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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.

November 2, 2014

Engineer Saed Al Awadi, CEO, Dubai Exports
09:45 GMT

DP World, Noor Bank and Al Nabooda Automobiles will be the official sponsors of the 10th Trade Promotion Organisations (TPO) Network World Conference and Awards held in Dubai 3-5 November.

Mohammed Hilal Al Murooshdi, CEO of the Internal Audit sector in DED
06:45 GMT

The Internal Audit sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED) has issued a Government Employee Handbook on the specific mechanism ways of managing finances within any government institution.

The agreement, signed in 2012, facilitated exporting Turkey’s goods to the Gulf and African nations through Egypt's mainland via Egyptian ports
05:55 GMT

Egypt's decision not to renew the deal, set to expire in April 2015, reflects the deteriorating relations between the two nations.

Ahmed Mahboob surrounded by excellent award nominees
05:49 GMT

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, met with the employees nominated for the upcoming editions of the Dubai Government Excellence Program.

Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries and is already heavily invested in British firms and property.
04:55 GMT

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain.

October 30, 2014

H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber
05:03 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched during the 10th Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai a new specialized unit to support research and studies on Islamic economy.

October 29, 2014

The report notes that children of single-parent families are in the worst situation.
19:00 GMT

Only Spain, Greece and Latvia have more child poverty than Israel.

The institute will be based in the US, according to Moataz Al Khayyat, the head of the Al Khayyat Group in the GCC.
17:55 GMT

Leading Syrian business group based in the GCC will establish a center in the Middle East as part of its efforts to rebuild Syria.

The study also showed that the Syrian refugee influx impacted job opportunities in the private sector as Syrian workers highly compete with Jordanians in the non-official labour market.
14:08 GMT

Syrian refugees clinched more than 31,000 jobs, which constitute 91 per cent of job opportunities that Jordan is required to create annually.

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob checks medical activities held for DC employees
10:00 GMT

Dubai Customs Ladies Committee has organised medical activities to mark the World Heart Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World Osteoporosis Day.

October 28, 2014

According to the IMF, the government's budget was coming under pressure from rising security spending and relieving the humanitarian crisis.
09:13 GMT

Iraq's economy is likely to shrink 2.7 per cent this year, the first contraction since the US-led invasion in 2003.

Jafza team with HE Abdullah Al Saleh, Under Secretary, Ministry of Economy at Sial-Paris
09:04 GMT

Jebel Ali Free Zone attracted a large number of food and beverage (F&B) companies from Europe and Americas at Sial-Paris, one of the largest F&B Exhibitions in the world.

DP World
05:28 GMT

DP World Limited handled 44.8 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first nine months of 2014, with gross container volumes growing by 9.0% on a like-for-like basis.


“The future success of the GCC economies will be closely tied to ongoing efforts to boost the employment of nationals in the private sector and to increase economic diversification
04:55 GMT

The GCC economies have been amongst the best performing in the world in recent years, and are expected to grow 4.5 per cent in 2014-15, said Christine Lagarde.

October 27, 2014

Ahmed Mahboob calls for stronger international cooperation to ease trade via coordinated customs measures globally
10:16 GMT

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, has called for stronger international cooperation to enhance trade facilitation by better aligning customs procedures globally, reinforcing the vibrant role played by customs administrations worldwide in boosting trade growth.