Economics and policy
Egypt will not sign any "emergency" loan with the IMF, cabinet spokesman Alaa El Hadidi has said , appearing to rule out any recourse to a bridging loan which the IMF said on Monday was available to Cairo.
South Sudan will be able to resume oil production within three weeks and export no more than a week after that, the oil minister said yesterday, after the country reached deals on border security with Sudan on Friday.
Iraq's Oil Ministry has approved France's Total as one of seven international oil companies qualified to bid on a massive oil and refinery project licensing round to be held later this year.
Companies and Business
A new index will track the number of women on the boards of publicly listed companies across the region.
Thousands of South Asian labourers working on the expansion of Muscat airport downed tools on Tuesday in a rare strike to demand better safety conditions after a worker died in an accident, a company official and workers said.
The UAE Banks Federation has recommended that the Ministry of Justice establish special courts to hear complaints against customers brought forward by the financial sector.
State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co has re-negotiated premiums for April to December 2013 gasoil term contracts with up to nine companies at rates about 13 percent below those of the first quarter, industry sources said on Tuesday.
Gulf Investment Corp (GIC) will invest $50 million in Virgin Mobile’s Middle East operation, a sign that the region may be ready to open up to more competition as the company looks to expand into new markets.