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May 19, 2015

OPEC expects global daily demand for oil to rise to 111 million barrels a day by 2040. (Shutterstock)
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Investment in innovation and technlogy will help the Middle East to meet the region's growing energy needs, according to Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).
Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday.
Negotiation skills are crucial in asking for the salary that you think you deserve. (Shutterstock)
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Talking money with your employers may be awkward, but your performance is only one part of getting the salary that you think you deserve. Here are some tips to help.
Sponsors of soccer's World Cup were urged Monday to seek labor reforms in Qatar. (AFP/File)
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Sponsors of soccer's World Cup were urged Monday to seek labor reforms in Qatar.
Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase. (Shutterstock)
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Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase.

May 18, 2015

Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card.
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Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card.
Profits built over the past two years is expected to keep the banks strong against the real estate market.
14:00 GMT
Profits built over the past two years is expected to keep the banks strong against the real estate market.
Reports said sides agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South. (Twitter)
13:00 GMT
Reports said sides agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South.
The government hopes to preserve the competitiveness of Egypt's financial market and investments. (AFP/Andrew Burton)
11:37 GMT
The government hopes to preserve the competitiveness of Egypt's financial market and investments.
Almost half of Lebanon has access to a bank account, up ten percent from 2014.
10:54 GMT
Up to 47 percent of Lebanese people aged over 15 have access to a bank account, up ten percent from the year before, according to World Bank figures.
Counterfeit goods have become a growing problem in GCC nations. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
An NGO has teamed up with the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance to combat counterfeit goods across the GCC.
On average the region's viewers will consume an estimated 545 million hours per month of short-form video, as smartphone adoption play a key role in the growth of media consumption. (Shutterstock)
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On average the region's viewers will consume an estimated 545 million hours per month of short-form video.
US forces killed key Daesh commander Abu Sayyaf during a raid in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT
The killing of a top Daesh commander by US forces in Syria could have a severe impact on the country's oil industry, experts have said.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
D&B Business Optimism Index survey showed mixed results across various business sectors in Saudi. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT
Following the release of the D&B Business Optimism Index survey in Saudi Arabia for Q2, it seems hope in business has dropped slightly. But why?
Most companies will face problems with retention at some point. (Shutterstock)
09:45 GMT
Most companies will face problems with retention at some point.
Executive salaries across various sectors in the GCC hiked by 39 percent. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
Salaries have increased by seven percent in H1 this year across the GCC's construction sector, according to an industry expert.
Any choice you make can jeopardize your professional relationship. (Shutterstock)
09:28 GMT
Any choice you make can jeopardize your professional relationship.
A private company won the contract to build the solar-run plant in Jordan over the past eight months. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah inaugurated a solar power plant Sunday at the Royal Court.
"Mobile technology is fundamentally changing the world we live in today." (Shutterstock)
08:17 GMT
"Mobile technology is fundamentally changing the world we live in today."
Microsoft's new smartphone is available for pre-booking. (Microsoft)
08:00 GMT
Microsoft's new smartphone is available for pre-booking.

May 17, 2015

A new device to launch this summer has a built-in iris scanner, used to replace phone passwords. (Twitter)
16:30 GMT
A new device to launch this summer has a built-in iris scanner, used to replace phone passwords.
The DNA robot laboratory, run by a professor at Bar-Ilan University, developed a method of producing DNA molecules that can be programmed for various parts of the body. (Shutterstock)
15:30 GMT
The DNA robot laboratory, run by a professor at Bar-Ilan University, developed a method of producing DNA molecules that can be programmed for various parts of the body.
Leading investors from around the world are eager to invest in real estate properties in Turkey. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Leading investors from around the world are eager to invest in real estate properties in Turkey.
A developer has launched the first phase of a project to create more than 3,000 affordable homes. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
11:00 GMT
The Dubai freehold property market's gap in affordable homes is being addressed.
"Islamic banks are significantly improving the process of financial inclusion." (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
"Islamic banks are significantly improving the process of financial inclusion."
International credit ratings agency Moody's said promises given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his coalition might be worth billions of shekels. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
International credit ratings agency Moody's said promises given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his coalition might be worth billions of shekels.
A new study shows unemployment rate in Jordan increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A new study shows unemployment rate in three areas increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began.
The largest Gulf logistics group's net profit soared to $39.4 million, a 5 percent jump compared with the same period last year. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The largest Gulf logistics group's net profit soared to $39.4 million, a 5 percent jump compared with the same period last year.
The Israeli company has sold its 50 percent stake in the iconic Times Square Building in Manhattan, New York.
06:00 GMT
The Israeli company has sold its 50 percent stake in the iconic Times Square Building in Manhattan, New York.
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored." (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored."
Egypt's finance minister welcomed a revision of ratings provider Standard and Poor, saying the change will encourage financial institutions to offer further funding. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
04:00 GMT
Egypt's finance minister welcomed a revision of ratings provider Standard and Poor, saying the change will encourage financial institutions to offer further funding.
The "deal" that you lock in today will have an impact on your personal budget for years.
00:36 GMT
The "deal" that you lock in today will have an impact on your personal budget for years.
Egypt's market plunged after MSCI's decision to exclude Telecom Egypt from its emerging markets index. (AFP/File)
00:10 GMT
Egypt's market plunged after MSCI's decision to exclude Telecom Egypt from its emerging markets index.

May 16, 2015

Adi Yoffe began a trend-forecasting company that spots changes in consumer behavior, and what's popular on the market, before consumers know themselves. (AFP/File)
23:40 GMT
Adi Yoffe can predict the future — she spots trends before consumers are even aware of what's popular.
Nearly 65 percent of prospective employers use Facebook to check job applicants' shared information, affecting their decision. (Shutterstock)
23:15 GMT
Nearly 65 percent of prospective employers use Facebook to check job applicants' shared information, affecting their decision.
Researchers have developed an app to help you learn a language faster, even during the time gap spent waiting for a friend to respond to chats. (Shutterstock)
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Researchers have developed an app to help you learn a language faster, even during the time gap spent waiting for a friend to respond to chats.
Then-Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Pendik railway station in Istanbul during the high-speec train opening ceremony on July 25, 2014. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
08:00 GMT
The city's expanding metro system has become the popular option of transportation for residents.

May 15, 2015

World Economic Forum's latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index listed the UAE as the most tourism-friendly destination in the MENA region. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
World Economic Forum's latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index listed the UAE as the most tourism-friendly destination in the MENA region.

May 14, 2015

The government needs to consider increasing the VAT by 1 to 2 percentage points, the IMF said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The government needs to consider increasing the VAT by 1 to 2 percentage points, the IMF said Wednesday.
Heidi Klum is again gaining notoriety, but this time for her "Heidi whities." (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Heidi Klum is again gaining notoriety, but this time for her "Heidi whities."
Japan's top three auto manufacturers' distributors in the UAE planned to launch service campaigns for thousands of vehicles after the companies announced a recall of millions of cars. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
15:30 GMT
Japan's top three auto manufacturers' distributors in the UAE planned to launch service campaigns for thousands of vehicles after the companies announced a recall of millions of cars.
Concerns over the construction sector may make investors reluctant to invest in Arabtec, hit hard in Q1. (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Arabtec faced hard hits from political instability in the region and low returns on its projects.
Saudi energy experts have stressed the need to curb power consumption and seek renewable sources.
13:30 GMT
Saudi energy experts have stressed the need to curb power consumption and seek renewable sources.
Onlookers gather at the Dutch Design Exhibition during Beirut Design Week in 2014. (BeirutDesignWeek.org)
13:00 GMT
The speakers at the two-day international conference will be both local and international designers.
As the country's largest landowner, the Egypt government is benefitting from the housing crisis as property prices continue to skyrocket. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
As the country's largest landowner, the Egypt government is benefitting from the housing crisis as property prices continue to skyrocket.
Bonds guaranteed by the US government secure Jordan low-cost financing and eases the pressure on local banks. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Bonds guaranteed by the US government secure Jordan low-cost financing and eases the pressure on local banks.
Founding an Internet bank was not enough for Bank Leumi. (Twitter)
09:00 GMT
Founding an Internet bank was not enough for Bank Leumi.
With low oil prices eroding Bahrain's economy, the residential market remains at high risk of losing its momentum of growth. (Shutterstock)
08:30 GMT
With low oil prices eroding Bahrain's economy, the residential market remains at high risk of losing its momentum of growth.
Iran views Bulgaria as a means to tap into the European energy market. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Iran views Bulgaria as a means to tap into the European energy market.
A section of an oil refinery is brought on a lorry to the Kawergosk Refinery, some 20 kilometres east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on July 14, 2014. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
07:00 GMT
Relations between the central government in Baghdad and Kurdish regional government as Erbil awaits full payment for oil.
The app's voice calling could be costing you a small fortune. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
The app's voice calling could be costing you a small fortune.
A study found that men wearing red were associated with aggression and dominance. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
But then what do women wear?
Financial planners say saving some money for yourself should be first priority.
04:30 GMT
Delaying retirement savings is a mistake — pay yourself first.
Are you a slacker or workaholic? (Shutterstock)
04:30 GMT
The office is filled with a host of different personality types — which one are you?

May 13, 2015

The Ayalon Highway and Red Line view over new skyscrapers in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sept. 4, 2014. (Shutterstock/Boris-B)
15:00 GMT
Israel Railways is considering building two underground tracks beneath Tel Aviv's Ayalon Highway to ease the growing traffic congestion.
An Iranian worker walks near the phase 12 of the South Pars gas field facilities near the southern town of Kangan on the shore of the Gulf on Jan. 22, 2014. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
13:00 GMT
Demand for Iranian gas is rising amid hopes that current nuclear negotiations would lead to the removal of sanctions.
Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
11:00 GMT
Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
Israel's plan may improve demand for its natural gas and help boost ties with Jordan. (Twitter)
10:35 GMT
Israel's plan may improve demand for its natural gas and help boost ties with Jordan.
Egypt expects to invest $30 billion in the coal industry as the country continues to face an energy crisis. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Egypt expects to invest $30 billion in the coal industry as the country continues to face an energy crisis.
The kingdom's use of tablets is expected to grow in the next five years as more schools began using devices in their curriculum.
09:54 GMT
The kingdom's use of tablets is expected to grow in the next five years as more schools began using devices in their curriculum.
The train stopped running since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, but was relaunched earlier this month to "put a smile on people's faces." (Shutterstock)
09:25 GMT
The train stopped running since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, but was relaunched earlier this month to "put a smile on people's faces."
Are the rewards that credit card companies hand out to consumers simply a way to confuse them?
09:06 GMT
Are the rewards that credit card companies hand out to consumers simply a way to confuse them?
Members of the international media at a press conference. (File photo)
08:48 GMT
A roundup of themes in the Arab media landscape, at the two-day conference of the Arab Media Forum in Dubai.
The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science will be disbursing the grants over 3 years. (Pixabay)
07:46 GMT
UAE is awarding $5m for research projects on rain enhancement.
Over 95 percent of Gaza's aquifer is polluted by high levels of nitrates and chloride, according to the Palestinian Water Authority. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT
Palestinian engineer Diaa Abu Assi has developed a seawater desalination machine to help alleviate Gaza's water shortage.
Saudi Arabia is the second largest internet market in the Arab world. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Payfort's recent report names Egypt as the largest internet market in the Arab world, and projects promising growth in the e-commerce market.
The two meetings come “at a critical moment in the history of the Middle East". (Wikimedia Commons)
05:37 GMT
Despite snub from three GCC leaders, summit begins at the White House today and moves to Camp David, with Iran high on the agenda.
OPEC decided against cutting output in November. (Shutterstock)
05:20 GMT
Oil prices are unlikely to trade at $100 a barrel again in the next decade, according to OPEC's latest report.
167 million people in the Middle East use Facebook on their mobile phones. (Pixabay)
05:11 GMT
About 190 million out of 1.44 bilion Facebook users are in MENA: Arab Media Forum