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January 20, 2015

But Tunisia's democratic election last year and a surging stock market are a contrast with the bloody turmoil in neighbouring Libya and Egypt
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Four years after Tunisia sparked off the Arab spring uprisings, the country is seen as a rare regional success story, but its prospects hinge on it deepening reforms and attracting foreign investment.
One of the most prolific industries currently operating in the Middle East and North Africa is big tobacco.
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Tobacco consumption in the region is notoriously high. Smoking is everywhere. But who's running this powerful industry?

January 19, 2015

Dubai 360 will give you a virtual tour in Dubai
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of talented and committed individuals. The project showcases the very best of what Dubai has to offer and we will continue to use the platform to demonstrate the progress the city makes," said Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Manager for Dubai 360.
United Arab Bank (UAB)
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United Arab Bank, UAB, has made a contribution of AED250,000 to Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped, another milestone in the Bank’s long-standing relationship with an organisation that provides invaluable support for people with special needs in the UAE.

January 18, 2015

But Saudi Arabia is seemingly focusing more on institutional investors, a move that could be destabilising.
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Stock markets in the GCC have had a rough few weeks, following the recent drop in oil prices.
In Egypt, there is less emphasis on vocational education which is usually frowned upon by society as far interior to university learning.
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Education in Egypt has been further dented by the unrest that has engulfed the country since the start of the Arab Spring in January 2011.

January 17, 2015

Riyadh is at the top of the list of Saudi cities suffering a shortage of land supply, Al Duwaihi said.
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Saudi Arabia's housing ministry is moving to tax undeveloped land, official media quoted the housing minister as saying, in a policy that could help to end a shortage of homes and spur economic growth.

January 14, 2015

A report from property consultancy Cluttons in December also stated that Dubai’s real estate is entering a period of sustainability after a period of rapid price growth.
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New research has found that it is cheaper to buy properties in certain areas of Dubai as compared to renting them.
After the New Year’s Eve fireworks die out and the parties end, it’s time to get serious with personal finances.
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Before everything gets out of control, here are 10 money-saving tips to consider for 2015, as suggested by financial advisors in the UAE.
The increase in supply has been due to the application of new technologies to exploration and field development operations around the world.
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The interviewee sees the plummeting prices a factor to force the American leadership to become diplomatically more active and negotiate with OPEC and other producers.

January 13, 2015

Hilton is encouraging people to be a weekender and reclaim their days off.
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The UAE is a country of “fantasy weekenders”, more prone to staying at home and making exaggerated claims later, according to research released by Hilton.
For domestic investors looking to steal a march on rivals, many are going directly to local governments and companies that may need to sell off assets.
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Tough foreign competition in the London commercial property market is forcing local investors to invest in regional cities in order to tap rising rents there.
Those who arrive at the bakery early sometimes buy extra bread to feed to their livestock.
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The successful roll-out so far of a new "smart card" system to distribute subsidised bread has been a major achievement for Egypt's government,

January 12, 2015

Dubai has $18 billion in debts coming due in 2015 and under the financial circumstances that have prevailed in the past three years this would not be a problem.
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Relentlessly bullish and upbeat the Dubai Government shows no sign yet of reigning back its ambitious expansion plans in the wake of the collapse in oil prices to below $50.
The GCC’s failure to agree on a unified contract for domestic workers, the most vulnerable group operating under the controversial kafala or sponsorship system.
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A decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to abandon plans to adopt a unified contract for domestic workers increases pressure on Qatar to significantly revamp its controversial labour regime.