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March 17, 2013

The 13th annual Jeddah Economic Forum is currently being held at the Jeddah Hilton
07:46 GMT
The World Economic Forum (WEF) will be making its debut in Saudi Arabia on Sunday through a “strategic partnership” with the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF).

March 14, 2013

Devices spending in the region was likely to reach $29.6 billion in 2013, up 7.7 per cent over last year
11:31 GMT
The Middle East region’s expenditure on Information Technology (IT) is projected to hit $192.9 billion in 2013, registering a 5.5 per cent increase from last year.
IBP believes that political turmoil in Egypt and other countries in the region has affected budget transparency
11:09 GMT
Egypt was last year's worse performer when it comes to budget transparency, according to new survey highlighting dramatic regression in post-revolution period.
Gas vendors from Marib and Jawf intend to join the men currently protesting outside the Yemeni Gas Company in Sana’a
10:59 GMT
Following a rise in the cost of gas cylinders in Yemen, traders are complaining that the increase in price is harming their ability to turn a profit.
Lebanese authorities would now begin giving high priority to Egyptian products entering the Lebanese market
07:50 GMT
Ali Hassan Khalil, Lebanon’s health minister, stated recently that Egyptian medical products would be given a high priority within the Lebanese market.
Lebanon’s agriculture sector seemed to be heading for a new phase of development after 20 years
07:33 GMT
Already struggling with limited water resources and land degradation, farmers in Lebanon are likely to face additional challenges coping with the effects of climate change.
In an increasingly volatile global market, uninterrupted supply of energy is crucial to power homes, offices, businesses and industries
07:27 GMT
The UAE, a major player in the global energy market, is investing heavily to ensure that there is enough oil to power Asia’s major economies.

March 13, 2013

Public feels the burden of the general strike
11:22 GMT
Since public sector workers started industrial action over the long running debate over a proposed pay increase, Lebanese citizens have faced difficulty in accessing government services.
If Syrian Kurds manage to obtain autonomy, they may be able to develop “a kind of independence similar to Iraq
11:21 GMT
With fighting continuing across Syria in the run up the the second anniversary, Syrian Kurds are hoping to find more lucrative oil reserves.
The country's fixed drug-pricing system, is seen as a main reason for the shortages.
10:50 GMT
Industry insiders attribute recent shortages of several vital pharmaceutical products to Egypt's stringent system of price controls coupled with recent devaluation of local currency.
Tunisia can unite over better security and employment
07:49 GMT
Tunisians can unite over a shared desire for better security and increased employment, a leading expert of the North African country says.
It remains to be seen how long it will take oil companies to prepare the pipelines for the flow of oil, a process which could take several months
07:39 GMT
The delegations of Sudan and South Sudan in the Ethiopian capital. Addis Ababa, agreed on Tuesday to allow for the resumption of oil exports that were suspended last year.
Consumers in the UAE are extremely optimistic’ in their overall consumer confidence score
07:17 GMT
Consumer confidence in the UAE is increasing, according to latest figures from MasterCard.

March 12, 2013

The number of taxis on the road makes it harder for people to get from place to place
11:33 GMT
Unemployment in Yemen is currently around 60 per cent, but there is one area where those seeking work can always turn - taxi driving.
Global sukuk issuance to top $100bn in 2013
11:10 GMT
The value of new sukuk (Islamic bond) issuance worldwide will once again surge to more than $100 billion this year with GCC issuers dominating the market with bigger issues.