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Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
August 21, 2014 - 14:46 GMT
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.

July 16, 2013

The Ramadan promotion at the cooperative includes 400 items that are offered at a discounted price of up to 50 per cent
06:41 GMT

The Ministry of Economy has been visiting various hypermarkets across the country to ensure that companies are not hiking prices during Ramadan.

July 15, 2013

A decision was made that Pakistan would provide the wheat and rice instead of cash and Tehran has agreed to it
11:55 GMT

Iran has agreed to barter wheat worth $9 million from Pakistan in relation to Pakistan's debts for electricity supplied by Iran.

During the event
11:27 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 11 major organisations for their efforts to lead by example in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The consumer price inflation was 0.9 per cent during the first half of 2013
06:39 GMT

Consumer price inflation in Abu Dhabi and across the UAE is low and well under control, Dr Hashem Al Nuaimi, Director of Customer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy said yesterday.

July 14, 2013

Dubai Customs
10:51 GMT

Dubai Customs continues its efforts in facilitating trade activities of foodstuff during the holy Month of Ramadan.

Nearly 40 per cent of Egyptians live under poverty line
10:44 GMT

Egypt’s deteriorating economy was believed to be among the main reasons behind January 25, 2011 revolution which ousted former president Hosni Mubarak.

Aqaba Container Terminal
08:45 GMT
(press release)

Aqaba Container Terminal announced the release of its second sustainability report, titled, “The Most Sustainable Gateway to Jordan and Beyond”.

Ahmed Mahboob, Executive Director of Clients Management at Dubai Customs
06:34 GMT

In 4 separate seizures, Dubai Customs inspectors at Cargo Village foiled bids to smuggle a big quantity of heroin weighing 16.2 Kg.

July 11, 2013

Total value of goods imported to the Kingdom last year reached SR 587.8 billion
13:55 GMT

The Customs Department said yesterday that it made SR 22.25 billion in revenues last year, 13.5 percent more than the revenue of 2011.

Consequences from higher income taxes in Jordan
07:55 GMT

A recent study conducted by the Amman Chamber of Commerce showed that amending the income tax rate would threaten the business environment in the Kingdom.

July 10, 2013

The trade volume between Jordan and India has currently exceeded JD1 billion
15:55 GMT

Industry and Trade Minister Hatem Halawani on Tuesday held talks with India’s Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Srikanta Kumar Jena on ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The government has extended credit lines to industrialists and allowed limited currency transfers at a rate of about 200 pounds to the dollar
12:54 GMT

The Syrian government is cracking down on black-market currency exchange businesses and individuals.

The aid is a clear sign of shifting policies among the wealthy Gulf nations toward Egypt.
11:47 GMT

Saudi Arabia pledged $5 billion in grants and loans to Egypt's new government on Tuesday.

Screenshot of Google's Ramadan homepage
11:26 GMT

Google is one of several brands to announce special services for the Holy Month, with the unveiling of a dedicated “hub,” according to a statement by the internet giant issued today.

South Africa’s exports to the UAE primarily constitute agricultural products, machinery, automotive parts, gold, raw diamonds and financial services
09:28 GMT

The total bilateral trade between South Africa and the UAE is valued at approximately $3 billion (Dh11 billion).