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Tough days ahead

  • The Gulf region has emerged as the only place with relative economic stability and potential for growth in the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook, released earlier this month. But challenges remain.In fact the latest forecast is by 0.4 percent lower than the previous...
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Scottish vote’s ripple effect

  • Come Thursday morning, 4.1 million Scots, including 124, 000 new electorate teenagers, are expected to decide the future not only of Scotland as an independent state or to stay within the Union Jack, but will also determine the future of England itself and its position in the world.Reflecting...
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Looking into two Saudi IMF reports

  • The message one gets from reading the latest report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Saudi economy according to the article four of consultation with member countries is that it continues to be ‘strong’ and that it has replaced its previous two worries with new ones.In...
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Renewed call on OPEC

  • Once again the world looks around and calls on OPEC to be ready and pump more oil to compensate for possible supply shortage and ease the tight market, thus confirming its position as supplier of last resort able to meet a1.4 percent increase in demand this year to average a record 92.8 million...
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A look at food security

  • Hardly three months passed since the third Afro-Arab summit concluded in Kuwait and some troubling signals have started to show up.The convening of the summit on time consolidated the impression that it will be an established practice for Arabs and Africans to meet regularly and build block by...
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We must give peace a chance

  • WHILE the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has witnessed significant deterioration in terms of peace in the last few years, the Arab Spring has givensome hope for better days ahead in the region....
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The rise of the African continent

  • SOMETHING is happening in nearby Africa that the Middle East region, currently at a crossroads, needs to take note of it. A combination of improved political and economic conditions is painting a new image and sowing the seeds of hope for a better future in the African continent....
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Iranian sanctions and potential impact on oil market

  • With an expected drop in demand for oil this year and increase in non-OPEC supplies, the oil market is waiting anxiously to see how US-led Western sanctions against Iran will unfold after they complete full year in effect....
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Local problems, global solutions

  • It was definitely not a part of the official agenda of the Arab Economic Summit in Riyadh which concluded yesterday. The summit had a clear focus on economic issues. Nevertheless it would definitely be there on the sidelines of the high-level official meetings in direct or indirect deliberations....
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What’s happening on Africa’s western front?

  • A world replete with crises is focusing its attention on a new place, Mali. The strategically located West African country is attracting attention for a lot of reasons: The central government is disintegrating and the rising tide of militancy with links to Al-Qaeda....
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