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Having been heavily subsidised for decades, bread is a main staple of the Egyptian diet, forcing the government to import increasing amounts of wheat to meet local demands,
July 15, 2014 - 21:03 GMT
The government is trying to create incentives for people to consume less than their ration of bread to reduce spending on wheat.

December 23, 2012

Jebel Ali Station
05:26 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has activated a new main 132/11 kV Substation with a capacity of 150 Megavolt Amperes at the horse racecourse in Jebel Ali at a cost of AED 95 million.

04:28 GMT
(press release)

Around 80 entrepreneurs who benefited from Tamkeen programmes as well as partners and certified service providers are expected to participate in the first Tamkeen Conference and Exhibition.

December 20, 2012

Mouawad Snow White Princess Diamond Watch
07:05 GMT
(press release)

Mouawad’s Snow White Princess Diamond Watch was presented with the ‘The Most Revered Watch’ Award by Tourism Malaysia in the recent closing ceremony of A Journey Through Time VI (AJTT VI).

Saudi Arabia and other MENA countries have banned the import of Brazilian beef over 'BSE' fears
05:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has joined several other countries in the MENA region, including Jordan and Egypt in banning beef imports from Brazil over health concerns.

December 19, 2012

Al Habtoor Group
04:32 GMT

The Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor postpones the planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Group.

December 17, 2012

Aon Hewitt
09:18 GMT
(press release)

Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon plc, is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated launch of it’s bi-annual study – Best Employers Middle East 2013.

During the Islamic Arts Festival
08:47 GMT
(press release)

Abdullah Al Owais and Hisham Al Madhloum inaugurated the Islamic Heritage Art Exhibition as part of SMD.

Training and Development of Finance Professionals award
07:44 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen won the Training and Development of Finance Professionals award at the Middle East Accountancy and Finance Excellence Awards, which was held in in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Food prices in Jordan have remained stable, despite the increase in the cost of fuel
04:00 GMT

Despite last month’s fuel price hikes, prices of basic food items remain stable and are not expected to rise in the near future, the president of the local Food Traders Association has said.

December 16, 2012

09:30 GMT

The Pearl-Qatar community, has been awarded its first three-year maintenance contract with Qatar Vinyl Company LTD provide electrical, plumbing and civil services for 153 villas.

The magical land of Oz
09:07 GMT
(press release)

Classic adventure tale heads to BurJuman this weekend.

The USA: Exporting global capitalism one sticky cinnamon bun at a time
07:36 GMT

The US, the vanguard of global capitalism, exporting the free-market ideal to many an Arab country, is up to its old tricks again, with a new secret weapon: sweet, sticky cinnamon rolls.

December 13, 2012

Drake & Scull International
04:47 GMT
(press release)

The Joint Venture between Arabian Construction Company and Drake & Scull Construction, has been awarded a SR2.7 billion contract to build phase three of the Jabal Omar development in Mecca.

December 12, 2012

Health and Safety Week
12:17 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority inaugurated the 4th Health and Safety Week held at Reef Mall in Dubai.

SMD honours media and strategic partners
09:54 GMT
(press release)

The Sharjah Museums Department honoured media personalities and audio visual and print media, including main TV and Arabic and English language newspapers in the country.