Fireworks at the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai for 2013:
Dubai is back. Its economy grew 3.2 percent in 2012, owing in part to good economic growth among its two major trade partners, China and India, and in part to the United Arab Emirates federal government having stepped in to use government stimulus to achieve a classic Keynesian growth effect. (Rajoy in Spain and the US tea party are just wrong and need to take economics 101).
So a little good cheer for us all from a bright spot in the Middle East.