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May 16, 2013

At least 20 percent of students say that they resort to political connections and 73 percent think that political connections are important to find jobs. (photo: Haitham Moussawi)
12:41 GMT
When Lebanese graduates begin looking for jobs, what does it actually mean to employ personal connections to improve employment chances?
Zaya Dubai will be the developers
11:42 GMT
Dubai-based Skai Holdings plans to build a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) hotel with over 200 serviced apartments on Palm Jumeirah.
Staff are angry and frustrated with their company’s policy
10:23 GMT
The firm in question has been keeping employees’ mobile phones under lock and key during working hours.

May 15, 2013

The price has also recovered by $100
13:21 GMT
People usually rush to the sales in January to snap up the bargains and across Asia it has been the same story for gold since the price crash last month.
Something very odd is going on in global stock markets this summer
12:36 GMT
Stocks seem to be rising for no apparent reason.
Ashghal’s five-year projects include construction of more than 70 huge projects
11:55 GMT
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will invest $30 billion in building and infrastructure projects in the next five to seven years.
The region remain dependent on the price of oil for its prosperity
11:36 GMT
Nine percent is the equivalent of adding USD 10 billion to the Bahraini economy every year
The concept of supporting their employees in enhancing personal savings is still new for companies in the UAE
01:12 GMT
Some companies are slowly warming up to the idea of establishing an employee savings plan as an alternative to a pension scheme.

May 14, 2013

Jazan Economic City
11:31 GMT
In its first stage, the factory will produce 500,000 tons of titanium dioxide and 250,000 tons of pure raw steel for local consumption.

May 13, 2013

The GCC states spend around $800 million annually on tobacco products
05:40 GMT
The six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are home to four million smokers
The French insurance major Axa emblem
04:40 GMT
The French insurance major Axa can lay claim to what the majority of its global counterparts with Middle East exposures cannot
Iran has managed to make progress on different fronts, including the energy sector
04:31 GMT
At the moment, Iran has a roughly 25-percent-share of the petrochemicals in the Middle East, and is planning to increase it to 38 percent by the end of the five-year National Development Plan, said Ramezan Oladi, Director for Planning and Development at the National Iranian Petrochemical Company (NIPC).
Three per cent said they never even think about being a victim of fraud
04:31 GMT
One in four people surveyed in the United Arab Emirates has experienced the frustration of a credit or debit card payment being declined, because the bank incorrectly thought it was fraud
Can a cheap iPhone help Apple regain its smartphone supremacy?
04:31 GMT
If persistent rumors of Apple's introducing a low-cost version of its all-conquering iPhone turn out to be correct, it will mark a turning point for the company.

May 12, 2013

International Monetary Fund
12:33 GMT
The trade of the 18 countries in the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) grew 11 per cent in 2012 to $2.1 trillion