Economy & Trade
January 2, 2014
The main reason for the sharp drop in surplus is a 50 per cent jump in spending to KD5.1 billion by the end of September from KD3.4 billion a year ago, the official data showed.
January 1, 2014
GCC stock markets closed 2013 on positive note Tuesday, with all the benchmark indices registering gains at close of trading.
December 31, 2013
Gold fell in thin holiday trade, heading for its biggest annual loss in more than three decades at nearly 30 percent.
The EDB's latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly said robust expansion of the Bahraini economy gathered further momentum this year.
December 30, 2013
A dramatic decline in gold prices in 2013 made for the best-read business story on Al Arabiya News, according to a ranking of the year’s most popular finance stories on this website.
The Department of Economic Development (DED) has completed the adding descriptions for 2,000 business activities permitted in Dubai as part of streamlining its business registration and licensing services.
The repatriation of the Filipinos had been arranged by the Saudi Arabian authorities on two special flights on December 16 to 17.
December 29, 2013
A number of Saudi investors in Egypt have faced hurdles as projects stalled following January 2011 revolution, but the the aim is to make these hurdles part of the past through establishing a new association.
Perhaps it's time for Middle Eastern economies to start preparing for a shift in allegiances.
While the pearl trade across the UAE has grown at an average of 15 per cent in the last four years, experts believe that pearl business should receive better support from the government.
The cabinet has recently decided to form a committee to manage the Muslim Brotherhood's funds pursuant to a court ruling that bans the organisation and freezes its funds.
The deal is part of a five-year package of financial assistance extended by four gulf states to help the kingdom weather the 'Arab Spring'
December 26, 2013
Business representatives and private sector workers have failed to establish a minimum wage in talks that have ended in stalemate.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study states that major UAE stock exchanges play an important role in attracting investments into businesses whose stocks are traded on these exchanges.
December 25, 2013
The Labor Ministry said on Tuesday that it was collecting information from Saudi and expat workers about working atmosphere in the Kingdom and problems facing them at places of work, through a questionnaire