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Kuwait's NBK urges more govt support for stock market

Thursday, 29 January 2009 12:34 PM

Head of Kuwait's largest bank by assets feels rate cuts and liquidity pumping is not enough.

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Kuwait MPs urge action to avoid economic "collapse"

Thursday, 29 January 2009 10:17 AM

Gulf state's parliament plans special session to discuss economic and financial status.

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UAE's non-oil foreign trade leaps 38% in 2008

Thursday, 29 January 2009 7:01 AM

Latest figures reveal China is top partner for imports while India is biggest for exports.

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Ahmadinejad calls for Obama apology

Thursday, 29 January 2009 3:09 AM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demands an apology from Barack Obama for past US crimes.

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GCC growth to outpace other emerging markets

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 11:08 PM

Two fund managers have given the thumbs up to economic growth in the Gulf region.

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Kuwait economy will contract 4% this year - NBK

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 4:18 PM

Decline in GDP will be led by oil sector, but non-oil sector may slow 2%.    

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Domestic economy not in recession - Saudi central bank

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 3:55 PM

Gulf state's central bank governor assures gov't will step in when necessary.

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US must change policy, not tactics - Iran

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 2:06 PM

Gulf nation's head demands policy change by US, in response to Obama's peace call.

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UAE eyes liquidity injection to boost lending – paper

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:49 AM

Emirate plans liquidity injection to banks for stabilising cash-starved market.

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Summit set to strengthen Gulf link with Commonwealth

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 7:30 AM

Economic leaders to gather in Dubai in Feb to seek new business opportunities.

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Iran seeks concrete change in US policy

Wednesday, 28 January 2009 2:09 AM

Iran is looking for a change in emphasis from President Obama's new US administration.

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Iran president presents budget for 2009-10

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 3:38 PM

Gulf nation's head bases estimates on sliding oil prices; analysts see inflation beating growth.

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More Gulf projects to be delayed in 2009 - experts

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 12:43 PM

Finance managers see credit crunch causing more cancellations of Mideast projects.

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Dubai's GDP up 13% last year shows offical data

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 8:16 AM

Wholesale and retail sectors make up the largest part of GDP in the UAE economy.

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Obama's Mideast envoy urged to 'engage vigorously'

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 6:04 AM

US President sends George Mitchell with task of achieving progress in peace talks.

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