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9 نيسان/إبريل 2014

Iran and the six powers have yet to agree on the limits that Tehran will have to accept on its enrichment programme
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Senior envoys from Iran and six world powers met for a new round of negotiations on Tuesday, in an effort to reach a broad agreement on scaling back Iran’s nuclear programme and lifting sanctions by July.

Last year, German exports to the UAE increased by two per cent to more than 10 billion (Dh50.5 billion).
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Head of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) at the German Federal Foreign Office, Dieter W. Haller, on Tuesday expressed his interest in further developing the positive economic partnership between the UAE and Germany.

In the United Arab Emirates, where real estate prices are rising at a fast pace, the award of World Expo 2020 has further strengthened growth prospects
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised the UAE’s 2014 GDP forecast to 4.4 per cent on the back of rising real estate prices and the Expo 2020 win.

While revenues of banks in Qatar grew by 20 percent and banks in the UAE are back to double-digit growth overall, Saudi, Omani and Bahraini banks are experiencing single digit growth rates.
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Again, the performance of Middle East banks clearly exceeded that of their international counterparts, a number of which experienced further revenue declines in 2013.

He added that the volume of projects that applied to benefit from the Investment  Promotion Law reached JD1.92 billion (around $2.7 billion) in 2013 compared to JD1.61 billion ($2.2 billion) in 2012.
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In previous remarks to The Jordan Times, Ruoshoud said Jordan's investment inflows rose by 19.5 per cent in 2013 “reflecting investors’ confidence in the Kingdom’s economy and business environment".

According to the report, 80% are concerned with the unemployment level in the country.
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Around 71% of young Egyptians feel that individuals belonging to their generation are more likely to start a business compared to their older counterparts.

8 نيسان/إبريل 2014

ICT Minister Azzam Sleit, who did not wish to name the company, said the door remains open for other operators to acquire such frequencies to introduce 4G services, which enable data transfer rates of up to 150 megabits per second.
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One of the country’s three telecom operators has submitted an official request to acquire frequencies to introduce fourth generation (4G) services in the Kingdom, a government official said on Tuesday.

Symantec also highlighted the increasing number of Internet of Things devices targeted last year including routers, baby monitors and security cameras.
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The number of targeted cyber-attack campaigns increased by 91 per cent in 2013, with each attack lasting three times longer than in 2012, according to an industry report.

Ayatollah Khamenei also touched upon health insurance, urging the officials to take measures to expand health insurance, both in terms of quality and coverage.
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He also called for efforts to enhance the society’s mental health and promote an Iranian and Islamic lifestyle.

Israel has already used up its annual $3.1 billion in this year's US military aid, and has committed all the aid through 2018, when the current aid package expires.
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Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon 'fell in love' with the V-22 during a visit to Washington in June 2013 to promote the Osprey deal.

Tehran and Moscow are due to finalize an agreement on broader economic and trade cooperation
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Iran and Russia emphasized finalizing energy agreements between the two sides.

Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants
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China has extended more than $162 million to Jordan in the form of loans and grants between 1999 and 2013.

Apartment rentals recorded a 26 per cent annual gain, while those for villas were slightly muted at 12 per cent
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The upward pressure on Dubai’s residential rents continues to mount even as new homes are getting delivered in higher numbers, in the first three months of this year, rentals were up by 7 per cent over the fourth quarter of 2013.

The store is the 424th Apple store to open worldwide. Its 100 employees underwent a year of training prior to the opening
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Fun tidbit: It was built using more glass than any other Apple store

The deal could help bolster the authority of the weak central Libyan government in the face of the country’s powerful militias, most of which have drawn their members from the former rebels who fought against Qaddafi.
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Two other oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, would be returned to government control in two to four weeks.