SOURCE: Floyd Associates

April 28, 2008 16:00 ET

Floyd Associates - Rumble in the Gulf and What the Future Might Look Like

The Rich Economies in the Gulf Are Experiencing Their Fastest Growth in Decades

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Floyd Associates ( is a privately held consulting firm with operations in corporate finance, business strategy, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions. It assists growth companies access sources of capital from around the world and provides Middle Eastern investors the opportunity to make investments in companies and funds that it represents. For the full text of this article please click here to see our blog.

The rich economies of the Gulf are experiencing their fastest growth in decades. Thanks to high oil prices and the growing demand in non-oil sectors, these economies have experienced growth rates of 5.5% to 6% in their gross domestic products since 2004 and 2008 is not expected to be any slower. Such high growth is by no means confined to Dubai or the UAE. It is vividly felt across all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

The GCC represents more than half of all petroleum reserves of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Saudi Arabia, whose oil revenues are approaching $1 billion per day, is building refineries and petrochemical plants to get the most value out of every barrel of oil that is sold and to develop an infrastructure that can help expand oil production in the future.

As for the future of the oil market, it is anticipated to remain tight partly due to the rising demand from rapidly growing economies of India and China. With today's global economy and with the emergence of solid, strong, and rapidly growing economies in Asia, the strength of the GCC economies is poised for sustained and rapid growth in the coming years. The Middle Eastern economies are less susceptible to a slow down in the US, making their growth less vulnerable to the crisis in the US markets.

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Floyd Associates is a privately held consulting firm with expertise in corporate finance, business strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Our expert team advises companies of various sizes on capital raising instruments, optimal capital structures, and formation of strategic alliances. Capitalizing on years of experience, the Company offers complete solutions customized to meet the specific needs of each of its clients. The Company intends to form long lasting relationships with its clients and to maximize shareholder value through optimization of capital structure and business planning. Solutions include equity financing, business expansion plans, global corporate finance solutions, and international trade strategies.

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