Economy & Trade
April 8, 2013
The Palestinian economy is on track for 5 to 6 percent growth this year as a shortfall in international aid continues to take its toll, according to a senior minister.
April 7, 2013
Egypt is to increase the size of its $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, according to the country's planning minister.
Department of Municipal Affairs 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.
Oman is set to move to a Friday-Saturday weekend, reducing the gap for businesses and large parts of the region.
The Gulf economies are likely to grow on average at 3 per cent this year, which is close to the historical trend, new research suggests.
Many investors from the oil and gas-rich Gulf region are showing interest in investing in South Sudan, the “youngest” country in the world, a top executive in a Dubai-based investment bank claims.
Dubai World Central has inaugurated the DWC Business Center, a fully equipped business complex offering a wide range of smart office solutions, including dedicated and shared desk options.
April 4, 2013
Arab countries must pursue economic and political reforms and improve their infrastructure in order to strengthen their economies, the head of the World Union of Arab Bankers said Wednesday.
Egypt’s government expects an agreement on a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF within weeks, as protestors gathered in Cairo to oppose the deal.
April 3, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will suggest additional economic reforms as part of its conditions for granting Egypt a $4.8 billion loan, an IMF official told Ahram's Arabic news website on Tuesday.
The British Defence Minister arrived in Libya in an effort to boost arms sale to the country, just days after the post-revolution state announced plans to upgrade its military.
Qatar has prepared an extensive world trade agreement draft ahead of the World Chambers Congress in Doha.
The Socialist Popular Alliance Party will participate in Wednesday's protests against the loan Egypt is seeking from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
A plan to boost the capital of Arab development funds by at least 50 percent is to be implemented over the next five years.
Jordan's decision to reintroduce a supply portfolio in the newly formed government is being criticised by trade bodies.