Economics and Policy
Standard & Poor’s downgrade of three leading Lebanese banks is unlikely to have an impact on the prices of bonds or interest rates.
Saudis are complaining of surging labor costs following the exodus of a million foreign workers, although economists insist there will be long-term planning benefits from fully regulating the market.
Governments in the Gulf are investing $40bn in airport infrastructure to ensure the success of the region's aviation sector continues, a top industry executive has said.
Protesters in Iraq have been causing issues for oil companies trying to extract.