Saudi Arabia's economic growth eased to an annual rate of 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as labour market measures curbed activity in some sectors, but the expansion was still stronger and more widespread than growth a year ago.
Bahrain's economic growth accelerated strongly in the first quarter of 2013, helped by a revival of oil output, official data showed on Sunday.
Gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, expanded 2.5 percent quarter-on-qu
The Middle East is facing a double dilemma over the global competitiveness for oil in the future, said experts at a panel discussion held by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) - Middle East in Bahrain.
Although business optimism levels in Saudi Arabia have lowered for the third quarter of 2012 due to aggravated global risks, a large portion of businesses still expect expansion of their businesses and new order activity, said an expert.
The GCC’s trade surplus will average around $493 billion in 2012-13 as the oil prices remain high, offset by import growth at around 3.5 per cent, said a report.
This is slightly below the trade surplus levels of 2011 which is estimated at
The trade across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is expected to grow by 131 per cent to 2026, faster than the global growth over the same period (86 per cent), according to a new report.
HSBC in its latest 'Trade Connections
Dana Gas, the UAE energy firm, on Monday said its third-quarter net profit more than quadrupled buoyed by a 20 percent increase in total production and higher oil prices.
The Gulf's only listed natural gas company posted a third quarter ne
Bahrain's comparative lack of hydrocarbons has lead to its status as one of GCC’s most 'financially forward-thinking' countries, according to a new report.
In KPMG's 'Succeeding in a Changing World' survey of 1,500
Bahrain has the lowest production and reserves of hydrocarbons among the Gulf states, yet it is one of the most financially forward-thinking, according to a report.
This is one of the conclusions of business services firm KPMG's Succeeding