Economy & Trade
August 26, 2014
A large portion of South Sudan's annual budget is spent on salaries and operational costs with very little on development projects, a local think tank said in a policy paper.
Saudi investments in the Sudan are expected to cross $13 billion (SR48.75 billion) in the next few months, particularly following a decision on canceling entry visas for Saudi investors.
August 25, 2014
World Bank figures showed a decrease in the cost of sending remittances for the U.S. to Lebanon at 10.19 percent in Q2.
Bahrain will overhaul trade laws to increase foreign investment and clean up dispute settlement processes, according to a cabinet meeting hosted by Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
August 24, 2014
Dubai Customs – represented by the Passenger Operations Department – handed out presents to children returning to the country with their families.
“Today, we are facing enormous challenges on more than one front, foremost of which are the economic challenges,” the King told the attendees, according to a Royal Court statement.
August 21, 2014
“Mass weddings aim to reduce the expenses of weddings and lift wedding cost pressures from young people and their parents. They also encourage young men to marry early and start building a stable and cohesive family,” she added.
Dubai Properties (DP), the development company of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) and official sponsor of the third edition of FIBA, has concluded its sponsorship of the nine day event.
August 20, 2014
The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza.
August 19, 2014
In response to brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti called on Jordanian traders and importers to boycott Israeli goods and ports
August 18, 2014
The Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department conducted 1037 confiscations over the first half of 2014, that is a growth of 23% compared to 843 seizures achieved in the same period last year.
August 17, 2014
This is the slowest rate of growth since the recession in the first half of 2009 and follows growth of 2.8% in the first quarter of 2014.
The sector continued to recover from the 2008 crisis and its related weakness that lingered until 2010.
Dubai Customs elevated its efforts in deterring counterfeit products smuggling attempts into the emirate via its relentless efforts in countering piracy and Intellectual Property Rights infringements.
August 14, 2014
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved several recommendations and projects at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.