SAUDI ARABIA. A correction in the stock market failed to have a major impact on Saudi Arabia's economic performance last year. A report by the Kuwait-based Global Investment House (Global) on Saudi Arabia's economic and strategic outlook, said that the Kingdom's economy was in fact exceptionally sound and robust in 2006.
UAE. Alpen Capital study forecasts promising growth for retail sector across GCC; retail structure undergoing significant transformation, driven by the social and economic developments; the outlook for Qatar is most optimistic.