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Egypt’s Punctuated Lavish Praise

Egyptian bonds and stocks, the latter up 15% on the Morgan Stanley Capital International core emerging markets index in the ...

Algeria’s Layered Liberation Lament

Thirty years after a popular revolt against one-party military-guided rule that may have been an Arab spring precursor, Algerians took ...

The Middle East’s Integrated Introspection

Unlike most other emerging stock markets enjoying a bounce this year, as reflected in Bank of America’s latest asset allocation ...

Lebanon’s Battered Bank Bulwark

Following a year with Middle East stock markets down aside from tiny Tunisia, ratings agencies repeated a gloomy banking sector ...

The Gulf’s Cracked Finance Facade

Gulf stock markets were mixed, with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with 10-25% gains, Bahrain flat, and Oman and the ...

The Middle East-Central Asia’s Wayward Aim

Middle East and Central Asian financial markets are under immediate fire from souring emerging economy sentiment and the Turkey crisis ...

Yemen’s Bank Catastrophe Call

As the US and UK call for a ceasefire and reconsider military support for the Saudi-backed Yemeni government’s campaign against ...

Iran’s Premium Pressure Valve Valuation

The Tehran stock exchange was up 40% in local currency terms in September, although its annual decline was the same ...

Tunisia’s Smothered Spring Scent

Approaching the seventh anniversary of its Arab Spring leading dictator ouster and restoration of competitive democracy as a standout regional ...

The Middle East’s Reshuffled Index Deck

Middle East stock markets outperformed Asian and other regional rivals on the MSCI Index through the third quarter, as Gulf ...

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