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“The most important concerns for Tunisia today are security and the economy”.
October 29, 2014 - 20:43 GMT
In Tunisia, however, millions cast their ballots today in the second democratic elections in the country’s history.

September 3, 2012

Department of Finance
09:05 GMT
(press release)

The Department of Finance concluded its summer training program that lasted for two months for students of public higher education institutions.

September 2, 2012

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME
12:34 GMT

Dubai SME has announced a substantially discounted annual license fee for SME businesses.

MSC Bari, one of the largest and newest ships in the world, at the Khalifa Port in Taweela as Abu Dhabi Ports company (ADPC) begins the process of relocating containers. Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
11:00 GMT

The Dh26.5 billion project will act as an economic gateway of trade for Abu Dhabi.

Vikram Suri, Managing Director, Middle East & India, Sage Software
09:49 GMT
(press release)

Activity posted by Small Medium Enterprises in the Middle East region continues to remain strong and vibrant amidst the impact left behind by the recent economic gridlock.

August 30, 2012

Saudi - Egypt relations
13:54 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are going ahead with the proposed $ 3 billion causeway project that will boost economic and social relations between the two countries, said Egyptian Transport Minister Mohamed Rashad Al-Mateny.

HE Hisham Al Shirawi during the pre-mission briefing
10:05 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry finalised its preparations for the outgoing trade mission to Hamburg to participate in the 25th edition of the Shipbuilding.

Jordan, Egypt flags
09:02 GMT

President of the Jordan Businessmen Association (JBA) Hamdi Tabaa on Wednesday discussed with Commercial Attache at the Egyptian Embassy in Amman Mohammad Abdullah, means of forging closer economic and trade relations between the two countries.

August 28, 2012

09:47 GMT

Dubai's trade totalled AED 537 billion during H1 2011, according to the latest statistics from Dubai Customs.

Prices of commodities continued to rise from beginning of this year.
08:19 GMT

The government has said inflation remained below 3.1 percent during the 1st seven months of 2012, but an advocacy group countered that the figure does not convey an accurate picture of the soaring cost of basic commodities.

August 27, 2012

The Lebanese Cabinet
13:22 GMT

The Cabinet is set to convene at the Grand Serail with 52 items on its agenda, the most anticipated of which is a recommendation that would help establish Lebanon’s official maritime borders.

11:50 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen announced that 755 Bahrain-based enterprises have benefited from its Mohasaba Scheme, which helps enterprises upgrade their accounting systems to be on par with international standards.

11:06 GMT

The government is facing a dilemma on meeting budget requirements given the lack of parliament sessions, while an ordinance to approve a new budget cannot be passed before the 2009 parliament is dissolved.

August 26, 2012

50 Dollars bill
09:32 GMT

The 40 richest people on the planet lost a combined $3.7 billion this week as global stocks declined.

August 23, 2012

Gulf market
13:45 GMT

Kuwait’s Wataniya rose to a two-month high yesterday after Qatar Telecom offered to buy remaining stake in the telco for $2.2 billion, while Gulf markets were mixed in muted trade post the holy month of Ramadan.

August 22, 2012

There are a number of opportunities in Bahrain and, through Bahrain, to the wider GCC
12:08 GMT

Bahrain is looking to become a gateway "to the wider GCC that is currently estimated to have a combined gross domestic product of $1 trillion".