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Middle East economic and market data.



Middle East grows in importance for Turkish contractors Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The construction firms are continuing to win work across the region

IMF real GDP growth forecast 2015-19 percentage

Oil price slump tests forecasters Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Political upheaval and uncertain oil price trends make predicting economic growth challenging

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

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

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

Economic Indicators

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014 Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contracts by value in the Middle East

Country business rankings

Ease of doing business, 2013-2014 Subscription Required

3 November 2013

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa

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