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June 21, 2015

New rules allow Yeminis to work without transferring their sponsorship. (Robin Wyatt Photoshelter)
09:58 GMT
Yemenis are taking advantage of the high demand for temporary workers in shops and restaurants.
The introduction of 4G services and adoption of smart devics will drive more data consumption. (Pixabay)
09:31 GMT
Internet penetration is now at 76 percent in Jordan.
The Ministry of Economy has deployed 100 inspectors to monitor food prices. (Shutterstock/Aleksandr Sadkov)
09:16 GMT
Surge in food prices prior to Ramadan 'artificial' due to wide availability of food previously earmarked for export, claim consumer groups.
Calculate your debt to burden ration before you apply for a loan. (Shutterstock)
08:52 GMT
A bank's eye-view of the loan application process.
The World Bank warned of a fiscal crisis due to the continuing blockade in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/FIle)
04:42 GMT
The grant will bring much-needed support to vital services and social protection.

June 18, 2015

Kassem Hejeij was charged by the US Treasury with direct links to Hezbollah. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
13:40 GMT
Kassem Hejeij was charged by the US Treasury with direct links to Hezbollah.
The UAE launched a state-owned bank Wednesday to finance housing and other projects for UAE citizens. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
The UAE launched a state-owned bank Wednesday to finance housing and other projects for UAE citizens.
Total US crude oil imports for the week ending June 12 spiked more than 6 percent. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Total US crude oil imports for the week ending June 12 spiked more than 6 percent.
Iranian companies are carrying out a series of water and electricity supply projects in 30 countries, an official said Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT
Iranian companies are carrying out a series of water and electricity supply projects in 30 countries, an official said Thursday.
The Dubai-based property developer will issue up to 600 million shares of its Egypt subsidiary. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
The Dubai-based property developer will issue up to 600 million shares of its Egypt subsidiary.
King Abdullah said achieving sustainable growth must be the main goal of all economic plans in the country. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT
King Abdullah said achieving sustainable growth must be the main goal of all economic plans in the country.
Three of Coop Sweden's stores in Verberg removed Israeli products from their shelves. (Wikimedia Commons)
10:41 GMT
Israel's ambassador to Sweden intervenes to reverse the boycott of Israeli goods in three of Coop's stores in Varberg.
Some Egyptians are replacing expenisve nuts with lower cost peanuts, raisins and coconut shavings. (Shutterstock)
08:30 GMT
Prices of Ramadan staples such as nuts and apricot paste have skyrocketed due to the Egyptian government's ban on some imports.
Always ask detailed questions regarding the nature of the risks involved in an investment. (Shutterstock)
07:37 GMT
Get rich quick schemes are almost always too good to be true. When it comes to investment, buyer beware!
Designers of modest Islamic fashion have set up low-cost shops online and interact directly with consumers on social media. (File photo)
07:18 GMT
A new report by Deloitte and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center finds that Islamic services will proliferate, but financing and technology gaps mean the market is largely untapped.
Political paralysis and regional conflict is taking its toll on the Lebanese economy. (Wikimedia Commons)
06:54 GMT
The Lebanese economic outlook remains gloomy, as the political inertia remains unresolved.
Trump Golf Club at Akoya, one of Damac's signature properties. (File photo)
05:36 GMT
Damac's 'Morjana' office will cater to a growing female clientele.
UNRWA serves more than 5 million Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is threatened with severe shortfalls in funding that need to be addressed, says Hasan Abu Nimah.
The app will include sunset timings, popular shows on YouTube, cooking tutorials, traffic status and calendar planning. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
'My Ramadan Companion' is a hub that will offer customized local information during the Holy Month in five languages, in 15 countries.
Want to move up the ladder? Don't be afraid to try something different and take on more work. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
It's up to you to show them what you can do!
Academic and host Danny Forster of Discovery Channel Show ‘Build it Bigger’. (Discovery)
04:55 GMT
Discovery Channel Show ‘Build it Bigger’ host Danny Forster will open Aveva's annual gathering of industry owner operators, EPCs and shipbuilders.
The Federal National Council has expressed concern over protection of pearls, one of the UAE's national treasures.
01:45 GMT
The Federal National Council has expressed concern over protection of pearls, one of the UAE's national treasures.
Saudi Arabia's stock exchange is now open to foreign investment, and the move offers benefits to Turkey.
01:24 GMT
Saudi Arabia's stock exchange is now open to foreign investment, and the move offers benefits to Turkey.
A former official at the National Iranian Oil Company said if Iran's oil exports reach the pre-sanctions level, Saudi Arabia will have to decrease its output. (AFP/File)
01:15 GMT
A former official at the National Iranian Oil Company said if Iran's oil exports reach the pre-sanctions level, Saudi Arabia will have to decrease its output.
Microsoft announced a new Xbox One console that features more storage and an improved controller. (Twitter)
00:59 GMT
Microsoft announced a new Xbox One console that features more storage and an improved controller.
Middle Eastern economies are expected to witness a five percent growth this year. (AFP/File)
00:29 GMT
Middle Eastern economies are expected to witness a five percent growth this year.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the most expensive cities in the Middle East, a report said. (AFP/File)
00:23 GMT
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the most expensive cities in the Middle East, a report said.
Passengers board a metro train in Cairo on February 21, 2012. (AFP/File)
00:16 GMT
Cairo's main central metro station came back into operation Wednesday.
The Lebanese telecommunications minister will launch a five-year national strategy to boost performance in the sector.
00:01 GMT
The Lebanese telecommunications minister will launch a five-year national strategy to boost performance in the sector.