Economy & Trade
September 16, 2012
Saudi's leading indicator purchasing manager's index (PMI) which measures manufacturing and services sectors' performance rose to 58.3 points in August 2012 from 58.1 points in July 2012.
September 13, 2012
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and support of HSBC, organised a seminar entitled, “Hong Kong – Your Gateway to China”.
The Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, will suggest that planned pay increases for senior officials will be reconsidered after a series of protests, including strikes by government-baked industries.
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Dalian Commodity Exchange, the first MoU that DCE has signed with an Exchange in the Middle East.
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
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
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.
917 employee volunteers put in 4,300 hours of community work, reveals ENGAGE Dubai’s annual report.
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.
Dubai Government’s Information Security Committee has recently held its second meeting to discuss information security policy in Dubai Government.
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.
Employees of several state-owned companies went on strike Tuesday to protest their exclusion from the recently endorsed salary scale.
September 11, 2012
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.
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.
Department of Municipal Affairs organized a workshop titled Reviewing and Categorizing Initiatives in the Municipal System.