UAE. The United Arab Emirates' public finances swung into a surplus of 2.9% of economic output in 2011 after two years of deficits as robust oil income offset an increase in government spending, a report by the International Monetary Fund showed.
JORDAN. The market recorded an increase in profit after tax to JOD 13.7 million in 2013, stemming from improved returns on underwriting and investment activities. Partially assisting this recovery has been the bullish performance of the Amman stock exchange.