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Economic Update | Jordan taps into global fertiliser demand

21 Apr 2017
Jordan Industry
Deals signed in recent months that have the potential to reinvigorate Jordan’s phosphate exports could bring a new source of growth to its manufacturing sector, following a year of mixed results.

Economic Update | Qatar gets serious about solar

21 Apr 2017
Qatar Energy
With a target of producing 20% of its electricity using solar energy by 2030,  a series of public and private investments are driving new developments in Qatar’s solar energy sector.

Economic Update | Bahrain checking in for tourism growth

19 Apr 2017
Bahrain Tourism
A rising tide of investments and solid increases in arrivals are supporting high levels of growth in Bahrain’s tourism industry, with projections that expansion will be sustained to the end of the...

Economic Update | Moves to bolster fintech activity under way in Dubai

31 Mar 2017
Dubai Financial Services
Dubai launched the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region’s first fintech accelerator in January, as efforts to update the legal framework for crowdfunding activities in the financial...

Economic Update | Private projects to keep construction humming in Oman

31 Mar 2017
Oman Construction
Increased private sector participation in Oman’s project pipeline, and draft bills to ease workforce restrictions and allow 100% foreign ownership, look set to help drive continued expansion in the...

Economic Update | ICT in Saudi Arabia draws private sector interest

30 Mar 2017
Saudi Arabia ICT
Several international players have recently committed to enhancing their engagement with Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector.