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  • GCC dividends look more attractive

    November 11, 2001

    Falling interest rates make the high dividends paid by Gulf companies look attractive, will this power share prices upwards?
  • No growth for Qatar in 2001

    October 31, 2001

    After five years of heady growth, Qatar will take a pause this year before resuming its foreign investment fuelled expansion.
  • Long Live E-Business – It’s Working!

    October 27, 2001

    Anyone reading the news today, whether through the printed or Internet media, could be forgiven for mistakenly believing that e-business has died an untimely death.
  • How US attacks impact the Saudi economy

    October 25, 2001

    Samba has cut its GDP forecast for Saudi Arabia next year from one per cent to zero in the wake of the September 11 terrorist […]
  • Gulf stock markets on the rebound

    October 21, 2001

    Stock markets in the region had a better week with nerves over military action easing in the face of apparent US successes.
  • KSE at a four-month low

    October 13, 2001

    The US attacks on Afghanistan are worrying investors in Kuwait and a further slide in KSE share prices can not be ruled out.
  • Saudi economy in excellent shape

    October 9, 2001

    The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia is forecasting 4.8% real GDP growth in 2001, with economic fundamentals intact for an excellent 2002 despite the […]
  • Kuwait posts largest budget surplus in two decades

    October 3, 2001

    National Bank of Kuwait notes in its latest economic brief on the closing accounts of the State budget for 2000/2001 that the government realized a […]
  • Saudi stocks take a beating

    September 30, 2001

    Saudi Arabia's stock market has taken a nose dive since September 11, and is now almost back to its January 1 level.
  • NBK report bearish on oil prices

    September 24, 2001

    In its latest economic brief on oil markets and budget developments, National Bank of Kuwait reports that oil prices are likely to remain within the […]
  • Gulf bourses steady as global markets plummet

    September 23, 2001

    GCC markets held up well last week amid appalling carnage on the stock markets of the world.
  • Gulf bourses head sharply lower

    September 16, 2001

    The stock markets of the GCC headed sharply downwards in the aftermath of the appalling terrorist attacks on the United States, and in nervous anticipation […]
  • UAE to see GDP fall 2%

    September 6, 2001

    The UAE planning ministry has published a forecast predicting a 2% fall in GDP this year, after a sensational 2000 rise, but it looks brighter […]
  • Summer bulls appear in Bahrain

    September 5, 2001

    The BSE rallied by seven per cent in August. Could this be the start of another major upturn in a Gulf stock market?
  • Will the Qatar bulls charge next?

    July 29, 2001

    Which of the Gulf stock markets will show the biggest gains this autumn? Step forward the often ignored Doha Securities Market.
  • Top marks for Qatar in new EIU survey

    July 28, 2001

    Qatar is set for another two years of high growth after a brief period of austerity, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Samba revises Saudi forecasts upwards

    July 25, 2001

    Oil prices may be on a plateau this year, but encouraging prospects for the Saudi non-oil sector is improving the overall outlook for GDP growth.
  • Saudi surpluses at 20-year highs

    July 17, 2001

    The latest data from the IMF shows that Saudi Arabia has its biggest current and trade account surpluses for two decades. This is great news […]
  • Can the Emirates Bond jump-start the DFM?

    July 12, 2001

    The $408m Emirates Airline bond issue gave the Dubai Financial Market its best-ever day's trading. Is this upturn a harbinger of better times ahead for […]
  • Has the MSM left the bottom?

    July 8, 2001

    The MSM is up more than seven per cent in the past month from its all-time low. Perhaps the worst is over, and an incredibly […]