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In their efforts to satisfy their individualistic desires, Egyptians are happy to achieve the tiniest self-realisation at the cost of the country’s welfare.
July 13, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
In principle, every citizen deserves a better life; why should people suffer if their lives can be improved?

September 11, 2013

The Syrian crisis had roiled the markets, with Dubai witnessing a decline of 7.9 per cent this month until yesterday’s surge
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The positive news about Syria and its implications for the region was the key driver for the markets today, said Amer Khan, director at Shuaa Asset Management.

Japan’s exports to the UAE stood at $4.06 billion during January-June period of 2013
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The value of Japan trade with the UAE dropped by 8.8 per cent to $24.8 billion (Dh91 billion) during the first six months of 2013 compared to $27.2 billion during the same period in 2012.

September 10, 2013

Dubai Customs
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Centers Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, with the followed practices in strategic planning and quality system.

September 9, 2013

In addition to the newly approved 5,000 permits, nearly 70,000 Palestinians have permanent work permits for Israel, according to a defense official.
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Since the start in 2000 of the second Palestinian uprising, or intifada, Israel has limited the number of permits it grants Palestinians to enter for work, medical treatment or other needs.

Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair and Mr. José Antonio da Conseicao Silva, Minister of Urbanism and Construction
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Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged businesses in the emirate to move towards African markets as the continent holds significant potential for the future business world, highlighting Angola as a rewarding option for Emirati investment.

Last year, criminals from India created a fake website that claimed to be associated with the IDB and tried to collect money online. The fraud was uncovered and customers were warned by Indian officials.
11:00 GMT

The cost of a sheep for sacrifice has multiplied more than tenfold, and opened up doors for fraudulent activities.

Group photo of the workshop participants
09:49 GMT
(press release)

The Department of Finance conducted a two-day training workshop entitled ‘Program to distinguish genuine and counterfeit auto parts’ at the Offices of the Department of Training and Capacity Building of Abu Dhabi Customs in Al Jazeera Club Tower.

During the event
08:55 GMT

The Overseas Trade Offices of Dubai Exports are playing a significant role in enabling UAE-based exporters to establish their presence in strategic foreign markets and in connecting them with buyers.

Ministry of Finance
05:33 GMT
(press release)

The Ministry of Finance hosted a two-day long delegation from the Qatari Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF) at its headquarters in Dubai.

September 8, 2013

With its isolated coffee shops and restaurants, Beirut seems to have lost its old charm. Pictured: an empty Beirut Restaurant.
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The ongoing conflict in and outside of the country has hit the tourism industry very hard that most tourist destinations in this enchanting place reminds of a ghost city.

Despite the rising influx of refugees, the Lebanese state has yet to draft a comprehensive plan to meet increasing needs, particularly in the health and education sectors.
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The World Bank is looking into establishing a Multi Donor Trust Fund to support Lebanon after its government requested a swift assessment of the social and economic impact of the Syrian conflict on the country.

During the event
12:37 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has hosted a workshop on planning and its importance at work and at home.

Gary Anderson, CEO of DGCX
08:14 GMT
(press release)

Year-to-date volumes on the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) have surpassed the 10 million volume mark for the first time in the Exchange’s history.

September 5, 2013

Head of the Industrialists Association Nehmat Frem warned that Lebanon had crossed into dangerous territory when its public debt grew above $60 billion.
14:48 GMT

“Lebanon is almost the only country in the world where employers take the decision [to strike] when faced by economic risks,” Sleiman said at the news conference.

The country’s strong performance in terms of competitiveness rests on solid foundations made up of a high-quality institutional framework (4th), a stable macroeconomic environment (6th), and an efficient goods market (3rd), the report said.
13:55 GMT

Qatar ranked 13th on the global list of the 2013-14 Global Competitiveness Report’s index and the first in the Middle East region.