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Eighty-three per cent of world equity market cap is currently supported by zero interest rate policies.
November 20, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
While the year 2014 began with expectations of higher growth, higher yields and higher stocks, it is ending with the reality of lower inflation, lower yields and higher stocks

November 20, 2014

Dubai, which also topped the global ranking for air connectivity, was acknowledged for its growing infrastructure and diversity.
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Dubai has been ranked as the most attractive city in the world to work in, beating others such as New York and London, according to an INSEAD alumni survey.

November 18, 2014

For the first time since the third quarter of 2009, the Israeli economy posted negative growth, with GDP dropping 0.4% on an annualized basis in the third quarter
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The economy contracted for the first time since 2009 due to Operation Protective Edge.

HE Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, CEO of Jafza and Economic Zones World with HE Zheng Minghua, Chairman of Qingdao Port
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HE Zheng Minghua, Chairman of Qingdao Port, led two-member delegation comprising Mr. Zhang Kingaya, Deputy Director General of the Port, visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) yesterday.

November 17, 2014

Abdullah Al Khaja and Edris Behzad surrounded by workshop participants
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The Dubai Customs’ Client Management Department has organized a workshop on the Unified Complaints and Suggestions System of the Dubai Government.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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In order to raise awareness of e-commerce in the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will organise its 2nd e-commerce conference under its strategic MENA partnership with Alibaba Group.

November 16, 2014

Innovation is the UAE Vision 2021 focus. (AFP/File)
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The UAE is already a hub for development and excellence but the nation also pays a lot of attention to innovation, which is key for the economy.

The four-day event was held in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

Saudi Arabia's 26th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Trade Exhibition successfully concluded following the four-day run in Riyadh.

Tony Abbott makes a speech during the 2014 G20 summit. (AFP/File)
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Tony Abbott vowed that countries would add $2 trillion to global GDP during the G20 summit in Brisbane.

Ahmed Mahboob and Juma Al Ghaith (center) with CDD team
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Dubai Customs has received the Government Deployment of the Year Award 2014, for its advanced container scanning system project, at the CNME’s fifth annual ICT Achievement Awards.

November 13, 2014

“Syrians will be given work permits in a coherent manner so that no harm is inflicted on the local system in Turkey.
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The Turkish government is preparing to grant temporary IDs and work permits, among other privileges, to around 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

November 12, 2014

Khalil Saqer receives ME Business Leadership CSR Award on behalf of Dubai Customs
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Dubai Customs has bagged the first prize at the Middle East Business Leadership Award 2014 for the CSR Sector at the award’s fifth edition.

Descon Engineering is a major Abu Dhabi firm. (File)
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Leading Abu-Dhabi-based firm, Descon Engineering, will expand in the GCC and Iraq with $250 million worth of projects.

November 11, 2014

Annual inflation reached its highest rate in nearly four years a year ago, then began falling until the fuel price hikes in July.
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Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation quickened to 11.8 percent in October from 11.1 percent in September

During the event
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The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants, organised, “Real Estate Agreements Dos and Donts” workshop at the Chamber premises recently.

November 10, 2014

Penalties varied according to the different infringements, with some included the halt of e-services, fines and limiting the issuance of labor permits.
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The Ministry of Labor fined more than 74,500 establishments with penalties over SR12.80 million (3.4 million USD) during 2014 so far.