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While global trade remains sluggish, emerging markets and stabilizing employment figures should boost growth. (File photo)
February 14, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Although commodity-exporting countries continue to suffer from falling prices, it's unlikely that 2016 will usher in another recession.
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury meets with representatives of the private sector in Amman. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation)
February 14, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A new project aims to review and modernize laws and regulations for commercial activities.
The eight-lane, 62-kilometre highway is an extension of Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. (File photo)
February 14, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
An alternative highway between Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates is taking shape, with 60 per cent of the work completed.
Educational leaders in GCC countries plan to continue investing in technology to raise the quality of education for students. (Shutterstock)
February 14, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
More than 90 percent of educational institutions in the GCC use laptops and tablets in everyday curriculum.
Employees work at the Siba oil field from Egypt's state-owned Petrojet in southern Iraq, 30 kilometers south of Basra, on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
February 14, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Politics and production must work together to recover from current prices.
A rendering shows the future Omantel headquarters in Muscat, which profits from the $130 million sukuk would help fund when issued. (HDR Inc.)
February 14, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Although the sukuk showed a good profit rate last month, Omantel will not issue it now due to global economic conditions.
Although consumer confidence declined overall for the Middle East region, it rose one percentage point for the UAE. (File photo)
February 14, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Although consumer confidence has fallen regionally, investments in critical sectors gave a boost to the UAE.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shares a light moment with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on February 11, 2016. (AFP/Money Sharma)
February 14, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Agreements across several sectors were signed during a visit to India by a UAE delegation including Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
Saudi women graduates are looking increasingly to online work which can be done from home, eliminating the problem of working in a mixed environment. (File photo)
February 14, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
More women are looking to private companies for online work which can be done at home.
A study that surveyed 22,000 publicly traded companies around the world has found that having women in executive positions can boost a company's profits. (Shutterstock)
February 11, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
One in three companies globally still have no women in executive roles.
The cattle were returned after calls were made to the Army and UNIFIL. (Shutterstock)
February 11, 2016 - 12:24 GMT
An Israeli patrol made off with 100 heads of cattle in the second such incident in six months.
In December, the ministry's recorded 189 drug in short supply but had available substitutes and 43 drugs in short supply with no substitute. (Twitter)
February 11, 2016 - 11:45 GMT
The combination of a long-running pricing issue and a weak currency have led to widespread drug shortages in Egypt.
Civil Defense volunteers celebrating the decrees to make them full-time employees. (Image courtesy of The Daily Star)
February 11, 2016 - 10:56 GMT
Lebanon's Cabinet manages to defuse the issue over civil defense volunteers, but skirted a proposal to add a new fuel tax.
The government has sought to reassure Jordanians that Syrians would not be prioritized in the competition for jobs. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 10:24 GMT
Jordan's lawmakers reassure the public that the new initiative to integrate refugees into the workforce would only concern jobs that are usually shunned by Jordanians.
The TRI/O Tech venture is backed by the MIT Enterprise Forum and Tsofen, an Arab-Jewish organization promoting the integration of Arab Israelis in the high-tech industry.
February 11, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The US-funded school in Kafr Qasim will be supported with MIT and initally take 20 students, with plans to expand to Beersheva and Jerusalem.
Egypt's PM hopes that the debt will “at least [be reduced] to a very reasonable” level by the end of year. (Shutterstock)
February 11, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Delayed payments to gas and oil companies stem from 2011, but half of the $6.3B has already been repaid in the last two years.