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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.

September 5, 2013

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.

During the meeting
11:16 GMT

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority received in his office HE Tariq Khalid Al Hamd, Kuwaiti Consul General to Dubai, on the occasion of the later end tenure to the United Arab Emirates.

Abdul Aziz Bin Hathboor, Director of Consumer Protection at DED
07:08 GMT

Department of Economic Development has successfully solved consumer complaints raised on social media regarding some cinemas in the city charging an extra fee for online ticket reservation.

September 4, 2013

A more likely military strike would send gold higher again.
16:12 GMT

Gold prices have hit a three-month high in advance of possible US military action in Syria

"That is the only accurate and sure figure. Talking about thousands of factories closed as some do is an exaggeration," Abdel- Nour said during a press conference on Tuesday.
15:44 GMT

The minister for industry and foreign trade, Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour, has stressed that the number of Egyptian factories that have closed in recent months is not in the thousands as some reports – and government officials – have suggested

During the visit
13:26 GMT
(press release)

Ministry of Finance represented by the Department of Coordination of Fiscal Policies, received a delegation from the Ministry of Economy.

Dubai Investments
13:13 GMT

Dubai Investments is targeting growth in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries.

HE Al Shirawi and Danny K. Davis
13:04 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry called on American companies to consider Dubai as a base for expansion, showcasing the benefits of investing in the emirate.

September 3, 2013

Lebanon leads the way in the region, benefitting from a $496 million trade commitment in the past year, a 34 percent increase on the previous fiscal year.
10:40 GMT

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is promoting trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to help the economic integration of the region.

September 2, 2013

Al-Faisal said on 19 August that his country, which boasts a budget surplus of over $100 billion, would compensate Egypt for any aid cuts from Western nations.
13:37 GMT

Al-Faisal said on 19 August that his country, which boasts a budget surplus of over $100 billion, would compensate Egypt for any aid cuts from Western nations

During the event
13:01 GMT

Exploring what makes a great global leader will be the focus of more than 90 students from 25 countries who are visiting DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali.

Dubai Chamber
11:12 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Center for Responsible Business, organised a session for its Sustainability Network members at its headquarters in collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF.

Marijuana drug stuffed inside the clothes
10:56 GMT

Dubai Customs inspectors at the Cargo Village seized 2.7kg of marijuana in a parcel crossing through Dubai in transit between two Asian countries.

The minister said that priority was given to funding “added-value projects that can solve central issues of energy, water and transportation”.
07:36 GMT

Qatar is the only member of the council that has not paid any part of its contribution.

August 29, 2013

The government would present its economic programme to Gulf Arab countries, in particular the United Arab Emirates, which has already agreed to finance medical projects and 10 wheat silos.
13:28 GMT

The army-backed interim government is keen to improve conditions for a deeply polarised population battered by more than two years of political and economic turmoil.