Lebanon’s 2019 deficit much bigger than expected: Finance Minister

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Lebanon’s 2019 budget deficit will be much bigger than expected owing to a “very ......

US budget deficit grows 27 percent through July

Monday, 12 August 2019

The US government's budget deficit rose by $183 billion to $867 billion during the first 10 months ......

Egypt’s current account deficit widens to $7.6 billion

Thursday, 04 July 2019

Egypt’s current account deficit widened to $7.6 billion in the first nine months of the ......

How big a deficit should the Saudi Arabian government run?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

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Japan logs first trade deficit since 2015

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Japan logged a trade deficit last year for the first time since 2015, with export growth slowing ......

Saudi 2018 budget deficit falls to 136 bln riyals, revenues reach 895 bln riyals

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance announced some of the 2018 fiscal results, with spending ......

Saudi finance ministry: Budget deficit will be eliminated by 2023

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance revealed the fiscal and economic estimates for the coming ......

Morocco forecasts 2019 budget deficit down at 3.3 pct

Friday, 19 October 2018

Morocco’s 2019 draft budget forecasts a deficit narrowing to 3.3 percent of gross domestic ......

Despite protests, Iran raises prices of water, electricity and gas

Thursday, 15 February 2018

While the protests across Iran continue against rising prices and the drop in living conditions, the ......

Bahrain draft 2017-18 budget projects slow progress in cutting big deficit

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bahrain’s cabinet has approved a draft budget for 2017 and 2018 that projects only slow ......

Saudi govt says making faster than expected progress in cutting costs

Friday, 28 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s government is making faster than expected progress in cutting costs and that is ......

Saudi Budget 2017: Shrinking deficit, raising expenditure

Friday, 23 December 2016

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$7.8 bln deficit in Qatar’s 2017 budget

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Qatar expects to post a budget deficit of 28.3 billion riyals ($7.8 billion) in 2017, the finance ......

Kuwait launches foreign bond sale to finance deficit

Saturday, 05 November 2016

Kuwait will issue billions of dollars worth of bonds in international markets to finance a budget ......

Iraq says to cut 2017 budget gap on lower expenditures, higher oil income

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Iraq plans to narrow its public deficit by 38 percent next year thanks to lower expenditures and ......