Mideast grapples with oil price slump
Associated Press Business Writer
ast, oil-fueled budget surpluses may cushion some of the Mideastís major oil-producing countries now that crude prices have plummeted. But Iran, Iraq and a handful of other nations face daunting challenges to make up the money in coming months because of the price drop and global financial crisis.
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Problems for Iran
Demand erosion from high prices
Iraq struggling to rebuild
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