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Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.

June 8, 2011

Khalid Al Kassim, Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs, DED; Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, CEO, Business Registration and Licensing Division of DED; Essam Al Tamimi, Founder and Senior Partner of Al Tamimi & Company; and Mohammed Hilal Al Muroushdi, CEO of Shared Services Sector, DED
08:37 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) signed an agreement with the largest law firm in the Middle East, Al Tamimi & Company.

07:54 GMT
(press release)

The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative called on the Australian government to reject proposed regulations requiring tobacco.

The BBBF Committee
07:06 GMT
(press release)

HMA Jamie Bowden, who is Bahrain’s longest serving British ambassador, delivered his final address as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

June 7, 2011

MSC Beatrice and MSC Lauren together at Jebel Ali Port
13:12 GMT
(press release)

For the second time in a week, global marine terminal operator DP World welcomed and simultaneously handled two mega container vessels at its flagship Jebel Ali Port.

Abdul Basit Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME and Ahmed Al Janahi, Managing Director of Noor Takaful shaking hands
09:28 GMT
(press release)

SME, has launched a partnership with Noor Takaful to attract more UAE national entrepreneurs into the insurance industry.

During the Committee's meeting
07:14 GMT
(press release)

Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection, has instructed retailers to stop charging additional fees on credit card usage, effective July 1, 2011.

Malek Al Malek, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone
07:03 GMT
(press release)

The outsourcing industry is embarking on a growth path with global revenues projected to touch US$479.3 billion by 2016 from US$370 billion at present, according to a report issued by Dubai Outsource Zone.

June 6, 2011

Gold futures sustained their solid growth in 2011 to rise 39% year-on-year, reaching 60,638 contracts
13:42 GMT
(press release)

DGCX volumes in May registered a 70% year-on-year increase to reach 237,920 contracts valued at US $ 11.76 billion, the highest monthly value ever recorded on the Exchange.

Jafza promoted environmental awareness by distributing information encouraging people to take daily measures to conserve energy
12:15 GMT
(press release)

Jafza announced on the occasion of World Environment Day that it has been steadily energising its green efforts and actively managing utility usage to ensure minimal impact on the environment.

During the celebration
11:43 GMT
(press release)

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), organized a celebration marking Jordan’s 65th Independence Day anniversary in cooperation with the Madrasati Initiative.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah during the event
09:32 GMT
(press release)

Zarca Interactive, has partnered with Sharjah Chambers of Commerce and Industry to garner real time feedback from the participants and winners of the prestigious Sharjah Economic Excellence Awards.

June 5, 2011

The Green Park was jointly inaugurated by Mohammed Abdul Rahman, Head of Agriculture Section and Abdul Majeed Hussain, Head of the Park Section, Dubai Municipality
14:04 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Investments Park unveiled a 15,395 square meter community park within its complex to mark World Environment Day.

Dubai World
12:07 GMT
(press release)

In line with its commitment to transparency and judicial independence, the Special Tribunal for Dubai World has proposed to amend the Rules that it currently applies, by way of public consultation.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME and Gunnar Skoog, CEO of Zawya during the signing
11:31 GMT
(press release)

Dubai SME, entrusted with the development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has signed a partnership agreement with Zawya to offer benefits to the top 100 SMEs.

Khaled Salmeen, EVP of Industrial Zones at ADPC
09:43 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company launched Kizad, (the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) one of the world’s largest industrial zones, in China.