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November 15, 2012

Could entrepreneurship  change the face of the  MENA business environment?
11:08 GMT
In the MENA region, 12 per cent of the adult population has started a private business, compared to an average of 18 per cent in emerging Latin American economies and five per cent in G7 countries, are we witnessing a game changer in MENA business?
GDP in Lebanon grew strongly  between 2006 and 2010 according to the IMF
09:05 GMT
The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that Lebanon’s gross domestic product had been growing at a fast pace in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year.
After two days of rioting over the cost fo fuel, is there another way?
08:23 GMT
After two nights of protests across Jordan that have left one person dead, caused by the governments decision to increase fuel and gas prices, is there an alternative way for the Kingdom to increase revenue?

November 14, 2012

What is the future for the global economy?
15:00 GMT
The world economy is at a crossroads, with every major region of the world at a potential turning point, according to a new report.
Could industrial action hit shoppers in Lebanon?
14:00 GMT
Monday night, the Friends of the Spinneys Workers’ Committee gathered for a sit-in across from the supermarket chain’s Achrafieh branch in Lebanon, but what do the workers want and what else lies behind the dispute?
The fallout continues over the cancellation of an Iraqi-Russian arms deal
12:48 GMT
Iraq is annulling a $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia it reached earlier this year over concerns about possible corruption, an Iraqi government spokesman said, but Baghdad denies US involvement in the decision.
Saudi Arabia's tariffs could hurt the GCC's custom union
12:36 GMT
Hundreds of tariffs imposed by Saudi Arabia on imports risk holding back the full operation of the GCC customs union in 2015, say UAE officials
Egypt has curtailed nighttime opening hours for retail units in an effort to save electricity, but it could have other positive outcomes
10:11 GMT
Smoking shisha is a national past-time in Egypt, but soon it will have to be done at home after 2 AM, after a presidential order to that could be good for workers and Cairo alike.
Public sector workers in Lebanon have long been demanding pay increases
10:02 GMT
Lebanon's chances of approving a draft law to finance a controversial salary scale are dim if not nonexistent, ministers and experts say, after a bitter battle including strikes.

November 13, 2012

Stands selling women’s shirts in the street
11:10 GMT
Cairo's street vendors are every much as part of the city as Koshary and bad traffic, but much of the congestion is being blamed on the sidewalk-sellers. In Morsi's 100 day plan, he promised to remove them, but what lies behind the ubiquitous stalls?
The World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda is a high-profile three-day meeting that has attracted more than 1,000 experts
11:08 GMT
The World Economic Forum on the Global Agenda happening in Dubai has called for nations to increase co-operation to ensure that the so-called 'global community' can work together to meet the needs to citizens.
The decree protects privacy of information from any use whatsoever by electronic or IT means to forge or produce duplicates of credit cards or civil cards
11:06 GMT
The UAE's President has issued a decree that seeks to cut down on alleged cyber crime. Whilst some aspects of the law appear laudable, it also makes it illegal to use the internet to damage national unity or social peace. Is the President fearful of the Arab uprisings reach their shores?
The EU Egypt Task Force Business and Tourism Summits is being held in Cairo
09:24 GMT
Promoting joint investments, technology transfer and human resources development are some of the talking points on the agendas of the EU Egypt Task Force Business and Tourism Summits being held in Egypt.
Unemployment will blight the global economy
06:56 GMT
Unemployment and economic crisis have drained the energy from crisis-ridden major countries who are running out of gas, a top official said
The UAE's investment plans in Arab Spring economies are still pending, according to an advisor
03:00 GMT
The UAE’s investment plans in Arab Spring countries are pending and still in the process to be formulated, an advisor at the Gulf state’s ministry of foreign trade has said. As the country waits for the political situation to stabilise in each nation before investing.