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November 2, 2014

Of the 1.4 million Syrian refugees Turkey currently hosts, 220,000 are in refugee camps.
04:55 GMT
The number of Syrians in the informal labor force is still rising despite a recent Cabinet decision introducing a work permit for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

October 30, 2014

Such difficulties illustrate the perils of the Gulf's construction market
13:37 GMT
Builders are now scrambling to obtain loans and digging into cash reserves for money to tackle the projects.

October 29, 2014

“The most important concerns for Tunisia today are security and the economy”.
20:43 GMT
In Tunisia, however, millions cast their ballots today in the second democratic elections in the country’s history.
There were no female ministers in the previous government and women hold a mere 3 percent of seats in Parliament.
20:08 GMT
Lebanon is the world’s eighth worst country in terms of gender equality and ranks second worst for women’s participation in politics.
Saudi Arabia’s IT sector is set to grow 23 per cent from $11.5 billion this year to $14.2 billion in 2017.
19:55 GMT
Saudi Arabia is set to claim $9 billion worth of cloud-based government services.
The new plane will provide a big panoramic view with walls fitted with screens all around that would let you see what’s outside,
14:30 GMT
The new plane will provide a big panoramic view with walls fitted with screens all around that would let you see what’s outside.
Banks all over the world are being excessively cautious as regulators have been imposing huge fines that hit their bottom line.
04:55 GMT
One of the biggest problems facing small and medium enterprises starting a business in Dubai these days is opening a local bank account.

October 28, 2014

Increased spending power, in particular, has catalysed a shift in food consumption patterns to more protein-rich diets.
17:00 GMT
Rapidly expanding population growth, increasing tourism and rising disposable income levels have stimulated remarkable increases in food and beverage consumption across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members in recent years

October 27, 2014

People are expressing greater interest in harmonising their living spaces, resulting in clutter-free, clean spaces with good quality air and light.
19:27 GMT
Employees’ health and wellbeing is a focus for businesses now more than ever, with architects and designers focusing on maximising access to natural light and clean air.
The government has continued to increase investment in the emirate, besides steps to attract foreign direct investments.
18:14 GMT
Dubai’s economy from 1975 through 2008 grew by a factor of 11, making it the fastest-growing economy in the world over the period.
Advanced attackers and the APT are savvy, sophisticated, well-educated, and often well-funded.
17:30 GMT
Advanced attackers and the APT don’t just go after military secrets and big ticket items like KFC’s secret recipe.
Domestic tourism has grown significantly of late, spending in this sector soaring from SR59 billion in 2010 to SR103 billion in 2014.
16:47 GMT
In fact, Saudi Arabia has everything to win the hearts of even the most discriminating foreign traveler
One of the main problems facing expatriates working in the private sector in the Kingdom is receiving their monthly salary on time.
04:55 GMT
Most expats depend on receiving their salaries on time so they can send remittances to their families back home.

October 26, 2014

These large differences will be translated in Lebanon – as a result of current draft laws – to losses much higher than the $14 billion resulting from the discounts in royalties.
14:20 GMT
While confidentiality is a normal clause in commercial contracts, it is not comprehensible in the context of laws and regulations related to the exploitation of a national resource.
With markets faltering, most Gulf Arab crude producers today however, can bank upon the cushion of significant reserves
13:57 GMT
The next OPEC meeting in Vienna on November 27 will be crucial in many ways. Eyes are focused on it.