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Low oil prices to impact Bahrain growth: NBK

Bahrain’s economic growth is expected to slow in 2016 as real growth in the oil sector receded amid a low oil price environment, a report said. Growth in real GDP will slow from an estimated 1.6 per cent in 2015 to around 1.

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Qatar cuts 2015 GDP forecast, ups fiscal surplus view

Qatar said on Wednesday it has halved its forecasts for economic growth in 2015, the latest sign of the hit taken by the wealthy Gulf state's economy at a time of low oil prices. Growth expectations were slashed to 3.7 per cen

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Subsidy reforms ‘key to GCC economic growth’

Countries in the region have been urged to follow Bahrain's footsteps in diversifying their economies. UK-based economist Scott Corfe, who is the economic adviser for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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Services sector key to Dubai economic growth

Services remain the key focus for Dubai in its efforts to build economic momentum, supported by a move to streamline interaction with the authorities through the use of digital tools, a report said. Dubai’s push to broaden i

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China economic growth likely to slow to 7pc in Q1

China's economy is expected to slow to an annual 7 per cent in the first quarter of this year, a top Chinese government think tank said in a research report, a sign policy makers will have to roll out more stimulus to support faltering growt

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GCC to maintain solid growth despite oil price slide

GCC governments will be able to use huge financial reserves built up in past years to keep state spending high, ensuring solid economic growth at least through 2016, a report said. Also, strong consumer spending and private sector

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G-20 vows $2 trillion global economic growth push

Australia's prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global GDP, promising freer trade and more investment in infrastructure as heads of the 20 largest economies began cementing plans to dr

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Bahrain records 5.6pc economic growth in Q2

Bahrain recorded an overall GDP growth of 5.6 per cent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014, when compared to the same period a year earlier, according to a new report issued by the Economic Development Board (EDB). The latest Bahra

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Growth worries grip world's stock, oil markets

European stock markets fell for a second day on Wednesday, pushing world share indices back towards their lowest in six months as concern mounts over global economic growth. New York markets were set to open flat to higher and cur

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Non-hydrocarbon sector driving Qatar growth

The non-hydrocarbon sector in Qatar continues to drive economic growth, supporting the diversification of the economy, a report said. Rapid growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector (11.3 per cent) was spurred by large investments in m

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