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Qatar’s Islamic banks continue on growth path
Global Arab Network - - Ayman Khalil
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 17:44
Qatars Islamic banks Doha

Islamic banks in Qatar are gaining strength, with sharia-compliant lenders outperforming their conventional counterparts in many areas during 2013, despite the confines of an increasingly competitive market. 

$9.6 billion investments - Saudi Arabia’s city of phosphate
Global Arab Network - - Asif Khalifa
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 17:19
Saudi Arabias city of phosphate

A new phosphate mining and processing mega-project is set to improve Saudi Arabia’s access to the global fertiliser market, but a potential excess of international supply may extend the period before the multi-billion scheme turns a profit.

Algeria to revive mining industry
Global Arab Network - - Ammar Shikhani
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 17:12
Algeria to revive mining industry

Hydrocarbons have long served as the backbone of Algeria’s economy, but in recent months, there has been a push to encourage activity in other extractive industries, following the introduction of new legislation aimed at increasing mineral production.

Kuwait looks to enhance regional position of ports
Global Arab Network - - Amal Hasson
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 16:57
Ports in Kuwait

Ports in Kuwait have performed well in recent years, supported by a national bid to increase both hydrocarbon exports and non-oil commercial shipping activity.

Jordan: Investment review at Jordan’s Aqaba SEZ
Global Arab Network - - Adnan Kassar
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 16:43
jordan Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

A new committee has been launched to build on the success of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, the centrepiece of a long-term strategy to spread faster and more sustainable economic development to the rest of the kingdom.

Youth Employment in Egypt and Tunisia vs. Jordan and Morocco Three Years After the Arab Awakening
Monday, 16 June 2014 14:10
Youth Employment in Egypt and Tunisia vs. Jordan and Morocco Three Years After the Arab Awakening

December 17 marked the third anniversary of the Arab Awakening. On that date, three years ago, Mohammed Bouzazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid,Tunisia.

IMF: Exceeding the expectations - optimistic outlook for Qatar's economy
Global Arab Network - - Amina Murtada
Monday, 09 June 2014 20:17
Qatar exceeding economic growth expectations

IMF expressed its optimistic outlook for Qatar's economy following a recent visit.

To diversify the economy - Algeria investing in the downstream energy sector
Global Arab Network - - Amal Hasson
Monday, 09 June 2014 20:06
Algeria pushes ahead with petrochemicals plans

The location of a new petrochemicals facility and industrial zone in Bejaia has been finalised, signalling progress in the Algerian government’s plan to invest in the downstream energy sector as part of a broader goal to diversify the economy.

Bahrain expanding health care and pharmaceuticals industry
Global Arab Network - - Ahmed Rashid
Monday, 09 June 2014 19:47
Royal Bahrain Hospital

A flurry of new deals signed in the first quarter of 2014 are set to push up trade between Bahrain and India, while also paving the way for the Kingdom to continue expanding its health care sector and pharmaceuticals industry.

Morocco looks to be financial services gateway to Africa
Global Arab Network - - Ahmed Gamal
Monday, 09 June 2014 19:38
Bank al-Maghreb

As part of a broader push to boost Morocco’s links with fast-growing frontier markets in West and Central Africa, in mid-February the Moroccan parliament adopted a law which formalises the status of Casablanca’s international financial centre and adds new measures to attract investors.

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