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July 6, 2014

Not to be outdone, French firms are also preparing for their return to Iran
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Competition for the Iran market is fierce. Businesses across the world, but most notably in the U.S., are keen to fill the space left by the likes of Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën and gain access to Iran’s 78 million consumers
A report has shown that the country saw 946 workers die in work-related accidents in the first six months of the year.
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Turkey already has a bleak record for workplace deaths, and health and safety standards are often neglected in the country.
"The people won't like that, this could turn the people angry and against the state," he added.
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Egypt had overnight on Friday slashed its subsidies for car fuel and natural gas, increasing their prices by more than 70 per cent.

July 4, 2014

For those concerned about consumption and commercialization in Ramadan, the month of fasting threatens to be turned into the month of overeating and excessive prices.
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With petrodollars in the Gulf, splashing cash at luxury hotels is not an issue for those who can afford it, but the true meaning of Ramadan is being lost in the process
Buoyed by a growing population of both locals and expats, the total number of schools in the region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent from 2013 to 2020.
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However, the sector also faces a number of challenges such as the shortage of skilled teachers and regulation of fees that obstruct the growth of the education industry in the long term.

July 3, 2014

More people are classified as poor on a quarterly than on an annual basis as many households face temporary spells of poverty.
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Economist Yusuf Mansur explained that the study simply shows that some Jordanian households are poor during a certain period of the year, while not poor for the rest of the year.
Forgery of educational certificates constituted around 40 per cent of all document fraud cases during the first half of this year,
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Suspects face charges of forging an official document, faking a stamp, and attempting to use the fake document.
The government also lowered the target deficit ratio in the new budget to 10%, compared to 12% in the FY 2013/2014 budget, according to Dimian.
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Economic experts have voiced scepticism over the government’s ability to meet the finance ministry’s revised GDP target for the 2014/2015 fiscal year (FY).
"Less religiously-linked branding could be useful for the industry if it wants to attract non-Muslim clients," he pointed out.
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Islamic banking is based on core principles of the religion. So it is striking that some banks are removing the word "Islam" from their names.

July 2, 2014

The survey noted that 44.5 percent of those surveyed said employer efficiency is not affected, and 55 percent claim that important decisions and vital meetings are not postponed till the holy month is over.
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The survey noted that 44.5 percent of those surveyed said employer efficiency is not affected
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said last month that Turkey will begin exporting an additional 4,000 tons of refined oil products to Iraq daily
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According to Moody's, Turkey's exports could decline by 15 percent if the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Iraqi military forces continues.

July 1, 2014

The fee for this aviation adventure starts from Dh270 ($73 USD). The first realistic A380 simulator landed in April at the Dubai Mall, where a 30-minute experience costs Dh350
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Budding pilots and curious daredevils can fly the prestigious Airbus A380 in Dubai, within a realistic flight simulator, at a second location in Dubai.
The advertisement targets Saudi investors and invites them to apply for Canadian and Greek citizenship through an investment program.
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A Canadian immigration company has, in violation of Saudi citizenship laws, posted an advertisement on the newspapers encouraging Saudi citizens to apply for Greek and Canadian citizenship, Makkah daily reported.
Saudis and expats have welcomed the move to close retail shops at 9 p.m., saying it would have a positive impact on social life and productivity.
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The higher committee for regulating the working hours of retail shops has completed a draft law that will force all shops and sales outlets across the Kingdom to work anywhere between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Change requires a figurehead or a face of the change, one that represents hope in a ‘better’ future.
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Regardless of what the real business issue was behind the scenes of Arabtec, confusion reigned publicly, and undoubtedly privately also, resulting in an unhealthy knee-jerk reaction in the market.