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During the first 10 months of this year Jordan exported 822,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables
December 24, 2014 - 06:02 GMT
The country’s fruit and vegetable exports during this year increased by 7 per cent, while its sheep exports increased by 15 per cent compared to last year.

September 18, 2013

The budget deficit up to June of this year reached 28.1 percent of spending
10:40 GMT

Lebanon’s budget deficit in the first six months of this year continued to rise amid falling revenues and increasing expenditures, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013

Investment opportunities between Kuwait and India
15:55 GMT

Kuwait is keen on bolstering relations and exchange with all Indian states, and values its relationship with India, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Sami AlSulaiman has said.

Al Khonji fears that in the event of shortage of staff and inability to hire expensive Omani manpower, some of the smaller businesses will be left with no choice but to close down.
13:16 GMT

In an effort to create more job opportunities for the nationals, the Omani government has changed visa regulations, under which only those expatriates earning more than 600 riyals per month will be eligible to bring their wives and children.

Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports
10:28 GMT

Dubai Exports has taken 20 UAE companies from the food and beverages and related sectors to the 22nd WorldFood Moscow.

However, expectations for the future are high in the region with almost half of the survey’s respondents expecting their personal financial situation to improve in six months (Pictured: an empty shopping scene in Beirut).
07:09 GMT

Some 60 percent of Lebanese say that their savings decreased over the past year while eight out of 10 people report their personal financial situation worsened or remained the same, a survey published Sunday has suggested.

September 16, 2013

Data for the quarterly Consumer Confidence Index survey (September 2013) was collected online from July 28-August 15 2013.
13:33 GMT

Respondents to are mostly positive that their personal financial situation will improve within the next six months.

The Tabaq Al Khair initiative in Dubai Customs’ main building
09:13 GMT

Dubai Customs dedicates itself to the launch of a diverse array of community-based events and initiatives.

Furthermore, the survey reveals employees are staying in their jobs for a longer period, resulting in a greater percent being eligible for higher EoSB payout.
07:17 GMT

80 percent of the total firms surveyed plan to increase their headcount over the next three years, with over a third (34 per cent) expecting double digit growth.

September 15, 2013

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman in particular will have dense urban conglomerations, with 45.1 million people expected to reside in GCC cities by 2020 – 85 percent of the total estimated population.
14:01 GMT

More than 226 million people will be living in cities throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by 2020, accounting for nearly 62 percent of the region’s total population, the United Nations (UN) has estimated

Dubai Customs
13:09 GMT

Dubai Customs received a US trade delegation headed by Rob Waller, the US Consul General to Dubai.

During the event
10:08 GMT

DP World, UAE Region has become the first port operator in the Middle East to successfully implement the Regional Security Management System standards.

During the event
06:03 GMT

The Department of Municipal Affairs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Society for Animal Welfare, in a move aimed at develop cooperation between the two sides.

Dubai Customs
06:03 GMT

A high-profile delegation from Dubai Customs is to travel to the People's Republic of China for an official visit from the 15th to the 19th of September.

Khalid Al Mansoori, Manager of Exhibitions & Delegations Services at Dubai Exports
05:53 GMT

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, led over 20 UAE companies to KazBuild.

September 12, 2013

Pictured: the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, which Iraq's new government is still paying the price for.
09:48 GMT

Iraq is keen on thrashing out remaining issues with Kuwait "and closing the file of the compensations," Zebari was quoted as saying