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However food waste is not unique to Saudi Arabia, low income and developed countries face problems in waste.
July 9, 2014 - 18:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia is the world’s top food importer, and also rated as one of the worst wasters.

June 2, 2013

Public Services
10:00 GMT

Department of Economic Development has unveiled a first-of-its-kind smart phone application for business registration and licensing in line with the Mobile Governmentز

During the workshop
07:09 GMT

DMA held a workshop with the contractors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi highlighting the Classification system and the requirements to comply with the new system.

Adnan Sharafi, Emirates Green Building Council Chairman
07:02 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Green Building Council has announced the inaugural EGBC Awards to honour excellence in sustainable built environments.

May 30, 2013

Qatar’s trade surplus rises 7.9% in Q1
14:00 GMT

Qatar's foreign merchandise trade balance has showed a surplus of QR107 billion in the first quarter of 2013, according to QSA’s preliminary report of exports and imports for the first quarter of 2013.

Both sides agreed on the need to ease Schengen visa procedures for UAE
05:30 GMT

UAE-Spanish trade increased by 75 per cent from 1 billion euros in 2009 to 1.75 billion euros by end of 2012, Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri said on Wednesday at the Second UAE-Spain Joint Economic Committee which was held in Abu Dhabi.

A team of Freezone Sohar officials visited India recently
05:00 GMT

With Indian companies and investors continuing to evince interest in Freezone Sohar, the economic hub is aiming to double investment from India to US$250mn in the coming two years from the present US$125mn.

May 29, 2013

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
14:00 GMT

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has revised the outlook on the long-term sovereign credit ratings on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to positive, from stable.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13:32 GMT

the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with Al Tamimi & Company Legal Consultants, organised the Cost Effective Handling of Marine Claims workshop for its stakeholders.

During the forum
06:02 GMT
(press release)

Ministry of Finance organised the Annual Forum of 2013 at the Beach Rotana Hotel- Abu Dhabi.

The announcement came about a week after Doha Bank made public its commitment
06:00 GMT

More banks in the UAE are joining the SME lending bandwagon to expand their market share of the country’s financing segment.

Emirates NBD said it is also committed to extend special interest rates
05:00 GMT

Emirates NBD and Dubai SME have entered into a strategic partnership to extend up to Dh50 million in new loans dedicated to Emirati entrepreneurs and small businesses.

May 28, 2013

This rapid growth was primarily driven by the services sector and the gas sector
12:17 GMT

Enhanced private sector activity stimulated by higher government spending and growth in the non-oil and gas sector will drive Qatar’s real GDP growth to 6.5% this year and 6.8% in 2014.

Hike will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the price of products for consumer
12:04 GMT

Businessmen working in Egypt’s building materials sector warned that steel prices are expected to rise this coming June, as a result of increases in the price of raw materials and the continued devaluation of the Egyptian pound.

Askar Shokybayev, Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Dubai and Northern Emirates
11:20 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has finalised its preparations for sending out a business delegation on the CIS Regional Trade Mission starting on June 2 in Kazakhstan and concluding on June 5 in Uzbekistan.

Department of Economic Development and Commercial Bank of Dubai
10:18 GMT

Department of Economic Development and Commercial Bank of Dubai have signed an agreement to provide automated business registration and licensing services across CBD counters.