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May 13, 2014

The crimea/ukraine crisis is as fundamental a milestone in the international energy market as the US invasion of Iraq or the Nato air war that toppled Colonel Gaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya.
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Qatar, the leading natural gas producer in the Arab world, can supply natural gas to countries like Turkey, Italy, Poland and Hungary, where dependency on Russian gas imports is now perceived as a threat to national security.
According to Knight Frank, property prices in Dubai climbed 35 per cent in 2013, fuelling worries of another price bubble.
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The price escalation in 2013, which is four times the annual salary hikes, means that the UAE property is slowly approaching affordability limit.
"Military ties between Iran and Sudan have grown strong over the years," said the Small Arms Survey, a Swiss-based independent research group.
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Evidence suggests Iran has played a key role in supporting war-torn Sudan's weapons production and that Tehran has also been Khartoum’s second-biggest supplier of arms, a study said Monday.

May 12, 2014

“ Lebanon should develop local content policies to provide further value-added beyond the direct contribution of the oil and gas sector to the economy by linking it to other sectors,” Hamdan said.
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An emerging oil and gas industry would help Lebanon reduce its unemployment rates, which reach as high as 34 percent among the youth
The statement said that real estate property owned by 92% of Egyptians is not registered and is estimated to be worth EGP 1tn, and that 70% of its ownership is concentrated among low-income earners.
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According to a statement from the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies the size of informal activities in Egypt last year was equivalent to approximately 40% of GDP
Housing allowance currently stands at around 25 per cent of basic pay across most GCC countries.
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Despite the inflation, salaries seem to have dropped, according to the Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey.
Anger is a very powerful source of energy. It is used to prepare us for action and is vital to survival. Turned inward or expressed inappropriately, this energy can be destructive.
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Great leaders are those that know the difference between blowing their tops, hurting relationships and authentically expressing anger in useful and productive ways.

May 11, 2014

For a segment of the Muslim population also residing in non-Muslim countries, they want purity (toyyab) and not just permissibility (halal) for their food.
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Is it reasonable to expect a push-back in non-Muslim countries against Western-brand quick service restaurants changing to halal menu? Yes.
The law is to be applied retroactively and thus affect existing cases; the government claims the law will revive investment, but its critics state that it will foster corruption
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Shehata believes that the new legislation violates the constitution and entrenches corruption by preventing any citizen from appealing against government contracts,
With a possible end in sight to the nuclear standoff that has defined Iran's thorny relations with the Western world for the past decade, Lee and her countrymen may soon have new rivals.
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The past few years have been good to Chinese companies doing business in Iran, with the oil industry offering the biggest opportunity of all, but things might start getting tougher.
He noted that Iraq will not be able to sell for the next ten years and Jordan has an opportunity to capitalise on that by inviting investors to take advantage of a large market.
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Jordanian policy makers must promote the Kingdom as a base for regional business to attract investments, an expert said Thursday.
She went on to add that in many Arab countries naming Egypt, Morocco and Jordan they saw a decline in the welfare of their middle class compared to their share of the societal wealth in the 1960s.
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But what is the middle class and how to define it and paint a clear picture showing its true features?
Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute details.
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Gen. George S. Patton once said, "A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."

May 9, 2014

The new center is expected to contribute significantly towards enhancing the country’s position in the Global Competitiveness Report.
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The Ministry of Economy (MoE) is set to launch the UAE’s first-ever national patents center in collaboration with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).

May 8, 2014

The reason people sometimes fall into believing customers are there best source of referrals is that they’ve been trained to believe it and have never pursued any other source of referrals.
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It is no longer just about selling but more about relationships.