How the other half live: 50 percent of Egypt's farmers own less than 15 percent of agricultural land
Roughly 10 million Egyptians own less than 15 percent of the country's agricultural land --a million feddan-- according a report issued on Sunday by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Council of Federation's Chambers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States will hold a meeting in the Omani capital, Muscat next Sunday in the presence of the heads and members of boards of directors of GCC Chambers.
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A new Israeli app showcased at the Agritech 2015 conference in Tel Aviv could potentially help farmers monitor their workload, globally.
The cost of sending $500 in remittances from the United States to Lebanon reached 5.29 percent in the first quarter of 2015, increasing from 5.26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the World Bank.
Egypt and Canada will join forces to build a $1.5 billion railway link through Cairo and Giza via a loan to be paid over the course of 14 years.
Dubai welcomed a total of 13.2 million international overnight visitors in 2014, according to latest data issued ahead of Arabian Travel Market starting today.
Millions of dollars worth of goods remain stranded in Lebanon due to the Syria-Jordan border attack in April, putting a strain on the exports market in the region.
Oil prices have dropped during weekend trading in Iraq by 32 cents to $66.46 a barrel.
Low crude production costs and fiscal breakeven prices will support the GCC in a period of low oil prices increasing the pressure to diversify away from the hydrocarbon sector.
Leading Swiss hotel and resort firm Mövenpick announced the opening of a second branch in the Saudi capital of Riyadh along with Morocco's Marrakech.
Only three in ten residents save up for retirement in the UAE, according to new research by National Bonds. Why is it so important to look out for the future?
Super developer Nakheel will partner up with Spain's RIU Hotels & Resorts to build a luxury 750-room beachfront resort at Deira Islands.
May 3, 2015
Employee allowances and benefits have risen in the GCC, according to a report by Aon Hewitt.
The economic and humanitarian impact of ongoing conflicts in the region come at a cost - it's time to use our resources for the greater good.
Plans are underway for Arab Energy to purchase Egypt's first floating power plant, to help alleviate the energy shortages in the country.
Cyber crime is on the rise, but there's no need to throw money at solutions.
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The Jordan Valley Farmers Union wants to sue Israel for damage caused by wildfires.
The Middle East is experiencing a boom in business education, to meet increased demand for highly skilled employees.
Charging visitors a nominal fee to visit some areas in the West Bank would help improve services, according to a Palestinian official.
The Art Price Global Index has performed well, amid growing interest in Middle Eastern art.
Users with tattoos report glitches with their Apple Watch sensors.
Widespread outrage as Egypt's supreme administrative court decrees protests to be strikes, and forcibly retires alleged participants.
The launch of the UK-Lebanon Tech Hub plans to inject energy into the entrepreneurial startup scene.
Tel Aviv-based CLTX Ltd, razed the 94 year old Carlton Tavern, a historic structure in the London borough of Westminister.
Scarcity of fuel and ongoing conflict foreshadows the imminent collapse of Yemen's infrastructure, according to the UN.
Damac Properties have launched the Nova Hotel Villas within the 'green' Akoya Oxygen community in Dubai.
Aramco, the world’s biggest energy company, will be separated from the Saudi oil ministry, following a major government reshuffle.
May 2, 2015
Saudi Arabia seals $650m deal with Lockheed Martin and Arianespace to build and launch communications satellites for Arabsat.
May 1, 2015
New retail developments in Asia-Pacific is spread over 32 million square metres distributed over 36 cities.
April 30, 2015
If companies cannot provide customers with a mobile app experience that accurately reflects the values of their brand, they risk seeing their competition pull ahead.
The Ministry of Defense Procurement and Production Directorate today disclosed the figures for procurement in the Israeli economy in 2014.
Dubai-based developer Nakheel said its net profit more than doubled to Dh1.35 billion ($357 million) in the first quarter from Dh629 million ($171.2 million).
A closer look at which goods and services in the UAE are getting costlier by the month.
Royal dutch shell’s $70 billion takeover bid for BG Group, the former British Gas, has shocked the world financial markets.
Applicants with the right technical skills are hard to find, according to 68% of companies.
Kuwait has decided to stop expatriates entering the country in order to “fix imbalances” in its population.
UAE-based Diamond Developers said the work at its five-million sq ft development ‘The Sustainable City' (TSC) in Dubai is progressing well.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports a major increase in the 2016 defense budget.
April 29, 2015
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Sharjah aims to attract more than 10 million visitors and boost hotel room numbers to 15,000 by 202.
A 30 per cent increase is highly possible in five years starting from 2015 or could be more on amazing developments in that area
As most analysts had predicted, the Bank of Israel has kept the interest rate for May unchanged.
A large number of people of working age in the UAE are taking inheritance for granted, which prompts them to save less for retirement.
Iran’s customs office says the country registered trade surplus in the first month of the Iranian calendar year.
It's not possible to talk about Israel's taxi hailing app Gett without mentioning its great rival Uber.
Workplace accidents in Turkey skyrocketed between 2012 and 2013, increasing by 291 percent.
The hotel, which looks over the Nile and Tahrir square, will include over 300 rooms and a shopping mall.
Air Arabia Jordan, the kingdom’s new low cost carrier, today announced that it will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base in May.
A majority of small- and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, in the UAE are planning to increase their headcount.
Coping mechanisms: World Bank mulls financial support to Jordan despite not being low-income economy
The World Bank Group (WBG) is considering new financing tools to help Jordan cope with financial burdens caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
April 28, 2015
Dubai developer Meraas has teamed up with Rome-based jeweller and perfume maker Bulgari to launch Bulgari Residences.
Single family home transactions in Dubai were down 57 percent in the first quarter.
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real estate value nevertheless increased significantly year-on-year.
The annual GBM Security Study, now in its fourth year, has shown that security breaches in the GCC are on the rise.
This will yield positive results and be to the advantage of Gulf economies at more than one level.
The transportation sector in any country is vital for its economy for the mobility of goods and services as well as people.
As this innovation evolves, one can only imagine what the future holds.
Youth unemployment has assumed alarming proportions in Arab countries and with untold consequences.
Its main objective is to position the Arab world on the international fashion map.
Bahrain’s real GDP growth reached 4.5% in 2014.
We know ‘it’ matters. Some go to war for it. Professional sports teams draft for it. Actors audition to show they have it.
The study noted that the Syria conflict had no impact on Lebanese merchandise and services exports at the aggregate level.
Indian nationals have emerged the largest non-Arab investors in Dubai’s real estate market.
April 27, 2015
The company ceased to assemble cars in preparation for leaving the Egyptian market by May
Apparently, secrecy and shame about money-related problems is still rife.
Middle East businesses are spending less than 1 per cent of their overall IT budgets on security, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Is this a turnaround? Has the bottom arrived? Is this sustainable? The debate is on!
The GCC consulting market grew by more than 15 per cent to $2.5 billion in 2014.
Egypt's foreign reserves are expected to rise to over $20 billion after the recent Gulf deposits.
Not so targeted consequences? The risk of targeted sanctions for GCC firms, individuals, and charities
Sanctions can have devastating effects, which, of course, is the intention of those imposing them.
Middle East airlines are playing a major role in providing connectivity to non-traditional destinations from Brazil as an increasing number of Brazilians now seeking newer travel options.
The closure severed its most important trade route to the outside
The Islamic banking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019.
The Dubai index may consolidate in a range with a tough resistance at the keenly-watched 4,200 level.
April 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market can expect to witness high levels of new supply over the next three years.
In order to have a great talent pool for a certain job it is important to include both passive and active candidates.
In many societies being rich is admirable, but saying that you want to be rich is somehow frowned upon.
Policymakers need to urgently address Lebanon’s longstanding and worsening structural bottlenecks
Turkey, having invested in ambitious Asian and African initiatives to expand market penetration and build political capital, has missed a golden opportunity to make its case.
The move holds significant potential for the market’s growth and importance over the coming years, Deloitte said in a study.
The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association expects a decrease in tax proceeds of EGP 2bn ($262 million) in the current fiscal year’s national budget.
Dubai skyscrapers have emerged as among the cheapest per square foot in the world for prime office rents.
The anti-BDS law cannot stifle international boycotts, which continue to gather momentum
The total included legitimate trade deals in the course of lobbying in the run up to the 2010 vote for the tournament.
In the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance
A study is being carried out to assess the feasibility of legalising the status of tens of thousands of foreign nationals working illegally in Bahrain.
The world's biggest oil exporter, having abandoned last year its role of keeping global markets in balance.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country’s dependence on oil revenues will drop to its lowest level ever in the current Iranian year (which began on March 21).
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April 24, 2015
You thought you did pretty well at impressing but find that coveted offer letter still evades you.
April 23, 2015
Companies in Egypt are racing to meet the rising demand for mineral water in Upper Egypt in the wake of a barge, carrying 500 tonnes of phosphate.
The hundreds of billions of dollars that would flow into investments in Saudi Arabia once its $530 billion capital market opens up is likely to give a major boost.
U.S. authorities are deeply concerned about the financial capabilities of ISIS.
Özince's remarks came on the heels of existing uncertainty in financial markets that have sparked the exit of foreign lenders from the country.
A Continental Free Trade agreement between 26 African countries is to be launched from Egypt in June.
Apple’s first smartwatch will be available in the UAE on Saturday, but from the grey market, for a hefty premium.
What is more likely to happen instead is that rents will generally remain stable.