EconSource: Jordan’s Economy Continues to Recover

Jordan’s economy appears to continue to recover from its near economic crisis in 2012, despite the worsening regional context. Real GDP growth for the first half of 2014 rose to 3.0 percent, compared with 2.8 percent in 2013. The authorities are continuing to implement the national reform agenda with the support from the International Monetary Fund and GCC countries. [Zawya]

Growth in Egyptian business activity slows in October
While the pace of growth seems to have slowed, business activity in Egypt continued to expand in October for the third month in a row. This highlights the fragile nature of the country’s economic recovery process. [Reuters]

Yemen’s oil revenues decline in 2014
Yemen’s revenues from oil exports decreased to $1.2 billion during the first half 2014. This reflects a decrease of $600 million compared to the same period in 2013. The decline was attributed to the disruption of production due the continued sabotage attacks on pipelines in the Marib province. [SABA]

Also of Interest:
Tunisia in good position for growth | Think Advisor
Egypt: breaking ‘the pharaohs’ curse | Euronews
Yemen joins European Energy Charter as an observer | SABA
Egypt’s stocks continue ascent on Monday as turnover rises | Ahram Online