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January 18, 2015

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.
13:42 GMT
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.
20:34 GMT
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.
18:02 GMT
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.
17:41 GMT
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.
17:20 GMT
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.
 The UAE can live with current market conditions “a lot longer than people expect,” Al Otaiba, said in Washington last week.
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A long battle is in hand and stakeholders are preparing and positioning themselves.
The slump in oil prices will have a significant impact on the Lebanese economy.
01:11 GMT
The falling price of oil has a positive effect on the real economy, as well as a set of negative consequences, which have plagued Lebanon’s economy since early 2011.

Never before have national oil companies (NOCs) in the Middle East faced such a range of challenges as they seek to increase their output.
00:32 GMT
The regional oil and gas companies are being asked by governments to reduce their heavy dependence on expatriates, yet they find themselves faced with a shortfall in qualified nationals with which to replace them.

January 11, 2015

 Fake cases have resulted in increasing the number of expatriate workers in the sector and reducing the productivity of Saudi workers.
11:44 GMT
A number of economic experts have warned about the rising number of fake Saudization cases because of loopholes in the Nitaqat program.

January 10, 2015

Overall, hiring activity in the UAE remains positive, with the availability of online jobs in the country increasing by 13 per cent in December 2014.
23:55 GMT
For a more successful job search, the key is to know which sectors are really begging for new talent.