Thursday, May 23, 2013
Egypt's president signed a new tax law Tuesday that cuts the amount paid by poorer Egyptians in the latest move aimed at reforming the country's economy.
Gas production from huge offshore deposits along its Mediterranean coast is enabling Israel to shift from costly and unreliable imports to a growing self-sufficiency and the potential to become an energy exporter.
Friday, April 5, 2013
A pledge by Syria's central bank on Sunday to take action to support the pound is already looking hollow, raising speculation the authorities may no longer be willing to burn up reserves defending the currency.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Dubai World Central, the emirate's second airport, is to open for passenger flights from Oct. 26 with two carriers operating, following repeated delays, Dubai Airports said Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Sunday it would continue talks with Egypt aimed at agreeing possible financial aid after meeting with government officials seeking a US$4.8 billion loan to relieve a currency and budget crisis.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world's largest concentrated solar power plant, which cost US$600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes.
Sri Lanka is turning its newest international airport opening Monday into a tax-free zone to attract aviation-related industries, a top official said.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition deal Friday with rival parties to form the next government, a spokesman said, in an agreement that was stalled for weeks due to tough negotiations.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It's 1 a.m. and the sprawling airport in this desert city is bustling. Enough languages fill the air to make a United Nations translator's head spin.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Iran is to reduce its dependence on oil income and boost non-oil exports in its budget to counter the “heavy” impact of sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a television interview late on Saturday.