May 15, 2009 / 2:19 PM / 9 years ago

TAKE-A-LOOK-Reuters stories from the World Economic Forum

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - The World Economic Forum on the Middle East meets at the Dead Sea in Jordan this week.

Policymakers and business leaders from around the region are discussing the global economic downturn and how it is affecting energy markets and asset values.

The Middle East is home to many of the world’s biggest oil and gas exporters, whose economies have boomed in recent years. But the financial slowdown is affecting growth plans.

Attached are links to Reuters stories from the forum: To read the stories, double click on the link in brackets. LATEST NEWS Kuwait looks to raise stake in China’s ICBC [nLF953828] Etisalat to bid for Morocco Meditel stake [nLF732372] Kuwait sees no need for OPEC cut, Dow deal is dead [nLF218563] Dubai’s Abraaj sees good valuations, stability back [nLF49576] UBS sees Mideast ops improving as firms restructure [nLF602886] Bahrain wealth fund to keep inward focus for now [nLF390519] OPEC may keep output steady if oil stays firm-Iraq [nLE524915] Abu Dhabi’s Rotana open to overseas acquisitions [nLF259702] FACTBOXES Oil price swings’ impact on Gulf Arab states [nLC544870] Gulf Arab dependency in oil revenues [nLC797771] Gulf Arab policy steps to address financial crisis [nLD97062]

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