Turning to the judicial sector, the department revealed that the percentage of female judges jumped from 6.2 in 2009 to 16 per cent in 2013.
March 05, 2015 - 18:43 GMT
Only 16 per cent of women were in the local labour market in 2013, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (DoS) Wednesday.
The tough days that Egypt’s tourism industry has faced seem to be finally over after four years.
March 05, 2015 - 18:08 GMT
Demand for hotel rooms across Egypt in the second half of 2014 increased by 58%, says expert.
The number of jobs in Israel's construction industry filled by Palestinians has doubled in the past two years, accounting for 15.3% of jobs in the sector
March 05, 2015 - 17:56 GMT
The number of Palestinians living in the West Bank and working in the Israeli economy has doubled over the past four years to 92,000 in 2014, the Bank of Israel reports.
The Big Spenders Index tracks the 10 locations most likely to see strong growth in big-ticket spending by ultra-wealthy residents or visitors.
March 05, 2015 - 09:13 GMT
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ranked in the top 10 of a global luxury index, performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods.
Egypt aims to fully repay its $3.1 billion debt to foreign oil and gas companies by mid-2016, around a year later than previously indicated.
March 05, 2015 - 08:42 GMT
In November, Egypt said it would repay all its debts within six months.
Qatar Airways will also keep investing in other well-managed carriers to diversify its income from the main airline.
March 05, 2015 - 08:22 GMT
Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines.
The volume of Iran’s annual farmed caviar output stands at 3 tons, which is planned to reach 100 tons by 2025
March 05, 2015 - 08:08 GMT
Iran can earn an income equal to 12.6 percent of its annual crude oil revenue by producing 100 tons of farmed caviar per year.
The government repaid $5 billion in November and December 2014 in outstanding debts out of a total of $8 billion.
March 05, 2015 - 05:55 GMT
Egypt will present 12 petroleum, petrochemicals and minerals projects worth $10 billion at the economic development conference set for mid-March, the petroleum ministry has said.
Chen says BlackBerry is “stabilizing” financially, without presenting figures.
March 05, 2015 - 04:55 GMT
BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its “philosophical” shift to making software.
The project will be built with Egyptian-Arabtec cooperation at a cost of $40bn.
March 04, 2015 - 19:47 GMT
Housing Ministry asks for higher percentage of residential units than previously agreed, says source.
Bank of Khartoum has applied for a branch licence and is hoping to finalise the process of obtaining it within weeks, he said.
March 04, 2015 - 19:24 GMT
Bank of Khartoum, an Islamic institution which is Sudan's biggest privately owned bank, plans to open a wholesale banking branch in Bahrain.