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The Middle East’s share of gold consumption was 6 percent last year, compared with 7.8 percent in 2010
The Middle East will take a bigger share of gold demand as buyers from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates diversify investments and Dubai nears offering a contract for immediate delivery bullion.

July 1, 2012

Community Development Authority
10:17 GMT
(press release)

A delegation of the Community Development Authority led by His Excellency Khaled Al Kamda, Director General of CDA, visited Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs.

Kholoud Shabib Al Marzouqi receiving the delegation from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai
10:03 GMT

Senior human resources officials at Dubai Customs received a delegation from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.

During the event
09:17 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority DSOA and Optimus Technology and Telecommunications today announced the launch of Silicon Oasis TechForum.

June 28, 2012

Jordanian dinars - a dime a dozen - for Jordanian citizens
14:06 GMT

Finance Minister Suleiman Hafez estimated tax evasion in Jordan at JD800 million.

Trade looks good from this vantage point
12:45 GMT

Dubai's trade with Egypt was up nearly 40% in the first quarter of 2012.

Mustapha Kamel Nabli, former governor of the central bank of Tunisia
12:18 GMT

Governor Mustapha Kamel al-Nabli is sacked due to disagreements with the Tunisian government about economic policy.

Mr. David Phillips, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics
10:30 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the National Association of Freight and Logistics, organised an induction program of its services and initiatives.

June 27, 2012

Mohammad Al Shehhi, Director of Finance Division at DED
10:18 GMT

The Department of Economic Development will stop the internal collection of fees in its main office and branches in Dubai starting July 2012.

Dubai Customs
10:12 GMT

Dubai's trade with the Arab Republic of Egypt recorded a significant growth of 36 per cent during the first quarter of 2012, reaching AED 2.2 billion compared to AED 1.6 billion in the first quarter of 2011.

His Excellency Ahmad Abdullah Al Shaikh, Managing Director and Board Member, DMI
05:53 GMT

Dubai Customs, under the theme “Tramadol without a Medical Prescription Leads to Addiction and Depression”, has launched an awareness campaign about the risks of Tramadol abuse.

June 26, 2012

Not a happy shopper
13:14 GMT

The Consumer Price Index rose nearly 5% in 2012 under inflationary pressures.

Hatta Community Center
11:23 GMT
(press release)

The Community Development Authority opened a community centre in Hatta as part of its efforts to enhance communication with the public and facilitate the provision of its services to all areas of the emirate.

During the workshop
10:46 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy, organised a workshop introducing its stakeholders to the prevalent UAE Maritime Law, at the Chamber premises on Tuesday.

Iraqi delegation visit to DED
09:27 GMT

The Business Registration and Licensing Division in the Department of Economic Development recently received a high level delegation from the construction, housing, financial and municipal sectors in Iraq.

The ceremony was attended by H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, H.E. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Chairman, Dubai Trade, and Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO, Dubai Trade
08:19 GMT

Dubai Trade has honoured six teams made up of members of both Dubai Trade and its strategic partners for their dedication in implementing key projects to facilitate trade over the past 12 months.