Oman's government posted a budget deficit of RO3.5 billion ($9.1 billion) in the first half of 2016
compared with a deficit of RO1.92 billion a year earlier, as low oil export prices slashed its revenues, provisional Finance Ministry
Economists have cut growth forecasts for most of the rich oil exporting countries of the Gulf as non-oil business activity slows because of government austerity measures, a quarterly Reuters poll found.
Last year, growth in the si
Brazil's government will consider selling airports in Sao Paulo and Rio to help to reduce a large fiscal deficit next year, interim President Michel Temer told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper on Sunday.
The paper said that the
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (Opec) 2015 oil export revenues slumped 46 percent to a 10-year low, the group said in a report published on Wednesday, underlining the impact on producers' income from a collaps
Iraq's central bank on Tuesday said it started selling local bonds worth 1.5 trillion Iraqi dinars ($1.29 billion), as part of an effort to plug a government deficit caused by tumbling oil prices and the costs of fighting an Islamic State in
Abu Dhabi expects to post a wider budget deficit of Dh36.9 billion ($10.1 billion) in 2016 because of low oil prices, and plans to cover the gap mainly with international bond issues, a prospectus for a bond sale by the emirate showed.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has approved the 2016-2017 draft budget, as well as an economic development plan, and sent both to parliament for passage, state news agency Mena said.
The draft budge
Kuwait's government plans to issue both international and domestic bonds to help cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices, finance minister Anas Al-Saleh said on Tuesday.
Al-Saleh told Reuters on the sidelines of a fina
Saudi Arabia's government ran a record budget deficit of SR367 billion ($97.9 billion) in 2015 because of low oil prices, the Council of Economic and Development Affairs said on Monday.
The deficit is "considered an accep
Saudi Arabia's financial deficit this year is manageable despite the low oil prices, and the kingdom's economic growth rate and financial health will stay strong, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a security conference in Bahrain o