Bahrain is emerging from its lethargy, but political issues continue to weigh on economic ambitions.
The international coalition fighting Islamic State will find it hard to cut off the militant group’s varied sources of funding, analysts said.
The emergence of new industrial sectors in Morocco are compensating for a slowdown in key exporting sectors like phosphates and agriculture.
UAE lenders enjoyed a strong second quarter, but Shuaa Capital expects loan growth to become more challenging.
The airport, proposed to have a capacity of 21 million passengers a year, is facing on-site construction problems, said the official.
The sovereign Islamic bond law has been stalled over formation of a supervisory body and lack of clarity about the government sukuk program, experts said.