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March 20, 2013

UAE Health Ministry blamed for poor health services
11:23 GMT
Members of the UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) have blamed the Emirati Ministry of Health for lack of internationally recognized healthcare standards, shortage of doctors and hospital beds and failing in its efforts to prevent chronic diseases.
Lebanese banks reluctant to reopen in Cyprus
10:06 GMT
Lebanese banks in Cyprus are remaining wary about restarting operations in the island nation after the the Cypriot government rejected bailout plans on Tuesday.
Lebanon nets $34 mln in seismic data sales
09:50 GMT
Sales of seismic data relating to Lebanon's offshore gas reserves have netted the government $34 million.

March 19, 2013

Advertising war between Apple and Samsung
11:20 GMT
Samsung and Apple are currently in the midst of a heated advertising war after the after the former announced last week that it would be releasing its new Galaxy S4 model smartphone, according to US global business magazine Fortune.
Lebanon lags behind MENA in corporate social responsibility
11:09 GMT
Lebanon’s government still lags behind many of its regional peers in promoting corporate social responsibility, despite successful initiatives by the private sector and civil society groups, said CSR experts who gathered Monday in Beirut.
The terrorist threat in southern Algeria will have no impact on national energy production, Algerian Energy Minister
11:04 GMT
The In Amenas terror attack will not slow down Algeria's energy sector, officials and investors agree.
Kuwait has stepped up its investments in foreign energy markets and in foreign energy infrastructure
08:26 GMT
The political stalemate in Kuwait is hurting the country economically. As long as reforms are put on hold because of corruption charges and changes in government, Kuwait will fail to adapt to the global economy and will struggle to diversify its economy.
The study found increased awareness of nuclear energy in the UAE
07:09 GMT
A new study suggests there is overwhelming public support for the UAE’s nuclear energy programme.
The most likely outcome for Lebanon is the adoption of a balanced approach between meeting domestic demand and allowing companies to export
07:08 GMT
Following the discovery off the coast of Lebanon, the Cedar nation faces a series of tough choices over the deposits that could dramatically change the economic map of the region.

March 18, 2013

Cash is still the preferred method of payment in the UAE
14:59 GMT
There is strong potential for growth in electronic payment methods in the region as only 10 per cent of transactions in the UAE are paid for electronically compared to 15 per cent globally, senior MasterCard officials told Gulf News.
MENA domiciled assets are booming, according to a new report
14:12 GMT
The total assets of funds domiciled in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region increased by three per cent in the first half of 2012, according to a new study.
Yemen's economy continues to suffer following the revolution
13:46 GMT
As a prelude to the National Dialogue set to take place in Yemen today, donors who have pledged a significant amount of aid to the nation took a seat side by side on March 7th to discuss why disbursement of said funds has been an issue.
Egypt bakeries protest planned reduction of flour subsidies
11:25 GMT
Egyptian bakers and bakery owners protest government decision to significantly raise price of flour used to produce subsidized bread.
The GCC private sector is losing
11:15 GMT
The Arab revolutions have reversed GCC government's plans to decrease the size of the public sector in the region by giving people jobs to try and calm potential protest movements.
The development of the algae-for-biofuels industry can be used to supplement the growth of the aquaculture industry in the UAE
10:30 GMT
The UAE is planning to become a world leader in biofuels from the algae industry by 2020, joining major countries which have already started practical steps in producing energy and biofuels from the algae industry.