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Emerging & Frontier Markets

Middle East Oil & Gas: Iranian Win?

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Ronald Fink Some analysts think the Ukrainian crisis could help improve prospects for Middle Eastern...
Browse economic indicators and data sets

West Bank and Gaza

Browse economic indicators and data sets, selected by <em>Global Finance </em>editors, to learn more about The Occupied Palestinian Territories economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

IsraelPalestine Gas Accord

MILESTONES By Luca Ventura When in early January the US secretary of state John Kerry traveled to the Middle East,...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Regional Focus: The Levant

WHEN WILL A NEW SUN RISE? By Justin Keay The Levant region is plagued with political instability and unrest. But there are pockets of economic strength and inklings of long-term development. According to the Collins English Dictionary, the word Levant ...

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World’s Best Banks 2013: Middle East

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt CONSERVATIVE LENDING AND RECORD EARNINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST Many of the largest banks in the Middle East posted record earnings in 2012, as they continued to pursue conservative lending ...

Country Report

Country Report: Lebanon

AGAINST ALL ODDS   By Justin Keay   Mid-20th-century tourists flocked to Lebanon, the Switzerland of the East. War and instability long ago changed that. Now, with the Syrian conflict spilling over its borders, the country faces yet another round ...


Words Of Wisdom: Adel El-Labban, Ahli United Bank

DRIVE FOR DEMOCRACY   By Gordon Platt   Adel El-Labban, group CEO and managing director of Ahli United Bank, Bahrain, has had a major influence on Middle Eastern banking.   Global Finance: The past 25 years in the Middle East have ...


Middle East 2012: Levantine Banks

THE LEVANT BANKS ON STABILITY By Gordon Platt Caution and conservative growth are the key goals of Levantine economies. The resource-poor countries of the Levant have been trying to promote open markets, free trade and labor mobility ...


EM Regional Review: Middle East

THE ARAB SPRING’S COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES By Gordon Platt Countries in the region are evaluating the economic outcome of social and political upheaval—both the opportunities and the challenges. Commercial International Bank, Egypt’s largest private sector bank, ...


Global Economic Indicators: Key Sources and Links

Global Finance’s selection of the best links to authoritative sources of global economic statistics, indicators and data. INTERNATIONAL SOURCES FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS IMF – International Monetary Fund: Homepage Data and Statistics World Economic Outlook database on selected macroeconomic ...