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 Female workforce participation stands at an estimate of just 24% in the Middle East, but the region’s women are proving their worth.
September 15, 2014 - 22:27 GMT
Forbes Middle East has unveiled its coveted 2014 ranking of The 200 Most Powerful Arab Women.

September 7, 2014

Al-Sisi has also charged the council with the responsibility of reducing “the Egyptian brain drain”, which sees many of the nation’s most educated and skilled workers move abroad to find work.
04:55 GMT

Among the attendees of the meeting was Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zuweil, renowned heart surgeon Magdy Yacoub, and psychiatrist Ahmed Okasha.

September 4, 2014

Greece is a major transit point for immigrants seeking illegal access to the European Union.
15:50 GMT

Coast Guard officials Thursday said they expect a three-fold increase in the number of immigrants apprehended this year, compared with 2013, with more than half of people entering Greece now coming from Syria.

The results were carried out by a HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index survey (File/AFP)
09:55 GMT

Non-oil business activity in the UAE expanded in August at the fastest pace on record as the country obtained high points in output and new business.

September 3, 2014

Fahmy declined to reveal the names of investors that are slated to settle their disputes with government bodies, saying that the settlements have not yet been approved by the cabinet.
19:39 GMT

Fahmy declined to reveal the names of investors that are slated to settle their disputes with government bodies, saying that the settlements have not yet been approved by the cabinet.

During the event
06:55 GMT

Dubai Customs and DP World UAE Region have explored further cooperation and coordination to step up the services and facilitations they together offer to global and regional trade.

Lebanon's economy is expected to grow 1.5 to 2 per cent and inflation is not expected to exceed 4 per cent in the year 2014, despite the fall-out from the war in neighbouring Syria,
04:55 GMT

Lebanon's economy has been hard hit by the war in Syria, which started in 2011 and has repeatedly spilled over into the small Mediterranean country

September 2, 2014

During the event
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(press release)

In line with its long-term strategy to support education reform in Aqaba, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) recently announced the launch of its third educational campaign, “EkfalTaleb 3.”

Total earnings across the GCC rocketed by 11 percent to $33 billion in comparison to the same period in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:03 GMT

UAE corporate earnings increased by 16 percent in the first half of the year, surpassing the average growth rate for the GCC region.


He said laboratory tests before arrival were “strictly required” by the Labor Ministry for all foreigners coming from West Africa.
05:35 GMT

The Kingdom on Monday stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus.

August 31, 2014

During the event
13:54 GMT

Dubai Customs has stepped up its efforts towards improving its customer service programs through staff empowerment and capacity building.

August 28, 2014

The objectives are to acquaint the Indian community in Bahrain and nearby countries with the various investment opportunities in India
09:50 GMT

A key meeting in Bahrain next week will see discussions between Bahraini and Indian business leaders on bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

DP World
06:47 GMT

Global marine terminal operator DP World today announces strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014.

August 27, 2014

The new guide also includes information on small-business growth
08:41 GMT

Research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group published a new guide to Saudi Arabia's economy and finance.

August 26, 2014

The national parliament, early this month, passed the SSP 11.279 billion, up by 8% SSP 0.876 billion from the 2013/14 budget
10:02 GMT

A large portion of South Sudan's annual budget is spent on salaries and operational costs with very little on development projects, a local think tank said in a policy paper.

Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner with the Sudan in investments
06:56 GMT

Saudi investments in the Sudan are expected to cross $13 billion (SR48.75 billion) in the next few months, particularly following a decision on canceling entry visas for Saudi investors.