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Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
August 21, 2014 - 14:46 GMT
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.

May 24, 2014

During the meeting Kuwaiti Minister of Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Alsubaih, proposed the establishment of a pan Gulf research centre for planning and development
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The UAE has called for increased coordination between GCC member countries to achieve economic integration in the region.

May 22, 2014

Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network
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Members of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre managed Sustainability Network Task Group in partnership with RTA and RoadSafetyUAE.com launched a Road Safety Campaign “Be Responsible- Drive Safe”.

May 20, 2014

DP World Chairman, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem , Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, DP World Australia Managing Director and CEO, Paul Scurrah and DP World Australia Chairman, Holly Koeppel, at the official opening of Brisbane terminal
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DP World celebrated the launch of the most advanced semi-automated terminal in Australia with the grand opening of its facility at the Port of Brisbane today.

During the event
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Dubai Customs has recently celebrated World Ideas Week from 12 to 15 May for the fourth consecutive year.

May 19, 2014

Adil Al Zarooni, Senior Vice President-Sales, Jafza addressing one of the business seminars in Buenos Aires
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Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship Free Zone operation of Economic Zones World, has held an extensive roadshow in Buenos Aires to attract new Argentinian companies to the Free Zone.

Jumeirah
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Dubai Customs has completed the fishermen harbours development project in Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim.

Egypt consumes 15m tons of wheat per year, according to official figures from the supply ministry.
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The minister noted that government’s new smartcard bread subsidy system, which offers a maximum of 150 loaves for each citizen per month, is set to be implemented in Cairo “within several days”.

Mohammed Al-Amri, who served as undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, was jailed for three years, fined 1.2 million rials and barred from public office for 30 years.
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A former Omani commerce minister was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the sultanate.

With regard to imports, China is the top trading partner of Dubai dealing in trade worth Dh130 billion ($35 billion), he added.
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China has emerged as the second top trading partner of Dubai with its bilateral trade at Dh135 billion ($36.7 billion) in 2013, up 18 per cent over the previous year, according to a report from Dubai Customs.

May 18, 2014

In addition to trade in oil and gas, the Netherlands exports a wide range of products and technology in the agriculture, machinery, chemical and petrochemical sectors in Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia is considering trade sanctions against the Netherlands because of stickers printed by far-right politician Geert Wilders which display anti-Islam slogans in the colours of the Saudi flag.

May 16, 2014

While overall unemployment experienced a slight increase, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 9.1 percent, down from 9.2 percent in January.
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Turkey's total employment rate stood at 44.1 percent in the month of February, 63.3 percent among men and 25.4 percent among women.

May 15, 2014

During the event
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United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company, announced it is the “Support Sponsor” of the debut Labor Rights Protection Conference, to be held in Doha from June 15 to 17, 2014.

During the event
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The Statistics & Studies Section, Strategy & Corporate Excellence Department at Dubai Customs welcomed a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The reforms will also end the long-standing requirement that foreign workers obtain their employer’s consent before leaving the country.
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“The relationship will be redefined as between employee and employer instead of sponsor and sponsored,” the interior ministry said on Facebook

May 14, 2014

The lawmakers will also suggest a number of tax measures to finance the salary increases and will press the Cabinet to cut waste in many departments, most notably in the state-owned Electricité du Liban.
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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has urged MPs to pay the salary increases over five years, expressing fears that a drastic increase would lead to inflation and above all to increased pressure on national finances