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August 21, 2014

Since August 5, conditions in the market have made it less worthwhile to hold shekels, because the Israeli banks were willing to pay almost 1% annual interest on dollar deposits.
13:20 GMT
After the cannons have stopped roaring and an arrangement between Israel and Hamas is emerging, the shekel is suddenly showing weakness.

August 20, 2014

“This is the last major opportunity out there in the world that can suddenly become accessible, almost overnight,” he says.
04:55 GMT
“All the five-star hotels are full of Western companies looking to position themselves to do business."
"This is a well-established, well-rooted and very successful, very profitable organisation," Jordanian economist Riad Al Khouri told AFP.
04:55 GMT
Experts and economists believe the bank will emerge unscathed with flying colours, dismissing the case as a political attempt by American Zionist organisations looking to discredit the Palestinian cause.

August 19, 2014

According to the survey, the most common routes to finding a job in Lebanon are online job sites, through family and friends, and direct applications to target companies.
14:04 GMT
Thirteen percent of recent Lebanese graduates said that the availability of jobs in Lebanon was ‘moderate’ and none of them considered the availability of jobs in the country to be ‘high.’
"This is what I believe and what many of my colleagues believe. We are determined to give lessons to students when they come to schools next week," he said.
13:25 GMT
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour criticised the JTA for planning the strike, accusing them of playing politics and taking students as hostages to their demands.
A hospitable city, artificial beaches, some of the best hotels 
in the world and affordable treatment for a range of ailments is what new Dubai is now about.
04:55 GMT
From VIP packages to the most affordable ones, the packages will cover wellness and seven areas of treatment such as orthopaedic and sports medicine.
By identifying common advertising mistakes and recognizing what makes a strong, quick-to-sell listing, agents can ensure that their properties grab the attention of potential buyers and renters.
01:08 GMT
With millions of new property listings appearing online every day, it is an increasing struggle to make yours stand out amongst the crowd.

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
21:00 GMT
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.
over the course of time, the AKP has taken up the path of all the previous populist governments and begun to see the public sector as an easy way to provide employment for people.
13:26 GMT
Over the past years in particular, the economy has diverted from the rules of the free-market economy, which heeds fair and equal competition.

August 17, 2014

The most commonly used measures of development and national performance in an economy have traditionally been Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and associated indicators.
21:13 GMT
Many resource-rich countries in the region do not perform as well on social and environmental indicators when compared to countries of similar per capital wealth.
Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.
Activity is dominated by about 4.3 million retail investors who buy stocks straight from the market rather than going through professional fund managers.
10:44 GMT
Saudi Arabia is one of the last major markets in the world to open up, so the reform is attracting massive interest among international fund managers
The IEA is worried that an uncertain investment climate in oil-exporting Middle Eastern countries may lead to a two million bpd shortfall and a $15 per barrel jump in oil prices by 2025.
04:55 GMT
Forget North America’s shale revolution, the world needs Middle East oil for long-term sustainability and to quench growing global demand for fossil fuels.

August 14, 2014

On the other hand, if your money is making good returns, you might prefer to get a loan and leave your savings to work for you
22:27 GMT
Now, how to pay for your new ride… Do you have enough money to pay for your vehicle in full? Does that wipe out your savings? Would it be better, instead, to hold on to your money and take out a loan paid over several years?
Several EU countries have warned companies about doing business with Israeli firms based in or having links to settlements,
16:08 GMT
"The corporate sector is screaming for stimulus... There's more cautious international investor sentiment towards Israel."