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Macro View

Saudi fiscal deficit to widen in 2015

Saudi budget faces plunging oil prices, declining reserves and an increase in military spending.

Bahrain subsidy talks persist

The plan to slash benefits has proved unpopular, but officials say it is necessary to curb the country's mounting public spending.

Bahrain targets 35% SME contribution to GDP by 2018

Small and medium enterprises have become important revenue drivers and job creators for the kingdom, a government official said.

Sukuk to boost GCC-Africa trade

Gulf firms interested in agriculture, infrastructure and finance in Sub Saharan Africa.

Arab growth hit by rise of Islamic State

The war with Islamic State is costing Arab economies around USD 1 trillion.



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