Questions over how Saudi government will handle $100bn ‘corruption’ windfall

With the first phase of the anti-graft campaign now seemingly over, questions are being asked about what impact the settlements will have on government finances. Attorney general Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb said on 30 January that the vast majority of the 381 individuals pulled in for questioning had either been released without charge or had agreed settlements to secure their freedom. Those deals have brought in more than SR400bn ($106bn)-worth of assets, but the figure could yet rise further as 56 people remain in custody. 08/02/2018 Issue 1,053 Read More

Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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New youth protests as Oman struggles to meet demand for jobs

Hundreds of young unemployed Omanis demonstrated on 22 January and 29 January to demand jobs. The first protests took place...

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Energy: The geopolitics of renewable resources

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