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  • Kuwait powers past 1,600 barrier

    June 9, 2001

    Kuwait continues to be the only Gulf stock market responding rationally to high oil prices, and its MTC share issue should be easily absorbed next […]
  • The NBK Economic Review

    June 3, 2001

    The latest economic review from the National Bank of Kuwait provides an interesting insight into the structural dynamics of this leading oil economy.
  • Qatar shares in bull run

    May 20, 2001

    The tiny Doha Securities Market is enjoying better times with shares up 15 per cent this year. Is this more than a flash of life […]
  • Saudi reforms hold key to Mid East boom

    May 13, 2001

    Could the Saudi Arabian economic reform process spark another Middle East boom? Combined with high oil prices this must be a distinct possibility.
  • Oman’s MSM in a bear squeeze

    April 22, 2001

    Oman's stock market is one of the oldest in the GCC, and also the most recent to crash badly. In 1998 the MSM fell flat […]
  • MTC a red rag to Kuwait bulls

    April 22, 2001

    The sell off of Kuwait's leading mobile phone operator could be a signal that the local bourse is heading for a bull run. The KSE […]
  • Bahrain remains a screaming buy

    April 21, 2001

    Eight months ago Taib Securities published a report recommending Bahrain Stock Exchange as a buy with market valuations at rock bottom. Then the BSE Index […]
  • Time to buy UAE stocks?

    April 19, 2001

    The general manager of Emirates Financial Services talked to about why he is cautiously optimistic about the outlook for the long-depressed UAE stock market.
  • The Kuwait economic enigma

    April 18, 2001

    Kuwait has seen oil revenues boom, but its domestic economy is in a mess. The National Bank of Kuwait's latest report supplies a few clues […]
  • Q1 in the Middle East

    April 1, 2001

    If Middle East companies were about to make Q1 statements what would they be telling shareholders? Indeed, is it not about time some of them […]
  • B2B Tomorrow: Beyond Exchanges

    March 24, 2001

    Take your corporate inventories, your capabilities, your supply chain needs, your anticipated prices-assemble, in other words, a fairly intimate picture of how you intend to […]
  • E-Government, Private Information -Secure Solutions

    March 10, 2001

    Employees, citizens, businesses, and government organizations at all levels - local, regional, national - are continually pressured to be more accountable, more efficient, more productive, […]
  • Is Emaar Properties a buy?

    February 28, 2001

    HSBC Investment Bank reckons Dubai's leading property developer is a steal at current prices, and so do nationals. What then is holding Emaar Properties share […]
  • Saudi outlook from SAMBA

    January 9, 2001

    The Saudi Government has produced a fairly sober budget for 2001 with spending set to rise by six per cent, and the latest economic report […]
  • Mid-East economic outlook for 2001

    December 26, 2000

    Next year should be a bright one for Middle East economies, particularly the oil states, as the time lag between rising oil revenues and increased […]
  • What will a US recession mean for the Middle East?

    December 3, 2000

    With the US economy heading for a recession, what will the impact be on the Middle East? Only Arabian investors in the world's biggest economy […]
  • How do I become an e-business?

    November 27, 2000

    You did it! You've transformed your business into an e-business and now you're moving at internet speed. Business is great. Now how can you ensure […]
  • How do you get started in your e-business transformation?

    November 18, 2000

    Once you understand the what and why of e-business, it's time to start planning your short-term and long-term e-business strategy. Whether you're a traditional business […]
  • Why transform to e-business?

    October 29, 2000

    The transformation to e-business will be fundamental and profound, going far beyond e-commerce to change the technology, structure, processes and culture of your organization.
  • What is e-business?

    October 15, 2000

    Do not believe everything you see on TV or read in magazines, an e-business is more than a business with an 'e' in front of […]