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Affording a home and getting married is still difficult under Sisi for many young men unable to make a living.
January 29, 2015 - 16:35 GMT
Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya, a country sliding into lawlessness.

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

he King stressed the need to boost foreign investments in Jordan by implementing mega-projects concerned with securing energy and water security, according to a Royal Court statement.
09:43 GMT

“I am fully aware of Jordanians’ difficult economic conditions and that requires ministers to go to the files and solve citizens’ woes,” the Monarch said.

“Total cash holdings will probably fall further from their 2012 post-global financial crisis high, but this will be due to companies using the cash for debt repayments," says Fitch.
07:42 GMT

Aggregate free cash flow among EMEA corporates should turn positive in 2014 as revenue and margin figures also show modest improvement, Fitch Ratings says.

September 11, 2013

During the event
13:01 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has taken part in a series of seminars organised by the Dubai Government Excellence Program.

Among the participating GCC organizations, UAE-based companies predicted the lowest salary increase at 5 percent
11:28 GMT

Companies across Saudi Arabia are predicting an average salary increase of 6 percent in 2014, a slight increase on last year’s forecast of 5.8 percent, indicating a rise in confidence in the country’s economic outlook and a burgeoning business environment.

Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance
10:57 GMT
(press release)

Ministry of Finance has issued its annual statistical report on the GCM in the UAE - 2012.

The Syrian crisis had roiled the markets, with Dubai witnessing a decline of 7.9 per cent this month until yesterday’s surge
09:50 GMT

The positive news about Syria and its implications for the region was the key driver for the markets today, said Amer Khan, director at Shuaa Asset Management.

Japan’s exports to the UAE stood at $4.06 billion during January-June period of 2013
08:39 GMT

The value of Japan trade with the UAE dropped by 8.8 per cent to $24.8 billion (Dh91 billion) during the first six months of 2013 compared to $27.2 billion during the same period in 2012.

September 10, 2013

Dubai Customs
05:42 GMT

Centers Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, with the followed practices in strategic planning and quality system.

September 9, 2013

In addition to the newly approved 5,000 permits, nearly 70,000 Palestinians have permanent work permits for Israel, according to a defense official.
16:20 GMT

Since the start in 2000 of the second Palestinian uprising, or intifada, Israel has limited the number of permits it grants Palestinians to enter for work, medical treatment or other needs.

Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair and Mr. José Antonio da Conseicao Silva, Minister of Urbanism and Construction
11:05 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged businesses in the emirate to move towards African markets as the continent holds significant potential for the future business world, highlighting Angola as a rewarding option for Emirati investment.

Last year, criminals from India created a fake website that claimed to be associated with the IDB and tried to collect money online. The fraud was uncovered and customers were warned by Indian officials.
11:00 GMT

The cost of a sheep for sacrifice has multiplied more than tenfold, and opened up doors for fraudulent activities.

Group photo of the workshop participants
09:49 GMT
(press release)

The Department of Finance conducted a two-day training workshop entitled ‘Program to distinguish genuine and counterfeit auto parts’ at the Offices of the Department of Training and Capacity Building of Abu Dhabi Customs in Al Jazeera Club Tower.

During the event
08:55 GMT

The Overseas Trade Offices of Dubai Exports are playing a significant role in enabling UAE-based exporters to establish their presence in strategic foreign markets and in connecting them with buyers.

Ministry of Finance
05:33 GMT
(press release)

The Ministry of Finance hosted a two-day long delegation from the Qatari Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF) at its headquarters in Dubai.