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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.

April 24, 2012

Ministry of Finance received a delegation from  the General Secretariat of the Federal National Council
12:49 GMT

The Ministry of Finance received a delegation from the General Secretariat of the Federal National Council yesterday in the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Aqaba Container Terminal
12:27 GMT
(press release)

A delegation from the Aqaba Container Terminal is currently in Dubai holding a roadshow event as one of a series of international events to promote the port of Aqaba as a viable shipping option.

Falah al Ahbabi, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
11:08 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council will unveil in 2012 a suite of planning policies, regulations and guidelines that complement each other and equally support the planning of new communities.

H.E. Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber speaking
10:04 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry consolidated their bilateral trade ties through a Memorandum of Understanding.

EmiratesGBC first technical workshop
08:00 GMT
(press release)

The first monthly technical workshop, hosted by Emirates Green Building Council, discussed the various aspects of waste water treatment in buildings and urban developments.

Dubai Silicon Oasis booth at Hannover Messe
05:36 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) is leveraging its participation at Hannover Messe Germany 2012, the world's leading technology event.

April 23, 2012

During the signing
09:59 GMT
(press release)

A strategic cooperation and partnership agreement was recently signed at the Department of Finance headquarters at H.H. Dubai Ruler’s Court, between the Department of Finance and Dubai eGovernment.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC
08:07 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre is pleased to announce that its Executive Chairman, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has been named as one of the “Rising Stars” in MENA Fund Manager (MENA FM) 2012 Power 50.

April 22, 2012

Dubai Investments
09:53 GMT
(press release)

The sixteenth Annual General Meeting of Dubai Investments PJSC will be held on Monday, 23 April at the DI House Auditorium, Dubai Investments Park, Dubai, at 4.30pm.

Dubai Judicial Institute
09:25 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Judicial Institute, has launched an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) training session for senior Pakistani government officials.

IMF executive directors commended the Kingdom’s adaptation of a comprehensive medium-term strategy to restore fiscal buffers and reduce public debt
08:08 GMT

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed the Kingdom’s fiscal tightening in the 2012 budget, urging further fiscal consolidation over the medium term.

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
06:52 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, the region’s only dedicated commodities hub, is pleased to announce that it is supporting the International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation 2012.

Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai SME during the workshop
06:18 GMT

Dubai SME, together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, recently organized a capability development workshop for companies ranked under the ‘Dubai SME100’ initiative.

April 19, 2012

Aden Container Terminal
09:04 GMT

Aden Container Terminal has received and serviced one of the largest container vessels to call at the historic Yemeni port, the Kota Carum, owned by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines.

Trade through customs warehouses grew 64 per cent to Dh5.6 billion last year, compared to Dh3.4 billion in 2010
08:12 GMT

Dubai's foreign trade grew 22 per cent to Dh1.1 trillion last year over 2010. This is the first time it has crossed the Dh1 trillion mark.