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March 3, 2013

Mobile video traffic will grow 27-fold from 2012 to 2017, a compound annual growth rate of 93 per cent
12:01 GMT
A big surge in smartphone suers in the Middle East should force operators to introduce 4G technology sooner rather than later, experts said on Saturday.
The union would be taking escalatory steps by next week
10:33 GMT
Trade Unions in Lebanon vowed on Friday to start a week of “exceptional” protests Monday in another bid to pressure the cabinet into passing a new salary scale to the Parliament.
 Libyans were introduced to the new 1 dinar bill; a smaller, more colourful bill that is a better representation of the country's values
10:33 GMT
Libyans are getting ready to have a fist full of one dinar notes after the country unveils a new design that it hopes better reflects the post-revolution values.
The budget allocated to equalisation should reach nearly 5,500 million dinars in 2013
07:10 GMT
The recovery of the Tunisian economy hinges on consensus among different political parties, which alone is able to restore security and economic and social stability, outgoing Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said on Friday.
Profits of Lebanese banks operating in Syria fell by 45.8 percent to $13.8 million in 2012
06:46 GMT
Profits of Lebanese banks operating in Syria fell by 45.8 percent to $13.8 million in 2012, a clear indication that the turmoil in the country is having a negative impact on most sectors of the Lebanese economy.
The total number of schools is expected to grow by 1.2 per cent during 2010 to 2020
06:35 GMT
A report by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) highlights the education sector as one of the focus areas for GCC governments with a growing share of spending being channelled to build new schools, colleges, and universities.

February 28, 2013

Libya is located on the cancer orbit line and is exposed to the sun’s rays throughout the year with long hours during the day
11:06 GMT
Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil, research by the UK's Nottingham Trent University shows.
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.