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Saudi population up 2.4pc to 31.52m

Saudi Arabia’s population increased 2.4 percent to 31.52 million last year from 30.77 million in 2014, a report quoting the Saudi Department of Statistics and Information. Saudi nationals made up two-thirds of the population

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Iran power sector: Enough to double GDP

Electricity tariffs in Iran are among the lowest in the world, owing largely to the country’s own internal resources, while current and forthcoming capacity is capable of allowing GDP to double, a report said. The current st

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Non-tax revenues ‘can generate 10pc of GDP in GCC’

Maximising government revenues, such as state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and pension funds, that are currently untapped are among non-tax incomes that can generate at least 10 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP) in GCC countries, a report

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China agrees big projects as GDP seen at 7pc

China economy likely grew by around 7 per cent in 2015 and added 13 million new jobs, the top economic planning agency said on Tuesday as it announced the approval of more large infrastructure projects to avert the risks of a sharper slowdown.

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UAE economic growth seen at 3.9pc in 2015

Real economic growth in the UAE is estimated at 3.9 per cent year-on-year (y/y) for 2015, as real oil GDP growth continued to be affected by conditions in international energy markets, a report said. A resilient non-oil sector and

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Saudi Q3 GDP growth edges down to 3.6pc

Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, grew 3.6 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2015, slowing slightly from 3.8 percent in the second quarter, data from the Central Department of Statistics showed

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Iran plans to double mining share in GDP

With the fall in oil prices, Iran’s focus has drifted to non-oil sectors and the government is aiming to increase the mining sector’s current GDP share from less than 1 per cent to more than 2 per cent within next ten years, a report

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Iran plans to double mining share in GDP

With the fall in oil prices, Iran’s focus has drifted to non-oil sectors and the government is aiming to increase the mining sector’s current GDP share from less than 1 per cent to more than 2 per cent within next ten years, a report

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Qatar cuts 2015 GDP forecast, ups fiscal surplus view

Qatar said on Wednesday it has halved its forecasts for economic growth in 2015, the latest sign of the hit taken by the wealthy Gulf state's economy at a time of low oil prices. Growth expectations were slashed to 3.7 per cen

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Abu Dhabi eyes 4pc GDP growth in 2016

Abu Dhabi's gross domestic product is expected to grow by around 5.2 per cent this year and four per cent in 2016, a government official said. "Next year's growth will be affected by oil prices. After the recent Opec

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