Saudi Arabia should consider raising VAT rate to 10 percent: IMF

Monday, 09 September 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested in a report that Saudi Arabia should consider ......

GCC fiscal reform progress slow and uneven: Report

Friday, 09 August 2019

Most GCC states will continue to run fiscal deficits and accumulate debt despite policy measures ......

Should the Gulf countries ditch customs taxes?

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Omar Al-Ubaydli is a researcher at Derasat, Bahrain. He tweets @omareconomics.


Egypt’s top administrative court lifts ban on Uber, Careem services

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Egypt’s top administrative court on Saturday lifted a ban on operations by ride-hailing ......

Oman’s actual budget deficit 2.7 bln rials in 2018

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Oman’s budget deficit was 2.7 billion rials ($7 billion) in 2018, less than projected because ......

IMF sees no credit crunch in Oman, advises speedy fiscal reforms

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Oman is not facing a credit crunch but the Gulf Arab oil producer should speed up implementation of ......