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Arab port security tightens: as America's "war on terror" grows more elaborate, Washington has compelled Arab ports to adopt new security measures, including inspection of cargo on ships bound for US ports. The silver lining is that it may make those ports more efficient, competitive and secure. Feb 1, 2007 1272
Arabs wage war on money laundering: Arab governments are adopting strict new standards to prevent the misuse of banks in the Middle East by terror organisations and financial manipulators. These efforts could enhance efforts to develop new global financial centres in the Levant. Cover story Jul 1, 2006 1522
Arab markets beckon foreign player; Arab stock markets are hoping their past record of rapid growth, plus more transparent trading regimes will attract major western institutional investors. Are pensions and insurance companies ready? Jun 1, 2006 2108
Arab journalism comes of age; despite often crude censorship and frequent financial limitations, the Arab media has grown in size and sophistication. But relationships between publishers, reporters, governments and advertisers often remain ill-defined. May 1, 2006 1928
Uncle Sam goes to Libya: two years after Libya reached an historic agreement with the US to abandon its terrorist activities, trade between the two countries is finally picking up. Mutual interests may drive it much higher still. Apr 1, 2006 1453
Get the windfalls into circulation, IMF urges: despite record oil income, Arab economies are growing far slower than those of the oil-dependent Asian tigers. The IMF and other international development agencies warn that this growth "gap" will widen sharply unless governments undertake major infrastructure investment and fundamental social reform. Mar 1, 2006 1636
After the oil ... although oil accounts for over 80% of all Arab export revenues, economic pressures are compelling Middle Eastern governments to develop new trade regimes and export industries. Feb 1, 2006 2259
Islands in the sun: from Oman to Kuwait, "Island Mania" is driving local real estate markets, as countries vie to build ever more spectacular man-made environments. But the true price may be far higher than builders imagine. Jan 1, 2006 1711
Small arms trigger alarms: guns kill more Arabs every year than all terrorist bombs, air raids and military incursions combined. Can the cycle of tribal or insurgent violence be ended? A new report suggests it can. Oct 1, 2005 1989
In pursuit of team spirit: this autumn, a "Treaty Event" will seek signatures on 33 international agreements to help celebrate the United Nations' 60th birthday. Arab governments have been slow to join. Aug 1, 2005 1217
Arab property: can the boom continue? From Casablanca to Dubai, prices for commercial and residential properties have trebled since 2000. But experts warn this boom could sour--causing more economic dislocation than any war. Cover Story Aug 1, 2005 2179
Arab charities eye new giving guidelines: Arab and Islamic charities, which suffered in the wake of 9/11 revelations of links to extremist, have been working hard to clean up their image. But are they doing--and giving--enough? Jul 1, 2005 1778
Islamic banking goes global: it began as a theological dream, but Islamic banking has become a practical reality across the Middle East. The question now is, how far will Sharia boards and western regulators let it spread? Jun 1, 2005 1719
The big bounce back: record numbers of tourists are expected to visit the Middle East in 2005, boosting employment and yielding vast sums of hard currency for Arab governments. But can the growth be sustained? May 1, 2005 1523
A new era of railways: from Morocco to Oman, Arab governments are preparing to invest billions of dollars in a new generation of rail and lightrail systems, which could have massive returns for trade and tourism in the region. All aboard? Not quite yet. Apr 1, 2005 1665
The Saudi landbridge. Apr 1, 2005 606
Arab traffic jam: road traffic accidents are costing Arab states billions of dollars annually, not to mention the catastrophic loss of life. Now, from Morocco to the UAE, governments are grappling to reduce the region's notoriously high rate of traffic fatalities. Mar 1, 2005 1384
Arab food woos us market. Aug 1, 2004 1498
Tapping western markets: the number of Arab companies issuing American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) may double by 2010, as firms seek the prestige and funding abilities of international capital markets. Cover Story Jun 1, 2004 1941
Arab league collapse carries steep economic price: efforts to create a pan-Arab trading bloc suffered a severe setback with the abrupt cancellation of the March Arab League summit. Failure to act may prove very costly, compelling Arabs to accept American or European alternatives. May 1, 2004 2098
Arabs seek global presence: Arab governments are moving from passive players to active participants on the world economic stage. Proof of this is their willingness to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other multilateral organisations. But critics say this may not guarantee success in the new global economic order. Mar 1, 2004 2145
Small arms big money: from marriage feuds in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to fundamentalist-inspired violence striking fear in the heart of the oil rich Gulf states, the weapons being employed are conventional and all-too-easily obtainable. The Arab world is suffering from a murderous plague of small arms fire. Dec 1, 2003 1801
The population time bomb: forget weapons of mass destruction: the biggest challenge to the Arab world is not to be found in the laboratories of evil scientists, but in countless cradles in the homes of Arab families. Nov 1, 2003 1909
U$ or U[euro]? The US and Europe are competing to win the economic allegiance of the Arab and Muslim countries of the Middle East, promising access to finance and markets within vast new trading blocs. Oct 1, 2003 2027
Middle East: a smoke-free Arabia? Long regarded as a smoker's heaven, the Middle East is finally facing up to the long-term costs of cigarette smoking. (Business & Finance). Aug 1, 2003 1815
Trade boom for Iraq's nearneighbours: in the wake of the lifting of UN sanctions, and the onset of the multi-billion dollar US-led reconstruction effort, regional trade is expected to soar. (Iraq). Jul 1, 2003 1003
Iraq oil trade: through which pipelines? A transport bottleneck is looming as existing pipeline and port facilities are not equipped to handle the anticipated increases of oil and gas production. (Business & Finance). Jul 1, 2003 697
Iraq trade: post-sanction glow. (Business & Finance). Jul 1, 2003 374
Rebuilding Iraq: what role will Arabs play? US firms may have one major Iraq reconstruction contracts, but economic and political realities are compelling them to turn to Arab banks shippers and other sub-contractors to get the job done. (Current Affairs). Jun 1, 2003 1865
Gearing up for change: with formal welcome into the European Union announced this April, Cyprus stands to reap major economic and political benefits. But EU membership also presents significant challenges, both to Cyprus and its non-EU neighbours. (Cyprus). May 1, 2003 1359
Change in the air: the Arab insurance industry is in turmoil torn between demands to maintain Islamic strictures on risk coverage, and pressure from the World Trade Organisation to open the potentially lucrative sector to global competition. At stake is the future shape of a multi-billion dollar industry. (Business & Finance). Apr 1, 2003 1638
The $50 billion arms bazaar: the countries of the Middle East region are spending billions of dollars on purchasing arms with individual governments investing vast sums of money to build their military capabilities. (Business & Finance)(Cover Story). Mar 1, 2003 1839
Arab stock lures foreign investors: Arab governments may soon make extensive use of depository receipts to lure foreign investors in their next round of privatisations. (Business & Finance). Jan 1, 2003 1039
Islamic investors eye us: despite political differences, Islamic investors are being drawn to the US, attracted by more Islam-friendly investment vehicles. (Finance). Dec 1, 2002 1238
Telecom trouble: Arab governments have been delaying announced plans to privatise state-owned telecom operations, hoping global equity markets will rebound and boost prices for the shares they plan to sell. But the strategy could backfire, leaving Arab telecoms financially and technologically bankrupt. (Communications). Nov 1, 2002 1898
Middle East thinks green: the price tag for cleaning and then maintaining the sensitive environment of the Middle East region stands at an estimated $85 billion, according to the World Bank but, so far, no one seems especially keen to foot the bill. (Summit). Oct 1, 2002 1255
Arab banks targets of US bias? Arab banks in the US are walking a tightrope. While they serve as a vital conduit for movement of investment capital, they are also a potential target of anti-Arab bias. (Banking). Sep 1, 2002 1183
Gulf states to adopt a single currency? Casting a wary eye at Europe, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council are moving forward plans to adopt a common currency. (Business & Finance). May 1, 2002 1575
Arab banks: tracing the funds for terror; the US has been putting great pressure on Arab banks to adopt stringent monitoring and reporting standards to track money used to finance terror groups. (Business & Finance). Apr 1, 2002 1220
Rebuilding Afghanistan: a multi-billion $ plan: the $1.7 billion Afghanistan aid package pledged in Tokyo in late January is only the beginning. The actual cost of putting the war-torn country back on its feet may well exceed $20 billion. (Current Affairs). Mar 1, 2002 2390
Arab drug industry challenged. (Business & Finance). Statistical Data Included Jan 1, 2002 1226
WTO challenges Arab world: all Arab countries except Saudi Arabia have now signed an agreement with the World Trade Organisation, in the hope that membership will offer economic rewards. But many are facing difficult adjustments. (Business & Finance)(Cover Story). Cover Story Nov 1, 2001 1707
UAE targets Internet studies: Dubai is creating a highly specialised education programme, designed to create a cadre of sophisticated Internet experts. The impact will be felt throughout the Arab world. (Business & Finance)(Cover Story). Nov 1, 2001 1856
MOROCCO & EUROPE TALKS: NO LOVE LOST. Oct 1, 2001 1465
MOROCCAN ECONOMY: SEEKING A CURE. Sep 1, 2001 1823
MORROCO: OPENING THE MARKETS. Statistical Data Included Jul 1, 2001 2604
STABILITY IN ARAB STOCKS. Statistical Data Included Jun 1, 2001 1014
ARAB E-COMMERCE HITS A SNAG. Brief Article Apr 1, 2001 1577
SYRIA: LET THE REFORMS BEGIN. Mar 1, 2001 1271
EGYPT'S PRIVATISATION GOES NOWHERE. Brief Article Feb 1, 2001 1293
TURKEY SEEKS ECONOMIC DISCIPLINE. Statistical Data Included Dec 1, 2000 1206
GCC PLAYS THE AFRICAN CARD. Statistical Data Included Oct 1, 2000 860
CYPRUS SEEKS NEW OFFSHORE ROLE. Sep 1, 2000 1131
SAUDI STOCK MARKET OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Brief Article Jul 1, 2000 1712
ARAB TELECOMS: MONOPOLIES CHALLENGED. May 1, 2000 1342
E-COMMERCE ARRIVES. Statistical Data Included Apr 1, 2000 1493
THE LURING OF SYRIA. Mar 1, 2000 1337
CYPRUS ANTICIPATES NEW HUB ROLE. Jan 1, 2000 1392
Lebanon's economy stalls. Sep 1, 1999 1189
UAE finalises stock market launch. Sep 1, 1999 1275
Economics play key role in peace process. Sep 1, 1999 1337
Arabisation gains momentum. Jun 1, 1999 1274
Arab environmentalism creates new market. Jun 1, 1999 1230
Arabs cast wary eye on Caspian oil. Apr 1, 1999 1152
Franchises in the Gulf: burgers rule. Apr 1, 1999 1226
THE ECONOMICS OF PEACE. Dec 1, 1998 834
ARAB MARKETS DEFY GLOBAL SLUMP. Dec 1, 1998 1276
A BRAVE NEW WORLD FOR ARAB BANKS. Jul 1, 1998 1756
TURKEY-EU RIFT. Apr 1, 1998 1115
INTERNET INVASION OF ARABIA CONTINUES. Feb 1, 1998 1340
Long term planning. Jan 1, 1998 1309
IMF sees better times ahead. Jan 1, 1998 669
Economy - hostage to peace accords. Dec 1, 1997 1231
Turkey's economic woes. Dec 1, 1997 1540
Arabs move closer to WTO. Sep 1, 1997 1192
Gulf states launch trade initiative. Sep 1, 1997 1253
Can recovery be sustained? Jul 1, 1997 1363
Pipeline wrangle continues. May 1, 1997 1385
Algeria pursues foreign investment. Feb 1, 1997 1242
Have the reforms gone far enough? Jan 1, 1997 1263
Iran/Libya sanctions widen US/EU rift. Dec 1, 1996 1313
Stock market slow on the uptake. Nov 1, 1996 1047
Cairo summit. Oct 1, 1996 1630
Offshore banking competition hots up. Sep 1, 1996 1509
Citibank goes Islamic. Jul 1, 1996 1431
Cyprus consolidates its regional role. Jun 1, 1996 1148
A new era of trade. May 1, 1996 1222
Can new government re-open door to prosperity? Apr 1, 1996 1185
Business rides out peace process threats. Apr 1, 1996 980
Arab governments back stricter patent laws. Feb 1, 1996 1093
International investors look to Arab markets. Jan 1, 1996 1174
Amman summit to forge new economic ties. Sep 1, 1995 716
Lebanon lures international finance to pay for reconstruction. ((Business & Finance) Jul 1, 1995 1295
Beirut bourse reborn. Jul 1, 1995 687
One step at a time. Sep 1, 1993 1862
Privatisation becomes urgent. Feb 1, 1993 1014
Welcome to well-regulated Dubai. Feb 1, 1993 1143
Egypt: privatisation is the key. Dec 1, 1992 1528

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