Bahrain tops Arab World in real growth

22 Jan, '06

Bahrain topped the Arab World in real economic growth during 2005, according to a report compiled by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), a UN agency.

Bahrain, with a 7 per cent growth, was followed by the UAE and Egypt at 6 per cent each, Kuwait with 5.5 per cent, Saudi Arabia and Qatar with five per cent each and Oman with 4.5 per cent, a report in Arab News quoting the Escwa study said.

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