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Security alerts due to rocket attacks and frequent air raid sirens have disrupted business activity and caused a drop in industrial output and consumer spending.
July 31, 2014 - 15:42 GMT
The Bank of Israel cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.5 percent Monday from 0.75 percent, partly to offset economic damage from the conflict.

April 22, 2012

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.

April 18, 2012

Aqaba Container Terminal
09:13 GMT
(press release)

Aqaba Container Terminal held a free medical day at four unprivileged villages located in the Disi providence, on the 17th of the this month.

world day for phisical activity
05:49 GMT

Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, joined organisations from across the city to observe World Day for Physical Activity.

April 17, 2012

HE Al Shirawi-Gary Shapiro and HE Buamim during the networking lunch
12:13 GMT

The Q1 data released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry clearly shows that Dubai’s economy is firmly back in the saddle and ready to make giant strides.

An accountancy firm and seven shipping companies were included on a list of companies ordered to have any assets they hold in Europe frozen
10:31 GMT

The European Union has placed the names of eight companies based in the UAE on a list of entities suspected to have links to Iranian military programmes.

Community Development Authority
09:59 GMT
(press release)

Community Development Authority in a special event honoured 460 volunteers who participated in CDA’s activities during the past two years.

During the event
09:58 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Cares recently hosted a technical workshop, as part of its role as an advocate and convener on key themes in primary education.

Omar Bushahab, CEO of the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection Division, DED
09:10 GMT

Overall consumer confidence in Dubai remained robust during the first quarter of 2012, driven largely by a positive outlook on personal finance and strong optimism on job prospects.

SKYPLUS steam cleaner
08:06 GMT

Al Sayegh Brothers Trading, one of the largest retail distribution groups in the Middle East, launches a first of its kind Palson steam cleaner with a soap dispenser in the UAE.

April 16, 2012

DP World
12:50 GMT

DP World’s London Gateway project has been awarded the coveted ‘Global Deal of the Year’ for 2011 at the Infrastructure Journal Awards.

April 12, 2012

Prices of meat and poultry products went up by 8 per cent and rents by 4.2 per cent
12:09 GMT

Jordanian inflation rose by 3.6 per cent during the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of 2011.

HE Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber
12:03 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially launched five task groups comprising of members from its Sustainability Network during a ceremony held at the Chamber premises on Thursday.