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

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.

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NEWS

>Morocco Jan-Nov trade deficit rises 11.8 pct

>Saudi aviation body to allow ticket price rises

>Koc Holding consortium wins Turkey toll roads tender

>ENBD frontrunner to buy BNP Paribas Egypt retail arm

>MIDEAST STOCKS-Emaar gives Dubai biggest gain in 2 weeks

>UAE signs nuclear energy cooperation deal with Russia

>Turk Telekom 7 pct stake sale planned for Feb -sources

>Iraqi Kurdish oil exports fall below 30,000 bpd-sources

>Turkish November consumer confidence rises 4 pct

>Turkish jobless rate rises to 9.1 pct in Aug-Oct

>Centamin says Egypt mine to restart in days

>Iran says oil revenues down by half -newspaper

ANALYSIS

>Egypt's rising fuel bill reflects energy crisis

>Truce brings extra gleam to Gaza marketplace

>PREVIEW-Turkish c.bank seen cutting policy rate

>BREAKINGVIEWS-Qatar gives SocGen honourable Egypt exit

>Iraq, Saudi on OPEC collision course over next oil curb

>MIDEAST WEEKAHEAD-Saudi staffing rule to hit construction

>BUZZ-Is Turkey's lira overvalued?

>IEA sees sluggish oil demand in 2013, good supply

>MIDEAST MONEY-Iran equities rally defies economic slump

>Oman eyes broader role for private sector

>Saudi dominance of the oil market to fade by 2020: Kemp

>Sanctions, government blamed for Iran's drugs shortage

GRAPHICS

>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

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