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Infrastructure, costs and security among key concerns for Mena aviation

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) highlighted four priorities areas in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are suffic

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Global growth to stabilise next year: Moody's

Global economic growth will pick up next year from the very weak levels this year, as the outlook for the US and emerging economies improves slightly, according to a report by Moody's Investors Service. However, growth will be

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90pc of Mena companies are SMEs: report

A total of 90 per cent of registered companies in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a study published by Bloovo Middle East. The SMEs continue to reinforce their po

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Euromoney Qatar Conference to discuss risk of GCC slowdown

The economies of the GCC face a number of significant challenges over the coming year, caused by a diverse range of factors. The prospect of a significant slowdown – and the measures countries can take to avoid this – will be analyse

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Arab-Brazilian Chamber discusses economic ties at forum

Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) recently organised the Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was aimed at building stronger economic ties between Brazil and the Arab World. The one-day symposiu

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Saudi Arabia set for huge international bond sale

Saudi Arabia is set to launch its first international bond sale on Wednesday to help ease an economic downturn caused by oil price slump, reports said. The kingdom is targeting between $10 billion and $15 billion in the bond sale.

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Drop in US jobless claims boosts hopes of economic rebound

The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid fell from a 14-month high last week, the latest sign that the economy was regaining speed after stumbling in the first quarter. Another report on Thursday showed factory activity

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Discussion on Qatar, Saudi economics to be held

A discussion on the growth opportunities and fiscal trends shaping Qatar and Saudi Arabia amidst sliding oil prices is slated to be held online on May 24. The programme will be hosted by consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan. This brief

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Economic confidence in Mena region dips further: survey

Economic confidence amongst CEOs in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) has continued to decline in the first quarter of this year, according to a survey carried out by YPO, a network of global business leaders and chief executives.

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IMF pledges more support to spur global growth

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said the fund would do more in 2016 to help its members meet economic growth objectives, including devoting more resources to protect vulnerable countries.  

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