Economics and Policy
Oman’s plans for a $15.5bn railway network across the Sultanate will be a boon to business in the region, according to the shipping industry.
European football chiefs have given their support to plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter.
Lebanon's insurance industry is due to see little or no growth in 2013, the head of the Lebanese Insurance Association has said.
Companies and Business
The Turkish government does not plan at present to sell a further stake in state-run Turkish Airlines, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek has said.
The developer of the much-delayed Dubai resort Palazzo Versace has confirmed the opening date has been pushed back another 12 months.
Dubai’s bourse led a regional uptrend on Thursday after the surprise decision by U.S. Federal Reserve to maintain its bond-buying program.