TAKE A LOOK - Economies in the Middle East and North Africa

November 25, 2012

Economies in the Middle East and North Africa are coping with the aftermath of

the Arab Spring uprisings and an unstable global environment. Many have boosted

fiscal spending to sustain growth and head off popular discontent, putting the

government finances of some under pressure, although the budgets of most Gulf

oil exporters are still comfortably in surplus.

Click on the links below to see the latest major stories.


>Kuwait's Global gets approval to restructure bonds

>Egypt shares continue slide after suspension lifted

>Dubai plans massive tourism and retail project

>Egypt sees 2012/13 budget deficit at 10.4 pct of GDP

>Morocco says begins bond roadshow

>Turkey bond yields near lows on easier policy outlook

>Libya gives Tunisia $200 mln for development -Marzouki

>Istanbul Bourse seeks strategic partners by mid-2013

>REUTERS SUMMIT-Libya LIA to keep foreign stakes for now

>Dana Gas offers sukuk at average 8 pct in debt deal

>Turkish year-end CPI seen at 7.2 pct-c.bank survey

>Turkey seeks to spur long-term saving with tax tweak


>REUTERS SUMMIT-Abu Dhabi's spending curb causes jitters

>Upgrade may tempt Turkey to try longer-term bonds in 2013

>REUTERS SUMMIT-Dubai World's past may haunt emirate

>MIDEAST DEBT-Sukuk a tool in Basel III capital-raising

>REUTERS SUMMIT-Gulf firms search emerging mkts for growth

>MIDEAST WEEKAHEAD-IPOs may help revive Saudi stock market

>REUTERS SUMMIT-Gulf investors shrug off Iran risk

>MIDEAST MONEY-Turkey faces enviable currency headache

>Syria now running a war economy as conflict spreads

>COLUMN-Fracking all over the world: John Kemp

>REUTERS SUMMIT-Gulf private sector boom still vulnerable

>BREAKINGVIEWS-Egypt's "dream revolution" still distant


>Interactive on Middle East economy http://link.reuters.com/vuc24t

>Planned Gulf rail network http://link.reuters.com/myr63t

>Saudi GDP and consumption http://link.reuters.com/ked43t

>Oil costs vs GDP http://link.reuters.com/wuh99s

>Is oil too high? http://link.reuters.com/xuh99s

>Map of oil operators in Iraq's Kurdistan http://link.reuters.com/pyv79s

>Iran's oil industry http://link.reuters.com/tuj68s

>Gulf growth rates and the oil price http://r.reuters.com/xan93s

>Gulf diabetes rates against income http://link.reuters.com/ced39s

>Turkish c/a deficit and exchange rate http://link.reuters.com/bev24s

>Turkish interest rates and inflation http://link.reuters.com/tev24s

>Projected Iraq oil exports, fiscal state http://link.reuters.com/pyv47s

>Saudi interbank rates and bank lending http://link.reuters.com/rez47s

>Economic sanctions vs Iran http://link.reuters.com/suj68s

>Saudi Arabian budget http://link.reuters.com/det85s

>Saudi defence budget http://link.reuters.com/rab26s

>GCC current account surpluses http://link.reuters.com/nek55s

>Yemen economic indicators http://link.reuters.com/xuv45s

>Saudi oil output http://link.reuters.com/vyt93s

>Saudi oil demand http://link.reuters.com/vah34s