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Inflation Heading Higher

Consumer price inflation in the UAE is set to trend higher over the coming months, and could accelerate to its fastest pace in four years by the end of 2013. According to latest data from the...

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Drone Wars: The Long-Term Implications

BMI View: Recent years have seen a sharp increase in the use of drones by the US in its war against Islamist militants. This practice is becoming more controversial, but the biggest consequence could...

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Non-Hydrocarbon Economy Driving Growth

BMI View: Qatar's economic growth will be largely driven by the non-hydrocarbon sector over 2013, with expanding domestic consumption and progress on infrastructure investments fuelling economic...

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Inflation Accelerating Regime's Fall

Consumer price inflation (CPI) in Syria came in at 48.1% y-o-y in September 2012, according to official figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics. Food prices (making up 41.8% of the consumer...

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Passing The Mantle

BMI View: Recent leadership changes at the top of echelons of government in Saudi Arabia suggest that the reins of power are increasingly shifting towards a younger generation. However, the February...

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Subsidy Reform: Is The Time Nigh?

The near-term outlook for net oil importers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains precarious. As we have highlighted on numerous occasions previously, since the start of 2011 the...

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Election Primer

Israel will hold parliamentary elections on January 22 2013, and most polls predict that current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win another term as prime minister. His right-wing Likud party...

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