Economy & Trade
April 7, 2013
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.
April 2, 2013
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study calls for exporting Dubai’s expertise in Islamic financial services to the untapped markets outside the GCC including Turkey.
His Excellency Khaled Al Kamda, Director General of the Community Development Authority underlined the key role of the Authority in promoting the welfare of all cross-sections of people.
Department of Municipal Affairs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi participated in the 2nd international conference for waste management Muscat 2013 held in the Omani capital.