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The issue of Saudi's SMEs has been debated over the last few years (File/AFP)
April 17, 2014 - 17:39 GMT
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are set to contribute 37 percent to Saudi Arabia's GDP but should the Kingdom look elsewhere for investment?

March 14, 2013

Department of Municipal Affairs
10:44 GMT

Majid Ali Al Mansouri Chairman of the DMA reviewed during a meeting with the Managing Directors of different sectors in the Department of Municipal Affairs the current working plans and future working models.

During the event
10:03 GMT

Three Best Practices Seminars introduced UAE businesses to the 7th cycle of the Business Performance Program.

Sparks are flying over a programme for SMEs in Jordan
09:39 GMT

Just days after the World Bank extended financing to Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Jordan, sparks are flying over a programme designed to help SMEs.

The UAE's economy will grow at four per cent, according to the Minister for Economy said on Wednesday
08:42 GMT

The UAE economy is expected to sustain an annual growth rate above 4 per cent in 2013, the Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri said yesterday.

US wheat may find its way to Iran through a third party exporter (Getty Photo)
07:09 GMT

The US and EU have imposed tough trade restrictions on Tehran but the state may get its hands on US origin wheat.

Egypt and India have agreed to boost mutual trade to $8 billion per year by 2015.
03:10 GMT

Egypt and India have agreed to boost mutual trade to $8 billion per year by 2015.

March 13, 2013

Trade between Jordan and Syria has come to a standstill against the backdrop of escalating violence in southern Syria (Image Jordan Times)
11:25 GMT

The ongoing violence in Syria has cripples the country's economy, with agricultural imports from Jordan being frozen after the border was closed on Tuesday.

H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment
09:59 GMT
(press release)

Dubai eGovernment has announced that it has added a new service to the list of its mPay services.

Egyptian stocks took a tumble on Tuesday over more concern regarding a  $4.8 billion loan from the IMF
09:20 GMT

After several days of gains, Egypt's stock market lost ground on Tuesday, with main EGX30 index losing 1.05 percent with fears growing over a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF.

H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber
09:20 GMT

H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, has been elected Deputy Chairman of the World Chambers Federation (WCF).

Egypt has refused emergency credit from the IMF
03:33 GMT

Egypt will not accept an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Minister of Finance El-Morsi El-Sayed Hegazy announced during a press conference on Tuesday.

March 12, 2013

A World Bank report says that Israel is continuing to harm the Palestinian economy
11:35 GMT

Israel's system of checkpoints and restrictions in the occupied West Bank inflicts long-term damage on Palestinians' ability to compete in the global market, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday

CWT-SML Logistics
08:46 GMT
(press release)

Dubai World Central, the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has announced the inauguration of CWT-SML Logistics’ new 12,500 sqm logistics facility.

DP World
08:39 GMT

DP World has welcomed shipping line Simatech’s new service between Jebel Ali Port and Mogadishu as a significant step in re-establishing trade links between Somalia and the rest of the world.

The Libyan economy grew by 100 per cent last year according to the IMF
08:35 GMT

According to the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Libya's economy grew more than 100 percent last year as its economy continues to recover from the 2011 Revolution that ousted the dictatorial regime of Muammar Gaddafi.