Saudi Arabia's falling oil revenues

Saudi Arabia should speed up construction of its public transportation network and its nuclear and solar energy sources.
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Translated from Al-Hayat (Pan Arab) on March 2

From 'zero problems' to zero trade

Ankara’s support of the Islamist-controlled National General Congress instead of the government in Tobruk has had dire consequences for Turkish business interests in Libya.
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 Fehim Taştekin for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on February 27

Was Rouhani's zero-inflation claim misleading?

Both economists and political rivals question President Hassan Rouhani's claim of zero inflation, saying he used the wrong criteria.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor on February 25

Iraq's corruption continues unchecked

Corruption involving public contracts has become prevalent in Iraq since 2003 and is difficult to stop because government officials are benefitting from it.
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 Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on February 25

The new generation of Israeli election campaign clips

The advent of social media has changed the face of election campaigning, with productions in TV studios giving way to video clips, delivering their message in the absence of regulation or supervision.
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 Doron Peskin for Al-Monitor Israel Pulse on February 27

Lebanese, Egyptian officials meet to discuss economic ties

Lebanese and Egyptian business figures sit down to consider how to catalyze investment and increase bilateral relations.
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Translated from As-Safir (Lebanon) on February 22

Gaza farmers unable to export produce

Agriculture in Gaza is suffering after the Israeli decision to ban vegetable exports from the Strip to the West Bank.
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 Hana Salah for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on February 23

Egypt hopes to lure investors back

The Egyptian government is considering a new law to help ease the obstacles investors face and attract future investments.
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 Rami Galal for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on February 23

PA considers ending economic ties with Israel

Palestinians are discussing the possibility of rejecting the Paris Protocol and disengaging economically from Israel following Israel's decision to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority.
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 Ahmad Melhem for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on February 23

Gazans forced to sell their belongings

The harsh economic crisis that has been worsening in the Gaza Strip due to the Israeli blockade and the PA’s financial deficit has forced Gazans to sell their belongings to avoid begging for money.
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 Rasha Abou Jalal for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on February 20

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