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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.

February 16, 2011

HE Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Dubai Customs’ DG, during his speech
09:59 GMT

Dubai Customs’ DG confirms UAE’s commitment to agreements and conventions related to import and export of materials of dual use.

February 15, 2011

Participants in DED's workshop
10:49 GMT
(press release)

The Corporate Quality & Management Excellence at the Department of Economic Development (DED) conducted a two-day self-assessment workshop.

February 14, 2011

12:30 GMT
(press release)

The PwC 14th Annual Global CEO Survey clearly shows optimism returning to the private sector in those countries worst hit by global recession

February 13, 2011

The unregistered confiscated tablets seized by Dubai Customs inspection team
13:46 GMT

Dubai Customs, within its efforts towards controlling infiltration of prohibited goods, fake and counterfeited medicines, has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 100.000 generic tablets to the local use.

Side of the quarterly fourth meeting of the Consultative Council at Dubai Custom’s headquarters
10:32 GMT

Dubai Customs has announced that work with the temporary import of what is called ATA Carnet for the Temporary Admission of goods.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the DP World Lahore ICT
09:52 GMT
(press release)

Global marine terminal operator DP World has added new muscle to its operations in Pakistan with the official opening of its state-of-the-art Inland Container Terminal (ICT) in Lahor.

February 10, 2011

During the meeting
09:51 GMT
(press release)

The UAE-Turkish Joint Economic Committee has held its preparatory meeting The two sides discussed details of the agenda of the official ministerial meeting next Thursday.

February 9, 2011

Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation & Director General of Dubai Customs
12:06 GMT

Potential resources owned by Dubai Customs have effectively contributed in boosting the position of UAE as according to the 2010 Global Enabling Trade Report.

February 8, 2011

George Nasra addressing the media at IBQ's press conference
15:25 GMT
(press release)

A selection of Qatar’s most influential and senior industry figures focus on the industries, trends and projects that will drive Qatar’s economy.

GCC salary increases higher than Western countries, but lower than those in India
09:09 GMT
(press release)

Private sector salaries in the UAE are forecast to increase at an average rate of 6.3 percent this year, according to research released today by

 Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZ
07:21 GMT

Defying the challenging economic environment, the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority continued to achieve steady growth in its portfolio and revenue during 2010.

February 6, 2011

Aqaba Container Terminal
10:16 GMT
(press release)

Aqaba Container Terminal, Jordan’s primary gateway to the shipping lines of the Red Sea and beyond, recorded a series of remarkable achievements in 2010.

February 2, 2011

First diamond auction in the region
11:48 GMT
(press release)

Total 34,000 carats of diamonds sold at a value of over US$ 7.2 million.

February 1, 2011

Source: Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index - Q4 2010
08:20 GMT
(press release)

Consumer confidence in the UAE dropped 4 points from the third quarter of 2010 to 97 points in the fourth quarter of 2010, placing it in the top 15 of the Global Consumer Confidence Index.

January 31, 2011

During the signing ceremony
09:45 GMT

Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitator under Dubai World, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates SkyCargo.