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Country Report

Islamic State finance hydra hard to combat

The international coalition fighting Islamic State will find it hard to cut off the militant group’s varied sources of funding, analysts said.

Deadly conflict leaves Gaza economy in tatters

Massive damage to infrastructure due to Israel’s offensive had escalated the human tragedy besetting Gaza.

Jordan growth not keeping pace with job needs

Jordanians are dropping out of the job market as Syrian refugee numbers swell.

Qatari SMEs eye World Cup business-QBIC

Qatar Business Incubation Center is helping small and medium-sized enterprises tap into new opportunities under Qatar’s diversification plan, an official said.

Qatar can absorb World Cup loss-analysts

If Qatar were to lose the right to host World Cup 2022, the impact would be far less substantial than expected, according to analysts.

Morocco growth slows

A significant catalyst for economic growth continues to elude the country.

Kenya's first bond issue oversubscribed

Kenya’s successful maiden Eurobond underscores the country’s appeal to international investors.

Yemen transition threatened by violence

The return of violence in Yemen comes at a time of a fragile transition as the poor Arab state struggles to build political consensus and shore up its economy.

Nigeria rate cut unlikely while naira pressured-analysts

Can Nigeria pursue a low interest-rate environment, while ensuring exchange rate stability and strong foreign exchange reserves? One analyst calls this the “impossible trinity”.

GCC Construction Ongoing Projects Overview - June 2014

UAE, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are the top three markets for the construction sector in 2014 and 2015, said construction industry experts.

 
 
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