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Security alerts due to rocket attacks and frequent air raid sirens have disrupted business activity and caused a drop in industrial output and consumer spending.
July 31, 2014 - 15:42 GMT
The Bank of Israel cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.5 percent Monday from 0.75 percent, partly to offset economic damage from the conflict.

August 27, 2013

According to Bino, the ACC has referred major cases to the judiciary (Courtesy of: the Jordan Times).
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According to Samih Bino, the answer is yes.

Japan also hopes to bolster ties to secure a stable supply of energy as about 76 per cent of Japan's imports of crude came from Gulf states as of 201. PicturedL Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe (Photo Credit: Getty images).
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Abe, who is the first Japanese prime minister to visit the country, said "friendly and co-operative relations with Bahrain" will be strengthened.

August 26, 2013

The unified GCC visa would not cancel the existing system of a single GCC country visa
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The GCC visa is expected to reinvigorate tourism, business, shopping travel and economic activities in the member countries.

More financial institutions in the country are placing their bets on online banking, rolling out a number of strategies geared towards reducing branch visits and reducing operational costs, and enabling customers to save time.
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Analysts have said that the uptake of online banking in the region is quite low compared to other markets, but the shifting demographics and consumer profiles indicate that the retail banking landscape will soon change.

The average yield on 91-day treasury bills increased to 11.613 percent from 11.444 percent at last week's auction, the central bank said.
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Financial markets are often adversely affected by political uncertainty and security breaches. However, in Egypt, the case has been different in terms of stocks and t-bills.

August 25, 2013

The Egyptian minister has approved getting assistance from the International Monetary Fund’s experts to help the government through the transformation process.
15:26 GMT

Egypt’s government mulls over switching to Value-Added Tax (VAT) as a backbone for financial discipline and social justice, the finance ministry said on Friday.

The study marks a shift in conventional economic thinking
13:34 GMT

Emerging must develop tools to control credit flows or risk relinquishing any independent monetary policy, a study shows.

Her comments come as the Fed is signalling that it could slow its bond purchases later this year if the U.S. economy continues to improve.
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Any pullback should be determined by the strength of individual economies, said Christine Lagarde.

MoF organises recreational activities for children of the DHA Thalassemia Centre
11:06 GMT
(press release)

Ministry of Finance organised recreational activities for children of the Dubai Health Authority- Thalassemia Centre in its Dubai premises.

Department of Municipal Affairs
09:36 GMT

Department of Municipal Affairs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi issued a decree to form a Work Team to create a sustainable capacity-building in the municipal system.

August 22, 2013

Handbags stuffed with opium
10:39 GMT

Inspectors of Dubai Customs in Dubai Cargo Village thwarted a smuggling attempt of around 4.2 kilograms of narcotic opium.

Expatriates’ remittances went up at the end of July by 2.6 per cent to $2.16 billion,
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The drop was attributed to a decline in the number of tourists seeking therapeutic services in the past few months and the drop of tourists in general in July, 2013.

August 21, 2013

UAE-based importers of Indian products are reaping the benefits of the falling value of the rupee.
14:41 GMT

"Is someone playing foul? I do not know. But this is strange.”

The European Commission has approved €20 million to go to Algeria.
12:32 GMT

The program comes in the framework of the Programme for the Support for Partnership, reforms and Inclusive Growth (SPRING).

This is while the Statistical Center of Iran had put the figure at 33.9 percent, according to the Fars News Agency.
12:27 GMT

€“ The Central Bank of Iran has announced that the inflation rate for the 12-month period ended the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir (July 22, 2013) compared to the same period in the previous year hit 37.5 percent.