Saudi Arabian M3 money supply growth, an indicator of future inflation, slowed to a more than seven-year low in July.
Kuwait will be the only member of the Gulf Cooperation Council to experience a slowdown in private-sector credit growth next year, according to HSBC Holdings Plc, as the implementation of a $111 billion investment program falters.
Dubai’s economy is headed for the biggest expansion in five years as the Persian Gulf business hub benefits from tourism and trade.
After paying for stakes in European companies, landmarks in London, uprisings in the Middle East and a soccer title in France, Qatar may be getting ready to go home.
"We see the aim of the budget to progress with key strategic projects, whilst reining in excessive government spending."
- Monica Malik on Dec 25, 2014