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November 26, 2014

The healthy fast food outlet currently has six branches in Dubai. (Image: Eat Easily)
09:07 GMT

Leading Dubai-based fast food chain Kcal will expand in the MENA region and announced 14 new branches in Egypt.

The kitchen and bathroom import market has emerged as a key factor for growth in the GCC. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT

Kitchen and bathroom imports have been squeaky clean and on the rise in the UAE following reports from experts that the industry will exceed $30 billion by the end of the year.

November 25, 2014

Ninety international rights and labour groups called in a joint statement Sunday for urgent action to protect migrant workers.
21:44 GMT

Gulf labour ministers Tuesday agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the widely criticised working conditions of over 2.4 million foreign maids.

Saudi Arabia is one of the foremost investors in Egypt, with investments exceeding $26bn.
04:55 GMT

Egypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmen.

Other looming challenges are the impact of this high demand on construction materials, labour and, more importantly, funding.
01:46 GMT

Dubai is facing a serious challenge posed by the need for 283 new hotels to be delivered between 2014 and 2020.

November 24, 2014

The conference aims to profile investment opportunities in Egypt's various sectors.
11:52 GMT

Dubai-based business intelligence tool MEED will host an "Invest in Egypt" conference.

Despite the harsh criticism against Israel, the government did not attempt to block big land sales to Israelis.
04:55 GMT

The amount of land purchased by Israeli nationals in Turkey has skyrocketed over the past two years.

Al Kaf was the Gulf’s longest-serving CEO in the sector, taking the helm at Mobily in 2005 after 19 years at UAE’s etisalat.
00:27 GMT

Al Kaf will be suspended until Mobily’s audit committee completes its investigation into these errors.

November 23, 2014

The Brotherhood has been a source of friction between Gulf Arab states
13:22 GMT

On Saturday the UAE designated 85 organisations as terrorist groups including the Brotherhood, Islamic State.

 
Total cost would be between $1.5-$2 billion, the company said, and supplies to Egypt would start flowing in 2017
04:55 GMT

Israel's offshore Tamar gas field may get a $1.5-$2 billion upgrade, including the construction of an underwater pipeline to an export plant in Egypt.

November 20, 2014

The demand has been unprecedented, locally and internationally.
16:25 GMT

“With all the tickets now sold out, we can officially say that the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is going to be bigger than ever before!”

An investment conference will be held in Egypt in December, to attract businessmen and investors.
16:01 GMT

Disney World shows in Egypt sends an important message to domestic and international investors to Egypt.

Çelik noted that the government plans to amend the existing law in order to give companies that have not yet acquired a specialist extra time to comply.
04:55 GMT

The number of hazardous workplaces in Turkey, especially those related to industries such as mining and construction, stands at 680,000.

Dubai, which also topped the global ranking for air connectivity, was acknowledged for its growing infrastructure and diversity.
04:55 GMT

Dubai has been ranked as the most attractive city in the world to work in, beating others such as New York and London, according to an INSEAD alumni survey.

The region's airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033,
04:55 GMT

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft,