UAE

February 27, 2000

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Oman has transformed itself from a subsistence economy into a modern vibrant one with all of the amenities during the last 30 years, according to a gr

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Shortly before King Hussein’s death in early 1999, the late Monarch selected his son Abdullah as the new heir and abruptly ousted his brother, Hassan, from the position he had occupied since 1965. Sou

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Environmental legislation enacted in recent years, together with greater public awareness, has resulted in increased environmental enforcement in Israel. The law can be divided into two groups: genera

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Israel offers a variety of well-developed investment incentive programs, including the Approved Enterprise Scheme under the Encouragement of Capital Investments Law, free trade zones and research and

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Israel's primary laws on income taxes are the Income Tax Ordinance (New Version) (ITO) and the Income Tax Law - Inflationary Adjustments of 1985 (the Inflation Law). According to the ITO, companies an

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Israel adheres to the major multilateral IPR agreements. While Israel has a legislative framework to ensure protection of intellectual property rights, enforcement is lacking in all areas. The governm

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Foreign Currency ControlIsrael abolished most of its remaining foreign exchange control in 1998, except for restrictions placed upon Israeli institutional investors' holdings of foreign securities and

February 24, 2000

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Moroccan tennis star Hicham Arazi bowed out of the AXA Cup Tennis Tournament on Wednesday, losing his composure along the way.   Arazi, the tournament

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Although the Qatari football team lost yesterday at home 0-1 to Wales, the team's fans left the stadium feeling good about the performance.  Al Watan

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The Yemeni government is seeking to draw more women into the labor market, according to the Labor and Professional Training minister.  Talking to al H

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The Following are the results of the recently held 16th round of the Eastern South Region Football Championship:  * Shabab Buryan - Ittihad Aflo 0-1 

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On March 1, Algiers will host an Algerian children's fashion show.    This event, initiated by a local company as well as UNICEF and UNESCO, is part o

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Companies LawA foreign person or enterprise can operate in Israel through several types of business entities. Of primary importance are corporations and partnerships.  Furthermore, except in unique ci

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Much of the nation’s legal system is derived from the two powers that ruled the country prior to its independence: the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate. Since its foundation on May 14, 1948, how

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 PrivatizationTwo significant problems with the Israeli economy are the amount of funds earmarked for defense (20 cents of every dollar are spent on weaponry and preparedness) and government ownership