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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.

August 20, 2014

The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza.
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The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza.

August 19, 2014

hese remarks were made at a meeting between JCC board of directors and a delegation representing the Palestinian union of commercial, industrial and agricultural chambers.
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In response to brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti called on Jordanian traders and importers to boycott Israeli goods and ports

August 18, 2014

Ahmed bin Lahej, Director of Passenger Operations at Dubai Customs
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The Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department conducted 1037 confiscations over the first half of 2014, that is a growth of 23% compared to 843 seizures achieved in the same period last year.

August 17, 2014

Imports of goods and services fell 0.1% in the first half of 2014, after rising 6.7% in the second half of 2013.
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This is the slowest rate of growth since the recession in the first half of 2009 and follows growth of 2.8% in the first quarter of 2014.

The oil share of GDP remained however near its recent highs at 66 per cent (including refining).
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The sector continued to recover from the 2008 crisis and its related weakness that lingered until 2010.

Counterfeit Items
11:36 GMT

Dubai Customs elevated its efforts in deterring counterfeit products smuggling attempts into the emirate via its relentless efforts in countering piracy and Intellectual Property Rights infringements.

August 14, 2014

Upon the recommendation of Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb, the Cabinet also approved the draft agreement between the governments of Jordan and India on marine transport cooperation.
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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved several recommendations and projects at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

August 13, 2014

Egyptian guest workers represent the majority of the 108 nationalities working in the Kingdom, constituting 62 per cent of the total number of guest workers.
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The Jordanian side presented a briefing on efforts to regulate the labour market and rectify the statuses of guest workers.

Russia will supply at least 5-5.5 million tonnes of wheat to Egypt this year and will increase agricultural goods imports from the North African country.
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In the previous 2013/14 marketing year, Russia supplied 3.6 million tonnes of wheat to Egypt.

August 12, 2014

The 18 and 29 year-old age group, represents 23.7% (approximately 20 million) of the total population, of which 51.1% are men and the remaining 48.9% are women.
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Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.

August 11, 2014

During July, prices for vegetable, fruits, poultry and dairy products inched up by 7.4%, 3%, 4.8% and 4.6% respectively.
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The agency attributed the surge to the rising demand for food commoditiessuch as vegetables, dairy products and poultry, and the government’s decision to raise fuel, electricity and tobaccoprices.

IDEAS UK Platinum Classification
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Dubai Customs again is fortifying its achievement record starred with innovation and excellence trophies, by being awarded the IDEAS UK Platinum Category.

August 7, 2014

Addressing a news conference at his residence in the Saudi port city of Jiddah, Hariri gave details about the grant, which he earlier announced had been provided by King Abdullah.
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday that Lebanon was being subject to an unprecedented terrorist attack, adding that the $1 billion Saudi grant was meant to help the country’s security apparatuses crush terrorism.

August 6, 2014

The goal of labor policy is full employment of the Saudi workforce, the report stated.
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“Carrying out employment strategy requires providing the necessary resources to carry out mechanisms within a specific timeframe,” the ministry said.

While the hoteliers are losing out on business, as Coca Cola and Pepsi are popular beverages, they expressed no qualms over the loss of revenue.
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A longer list of boycotted products – including garment, chocolates and beauty products – are being share via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.