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October 29, 2012

what is the future for the GCC?
11:47 GMT
The Gulf Cooperation Committee is doing relatively well in the face of the globale economy that is beset by the Eurozone, the US's so-called 'fiscal cliff', and a slowdown in China, but what is the future for the organisation?
Who holds the purse string in you house?
11:15 GMT
It's an age old question in every household, one bound up in tradition and custom, but who are the better money managers for your house? A new survey has set out to found out, with potentially interesting answers.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood are increasingly vocal against trade unions
11:07 GMT
Trade union leaders in Egypt are joined in opposing the Muslim Brotherhood’s approach to rights and freedoms for union action.

October 28, 2012

Iran is planning a second currency to the rial to try and bring stability to the market
09:52 GMT
The Central Bank of Iran is planning to introduce a second official currency exchange rate for imports, Mehr news agency has recently reported. The new measure, which should be implemented within the next few weeks, has been approved by the government.
Many workers have made Eid a success in the UAE
09:41 GMT
While thousands across the country enjoyed the Eid festivities and took the chance to get some rest and relaxation, many dedicated residents were out in force working through the holiday to keep the country running smoothly.
Lebanese farmers have been working on the fields for decades, but it is becoming increasingly dangerous
09:07 GMT
For decades, Lebanese farmers have been working the fields along the banks of the river Assi inside Syrian territory. Over the last few months, armed groups have repeatedly assaulted many of their villages, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

October 25, 2012

The attack follows a campaign of intimidation against Habshi and other union activists
12:11 GMT
Moukheiber Habshi, a member of the founding committee of the Spinneys-Lebanon workers union, was assaulted Monday night by attackers in the latest round of violence trying to sabotage their activity.
Some shop owners sell clothing at high prices, which discourages customers
12:09 GMT
Despite the run up to Eid, when customers usually throng the shopping districts of Amman, many retailers are complaining that sales have been down compared to last year, and are blaming the worsening economy in the Kingdom.
The Saudi government’s proactive efforts to encourage and provide incentives to developers and contractors that adopt green building practices have already generated strong interest worldwide
12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has a huge potential to be a catalyst for growth in the global market for green building materials, an industry which is expected to reach $406 billion by 2015 as the Kingdom seeks to diversify its exports.
Online shopping is a hit in Egypt
08:39 GMT
An online shopping revolution is happening in Egypt. Gone are the days of slow, frustrating websites. A new company is offering almost everything you could want, promising to offer value and choice, but will we see a Silicon Cairo?
Qatar's financial district could get bigger as it considers expanding into european banks
07:52 GMT
Qatar considers acquiring major stakes in investment banks in Europe, sources told Al Arabiya, noting that the negotiations are currently underway with seven banks suffering from accumulated financial crises caused by the economic recession in Europe.
Time to change the approach on the stock markets?
05:00 GMT
The conventional stock market wisdom is failing the global economy. In the wake of further poor results from leading companies, is it time to readdress what we know about the roulette wheel of the stock market?

October 24, 2012

Iran is set to boost investment in its oil industry, despite new EU sanctions
11:41 GMT
Iran, which is under tremendous pressure and undergoing a sanction imposed by the United States and the European Union for pursuing nuclear energy to power its economy, is investing $100 billion (Dh367 billion) to boost its oil and gas production.
Eid in Dubai will boast of several entertainment options for all cultures and ages
11:41 GMT
Dubai is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends of the year as it plans to celebrate the festival of Eid al Adha, as Emirate is expecting thousands of visitors to head to the Emirate.
The number of Facebook users in Jordan is now over 2.4 million, nearly 43 per cent of whom are women
11:20 GMT
Housewives in Jordan are increasingly turning to the social networking website 'Facebook', to start a small business revolution in the Kingdom.