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

Reuters Middle East2 January 2013

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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>Oman boosts 2013 spending plans -finance minister

>Sudan launches major dam to boost farming, investment

>Saudi PetroRabigh refinery halted for 20 days

>Bounce cheques may no longer mean prison in UAE -report

>Qatar trade surplus narrows to $25.2 bln in Q3

>Oman awards Hill International $109 mln airport contract

>Saudi to develop Midyan gas field in 2013-oil minister

>Egypt's leader sees currency stabilising "within days"

>Dubai aims to shrink budget deficit by 18 pct in 2013

>Yield rises on 3-yr Egypt T-bonds, 5-yr offer cancelled

>Yemen resumes oil flows after repairs -sources

>Egypt budget deficit expected to widen to 200 bln pounds


>MIDEAST DEBT-UAE mortgage cap may slow property recovery

>SPECIAL REPORT-Inside the West's economic war with Iran

>MIDEAST DEBT-Global demand to boost GCC debt mkt in 2013

>Fragile Egypt economy overshadows Mursi's vote win

>Syria's war-battered pound floats on rebel funds

>Asian buyers to deepen Iranian crude import cuts in 2013

>Iraq ups its selling game on path to oil's top tier

>MIDEAST DEBT-Morocco bodes well for Arab Spring bonds

>Iran sidesteps sanctions to export its fuel oil

>POLL-Oil to drift lower in 2013, crash unlikely

>After decades, Saudis may boost natural gas price

>MIDEAST WEEKAHEAD-UAE, Saudi stocks may rally in new year


>Demand for OPEC crude oil http://link.reuters.com/pur34t

>Output of individual oil producers http://link.reuters.com/zus54t

>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

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