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Linking Europe with the Middle East. Dec 1, 2013 1122
Turkey, Oman & London show the way. Oct 1, 2013 1461
Jordan: promoting trade & investment. Aug 1, 2013 1176
Tourism attracts new investment. Aug 1, 2013 1495
Changing fortunes for Palestine's. Jul 1, 2013 2715
Turkey the new energy hub of the Mediterranean? The expansion of Turkey's role as a truly intercontinental energy hub would cement its role as the future centre of a vast web of petrochemical complexes, refineries, export terminals, storage facilities, power plants and industrial zones ready to serve both Europe and the Middle East, as well as central Asia and the Caucasus. May 1, 2013 1968
The view. Mar 1, 2013 973
Turkey's transport infrastructure: projects galore! Jan 1, 2013 1478
Swings & roundabouts: recent political demonstrations have focussed attention on the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan however, until last month it was the country's economic success that was attracting headlines. Dec 1, 2012 992
MENA's huge internet promise. Dec 1, 2012 1897
Foreign investors eye MENA healthcare market. Nov 1, 2012 1727
Algeria opens its doors to foreign investment. Nov 1, 2012 2020
East Jerusalem: promoting private & foreign investment. Nov 1, 2012 1012
Iran plans "economy of resistance". Oct 1, 2012 1535
Egypt sets sail for an economic revival. Jul 1, 2012 1770
Anatolia's tigers looking to the Middle East and North Africa: Turkey made headlines last year with the rate of its GDP growth--8.5%, second only to China's, and the Middle East's share of that business is growing fast. May 1, 2012 2010
Currency chaos under scrutiny. Apr 1, 2012 1378
Luxury brands target the GCC & Lebanon. Mar 1, 2012 1885
What price oil? Pamela Ann Smith examines the conflicting evidence provided by OPEC and the IEA on oil supply and pricing differentials over the coming year and beyond. Essay Jan 1, 2012 2032
Arab banking: obstacles & opportunities. Jan 1, 2012 2185
Positive trends reinforce stock markets' confidence. Dec 1, 2011 1745
Former Iraqi Oil Minister Issam Al Chalabi. Interview Dec 1, 2011 1893
Now, the media revolution: new channels, new legislation and new audiences-- the Arab world is gearing up to meet the challenges of a brand-new era of communication and media. Nov 1, 2011 1826
Turkey: the new economic power in MENA? Nov 1, 2011 1304
Foreign investors line up to support Libya. Oct 1, 2011 1501
Qatar injects $25 billion into boosting tourism trade. Oct 1, 2011 986
What future for Tunisia's economy? The political and economic situation in Tunisia is in a state of transition, yet the interim government urgently needs to restore foreign and private investment, trade and tourism. Crucial elections are scheduled for later this month. Oct 1, 2011 2206
Saudi Arabia's $200 billion real estate bonanza. Aug 1, 2011 1504
Dr Florence Eid: founder and CEO, Arabia Monitor: Dr Florence Eid is one of the Arab world's foremost, and most experienced, economists and the founder and CEO of Arabia Monitor, an influential financial research, consultancy and advisory firm in London. Here she talks to Pamela Ann Smith about the prospects for the region. Interview Aug 1, 2011 2319
New dawn for a Palestinian economy: Padico's bond issuance and the increased aid to Palestine from international donors both contribute to the growing investor confidence in the West Bank's economy. Report Jul 1, 2011 2400
London remains the centre of Arab finance. Interview Jul 1, 2011 3102
Investment opportunities in agro-industries: governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa are placing greater emphasis on food security and on providing affordable foodstuffs for their rapidly growing populations. Jun 1, 2011 1357
Advertising in the age of revolution. Jun 1, 2011 1371
ICT: the Arab world's bright hope: as many observers in the Middle East and North Africa have remarked recently, the successful protests in Egypt, never mind all the others still going on, were not actually made by Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. It was the people who did it, not the technology of Silicon Valley. May 1, 2011 1679
Saudi reforms delight global business: Saudi Arabia's spending plans, already amounting to $385 billion over the next five years, have been supplemented by another $100 billion, making the kingdom one of the world's brightest hopes for multi-nationals seeking business in the wake of continued slowdowns in many parts of the developed world. But behind the optimism, there are also problems. May 1, 2011 1471
Qatar: getting it right? May 1, 2011 1535
How to create jobs and a civil society. Apr 1, 2011 2230
Algeria's economic promise: will it be enough? Apr 1, 2011 1596
Water offers huge investment prospects. Mar 1, 2011 1840
Focus on project finance: a whole series of mega-projects are planned in the Gulf states as governments seek to diversify their economies. Mar 1, 2011 1526
Maqbool Ali Sultan: Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sultanate of Oman. Interview Mar 1, 2011 1953
The gold rush: over or ongoing? Feb 1, 2011 2389
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber: CEO, Masdar. Interview Feb 1, 2011 2086
Abu Dhabi investment round table. Discussion Jan 1, 2011 1545
Maurizio La Noce: CEO, Mubadala Oil & Gas, Abu Dhabi. Interview Jan 1, 2011 2102
British investors target Saudi Arabia. Dec 1, 2010 2177
Qatar scores in bond markets. Dec 1, 2010 917
Shokri Ghanem: Libya's former Prime Minister Shokri Ghanem, who now heads the country's National Oil Corporation, is one of OPEC's most highly respected ministers. Interview Dec 1, 2010 1997
GCC aviation investment to top $200 billion. Nov 1, 2010 1938
Mohammed Alshaya: M. H. Alshaya Company is one of the leading retailers in the Middle East and internationally, with some 1,900 stores throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Russia. Interview Nov 1, 2010 2496
Lebanon: can the prosperity last? While foreign investment, tourism and real estate have been booming, political uncertainty has also been rising, both at home and in the region. Oct 1, 2010 1417
Investors look to MENA's 'frontier' markets: the prospects for 'frontier markets' are among the best in the world, analysts say, and look set to rival more established emerging markets. Oct 1, 2010 1383
Ras Al Khaimah bids for world trade: Ras Al Khaimah's Free Trade Zone (RAFTZ), which celebrates its 10th year of operation this year, is spearheading an initiative to attract thousands of new international companies to the emirate. Oct 1, 2010 1177
Shashank Srivastava: acting CEO, Qatar Financial Centre. Interview Oct 1, 2010 2217
Gulf arms spending set to reach $100 billion. Aug 1, 2010 1992
Will oil break the $150 barrel barrier? Cover story Aug 1, 2010 2094
Cautious hopes for gulf stocks. Aug 1, 2010 793
GCC's $60-billion water projects. Aug 1, 2010 1801
Dr Barham Salih: Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq. Interview Aug 1, 2010 2703
The lessons of the BP oil spill. Jul 1, 2010 1964
Qatar pledges $20 billion for tourism and culture. Jul 1, 2010 1177
Raul Biancardi: Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer: NCB Capital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Interview Jul 1, 2010 2809
Egypt's success story: The Egyptian economy is showing surprising resilience in the face of continued global uncertainty and volatility. Jul 1, 2010 1768
Optimism rises in the GCC for Islamic bonds: analysts are predicting a sharp rise in the market for Islamic bonds. The Gulf states are already attracting substantial inflows of international capital and predictions are that the market for Islamic finance could eventually reach $5 trillion. Jun 1, 2010 2150
Investors favour Tunisia: with one of the world's best-performing stock markets, Tunisia is set to launch North Africa's first offshore financial centre--and that is just the beginning. Jun 1, 2010 1047
Dawood M. Al Dawood: Vice President, Saudi Aramco. Interview Jun 1, 2010 2189
Food security: the GCC time bomb? May 1, 2010 2113
Jordan achieves record foreign investment: Jordan's plan to open up its markets, to provide investment incentives that will ensure both economic and social prosperity, is paying dividends. May 1, 2010 988
Ahmed Al Arbeed: CEO of Dana Gas, the largest regional private sector natural gas company in the Middle East: Ahmed Al Arbeed talks to Pamela Ann Smith about the future of the international oil and gas sector and explains how Dana Gas has managed to flourish despite the global financial slowdown. He also reveals some of the company's investment and operational strategies for the future. Interview May 1, 2010 2680
Whither the euro? How will financial developments in Europe impact upon the oil-producing Gulf states whose currencies are pegged to the US dollar? May 1, 2010 1113
Power projects worth $200 billion planned for GCC states. Apr 1, 2010 980
Palestine woos investors. Apr 1, 2010 551
Syria: looking outward for growth. Apr 1, 2010 1980
Khalid Mahdi: Chief Operating Officer, Taha and Partners, Baghdad: on a visit to London as a guest of the UK's prestigious Middle East Association, Khalid Mahdi, Chief Operating Officer of Taha & Partners, gave British exporters and investors an insight into how to do business in Iraq. Pamela Ann Smith was there in St James's and asked him some difficult questions. Interview Apr 1, 2010 2633
Farhat Bengdara: as governor of the Central Bank of Libya and a former president of the Association of African Central Banks, Farhat Bengdara is in a position to make a significant contribution to global efforts to tackle the economic recession and the reform of the world's financial systems. Interview Mar 1, 2010 1590
GCC banks and markets look to a better 2010. Mar 1, 2010 1292
Multibillion-dollar rail projects link Gulf cities: a series of exciting new rail transport projects are set to open up transport links within the Gulf region, creating new opportunities for business and investment and increasing the choice for passengers and freight with a 'greener' option. Mar 1, 2010 1320
Gold: a sound investment or another bubble? Feb 1, 2010 1842
When businesses go bust: when strong corporations get it wrong, whole economies can be affected--the middle east is attempting to learn how to prevent the worst when a company goes bust. Feb 1, 2010 904
Dubai: down but not out. Jan 1, 2010 1672
$570 billion: Maghreb solar energy project to light up Europe. Dec 1, 2009 1951
Dr Umayya Salah Toukan. Interview Dec 1, 2009 1416
Antoine Sreih: CEO Europe Arab Bank, London. Interview Nov 1, 2009 1934
GCC gains a voice in world finance: as finance ministers from the G20 meet in Scotland this month, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states stand to benefit from their newly enhanced role in the world's most prestigious economic and financial group. But there will also be new responsibilities and new obligations. These will require courageous and dynamic leadership on the part of Gulf governments. Gulf bankers and Gulf businesses. Nov 1, 2009 2342
Jeddah: planning a world-class city. Nov 1, 2009 1439
Hussein Al Uzri: TBI's chairman, president and CEO. Interview Oct 1, 2009 1352
Gulf funds triumph in European car market: sovereign wealth funds are scoring big on the development of new "green" and hi-tech luxury cars for global markets. Oct 1, 2009 1807
Will the GCC finally dump the dollar: controversy continues throughout the Gulf about the merits of the US dollar, despite the support shown for the greenback this summer by governments in the GCC and in the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). Oct 1, 2009 3294
Amr Al Dabbagh. Interview Aug 1, 2009 1738
Kurdistan's $21-billion Oil Bonanza: Iraq's northern region, Kurdistan, is capturing billions of dollars in energy investments and industry sources say much more can be expected in the near future. Aug 1, 2009 2598
Qatar's banks: navigating the storm: as one of the world's wealthiest nations, thanks to its role as the number-one exporter of liquefied natural gas, Qatar's banking sector is well placed to weather any fallout from regional private-sector defaults. Aug 1, 2009 1107
Foreign investors eye Saudi shares: government proposals to liberalise the Tadawul could open the door to international buyers to take part in Saudi share trading. Aug 1, 2009 999
Iraq's uphill struggle to woo investors. Jul 1, 2009 2729
The Middle East interview: Dr Saad Al Barrak. Interview Jul 1, 2009 2140
Gulf telecoms' billion dollar shopping spree: companies are looking to swell their coffers, with takeover bids in Middle East and North Africa states. Cover story Jun 1, 2009 2725
Nuclear energy gains ground in Arab states. Jun 1, 2009 2384
Saudi Arabia's $127 billion spending spree: the Kingdom has enacted a massive $127bn fiscal stimulus package to help combat the effects of global recession in the domestic market. May 1, 2009 1593
Youssef A. Nasr: chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East talks to Pamela Ann Smith. Interview May 1, 2009 1603
Syria comes in from the cold: new reforms from Damascus point to improved hopes for a brighter economic future for Syria. May 1, 2009 1383
The Middle East interview: Dr Mohamed El-Erian is one of the world's foremost risk advisors and international economists, and the author of a best-seller on investing in a time of global economic change. Educated in Britain and currently CEO and co-CIO of US-based Pimco, he is an expert on emerging markets and on the Arab world in particular. Interview Apr 1, 2009 927

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