Global financial crisis negatively affects tourism in Yemen
Source: BI-ME and Yemen News Agency , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue February 24, 2009 12:00 am

YEMEN. Yemen's Tourism Ministry said on Tuesday that the global financial crisis had a negative impact on economic and social role of tourism in Yemen, which reflected the decline of the number of tourists coming to Yemen and the cancellation of hotel bookings.

In its report issued recently, the Ministry said the impact of the crisis included a decline in cash proceeds of foreign currencies and the demobilisation of some employees working in the tourism and hotel sectors.

The report pointed to the decrease of the number of tourist investment projects in 2008 to 12 projects in comparative 27 projects carried out in 2007.

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
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