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Implementation of the government’s development plan has been picking up, and momentum is expected to improve further in 2015 and 2016.
December 19, 2014 - 00:38 GMT
The consumer has been and remains a key driver of growth in Kuwait, even as growth in the sector has moderated somewhat.

November 24, 2014

The conference aims to profile investment opportunities in Egypt's various sectors.
11:52 GMT

Dubai-based business intelligence tool MEED will host an "Invest in Egypt" conference.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih during his speech about consolidating efforts in combating counterfeiting
11:38 GMT

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: The National Innovation Strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid forms a new incentive for IPR protection.

During the event
07:38 GMT

Jafza will closely cooperate and coordinate efforts with the Government of Dubai Media Office for the promotion of emirate of Dubai as a global hub for trade and commerce.

November 23, 2014

Dubai Customs
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Dubai Customs has been shortlisted for the final stage of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government, which is organised by Dubai’ The Model Centre, an entity under the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai.

During the event
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The Business Excellence Department (BED) in the Department of Economic Department (DED), Dubai has launched a new benchmarking initiative in partnership with Emirates Business Management International Consultants.

November 20, 2014

Dubai, which also topped the global ranking for air connectivity, was acknowledged for its growing infrastructure and diversity.
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Dubai has been ranked as the most attractive city in the world to work in, beating others such as New York and London, according to an INSEAD alumni survey.

November 18, 2014

For the first time since the third quarter of 2009, the Israeli economy posted negative growth, with GDP dropping 0.4% on an annualized basis in the third quarter
20:12 GMT

The economy contracted for the first time since 2009 due to Operation Protective Edge.

HE Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, CEO of Jafza and Economic Zones World with HE Zheng Minghua, Chairman of Qingdao Port
08:52 GMT

HE Zheng Minghua, Chairman of Qingdao Port, led two-member delegation comprising Mr. Zhang Kingaya, Deputy Director General of the Port, visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) yesterday.

November 17, 2014

Abdullah Al Khaja and Edris Behzad surrounded by workshop participants
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The Dubai Customs’ Client Management Department has organized a workshop on the Unified Complaints and Suggestions System of the Dubai Government.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
12:08 GMT

In order to raise awareness of e-commerce in the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organise its 2nd e-commerce conference under its strategic MENA partnership with Alibaba Group.

November 16, 2014

Innovation is the UAE Vision 2021 focus. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

The UAE is already a hub for development and excellence but the nation also pays a lot of attention to innovation, which is key for the economy.

The four-day event was held in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

Saudi Arabia's 26th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Trade Exhibition successfully concluded following the four-day run in Riyadh.

Tony Abbott makes a speech during the 2014 G20 summit. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Tony Abbott vowed that countries would add $2 trillion to global GDP during the G20 summit in Brisbane.

Ahmed Mahboob and Juma Al Ghaith (center) with CDD team
06:13 GMT

Dubai Customs has received the Government Deployment of the Year Award 2014, for its advanced container scanning system project, at the CNME’s fifth annual ICT Achievement Awards.

November 13, 2014

“Syrians will be given work permits in a coherent manner so that no harm is inflicted on the local system in Turkey.
15:39 GMT

The Turkish government is preparing to grant temporary IDs and work permits, among other privileges, to around 1.7 million Syrian refugees.