star)
New Zealand business leaders in Riyadh talks (Arab News)
Iraq to put off $2 bln international bond sale to 2017 (Zawya)
Diversification a key pillar for the success of UAE economy (Khaleej Times)
India, Sharjah can further capitalise on FDI collaborations (Khaleej Times)
Deadline for GCC rail network pushed back three years (The National)
StanChart starts direct trading between yuan, Saudi riyal, UAE dirham (Arabian Business)
Qatar August trade surplus shrinks 36 pct y/y (Zawya)
Adoption of OECD best practices can help develop Qatars public finance sector (Gulf Times)
Saudi central bank's foreign assets edge down in August (Zawya)
Oman budget deficit hits $10.38bln in H1 (Zawya)
Egypt's economic growth 'going forward,' fiscal reform supports B3 rating (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dubais Sheikh Mohammed unveils UAE Strategy for the Future (Gulf Business)
Egypt eyes $10 billion foreign investment (Gulf Today)
Investment opportunities in UAE and China highlighted (Gulf Today)
US approves $8bn fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain (Arabian Business)
Oman exceeds global average in well-being (Times of Oman)
Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept. 11 bill becomes law (Zawya)
Kingdom executes $300bn worth of projects defying regional recession (Zawya)
UAE to finalise federal debt law with central bank within two months-official (Zawya)
Sharjah launches bid for 30% increase in foreign direct investment (The National)
Infographic: regional economic commentary (AME Info)
New FDI law set for cabinet nod (Khaleej Times)
Global exits from Jordan Trade Facilities for $29m (Saudi Gazette)
Global connections key to the sustainability of UAE based SMEs (Gulf News)
Adoption of OECD best practices can help develop Qatars public finance sector (Gulf Times)
Cautious optimism for Egypt's economy (MEED)
Access to finance critical to GCC economies (Trade Arabia)
UAE, Oman lead the world in well-being scores (Trade Arabia)
UAE, New Zealand discuss moves to enhance trade ties (Trade Arabia)
KSA 3rd most competitive in the Arab world (Saudi Gazette)
UAE is most at risk for employee data leaks in the Middle East (Arabian Business)
Sheikh Mohammed launches new strategy to shape UAE's future (Arabian Business)
Sharjah FDI Forum kicks off (Gulf News)
Opposition to subsidy cuts needs to be quelled (Gulf News)
Tadawul index drops 3.8% (Arab News)
UAE tops Arab world in global competitiveness ranking (Gulf News)
UAE is most competitive Arab nation, says WEF (The National)
OPEC set for no deal on output (Arab News)
Mobily CEO sees hit from fingerprinting, slower Saudi economy (Gulf News)
Saudi stocks slide 4%, falls the most globally on austerity steps (Gulf News)
UAE investment opportunities to be in focus at Sharjah FDI Forum (Gulf News)
Egypts pound falls to black market record (Gulf times)
Saudi gears up to face economic challenges and strengthen global partnerships (Gulf times)
Public-private partnership crucial for attracting $106b investment in Oman (Times Of Oman)
Saudi inflation to remain high despite recent fall (MEED)
Bahrain minister comments on Algeria and oil price trend (MEED)
Saudi stocks tumble 3% after salary cuts (Gulf News)
Saudi Arabia reduces ministers pay, cuts public sector bonuses (Gulf Business)
Abu Dhabi August inflation plunges to 0.5 pct (Zawya)
Bahrain starts work on $483m sewerage project (Trade Arabia)
Nearly a quarter of Mideast PPP projects abandoned (Saudi Gazette)
World trade weakening to slowest pace since 2009, WTO says (The National)
Mena markets expected to remain volatile, says report (Gulf Today)
GCC budget deficits seen crossing $153bn this year (Zawya)
Saudi Arabia cuts public sector bonuses (Trade Arabia)
Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to junk (AME Info)
Lenders in a bind over excess Lebanese cash (Daily Star)
Dubai becomes increasingly attractive to Chinese investors (Arab News)
Financial stability outweighs rising costs for expatriates in UAE (Khaleej Times)
Construction formally commences at Expo 2020 Dubai site (Gulf News)
Expats prefer UAE for its economic and political stability (Zawya)
Oman signs agreement for establishing Iranian Bazaar (Times Of Oman)
Oman government has to prepare for introducing VAT, says expert (Times Of Oman)
Egypt eyes $10bn in foreign investment (Trade Arabia)
Business France team to visit Qatar this week (The Peninsula Qatar)
Saudi banks rally on central bank monetary action (The National)
Algeria plans bank privatizations as oil money dries up fast (Daily Star)
Human capital, entrepreneurship to drive Kingdom Vision 2030 plan (Saudi Gazette)
QFMA receives 11 acquisition requests (Gulf Times)
Saudi central bank to inject $5.3bn to boost financial stability (Arabian Business)
Qatar-Indonesia joint investment fund in final stages (Gulf Times)
One-fourth of public private partnership projects abandoned in region (Times of Oman)
Two major laws to prop up foreign investment in Oman (Times of Oman)
Super Rate Hike Still Seen in Egypt as Devaluation Looms (Bloomberg)
Call for more clarity in Mena public-private partnership projects (The National)
New Zealand eyes boosting trade ties with GCC (AME Info)
Major Gulf stock markets retreat after crude tumbled (Arabian Business)
Moodys cuts Turkeys credit rating to junk after post-coup review (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypts central bank unexpectedly keeps key rates unchanged (Amwal Al Ghad)
Indonesia to boost ties with Qatar in trade, tourism and investment (Gulf Times)
Hakim: Deadlock damaging the economy (Daily Star)
EU parliament chief says Egypts IMF loan should be linked to migrant deal (Amwal Al Ghad)
Dubai Mercantile Exchange lists new Middle East fuel oil derivatives (Emirates 247)
DED signs MoU with Smart Dubai Office (Gulf Today)
Gulf shares cheer Fed decision to keep interest rates on hold (Arab News)
MoF to enhance government financial work (Gulf Today)
Khalil proposes new taxes to finance public salary hikes (Daily Star)
Egypt negotiating $300 mln first tranche of Abu Dhabi Funds Sinai loan (Amwal Al Ghad)
Egypt seen raising key rates to 11-year high after inflation surge (Amwal Al Ghad)
Oman plans to issue dollar-denominated bonds (Times of Oman)
Islamic finance outlook remains robust despite somber sukuk issuance (The Saudi Gazette)
Cyber security as an economic accelerator (Gulf News)
Dubai and Slovenia to see stronger bilateral ties (Khaleej Times)
Sharjah FDI Forum to take UAE-India economic relations to greater heights (Gulf Today)
Lebanons electricity: The need for market solutions (Daily Star)
Budget deficit mostly the same up to June 2016 (Daily Star)
Islamic finance outlook remains robust despite somber sukuk issuance (Saudi Gazette)
New push to boost Bahrain Pakistan trade ties (Trade Arabia)
Risks remain for EMEA emerging market banks (Trade Arabia)
Qatar budget back to near balance by 2018 (Gulf News)
Dollar-hunting Egypt investors turn to most costly trade yet (Gulf News)