Nbr. 393, October 2008
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- Surrounded on all sides, Israel's wars of attrition heat up.
- Good news from Iraq, but too early to chill the champagne.
- Iraq's Olympics: more than a competition.
- Pipeline politics: Washington seems determined to wreck Iran's plan to build a gas link to India and Pakistan.
- Bouncing back.
- The Top 100 Arab banks: the Arab banking boom still booming: the financial services industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region led by top-tier banks is experiencing significant growth, in terms of banking assets, profitability and innovations. Researched, written and table compiled by economic analyst.
- The Med basin creates a free-trade zone.
- Turmoil in Gulf markets: the bad ... and the good news.
- Telecoms: the Zain gain: in August, Zain International began its commercial telecom network operations in Saudi Arabia. Becoming the kingdom's third mobile telephone operator was a significant step, but just the latest development in a string of achievements posted by the Bahraini-based group.
- $1.3 trillion real estate gold rush.
- Egypt, North Africa and the Levant: benefiting from gulf investment in real estate.
- A view from Dubai.
- And from Abu Dhabi...
- Scents of Arabia inspire new European fragrance.
- The dating game.
- 'Sizing up' your calorie intake.
- Good 4 u.
- Queen Rania on YouTube.
- The Noor phenomenon.
- An ancient land and the dream that won't die.
- Rabih Abou-Khalil's Portuguese blues.
- Making the grade in Egypt.
- Cometh the hour--cometh the man.