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Islamic Banking: Growth To Slow?

The first quarter of 2013 has proven to be a busy year for global sukuk markets, with near-record low yields continuing to encourage sovereigns, corporates and banks to increasingly rely on Islamic...

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Oman Joins The GCC Rail Pack

Work on the inter-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network is gaining momentum. Last week, the Jordanian Ministry of Transport approved plans to build a 509km rail corridor in a bid to integrate...

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Baby Steps For NBN Project

The ongoing saga of Jordan's National Broadband Network (NBN) has taken a step forward, with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) reporting six companies interested in...

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Affordable Housing On The Forefront

In the backdrop of the Arab Spring, the lack of affordable housing as a major social issue has risen to the forefront. Despite the significant hydrocarbon wealth in the region, a mismatch between...

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