Economics and Policy
The fall of imports this year has reduced the balance of payments deficit in Lebanon, a leading academic has said.
The United Arab Emirates Banks Federation will recommend that the central bank fine lenders who breach stricter mortgage loan rules as it seeks to prevent a repeat of a property bubble.
Companies and Business
Gulf airlines splashed out over $150bn on new plane deals on day one of the Dubai Airshow, underscoring a shift in power in the aviation industry and giving a boost to the formal launch of Boeing's newest jet, as well as to Airbus's A380 superjumbo.
Airbus parent EADS is close to signing a strategic deal with Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Aerospace on advanced carbon-composite aircraft parts production.
A labourer died as he jumped from a burning building in Dubai, as around 300 workers were evacuated at the weekend.