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Bahrain  18/01/10

Increased Al Qaeda threat in GCC according to Kuwaiti press

A leading Kuwaiti daily reported government sources as saying that there is an increased Al Qaeda threat in the Gulf, in view of the ongoing Yemen war....
Qatar  01/12/09

Qatar Investment Authority and Deutsche Bahn to develop Qatar rail network

Qatar has announced plans to build a massive rail network, in partnership with Deutsche Bahn. This will aid Qatar’s economic diversification efforts....
 
Bahrain  16/10/09

GCC States Plan New Agricultural Fund

GCC states announced plans for a new US $2 billion agricultural fund in coming months to secure food supplies by buying stakes in existing agricultural firms....
Chart of the Week  13/10/09

Ease of doing business - comparative chart between GCC, CEE and SEE regions

The chart shows absolute ranking of the selected countries in the World Bank Doing Business 2010 Report. Most SEE countries have improved their position since the last report. Despite this, they are i...
 
Bahrain  01/10/09

GCC rail network by 2017

The announcement that the GCC-wide rail like will start operating in 2017 is a welcome move for all GCC states....
Poland  24/08/09

Mixed news on the Polish Economy

Poland continues to be the most mildly affected economy in the region by the crisis, although the government’s attempts to plug the holes in the budget could sharpen the political conflicts....
 
Bahrain  03/08/09

Financial Woes of Al Gosaibi and Saad Families are Signs of Wider Problem

The global financial crisis that has severely hit parts of the GCC has exposed the vulnerability of the Gulf economies to risks posed by the large exposure of those economies to family businesses....
Bahrain  31/07/09

Kuwait to Abolish "Kafeel" Sponsorship System

Kuwait announced that it will abolish the "kafeel" system of sponsoring foreign workers. The system is widely practiced in all the GCC and it is described by critics as "modern slavery". ...
 
Bahrain  15/07/09

Agreement Will Help Alleviate Electricity Shortages in GCC Countries

The signing of the agreement for the GCC-wide connection between the electricity grids of the GCC member states will help alleviate electricity shortages in various GCC countries....
Bahrain  16/06/09

Agreement Signed on Monetary Union between GCC Countries

Four GCC states signed a pact on 7 June creating a monetary union. It comes as a confidence-building measure after the shock decision by the UAE to not be part of it....
 
Qatar  15/04/09

Qatar: Questions over Freedom of the Press

Recent tensions between the Doha Centre for Media Freedom and its political sponsor, the wife of the Emir of Qatar, has raised questions about the freedom of press in Qatar....
Bahrain  15/04/09

Launching of the GCC Common Currency Project in Delay

The delay in the launching of the GCC common currency amid reports of differences between member states increases the likelihood of scrapping the project altogether....
 
 

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