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Country Report

Features : Fast Forward

ISRAEL Past wars and threats of future ones just can’t stop Israel’s economic engine plowing ahead.     Past wars and threats of future ones just can't stop Israel's economic engine plowing ahead. During the past year, Israel’s economy grew ...


Milestones : Qatar Tightens Financial Regulation

QATAR     The only way is up: QFC moves to new, gleaming headquarters.   Rich in natural gas, the Gulf nation of Qatar has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, with increasing demand for financial products and ...


Regional Report GCC : Economic Boom Won’t Quit

<p>Regional Report / Gcc   High oil prices keep the ball rolling, as the Gulf region’s economic growth momentum carries it through a rough patch in the stock markets.         Kingdom Tower Riyadh: As capital spending rises, ...</p>


Regional Report GCC : The Power Of People

<p>Regional Report / Gcc   Competition for talent in the banking industry is driving up costs as demand for financial services expands.     El-Labban: Talent is more likely to join or stay on at a growing bank   As ...</p>

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets : Discount Carrier Plans To Add Hubs

COMPANY TO WATCH: AIR ARABIA/UAE     Air Arabia, the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, raised $700 million in its recent initial public offering, the largest IPO ever in the United Arab Emirates. The company’s ...


Features : Regional Focus: ASEAN

Asean Countries Find Joy in Unity South East Asias regional trade alliance is looking for ways to promote intra-regional cooperation...