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Employers do not recognise the importance of job security as a key retention driver for employees.
October 20, 2014 - 23:08 GMT
Organisations in the Middle East are facing greater challenges than employers elsewhere in the world with 70 per cent of the firms admitting difficulty in attracting and retaining critical skill.

September 11, 2012

Public secotr workersin Lebanon could be in line for a pay rise
06:40 GMT

The Finance Ministry is looking for new revenue streams to fund a wage hike for public sector employees, Economy Minister Nicolas Nahas said Monday.

September 9, 2012

Central Bank of Lebanon (banque du liban).
18:24 GMT

Lebanon’s balance of payment remained in the red this year as it registered a deficit of $321.7 million in July.

The EBRD plans to invest 2.5 billion  euros in the Middle East region
14:05 GMT

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Vice President Varel Freeman will start this week a several-day visit to Jordan during which he will participate in the EU-Jordan Association Committee meeting.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
05:33 GMT

Exports and re-exports of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry members during the first eight months of the year have hit a new record reaching AED 181 billion for the period.

September 6, 2012

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
10:22 GMT

The UAE is on the right path to become one of the top performers globally, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted on Wednesday.

Planning and International Cooperation Minister Jafar Hassan (right) shakes hands with US Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones on Tuesday after signing a $100 million grant agreement (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Planning)
06:44 GMT

Planning and International Cooperation Minister Jafar Hassan on Tuesday signed a $100 million grant agreement with US Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones and USAID Mission Director Beth Paige.

September 5, 2012

Ministry of Finance Signs an MoU with Emirates Facilities Management
11:57 GMT
(press release)

Ministry of Finance signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Facilities Management.

During signing the MoU
11:21 GMT

Citi Transactions Services signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Economic Development.

Visitors to UAE pavilion in Kazakhstan
10:52 GMT

Dubai Exports is facilitating the participation of 30 UAE companies at the country’s dedicated pavilion in KazBuild.

08:37 GMT

All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,070.55 points, marking a decrease of 1.82 points below the previous closing.

Dubai eGovernment
08:11 GMT
(press release)

H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment, received a delegation from Seiko Epson Corporation as part of an ongoing thrust.

September 4, 2012

Dubai Chamber
10:10 GMT

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry-led trade mission will leave tomorrow for Hamburg to participate in the 25th edition of the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology SMM 2012 Expo.

Adnan Kassar
09:50 GMT

Head of Lebanon’s Economic Committee Adnan Kassar reiterated Monday warnings that the economy is at the mercy of political bickering and instability.

Nargileh has been the biggest point of contention between business owners objecting to the new law
09:37 GMT

“On the economic side, it will be a disaster because the restaurants depend on nargileh for profits,” says spokesman for the group, Abdelrahman Bandakji, who owns the Petit Cafe chain of restaurants.

Barak Obama
07:42 GMT

The United States is weighing a deal with Egypt's new rulers to relieve $1 billion worth of debt.