Oman's Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, has voted for the biggest increases in corporate taxes in many years to offset a budget deficit caused by low oil prices, local media reported on Wednesday.
Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it would pay a portion of its revenue from direct crude oil sales to producers, in an apparent attempt to reassure foreign oil companies operating in the northern region.
Libya's internationally recognised government said it plans to open a bank account abroad to deposit oil revenues, hoping to divert proceeds from the industry away from the country's rival administration in Tripoli.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch its first sovereign wealth fund to manage budget surpluses from a rise in crude prices estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, said a media report.
The central bank has managed investment
Libya has lost $30 billion due to 10 months of protests at oilfields and export terminals but has sufficient foreign currency reserves to keep the country running, a central bank official said.
A wave of protests at oil facilities
Kuwait government's total spending is likely to hit KD21.7 billion ($77 billion) in its draft budget for 2014/ 15, up from KD21 billion in FY13/14, according to a report.
The draft budget for fiscal year 2014/15 (April to Marc
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called upon Bahrain to take immediate steps to diversify its sources of income and not to rely on oil revenues, said a report.
It also urged Bahrain to undertake comprehensive studies to r
Iran's oil ministry said on Wednesday only it could comment with authority on the country's oil production, rejecting reports of a 45 percent fall in oil earnings sourced to a parliamentary budget committee.
Oman plans to boost its 2013 budget spending by 10 percent compared to this year's plan to fund new infrastructure projects, an official source familiar with the government's financial planning said on Thursday.
The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will experience robust growth in 2012 on the back of high oil revenues which are expected to hit $572 billion this year, an Institution of International Finance (IIF) forecast said.