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May 23, 2014

More than a third of both large and medium sized businesses said that ‘poorly designed, cramped and overcrowded office space’ was a principal factor in employee accidents.
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A total of 867 senior managers across the GCC were surveyed to analyse the leading cause of employee accidents within the workspace, as well as the major causes of occupational health issues.
Amid strong growth prospects and a surge in demand over the last year, Comba Telecom Systems Holdings, a global leading wireless solutions provider.
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The telecommunication market in Middle East and North Africa is set to grow at an average of 2.9 per cent to reach $96 billion in 2018, said a report.

May 22, 2014

Agricultural water use represents 82.6% of the total usage of available water resources, and reached 74.5bn cubic metres in 2011/2012
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Average of 663 cubic metres of water allocated per person; amount expected to drop below 582 cubic metres by 2025.

May 21, 2014

“Al-Sisi stated that he needs EGP 1tn ($140 billion) to implement this economic platform; so in order to get that source of financing, he would need to restore political stability first”.
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The presidential candidate announced his platform on his official website on Tuesday. The platform has been removed hours after it had been posted on the website.
Over the years, Sudan has accumulated approximately $44 billion worth of debt.
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"It was already an expensive place to be but now it’s dreadfully expensive to live in Sudan. Even compared to Beirut. Beirut is a cheap city compared to Khartoum.”
The Arab Social Media Outlook 2014 suggested that 71 million people used social media in the region last year out of a total 135 million internet users.
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Social media is actively competing with conventional media as a primary source of news for millions of Arabs.
"This projects gives them hope again, and that will reflect onto society in a positive way."
03:02 GMT
The programme's founders hope that the simple gift of the tools of a trade can help get those who would otherwise depend on aid back on their feet.
Since toppling the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, the Egyptian army has turned its substantial economic firepower on another perceived threat to the country's stability: unemployment.
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"The problem is a time bomb," said Mahmoud El-Sherbiny

May 20, 2014

The report points to these expatriates being flush with ‘refugee capital’, which is finding its way into Sharjah’s off-plan residential sales market.
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The strong growth of the UAE economy has also been mirrored at an emirate level in Sharjah.
Sources close to former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, urged people “to distance Tripoli’s projects from politics.”
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Last week, the Lebanese government cut off $60 million of funds previously allocated to three development projects in Tripoli.
The government relaxed the eligibility criteria to make the loan application easier and accessible to all Saudi nationals.
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Currently, most Saudi nationals still continue to live in rented accommodations.
Mahendran pointed out that the growth witnessed in the Kingdom was reflective of the robust growth across the GCC region
03:55 GMT
Long-term growth is expected to continue in the non-oil sectors in Saudi Arabia with massive government spending on infrastructure projects acting as a catalyst for the transport, hospitality and real estate sector.

May 19, 2014

Qatar led the GCC with double-digit growth in both the non-hydrocarbon sector and population as the ramp up in investment spending is drawing in a large wave of expatriate workers.
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A recovery in global energy demand and large investment spending are projected to accelerate growth in the GCC, while the rest of MENA is likely to continue to trail behind.
By telling the world about a component of the UAE that also includes art and culture, the country’s image as a global art hub will benefit the property market by luring high-end cultural tourists.
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A cultural renaissance is emerging in the UAE. Having achieved the status of being of one of the world’s most recognised destinations for business, leisure and property, the country is making its mark on the map for its cultural tourism.
High-performing Middle East organisations ranked themselves higher in all the most important talent management approaches than equivalent high-performing organisations in Western Europe and North America.
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Encouraging employees to spend less time at work is one of the most important ways to get more out of a Middle East workforce.