Economy & Trade
October 23, 2012
The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani arrived in Gaza today, the first Arab leader to do so since Hamas took office. The Emir wil launch several projects funded by Qatar, designed to rebuild Gaza.
CDA honoured representatives of entities participating in ‘Your Home… Our Home’ initiative, in recognition of their effective cooperation and contribution in renovating and repairing old houses.
Dubai eGovernment’s stand saw a large turnout during the 32nd edition of GITEX Technology Week held between October 14 and 18, 2012.
Egypt stocks slowed on Monday as trading levels continue to be affected by the holiday season, with Eid El-Adha and the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's biggest annual events set to start at the end of this week.
October 22, 2012
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry showcased its services that benefit the business community at the World Energy Forum being held in Dubai for the first time.
In testimony to its determined pursuit of excellence, DP World, UAE Region has won three prestigious awards over just two days.
Foreign Direct Investments in Lebanon plummeted 84 percent year on year to $96.5 million in the first half of 2012, in a worrying sign for the country, which is reeling from the recent bomb attack, as fears grow over the continued viability for the economy.
Gaza is gearing up for the first visit by an Arab head of state since the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas took over the territory in 2007. Qatar's Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani is expected on Monday, and his visit comes after Qatar's pledged to rebuild Gaza.
The Egyptian government is currently in the final phase of drafting the economic reform programme that it needs to secure a proposed $4.8 billion loan from the IMF.
Qatar recorded the highest broad money supply growth in the region in 2011 and during the first eight months of 2012, as other Middle East states struggle to keep up.
October 21, 2012
The US has denied a report that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, in what would be a significant step towards resolving the crisis.
In a bold statement, the secretary-general of the Dubai Economic council has claimed that the UAE economy in "immune" from the crisis in the global economy.
Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority on Sunday froze the financial assets of Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and his three daughters due to unexplained increases in their wealth.
The Kuwaiti economy has registered strong credit growth, the best results for three years, but protests continue, causing the stock market to fall by 3.4 per cent as the government looks set for a showdown.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is actively participating in the World Energy Forum 2012 being held in Dubai for the first time outside its UN headquarters in New York.