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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.

June 13, 2012

he top ten most expensive cities continue to be predominantly led by those located in Europe and Asia
11:24 GMT

Falling rents has seen Abu Dhabi and Dubai slip to 76 and 94 positions, respectively, but the UAE still ranks highest in GCC.

June 12, 2012

As the unrest in neighboring countries impacts the number of tourists to Lebanon, the EIU has lowered its 2012 forecast for real GDP growth to 2.9 percent from 3.2 percent
10:13 GMT

The Economist Intelligence Unit issued its latest report on Lebanon in which it revised downward its 2012 real GDP growth from 3.2 percent to 2.9 percent.

H.E. Hamad Buamim-DG-Dubai Chamber and H.E. Kakha Baindurashvili- President of Georgia Chamber
09:37 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia Chamber of Commerce & Industry to increase investment, trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting
06:05 GMT

The Municipal Service General Committee in the Municipal System in Abu Dhabi reviewed ways of enhancing the services provided by the Municipal System to the residents, investors and visitors of the Emirate.

June 11, 2012

During the event
11:41 GMT
(press release)

The Community Development Authority (CDA) announced the Social Study Results 2011 at a press conference held at Raffles Dubai yesterday.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai SME
11:34 GMT

Dubai SME has launched the ‘SME Friendliness Index’ to enable banks access 230,000 SMEs in the UAE and realise the AED6 billion SME financing revenue opportunity.

June 10, 2012

During the event
12:55 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognised four companies as SME Exporters of the Month during an exclusive ceremony at its head office on June 7, 2012.

The fund was allocated by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during last year’s summit to support development projects in the Kingdom
11:33 GMT

Qatar has pledged to pay its $1.25 billion contribution to the Gulf fund to Jordan soon, a senior official said on Saturday.

Department of Economic Development
10:14 GMT

The Department of Economic Development has successfully completed a critical data transfer project, which included migration of equipment and services from the old building.

During Cycle for green campaign
08:19 GMT
(press release)

As part of its staunch efforts to promote greener living, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) launched on Tuesday, June 5 a pro-cycling campaign under the heading “Cycle for green”.

Mohammad Al Shehhi, Director of Finance Division at DED
06:28 GMT

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has reminded businesses and companies in Dubai that 30th of June 2012 will be the last date to make use of the reductions on fines.

During the event
06:12 GMT

The Department of Municipal Affairs DMA is shifting from Capital Program Management to an Integrated Asset Management System.

During the eye test
05:53 GMT
(press release)

A free eye test for all Dubai eGovernment employees was conducted at HH Dubai Ruler’s Court, as part of Dubai eGovernment’s corporate social responsibility to improve the health and safety of its employees.

June 6, 2012

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
11:34 GMT

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council will be organizing a series of awareness activities and lecture that will focus Estidama’s four sustainability pillars: environment, economy, society and culture.

This increase compares to a yearly decline of 0.5 percent in the coincident indicator witnessed in the first three months of 2011
11:17 GMT

Figures released by the Central Bank of Lebanon show that the coincident indicator reached an average of 259.5 points during the first three months of 2012.