Qatar losing the right to host the FIFA World Cup is “within the realm of possibility,” Citi bank has said, with Wednesday’s arrests “bearish” for the Arab emirate’s banks.» Read More
European Central Bank liquidity measures are spurring investment in the Middle East, the head of an Abu Dhabi-based foreign exchange and commodities trading firm told CNBC Wednesday.
"Abu Dhabi is a very stable and long-term orientated environment," Mahmood Ebraheem Al Mahmood, CEO of ADS Securities, told CNBC, speaking from Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi wants to see 23 percent of its gross domestic product coming from foreign investment, Mohammed Omar Abdullah, undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, told CNBC. "Abu Dhabi is considered as an attractive destination for investment," he added.
New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.
The 13th International Energy Forum (IEF) kicks off on Tuesday in Kuwait City, bringing to the table energy ministers from 88 countries around the world representing some 90 percent of global supply and demand
With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.
The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.
Reports that Brazil might follow India in purchasing the Rafale jetfighter from French plane maker Dassault Aviation will not only benefit to Dassault, but will also help electronics group Thales, Francois Mallet, managing director head of equity at Kepler Capital Markets said on Monday.
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Even the Gulf countries were not spared by the European and U.S. debt crisis. With unemployment figures estimated as high as 12 percent, the United Arab Emirates has lots of gaps to fill, Saqr Ghobash, the minister of labor for the UAE, told CNBC.com Tuesday.
CNBC's Guy Johnson reports from Greece on the proposed merger between the country's second and third largest banks, Alpha Bank and Eurobank.
The UAE and Qatar markets are in focus as the highly anticipated MSCI decision on whether or not to upgrade these markets from ‘frontier’ to ‘emerging markets’ status was delayed until December of this year.
Part of the bet of investing in frontier markets is that they will eventually mature into emerging markets. And that may happen for a couple later this summer, analysts told CNBC.
With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.
Officials say that trading on the Egypt stock exchange will resume on Sunday and will take measures to prevent a huge selloff as soon as the bourse reopens. It's unrealistic to think that those steps will prevent panic-selling, Yousef Gamal El-Din writes.
Dubai Holding, a conglomerate owned by the emirate’s ruler, is looking at options that could include restructuring $20bn in debt, possibly dealing another blow to investors, the Financial Times reports.
Google and China will resolve their differences over censorship and an alleged attack on Google's service "soon", Eric Schmidt, the Chief Executive of Google, told reporters in Abu Dhabi where he takes part in the emirate's first ever Media Summit.
A faulty elevator was behind the shutdown of the observation deck on the world's tallest tower that effectively closed the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa to the public, witnesses and a Dubai rescue official said Tuesday.
By providing a $10 billion lifeline to Dubai on Monday, oil-rich Abu Dhabi has granted its debt-stricken neighbor a critical short-term reprieve from its creditors. But in doing so, it also appears determined to tighten the reins that Dubai has long resisted. The New York Times reports.
Investors are watching to see if Abu Dhabi will use its wealth to bail out Dubai, the deeply indebted emirate that shook world markets when it said last week that its chief investment arm, Dubai World, would not be able to pay its debts on time. The New York Times reports.