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December 4, 2014

Around 40 million of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are now clients of the Islamic finance industry.
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The Islamic banking industry is being hampered by low profits and "mediocre" customer satisfaction despite impressive growth.
The year 2015 is therefore likely to see virtual working becoming increasingly mainstream ,
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The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations.

December 3, 2014

Rural dwellers were much more likely to be living in poverty than urbanites.
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Turkey is among the poorest countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Investment has been a key part of the GCC-Morocco Strategic Partnership, which the GCC and Morocco’s heads of state launched in 2012.
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Presently, the two-way trade is estimated at less than $4 billion, up from $700 million a decade ago, a healthy fivefold growth.
“This new decision will lead to disastrous consequences,” he said.
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Farmers are expecting further deterioration to the agriculture sector following a decision by Syrian authorities over a week ago to halt the import of Lebanese produce.

December 2, 2014

Recent falls in international oil prices have triggered a rash of negative prognoses for energy producers in the Gulf
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The negative outlook for oil prices for the Gulf states should be placed firmly in the context of geopolitical and technical reality
"Jordan is mature, disciplined, stable and professional," said the banker,
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A bonanza is in store for the banking industry in Jordan after the dust settles in Iraq and Syria, according to a top banker.
Turkey is a major beneficiary of the collapse in Brent crude since the cost of imported energy narrows the current account deficit
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The Turkish banking sector is inexpensive at just above one times price/book value due to the macro risks and consumer credit losses.
State procurement budgets could be cut, subsidies removed and big construction projects slowed or cancelled.
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Plunging stock markets in the Gulf show investors are panicking about the prospect of $70 oil next year.

December 1, 2014

 One way in which Middle East investors are increasing their holdings is by placing more capital into alternatives
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At this point, the outlook for 2015 is all good news.
 in order to accommodate these new travellers, the emirate also requires significant annual increases to its hotel room inventory.
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Developers’ rush to build hotels and hotel apartments is being led by the need to diversify their income from pure property sales
Never be too aggressive while negotiating your job offer.
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Don’t say “no” flat out at first, but instead, use these tactics to negotiate the job offer to suit your needs better.
The professor said the deterioration in the quality of public services is blamed on the “decline in ethics” in the Jordanian society,
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The government is determined to restore trust and professionalism in state agencies as providers of quality services, according to officials.
The reasons? "The blockade, poverty, unemployment, the trickle of goods entering and soaring prices."
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Already struggling under the weight of an Israeli blockade, Gazans are now feeling the effects of an Egyptian exclusion zone along their shared border that has sent prices soaring.
If low prices continue, Oman and Bahrain will have to revise very seriously their budgets for 2016
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Countries which are battling insurgency and economic sanctions will be the first one to get affected as global oil prices continue to drop.