Middle East economy
The Economy of the Middle East is very diverse. Composed of Bahrain, Cyprus, Gaza Strip, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Ara...
Middle East economy - Wikipedia
Cash-Strapped Saudi Arabia Switches To Gregorian Calendar To Pay Civil Servants Less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity meas...
Reformist Gains In Iran Elections Clear Way For Business Boom
Gains by reformist candidates in Iranian elections open the way for changes to economic policy that will boost foreign investment and trade with the West, businessmen and analysts said on Sunday.
Economy of Bahrain
Bahrain has an open economy. The Bahraini currency is the second-highest-valued currency unit in the world. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has heavily invested in the banking and tourism sector...
Economy of Bahrain - Wikipedia
Economy of Cyprus
The economy of Cyprus is classified by the World Bank as a high-income economy, and was included by the International Monetary Fund in its list of advanced economies in 2001. Erratic growth rates in t...
Economy of Cyprus - Wikipedia
Economy of Egypt
The economy of Egypt was a highly centralized planned economy focused on import substitution under President Gamal Abdel Nasser. In the 1990s, a series of International Monetary Fund arrangements, cou...
Economy of Egypt - Wikipedia
Economy of Iran
The economy of Iran is a mixed and transition economy with a large public sector. Some 60% of the economy is centrally planned. It is dominated by oil and gas production, although over 40 industries a...
Economy of Iran - Wikipedia
Economy of Iraq
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oilsector, which has provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings in modern times. In the 1980s, financial problems caused by massive expenditures in the eight-ye...
Economy of Iraq - Wikipedia
Economy of Israel
The economy of Israel is a technologically advanced market economy. As of 2013, Israel ranks 19th among 187 nations on the UN's Human Development Index, which places it in the category of "Very Highly...
Economy of Israel - Wikipedia
Economy of Jordan
Jordan's GDP per capita rose by 351% in the 1970s, declined 30% in the 1980s, and rose 36% in the 1990s. Jordan is classified as an emerging market. After king Abdullah II's accession to the throne in...
Economy of Jordan - Wikipedia
Economy of Kuwait
Kuwait is a small, relatively open economy. The Kuwaiti currency is the highest-valued currency unit in the world. Kuwait has nearly 10% of the world's oil reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half...
Economy of Kuwait - Wikipedia
Economy of Lebanon
The economy of Lebanon is a developing economy, with a private sector that contributes to 75% of aggregate demand and a large banking sector that supports this demand. The IMF forecast a growth of 7% ...
Economy of Lebanon - Wikipedia
Economy of Oman
Oman is a country in the Middle East. Current GDP per capita has expanded continuously in the past 50 years. It grew 339% in the 1960s reaching a peak growth of 1,370% in the 1970s scaling back to mod...
Economy of Oman - Wikipedia
Economy of the Palestinian territories
The economy of the Palestinian territories refers to the economy of the Palestinian territories, which comprise the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Agriculture is a mainstay in the economy. The prod...
Economy of the Palestinian territories - Wikipedia
Economy of Qatar
Petroleum is the cornerstone of Qatar's economy and accounts for more than 70% of total government revenue, more than 60% of gross domestic product, and roughly 85% of export earnings. Proved oil rese...
Economy of Qatar - Wikipedia
Economy of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government control over major economic activities. Saudi Arabia possesses 18% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporte...
Economy of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Economy of Syria
The economy of Syria is based on agriculture, oil, industry and services. Its GDP per capita expanded 80% in the 1960s reaching a peak of 336% of total growth during the 1970s. This proved unsustainab...
Economy of Syria - Wikipedia
Economy of Turkey
The economy of Turkey is defined as an emerging market economy by the IMF. Turkey is among the world's developed countries according to the CIA World Factbook. Turkey is also defined by economists and...
Economy of Turkey - Wikipedia
Economy of the United Arab Emirates
The economy of the United Arab Emirates is the second largest in the Arab world (after Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $570 billion (AED2.1 trillion) in 2014. The United Arab Emi...
Economy of the United Arab Emirates - Wikipedia
Economy of Yemen
At the time of unification, South Yemen and North Yemen had vastly different but equally struggling underdeveloped economic systems. Since unification, the economy has been forced to sustain the conse...
Economy of Yemen - Wikipedia
Cash-Strapped Saudi Arabia Switches To Gregorian Calendar To Pay Civil Servants Less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity meas...
Reformist Gains In Iran Elections Clear Way For Business Boom
Gains by reformist candidates in Iranian elections open the way for changes to economic policy that will boost foreign investment and trade with the West, businessmen and analysts said on Sunday.
Tourism in Turkey
Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destinati...
Tourism in Turkey - Wikipedia
Communications in Egypt
Egypt has long been the cultural and informational centre of the Arab world, and Cairo is the region's largest publishing and broadcasting centre.
Egypt has long been the cultural and informationa...