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Despite finding success in the South American country, Lebanese-Brazilian industrialists interviewed by The Daily Star say doing business in Brazil has its own challenges.
July 30, 2014 - 00:35 GMT
It is a story repeated across Brazil, reportedly home to nearly 7 million people of Lebanese descent.

April 4, 2011

Omar Bushahab, CEO, Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection Division, DED
07:59 GMT
(press release)

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection Division at the Department of Economic Development in Dubai is hosting awareness sessions for retailers in Dubai on the Consumer Law.

April 3, 2011

The MoU provides for collaboration between Dubai SME and NBAD to increase their reach to SMEs and encourage entrepreneurialism in the UAE
13:40 GMT
(press release)

Dubai SME has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) to support SMEs in the UAE and facilitate their growth.

Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Joint Vice Chairman; Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World UAE; and Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Director of Strategic Planning, DP World UAE at the award ceremony
13:17 GMT
(press release)

DP World, UAE Region has honoured a number of employees for their exceptional contributions to business excellence during 2010 under its unique 'Taqdeer' initiative.

Blockbuster show Gulfood starts the year off with record numbers, and continued growth forecasted for Dubai’s events industry in 2011
13:06 GMT
(press release)

Massive 14% growth in footfall at region’s largest venue drives growth for Dubai’s event and exhibitions sector.

Dubai Customs Passenger Charter
08:48 GMT

Dubai Customs launched Dubai Customs Passenger Charter which comprises a set of commitments of high quality customs services ensuring proper and fair treatment of all passengers coming to UAE.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED
07:49 GMT
(press release)

the Dubai Department of Economic Development will honour the winners of the 2010 cycle of the Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Human Development Award and the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme.

March 31, 2011

The Economist
15:22 GMT
(press release)

Renowned Middle East expert, Philip McCrum has joined The Economist Group today as its associate director for the Middle East and North Africa.

Maitha Al Marri, the newly elected Employee Representative
09:30 GMT

Dubai Customs has recently held elections for appointing a new Employee Representative at the Department.

March 30, 2011

Over 2,500 young entrepreneurs showcase their projects at the exhibition
16:20 GMT
(press release)

Dubai SME has announced today that participants of the "Young Entrepreneur Competition 2011 (YEC)” exhibition are showcasing an array of creative and innovative projects.

Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed tells group’s senior managers that new ideas and innovation are needed to grow to greater heights
12:54 GMT
(press release)

Chairman of Dubai World said on March 28 that good corporate governance will drive the group’s worldwide business following the successful restructuring of debts and internal reorganisation.

Two of the Western region ports will be officially opened shortly; with the Sila Port opening in April and the Mugharrag Port in the following May
08:30 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company has unveiled a wave of new developments in commercial ports situated in the Western (Al Gharbia) region.

March 29, 2011

The crystal concealed into the bottom of a passenger’s bag
15:01 GMT

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai Intl Airport, in two separate operations caught passengers coming from a neighboring country attempted to smuggle 7kg of the narcotic-crystal

Abdul Basit Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME
08:40 GMT
(press release)

Dubai SME, the entrepreneurship development agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), launched the Young Entrepreneur Competition 2011 (YEC) exhibition in Dubai Mall

March 28, 2011

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, DED
15:43 GMT
(press release)

Leaders in government and private sector will address first-of-its-kind seminar, organised by Department of Economic Development.

An Abu Dhabi Ports Company dredger at work off the Emirate's shoreline
13:04 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) today, 28 March, signed a letter of intent to award the port operations for the new Khalifa Port to Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).