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Eighty-three per cent of world equity market cap is currently supported by zero interest rate policies.
November 20, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
While the year 2014 began with expectations of higher growth, higher yields and higher stocks, it is ending with the reality of lower inflation, lower yields and higher stocks

September 13, 2012

Inflation in the Kingdom is easing, but in some areas it is still too high, causing concern for the government
08:37 GMT

Saudi Arabia's annual inflation eased to 3.8 percent in August, its lowest level since October 2009, although the monthly increase was the fastest in 10 months

Ekfal Taleb Campaign
07:30 GMT
(press release)

ACT launched its “Ekfal Taleb” Campaign, taking yet another step forward in its strive to support members of its local community and especially less fortunate families facing financial challenges.

September 12, 2012

During the visit
11:00 GMT

A delegation from the Municipal System in Abu Dhabi discussed with officials in the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs ways of enhancing relations and cooperation in infrastructure projects.

Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business
10:45 GMT

917 employee volunteers put in 4,300 hours of community work, reveals ENGAGE Dubai’s annual report.

Better trade logistics could save Lebanon $1Billion
08:49 GMT

The cost of trade in Lebanon could be cut drastically by 6 per cent, if the country endorses a program that improves logistics, with savings up to $1billion.

During the meeting
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Government’s Information Security Committee has recently held its second meeting to discuss information security policy in Dubai Government.

Dubai Customs
08:07 GMT

Dubai Customs has announced the launch of an online open contest, entitled “Nema”, for everyone to share their proposals and contributions in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Workers in state-owned companies went on strike to protest about being excluded from pay increases
06:55 GMT

Employees of several state-owned companies went on strike Tuesday to protest their exclusion from the recently endorsed salary scale.

September 11, 2012

Protestors burned effigies of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
13:52 GMT

Prostest in Palestine continued for the sixth day as the Palestinian Authority sought to regain control by reducing the cost of fuel, reducing VAT and paying civil servants who remain unpaid from August.

Iran and China want to strengthen the economic ties between the two nations
12:18 GMT

China and Iran are seeking to increase trade relations, currently estimated at $45 billion, after a meeting between Iranian First Vice-President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Chinese Parliament Speaker Vu-Bang Ju.

During the workshop
10:16 GMT

Department of Municipal Affairs organized a workshop titled Reviewing and Categorizing Initiatives in the Municipal System.

Private remittances continued to flow in to Egypt, but capital outflows also increased
08:49 GMT

Egypt's current account deficit surged 30 per cent in the fiscal year that ended in June 30 to $7.9 billion, the central bank said.

H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment
07:54 GMT
(press release)

Dubai eGovernment Department has announced that it has made intensive preparations for its participation in the 32nd edition of GITEX Technology Week.

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.