A combination of massive currency reserves and a 2013 spending plan based on a conservative oil price projection means Saudi Arabia has considerable flexibility in deciding its oil output policy this year.
The world's top oil
The "fiscal cliff," a metaphor drawn from nature, was actually created by members of the US Congress, who designed it to be so horrible that they and the president would come to their senses and avert it in the nick o
The UAE booked a consolidated state budget surplus of Dh36.2 billion ($9.9 billion) in 2011, the country's finance ministry said yesterday, publicly releasing such data for the first time.
The ministry said the figure included
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the global economy may see "seven lean years" as a result of needed fiscal consolidation programmes, even as top US economists questioned the effectiveness of austerity measures.
In a speech
Developed countries with big budget deficits must start now to prepare public opinion for the belt-tightening that will be needed starting next year, the No. 2 official at the IMF said on Sunday.
John Lipsky, the International Monetary Fun
Dubai has unveiled a surplus budget of Dh11.4 billion ($3.10 billion) for the 2008 fiscal, more than double the level of Dh5.1 billion in 2007.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ru
The Indian government expects to meet its revenue and fiscal deficit targets for the year to March on the back of robust corporate and income tax receipts, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said yesterday.
He also said there was 'a