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During the first 10 months of this year Jordan exported 822,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables
December 24, 2014 - 06:02 GMT
The country’s fruit and vegetable exports during this year increased by 7 per cent, while its sheep exports increased by 15 per cent compared to last year.

November 18, 2012

During the signing
09:45 GMT
(press release)

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai and the Dubai Aviation City Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for mutually beneficial cooperation.

During the seminar
09:43 GMT

Dubai Chamber in partnership with the Pearl Initiative aimed at promoting best practices for corporate accountability and transparency, at its head office in Dubai on Wednesday.

Iran has granted Lebanon money for the construction of a water dam
07:34 GMT

Iran granted Lebanon a $40 million cash donation Friday to finance the construction of a water dam in Batroun.

Bomb attacks in Bahrain are aimed at the economy, a lawmaker is claiming
07:16 GMT

The series of attacks Bahrain has been witnessing in the past three days is clearly an attempt to target economy, said a lawmaker.

Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Business Registration in the Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector of DED
06:17 GMT

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has merged certain commercial activities with professional ones, including the related permits.

November 15, 2012

Will  Lebanese PM Mikati be able to resist the pressure from striking workers?
09:17 GMT

The Union Coordination Committee put the final touches on the two-day general strike for Nov. 27- 28 in a desperate attempt to force the government of Mikati to endorse the salary scale.

Egypt is sitting pretty and ready for Kuwaiti investment, claims ambassador
08:44 GMT

The Egyptian Ambassador to Kuwait, Abdulkarim Suleiman, has talked up his homeland, in an effort to increase trade between to the to nations.

November 14, 2012

Egypt and the EU have agreed a billion dollar 'support package'
13:28 GMT

The European Union has approved a five billion euro ($6.3 billion) 'support package' to Egypt over a two year period to be disbursed through the EU's finance institutions, the Egyptian presidency announced on Wednesday.

Jordan's Prime Minister has announced a raft of austerity-inducing measures
12:26 GMT

Jordan's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, has announced a raft of controversial policies that will usher in an age of austerity for the Kingdom as it grapples with a deficit but also seeks to please the IMF in a move that has caused widespread protests.

The Islamic Development Bank is to fund new projects in Iran
12:15 GMT

The Islamic Development Bank has allocated €1.27 billion in loans to Iran for implementing a number of wastewater projects, Iranian National Water and Wastewater Company Deputy Director Hossein Bonakdari said on Tuesday

Will the Central Bank of Egypt be able to boost economic growth?
10:54 GMT

Egypt's government will focus on boosting flagging economic growth to 3.5 percent this financial year and 4.5 percent in 2013/14 said Prime Minister Hisham Kandil

During the forum
10:39 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry inaugurated its first overseas office in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

November 13, 2012

Launch of 2 books
12:18 GMT
(press release)

The Community Development Authority has launched two inspiring books by El Kayt members, Zainab Abdulhameed Al Teneiji and Mohammed Rashed Al Ghafli, in cooperation with Kuttab Publishing House.

France is to release $2 billion in frozen Libyan assets
12:17 GMT

As it looks to secure investment from Libya, France says it is ready to start releasing almost $2 billion in frozen assets belonging to Libya's sovereign wealth fund.

A team from the IMF has just finished a series of meetings in Algeria
11:56 GMT

The International Monetary Fund has just finished a visit to Algeria to asses the economy and hold discussions on the short and medium term policies that are being put in place in the context of a weakened global economic recovery.