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A group of 13 defendants who had been charged in a cyber attack on PayPal's website pleaded guilty and admitted to the December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks acc...

Mustafi Dabi, the Sudanese general heading the delegation of Arab League monitors to Syria is being met with skepticism by some NGOs and analysts who say his is accused of war crime...

Over the next decade, the Gulf’s desalination and generation sector will be operating and growing at record levels. Oil exports will continue to provide the region’s economic lifebl...

The Arab dot-com craze might be back for rounds 2.0 and 3.0 but it is so with measures of controlled enthusiasm. Ten years after the first dot-com bubble went wild and burst in a sh...

Abu Dhabi banks reporting fourth quarter and full year 2009 earnings have so far suffered from a significant uptick in loan loss provisions as a result of the weakening economy espe...

Analysis
According to a recently-released World Bank (WB) report, Lebanon’s telecommunications sector continues to suffer hefty recurring losses from the lack of competition in broadband s...

The start of 2010 sparked discussions on better primary market conditions in the Middle East when compared with the preceding 18 months but hard evidence for a good year in initia...

IT spending in the Middle East continues to rise, with five-year forecasts in some markets approaching the $5 billion mark, Information Technology experts surveyed by RPN say.

The Takaful insurance sector has emerged from the region’s financial market challenges with renewed attractiveness for investors. Growth expectations for major providers of Islami...

New Year, New IPOs
By Fadi Chahine
Investors in 2009 have been battered by a seemingly never-ending series of financial crises -- bubble bursts, financial meltdowns, soaring oil prices, credit crunches and falling ...

Market News
Strong economic growth, solid liquidity, exposure to the entire region, and compelling valuations make Lebanese banks attractive.

Stock markets end January mixed
By RPN Staff Writer
Stocks had zigzagged for much of January on mixed news about the continued impact of the global financial crisis and the region’s ability to pull itself out of the slump of 2009...

Dubai Financial Market, or DFM, announced yesterday it will acquire Nasdaq Dubai stock exchange for $102 million and 40 million DFM shares

The value of shares bought by foreign investors, or non-UAE nationals, during the week of Dec. 13 – 17, reached 1.852 billion Emirati dirhams, comprising 46.3% of the total valu...

North African markets on the rise
By Malcolm E. Khoury
Two of the best performing equities markets in 2009 were the North African bourses of Tunisia and Egypt.