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Back in Business

The World Tourism Organization recently reported that tourist operations worldwide increased by 4.4 percent in 2011 and forecasts around one …

Ikhwanomics

In early February, a senior official of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood warned that without a global effort to save Egypt’s troubled …

Up and Coming

The last year has been difficult for Gulf stock markets. The pressure of uprisings in the Middle East as well …

Net Investments

There has recently been a buzz around investing in social media stocks, following a spate of highly subscribed initial public …

The Saudi Economy in 2012

Summary A new report titled “Saudi Economy in 2012” forecasts slower growth, higher government spending, and smaller current account surpluses. …

Taxing Iran

Reforming the economy has been a key objective of Iran’s government since President Ahmadinejad’s troubled reelection in 2009. For example, …

Oil Sector Reform in Libya

The overthrow of Qadhafi’s regime has cost Libya’s economy dearly. Forecasts for 2011 are that GDP has declined by 28 …

Syria’s Economic Woes

Syria’s economy is starting to feel the pressure of eight months of violence in which an estimated 3000 people have …

Fear of Contagion

Europe stands at the precipice. With a near insolvent and debt-ridden Greece presenting the very real risk of an unmanaged …

Lessons in Reform

Egypt’s economy is in a serious post-revolutionary slump; economic growth only emerged from negative territory in the past few months …