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MENA’s Capricious Capital Flow Flare

The IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia October economic snapshot highlighted changing capital flow patterns from direct to portfolio inflows ...

Tunisia’s Overdue Aid Revolution

Since instigating the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia has been held up by the international community, which plowed in billions ...

Lebanon/Turkey’s Rearguard Refugee Roundup

Media and law enforcement reports that thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey, out of the millions fleeing there ...

Iran’s Raucous Sanctions Romp

After a 20% gain in the fiscal year first quarter ending in June, the Tehran Stock Exchange local index added ...

Tunisia’s Testing Turnaround Trickle

Tunisia joined other Middle East frontier markets Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco with flat to negative results on the Morgan Stanley ...

Iran’s Battered Bank Switch Spirits

Amid worsening stagflation, currency depreciation and the comprehensive US sanctions campaign moving the past month from oil to other exports ...

Sudan’s Dire Deployment Design

After ousting three-decade ruler Omar al-Bashir and beginning negotiations for civilian government transition with demonstrators loosely grouped under a “professionals ...

Bahrain’s Contradictory Conference Agendas

Bahrain stocks, on a 20% roll through April on the MSCI Frontier index, looked for further grounding as the oil ...

Iran’s Offsetting Oil Anguish Salve

The Tehran Stock Exchange local index hit the record 200,000 mark despite harsher US sanctions aiming to eliminate oil exports ...

Israel’s Blunted Blue and White Whirl

Israeli stocks and bonds now featuring in developed world indices maintained solid gains with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s surprise coalition re-election ...

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