Business & Economy in the Middle East





Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman
Palestine | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | UAE | Yemen


Resources
EIU Wire -Business intelligence on 195 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Africa/Middle East (Economist Intelligence Unit)
Economist country profiles -Features News, country profiles, forecasts, statistics and much more.
European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Co-operation - MEDEA (English/French)
Africa/Middle East Markets (Washington Post)
Directory of Development Organizations- Guide to International Organizations, Governments, Private Sector Institutions, Development Agencies, Universities and much more.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
MENA: International Finance Corporation
Database for the Arab World Economy and Finance Web sites (mafhoum.com)
Economic Research forum- Nonprofit, nongovernment independent research institute.
Asia Bussiness Today
GlobalEdge - Asia & Middle East
Economy of the Arab World (al-bab.com)
Middle East & North Arica Region (World Bank)
MENA (World Bank Law Library)
Middle East and North Africa Business Information Center (MENA BIC)-U.S. Government export portal/
MENA - Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Le ministère des Affaires étrangères
Import Export (France)
Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie (France)
Missions Économiques (France)
Poste d'Expansion Economique : Proche et Moyen Orient (France. Ministère des Affairs Etrangers)
Arab IP Laws
Thunderbird IBIC Global Gateway
Doing Business in the Middle East
Mideast Law-Doing Business In reports for Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E.
Middle East Commercial Law (WRF)
Regional Agricultural Organizations in the Middle East
Research Guide: Economics of the Middle East (MERIA)
Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC)
United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia
MENA: Trade Information Center (US Department of Commerce)
U.S. State Department Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Country Reports
FY 2000 Country Commercial Guides: The Middle East and North Africa (U.S. Department of State)
U.S. Middle East Free Trade Area (CRS)

Financial News
Arab DataNet-Features Country Information and News on the Arab World.Established and maintained by the National US.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.
AME Info: Financial News-Offers daily financial news from the Middle East Region.
Arabia Business
Business Today (Egypt)-Published Monthly.
CNBC Arabia-In Arabic only.
Country information at the Dutch Export Site
Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Financial Times: Middle East & Africa
Gulf Business-Online edition of print magazine focuses on international and Persian Gulf business news.
Gulf Marketing Review-Monthly publication for the marketing and advertising community in the Persian Gulf.
Middle East North Africa Financial Network: MENAFN
Dubai Business Magazine.Features international and regional news.
Middle East Bussiness Daily-Aggregation of business news from a variety of sources.
Middle East Economic Digest (MEED)-MEED also hosts many conferences and events on economic trends, and other aspects of doing business in the Middle East. Middle East Now
Middle East Online
Middle East Regional Business News (Middle East Events)
Zawya-Focuses on Arab Business and Finance

Trade
Arab Trade Financing Program
Trade Arabia
National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

Institutions by Country

Bahrain
Bahrain EIU Viewswire
Bahrain Monetary Agency
Bahrain Ministry of Industry & Commerce
Bahrain: US Commercial Service
Bahrain: U.S Government Export Portal
Bahrain (MEDEA)
Bahrain Exports (MEDEA)
Bahrain Imports (MEDEA)
Bahrain Trader (Business Directory)
Bahrain International Airport
Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company)

Cyprus
EIU Viewswire
Cyprus Business Guide
Cyprus Trade
Francoudi & Stephanou Financial Services (Cyprus)

Egypt
Egypt EIU Viewswire
Central Bank of Egypt
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Cairo Conference Home Page
Egypt's Information Highway
Egyptian Economic Bulletin
The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies ECES, Egypt
Egyptian Financial Link
Egypt: US Commercial Service
Egypt: U.S Government Export Portal
Egypt (MEDEA)
Egypt Exports (MEDEA)
Egypt Imports (MEDEA)

Iran
Iran EIU ViewsWire
EU-Iran Trade Relations
Central Bank of Iran
Iran Oil & Gas Resources
Iran Business Resources

Iraq
Iraq EIU Viewswire
EU-Iraq Trade Relations
Iraq (MEDEA)
Iraq Exports (MEDEA)
Iraq Imports (MEDEA)
Iraq: U.S Government Export Portal
Iraq Country Analysis Brief (U.S. Department of Energy)
Iraq Daily (Business News)
Iraq : Business and Economy
IRAQ Trade Guide

Iraq Reconstruction
US Agency for International Development: Iraq
U.S. Government Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
U.S. Department of Commerce Iraq Reconstruction Task Force

Israel
Israel EIU Viewswire
EU-Israel Trade Relations
Israel at a glance (World Bank Group)
Cental Bank of Israel
The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute-Your gateway to business in Israel.
Israel: US Commercial Service
Israel: U.S Government Export Portal
Israeli-America Chamber of Commerce
List of Israeli Banks (Bank of Israel)
The Marker.com (Financial News)
Kol-Israel.com (Link to News)
Israel (MEDEA)
Israel Exports (MEDEA)
Israel Imports (MEDEA)

Jordan
Jordan EIU Viewswire
EU-Jordan Trade Relations
Central Bank of Jordan
The Jordanian Customs Department
The Jordanian Customs Department Housing and Urban Development Corporation
JEDCO - Jordan Export
Jordan Investment Board
Jordan Maritme Authority
International Investment Arabian Group
The Free Zones Corporation (Jordan)
National Information System (NIS)
Jordan: US Commercial Service
Jordan: U.S Government Export Portal
Jordan (MEDEA)
Jordan Exports (MEDEA)
Jordan Imports (MEDEA)

Kuwait
Kuwait EIU Viewswire
Ministry of Finance
Central Bank of Kuwait
Kuwait Finance House
Kuwait Investment Authority
Commercial Bank of Kuwait
Kuwait International Fair Company
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
OPEC Fact Sheet on Kuwait
State Audit Bureau (Kuwait)
Orient Consulting Center-Kuwait stock market analysis, market research, and information services.
Kuwait: US Commercial Service
Kuwait: U.S Government Export Portal
Kuwait (MEDEA)
Kuwait Exports (MEDEA)
Kuwait Imports (MEDEA)

Lebanon
Lebanon EIU Viewswire
EU-Lebanon Trade Relations
Central Bank of Lebanon
Ministry of Finance
Lebanon Business
Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
Beirut Stock Exchange Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Beirut
Lebanon: US Commercial Service
Lebanon: U.S Government Export Portal
Lebanon (MEDEA)
Lebanon Exports (MEDEA)
Lebanon Imports (MEDEA)

Oman
Oman EIU ViewsWire
Central Bank of Oman
Oman (MEDEA)
Oman Exports (MEDEA)
Oman Imports (MEDEA)
Bank Muscat
Gulf Agency of Oman
Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development
BP Oman
Oman: U.S Government Export Portal

Palestine
Palestinian Territories EIU Viewswire
EU-Palestine Trade Relations
Arab Palestinian Investment (Holding) Co.
UNDP Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP)
Palestine (MEDEA)

Qatar
Qatar EIU Viewswire
Qatar Central Bank
Qatar: US Commercial Service
Qatar: U.S Government Export Portal
Qatar (MEDEA)
Qatar Exports (MEDEA)
Qatar Imports (MEDEA)
Companies in Qatar
Qatar Islamic Insurance Company
U.S.-Qatar Business Council Homepage
World Trade Center

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia EIU ViewsWire
The Saudi Network
Ministry of Finance and National Economy (Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Arabia: Investment Laws & Regulations (SAGIA)
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: US Commercial Service
Saudi Arabia: U.S Government Export Portal
Saudi Arabia (MEDEA)
Saudi Arabia Exports(MEDEA)
Saudi Arabia Imports (MEDEA)

Syria
Syria EIU Viewswire
EU-Syria Trade Relations
Central Bank of Syria
Federation of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce
Business in Syria
Damascus Chamber of Industry
Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment
Damascus International Fairs
Made In Syria -
Syria Online - Guide to the Syrian Market and Society
Yellow Pages Syria
Syrian - European Business Centre
Syria (MEDEA)
Syria Exports (MEDEA)
Syria Imports (MEDEA)

Turkey
Turkey Country Analysis Briefs (DOE)
EU-Turkey Trade Relations
Turkey EIU Viewswire
Central Bank of Turkey
Turkish Treasury
Istanbul Stock Exchange
Turkish Foreign Trade and Tourism Center
Economic and Financial Datafor Turkey
Turkish Economy
Competitive Advantage of Turkey
Foreign Economic Relations Board
Turkey: US Commercial Service
UAE: U.S Government Export Portal
Turkey (MEDEA)
Turkey Exports (MEDEA)
Turkey Imports (MEDEA)

UAE
Ministry of Economy (UAE)
Commercial Laws and Regulations
UAE: US Commercial Service
UAE (MEDEA)
UAE Exports (MEDEA)
UAE Imports (MEDEA)

Yemen
Yemen EIU Viewswire
Central Bank of Yemen
Central Organization for Control and Audit of Yemen
General Investment Authority of Yemen
Yemen : U.S Government Export Portal
Yemen Economic Corporation
Yemen (MEDEA)
Yemen Exports (MEDEA)
Yemen Imports (MEDEA)

Business Directories & Search
Arab Business Net-Business search by country and industry.
Arab World Commercial Directory
Planetbiz Asia Business Directory

Country Commercial Guides 2001-PDF (U.S. Department of State)
Country Commercial Guides Index (U.S. Department of State)
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
UAE
Yemen

Country Information - Australia
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
UAE
Yemen

Country Information - Canada
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Syria
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
UAE
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Yemen

Energy
International Energy Outlook
World Oil Transit Chokepoints (U.S. Department of Energy)
International Energy Statistics (U.S. Department of Energy)
Middle East & North Africa (DOE)-Provides news and Statistics.
OPEC Revenues Fact -Provides OPEC Oil Export Revenues
Caspian Sea Oil (Princeton)
Caspian Energy Project (CSIS)
Alexander's Gas and Oil Middle East News
CNN Commodities (Oil Prices)
The Energy Intelligence Group
IAEE Resources
Schlumberger
World Oil Magazine
Oil & Gas Directory
Oil Price History and Analysis
Oil and Gas International
The Persian Gulf 2001 to 2010 - Implications for Oil Investors (PDF) - Emerging Markets Online
Oil& Gas Journal-Provides up to date news of the Oil & Gas industry.
Oil & Gas Newsfeed
Oil & Gas Online
Oil Review Middle East
Geopolitics and Energy in the Middle East
Yahoo Full Coverage: Oil
U.S. Department of Energy
Internet Petroleum Resources

Country Analysis Briefs & Data (U.S. Department of Energy)
Bahrain
Egypt
Israel
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Syria
Saudi Arabia
UAE
Yemen

Oil & Gas Companies

State Companies
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Bahrain National Gas Company
Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)
National Iranian South Oil Company
Qatar Petroleum
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas)
Saudi Aramco

Independent Companies
BG Group
BP (UK)
ChevronTexaco (U.S.)
China National Petroleum Corp.
Conoco (U.S.)
ENI (Italy)
Exxon (U.S.)
Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation
LG (Korea Republic)
Mobil (U.S.)
Nexen (Canada)
Petro Canada
Pertamina Indonesia
Petronas (Malaysia)
PDVSA Venezuela
Qatar Petroleum
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas)
Royal Dutch/Shell Group
Saudi Aramco
Sheer Energy (Canada)
Shell (U.S.)
Statoil (Norway)
Persian Gulf Oil Companies

IMF Country Info
Bahrain - Cyprus - Egypt - Iran - Iraq - Kuwait - Lebanon - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Syria - Turkey - UAE - Yemen

World Bank Country Overview
Egypt - Iran - Iraq - Israel - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Turkey - UAE - Yemen - West Bank & Gaza

There were no country profile reports available for Cyprus and Israel.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)
IFC
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
West Bank and Gaza
Saudi Arabia
Syria
UAE
Yemen

Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Palestine (West Bank and Gaza)
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
UAE
Yemen

Stock Exchanges
Amman Stock Exchange
Bahrain Stock Exchange
Beirut Stock Exchange
Egypt Stock Exchange
Istanbul Stock Exchange
Kuwait Stock Exchange
Mascat Securities Market
Tehran Stock Exchange
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
Palestine Security Exchange

Central Banks
Bahrain Monetary Agency
Central Bank of Egypt
Central Bank of Iran
Cental Bank of Israel
Central Bank of Jordan
Central Bank of Kuwait
Central Bank of Lebanon
Central Bank of Oman
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Central Bank of Syria
Qatar Central Bank
Cenral Bank of Turkey
Index of Central Banks (Reserve Bank)

Banking
The Arab Bankers Association (UK)
Arab Bankers Association of North America
Islamic Banking Infobase
Islamic Banking (Article)
Islamic Banking
Al-Baraka Investment and Development Corp.-Worldwide Resource for Islamic Banking and Finance.

Bank sites are a good resource for business news and information. Therefore, a couple of banks from each country are listed below:

Banks
Arab Bank
National Bank of Bahrain
Al-Ahli United Bank (Bahrain)
Bank of Alexandria (Egypt)
Banque Du Caire (Egypt)
Banque Misr (Egypt)
National Bank of Egypt
National Societe Generale Bank (Egypt)
The Egypt American Bank
Banks in Egypt
Bank Keshavarzi (Iran)
Bank Saderat (Iran)
Export Development Bank of Iran
Bank Leumi(Israel)
Bank Hapoalim (Israel)
List of Israeli Banks (Bank of Israel)
Jordan Kuwait Bank
Amman - Cairo Bank
Jordan National Bank
Export and Finance Bank (Jordan)
National Bank of Kuwait
Gulf Bank (Kuwait)
Burgan Bank (Kuwait)
Commercial Bank of Kuwait
Byblos Bank
Banque du Liban (Lebanon)
Banque Libano-Francaise
The National Commercial Bank (KSA)
The Arab National Bank (KSA)
Saudi American Bank
Oman International Bank
National Bank of Oman
Qatar National Bank
The Commercial Bank of Qatar
Qatar Industrial Development Bank
The National Bank of Dubai (UAE)
Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE)
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UAE)
Citi Bank (UAE)
Union National Bank-Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.)
Union of Arab Banks
Banks of the World (Asia)
Top 100 Arab Banks (Sorted by Assets-The Banker)


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