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February 28, 2013

Prospects for Morocco's industrial sector are looking good
11:03 GMT
The Moroccan industrial sector continues to look healthy, with continued foreign direct investment, according to leading business leaders.
Exports growing by over 30 per cent in 2011 and by about 15 per cent in 2012
11:00 GMT
The UAE’s export growth is expected to remain solid and the gross domestic product, or GDP, growth is forecast to pick up in 2013-14.
PM urges patience, protesters pile pressure
08:27 GMT
As thousands took to the streets of Beirut yesterday to demand action on the long-debated increase in public sector pay rises, Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged protesters to remain patient as the government discuss the matter.
31 per cent adults have been victims of social or mobile cybercrimes in the UAE
08:11 GMT
The last few weeks have seen a slew of big online-names being attacked by cyber-criminals, do we know have to reassess our approach to online security?
Dubai had around 15 million tourists come in last year while Abu Dhabi managed to attract 2 million
08:02 GMT
The UAE has over the years has established itself as one of the most coveted tourism destinations in the world. Looking beyond just oil, the country has successfully managed to set up a strong economy based on tourism.

February 27, 2013

An artist’s impression of the site where the World Expo 2020 will be held. The designated site will be able to cater to over 247 participants and over 25 million visitors.
13:17 GMT
Dubai is working hard to bring the World Expo 2020 to its shores, to show off the best the Emirate has to offer to the world as it plans to build a new city for the event.
From right, Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour, Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan and Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud attend a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut,
12:48 GMT
If Lebanon's government pushes through the long-debated public sector pay rise, it could fuel higher inflation, higher budget deficits, economic stagnation, economists have warned.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Presidential Palace in Cairo
12:30 GMT
Egypt is set to increases taxes and reduces government subsidies as part of plan to reduce a spiraling budget deficit and to woo the International Monetary Fund.
Iran said to have nuclear weapons plan B
07:39 GMT
As the world awaits the outcome of nuclear talks in Iran, Iran has created a plan B for nuclear weapons capacity in a second plant, satellite images indicate.
With the number of unemployment rising, pensions and salaries disappearing, and reports that the country could face massive food shortages in the coming summer months
06:59 GMT
As the economic crisis in Egypt deepens, the post-revolution country is continuing to struggle with unemployment.
A stable political environment along with structural reforms could move the economy to a sustainably higher growth rate
06:50 GMT
The Institute of International Finance estimated that Lebanon’s GDP growth fell to 0.8 percent in 2012, down from 1.8 percent in 2011, saying the decline highlighted the need for a stable political environment and structural reform.

February 26, 2013

Dubai Airport
11:22 GMT
The passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport surged 14.6 per cent in January to hit a record 5.56 million compared to 4.85 million during the same period last year, as the wider regions sees a dip in tourist numbers.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
10:35 GMT
Egypt has unveiled a raft of measures as part of an economic reform programme, designed to finally clinch the $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.
Gulf Air is on course to complete a strategic restructuring
10:21 GMT
Gulf Air, Bahrain's troubled flag carrying airline, is on course to complete a strategic restructuring, according to Bahraini media.
UAE executives largely perceive innovation as a positive force and key economic driver
07:07 GMT
Innovation is key for businesses in the UAE, with 89 per cent of companies looking for new methods of working, according to a new survey.