Economy & Trade
February 19, 2013
Ministry of Finance held a special ceremony in Dubai to honor its key and strategic partners of the UAE governments for 2012.
Lebanese agricultural exports rose by 14 percent in 2012 despite the volatile situation in the region, the head of the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon said Monday.
The UAE has granted Bahrain $2.5 billion to help fund development projects.
Turkey's Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, called on Turkish businessmen to invest in the Middle East and North Africa.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry unveiled its newly-redesigned website www.dubaichamber.com.
The size of India's investments in Egypt is expected to be doubled through 50 Indian companies working in different fields in Egypt, Indian Ambassador to Egypt Navdeep Suri said on Monday.
The Community Development Authority launched the 2nd Student Competition for Human Rights under the slogan, ‘A generation aware of its rights’.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Monday decided to present a draft law to the Shura Council to restore the free zone to Port Said.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Monday officially launched its operations in Jordan by opening a permanent office in Amman.
In its latest country report on Lebanon the Economist Intelligence Unit forecast economic growth in 2013 at 1.8 percent.
The EU governments on Monday extended sanctions against Syria for a further three months but said they would amended an arms embargo to provide more non-lethal support and technical assistance to protect civilians.
February 18, 2013
Standard & Poor’s has said that it believes Abu Dhabi’s GDP (gross domestic product) will be around 4.5 per cent in 2013 with a stable outlook.
The United Nations threatened Yemen with economic sanctions if the political process is blocked in the upcoming National Dialogue Conference in March.
The UAE and the UK are in talks on Typhoon combat aircraft, Philip Dunne, UK minister of defence equipment, support and technology told the Gulf News.
Automatic spending cuts set to go into effect in the US early next month may affect Washington’s military and humanitarian assistance to Jordan.