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April 14, 2013

Qatar’s travel sector to top $7bn next year
11:55 GMT
Qatar’s travel market is expected to grow steadily from $5.4 billion in 2012 to $7.7 billion in 2014, signifying a healthy economy backed by government spending on tourism development.
The World Bank’s flagship report on jobs in the MENA region documents high and persistent unemployment rates, especially among youth and women
11:42 GMT
Unemployment, especially amongst the youth of the MENA region, is a problem facing almost every government, but what lays behind it and what can be done to fix it?
Nearly a hundred workers currently are engaged in the trailer and tanker development project
08:13 GMT
A Dubai-based company has started manufacturing large trailers and oil tankers that will help reduce the UAE’s dependence on imported trailers and tankers.
Schools violating regulations face power, water cut
08:07 GMT
Schools in Saudi Arabia that break regulations are being threatened with power and water being cut off.
Government capital spending is likely to remain at a similar level until around 2017
07:59 GMT
Qatar's government spending for the coming financial year is expected to be $ 66 billion, leaving the oil-rich state a budget surplus of $8 billion.

April 11, 2013

Iranian tourism flights to Egypt were recently suspended after protests
12:47 GMT
Iranian tourism flights to Egypt were recently suspended after protests by Egyptian religious conservatives concerned about spread of Shiism, by the north African country's PM is looking positively on the situation.
Expat workers back on the streets after labor reprieve
12:38 GMT
Following Saudi Arabia's decision to deport migrant workers without correct documentation, migrant workers are returning to the streets.
HORECA signals resilience despite turmoil
10:42 GMT
HORECA, the pride of the food industry's calendar, currently being held in Lebanon, is showing string signs of resilience despite regional turmoil.
Profit margins in 2012 were 1.3 per cent; in 2013 this will rise to 1.6 per cent due to the increase in the number of passengers
10:29 GMT
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is witnessing the fastest growth in the aviation sector, higher than the global average growth rate.
Tourism to soon become top earner in oil-dependent nations
10:19 GMT
While oil may be the main source of income for many nations, the tourism industry is poised to overtake it very soon, a minister from South America said in Abu Dhabi.

April 10, 2013

Social and economic change on Morocco’s agenda
12:32 GMT
Morocco's Prime Minister Benkirane’s government needs to take significant action to satisfy a young population that is demanding wide-ranging reforms, writes Bassam Aoun.
Human trafficking in the Middle East
12:26 GMT
A study prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which was revealed on Tuesday, showed that the highest rates of human trafficking were registered in the Middle East.
New plant will power future economic growth
12:15 GMT
The utilities sector has remained a key ingredient to the success of the UAE economy for more than four decades as the country’s leadership has ensured uninterrupted power supply to its residents and business establishments.
The IMF forecast that the debt level will reach $43.7 billion in 2012
08:59 GMT
The deputy director of the Middle East and Central Asia department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Edward Jameel warns that it will be near impossible for Sudan to secure debt relief, despite reforms.
HSBC revises Lebanon 2013 forecast
08:58 GMT
Lebanon’s GDP is expected to grow at 1.4 percent in 2013 in the face of mostly poor economic indicators, according to a report by global bank HSBC.