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Middle East economic and market data.


Middle East and north Africa oil and gas reserves

Hydrocarbon reserves of strength Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The Middle East remains a key source of hydrocarbons, but reserves are growing faster in other regions

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Middle East and north Africa population

The ebb and flow of populations Subscription Required

30 April 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

Economic growth and wars have shaped migration patterns in the Middle East

Real GDP growth in Middle East and north Africa oil-importing countries

Non-oil growth gains momentum Subscription Required

22 April 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

More countries in the region are making headway on economic diversification, especially in the Gulf

Iraq oil production forecasts

Iraq faces challenge to meet output targets Subscription Required

16 April 2014 | By Mark Watts

Analysts expect Baghdad to fall short of 2020 ambitions despite recent production surge

World sugar output 2010-11

Oversupply dampens sugar outlook Subscription Required

3 April 2014 | By Mark Watts

Regional producers are facing low prices, slowing demand growth and new competition

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014 | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

More trends analysis

Middle East sovereign ratings

Country Moody’s Standard & Poor’s Fitch
Bahrain Baa2 BBB BBB
Egypt Caa1 B- B-
Jordan B1 BB- -
Kuwait Aa2 AA AA
Lebanon B1 B- B
Morocco Ba1 BBB- BBB-
Oman A1 A -
Qatar Aa2 AA -
Saudi Arabia Aa3 AA- AA
Tunisia Baa3 - BB-
Last updated: May 2014. Source: Ratings agencies, Bank Audi

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