Iranian stocks continue two-year slump

Despite the July 14 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and six world powers, Iranian shares continue to drop.
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 Morteza Ramezanpour for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on October 13

Iranian government official promises better economy after nuclear deal

An official with the Rouhani administration tells reporters that "there is no doubt" that the economy will improve after Iran's parliament approved the nuclear deal.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on October 13

Tough times ahead for Turkey's economy

Warned about their mounting foreign debts, Turkish companies are having problems finding external financing.
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 Zülfikar Doğan for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on October 12

Gaza tunnels, how did it all start?

The division of Rafah led to the creation of the tunnels, which are still being used to smuggle goods from Egypt to the Gaza Strip despite Egyptian authorities’ efforts to the contrary.
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 Fadi Shafei for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on October 13

Russian market huge disappointment for Turkey

Turkey’s hopes of replacing European countries as a major food exporter to Russia have been dashed.
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 Mehmet Cetingulec for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on October 9

Is Iran's inflation deflating economic recovery?

Will the domestic pressures Rouhani is facing force him to abandon his goal of single-digit inflation?
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 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on October 6

Car smuggling business revs up as Palestinians skirt Israeli restrictions

Some car smugglers in Palestine are carrying out covert importation operations of Chinese cars from Egypt through the tunnels.
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 Fadi Shafei for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on October 6

New gas fields add more heat to already simmering Mediterranean

The recent gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean Sea have given the concerned countries, mainly Egypt, Turkey and Israel, a new urgency in settling their maritime border disputes.
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 Walaa Hussein for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on October 6

An immigrant himself, Chobani yogurt founder becomes icon for refugees

A Kurdish immigrant from Turkey, Hamdi Ulukaya became the founder and CEO of the top-selling Greek yogurt in the United States and has now pledged to donate much of his wealth to refugees.
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 Pinar Tremblay for Al-Monitor on October 5

Will new trade hall bring forth better Palestinian-Israeli economic relations?

Economic relations between Israelis and Palestinians might be on their way to seeing improvement, but businessmen, mostly Palestinians, are still treading carefully.
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 Adnan Abu Amer for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on October 5

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