April 8, 2015
Mobile application messages alert users on locations of bomb threats and resulting traffic jams.
Many UAE workers are likely to feel the economic pinch as 5-6% pay hike is hardly enough to cover rising living costs, experts say.
Jordan on Tuesday signed a $100 million soft loan agreement with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) to fund small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Iranian oil officials are in Beijing this week to discuss oil sales and Chinese investments in Iran, just days after Tehran and world powers reached a framework nuclear deal, and with the OPEC nation’s oil minister due to arrive Thursday.
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April 7, 2015
Palestinian importers claim lumber imports to the Gaza Strip are being restricted by Israel, which will further hamper the reconstruction efforts.
Jordanian newspaper Al Arab Al Yawm's assets and properties are seized following court decision over labour disputes, management refutes claims.
Damac Properties extended gains on Monday after showing interest in a project in London.
Operating profits at Samsung Electronics Co fell 30.51 per cent in the first quarter of 2015
Forbes Middle East releases its list of the 100 wealthiest arabs in the world, who are worth $174.37 billion (Dh639.94 billion) in total.
The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers could lead to a burst in the country’s oil exports and open the way for international energy groups to return to the country after a five-year absence.
Addressing unemployment in the GCC must take into consideration the rapid shift towards digital interaction. Saudi Arabia considers the opportunities for women and youth that electronic commerce provides.
The Dubai index extended gains for sixth straight day on Monday to hit its highest level in nearly a month buoyed by positive performance in crude oil prices.
In a deal worth SAR375 million, French firm Louis Berger will be tasked with developing Madinah's extensive transport plans for metro, bus, road networks and support facilities.
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The number of Syrian laborers working in the fields of Lebanon has plummeted by 80 percent, which will have an adverse effect on Lebanon's agricultural sector.
There are promising signs of change in business practices, with regard to informational transparency. Nevertheless, the MENA region still lags behind.
Labor Minister Adel Fakeih announced 38 amendments to the country’s labor legislation recently including more training for Saudi workers, longer fixed-term contracts, and greater inspection powers for ministry officials.
As the Russian economy shrinks due to sanctions and falling oil revenue, the country is seeking to strengthen its trade ties with the UAE and other Gulf countries.
April 6, 2015
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The Iraqi government on Sunday allowed the entry of Jordanian vegetables to the Iraqi market following a two-week suspension for security reasons, according to government officials.
Investor bearishness and hostilities in Yemen weigh heavily on Egyptian stock market as stocks fall sharply for the second consecutive session.
Considering subsidized car prices and increasing the number of electric charging stations are some ways in which Dubai is looking to promote the switch to more eco-friendly options.
The Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) data for March points to a further slowdown in the UAE’s non-oil private sector, with operating conditions improving at the weakest rate since October 2013.
UAE Space Agency visits NASA to meet key industry players in a bid to launch a mission to Mars by 2021.
Close circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems will be installed in Ajman to help police and other security forces keep an eye on the public to enhance security and prevent crimes.
National Bank of Abu Dhabi managed around $3.9 billion (Dh14.3 billion) of international Sukuk issuance in the first quarter of 2015, representing about 69 per cent of the global market by value.
The head of the tobacco traders association in Cairo has submitted a proposal to legalize the hashish trade as a means of decreasing the national budget deficit.
Growth in Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector accelerated to a six-month high in March, a survey of businesses shows.
April 5, 2015
Facebook continues to dominate advertising on smartphones and tablets, despite EU watchdogs closing in. Mobile advertising is expected to almost double between 2016 and 2019, and account for more than 70 percent of digital ad spending, according to a report by eMarketer.
The study takes into account irrigation, wetland management, basin rehabilitation, power generation and will address the cross-border implications of the projects.
New companies law in the UAE eases flotation rules and raises the level of regulation to international standards.
App purchases in the Windows store can now be made via a direct operator billing facility, for Viva Bahrain customers.
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Challenging plan to link the GCC by rail is beset by delays in nearly all six member states, as the 2018 deadline for completion nears.
Shaikha Budoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi will co-chair 2015 World Economic Forum to be held in Jordan May 21-23, becoming the first Emirati woman to be selected for the role.
France revises travel bans for its citizens to Egypt, following the lead of several european countries who lifted their restrictions in 2014.
A US flight attendant's union has criticized actress Nicole Kidman, a UN goodwill ambassador for women, for becoming the public face of Etihad Airways. The unions blame the airline for its poor treatment of pregnant flight attendants; Etihad dismisses their claims.
Google's upgraded app now allows users to see all their messages from different accounts on gmail.
The closure of the Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria following violent clashes cuts off a vital network for trade between Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Gulf countries.
The controversial deal is worth $500 million and involves the sale of 1.87 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Israel to Jordanian companies over the next 15 years.