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The Gulf’s Uphill Upgrade

With the Ramadan fasting season underway, Gulf equity markets UAE and Qatar sputtered in their quest to enter the MSCI ...

The Arab World’s Toppled Regime Crush

The IIF in its annual survey placed the Mideast region at a “historic turning point” with economic and political transitions ...

Iraq’s Wrenching Oil Machinery Wrangles

Iraqi debt prices teetered after the post-government creation glow as Shiite/Sunni sectarian violence again flared, with neighboring Bahrain confrontations aggravating ...

Egypt’s Brazen Broken Circuits

After numerous postponements, and just before the 40 business day deadline that may have warranted MSCI core index expulsion, Egypt’s ...

Iran’s Defiant Subsidy Sacrifice

With the rest of the region under popular siege and with renewed clashes at home between security forces and the ...

Libya’s Steadfast Resistance Sparks

As Libyan business and diplomatic professionals endorsed the mass revolt against Colonel Gaddafi and his family’s four-decade stranglehold on oil ...

The Gulf’s Swaying Palms Shadow

Gulf stock markets were spooked by popular protest movements in the Mediterranean basin with parallels drawn to anti-inflation and government ...

North Africa’s Smoldering Jasmine Smell

Tunisia’s ouster of longtime strongman Ben-Ali prompted similar popular uprisings throughout the sub-region against political and economic stagnation most prominently ...

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