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October 2, 2012

The tunnel between Egypt and Gaza could have been closed permanently if the free trade agreement went ahead
07:23 GMT
There is no plan to establish a free trade zone between Egypt and Gaza, as Hamas has previously hoped. The agreement would have closed the tunnels linking Gaza and Egypt, but the Egyptian government are wary over its tense relations with Israel.
DEspite high fuel prices and concerns of the global economy, airline profits are expected to rise
06:50 GMT
Profits in the airline industry unexpectedly rose, even as fears of the stability of global economy remain. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) upgraded this year's anticipated global airlines earnings to $4.1bn from its June forecast of $3bn

October 1, 2012

Women in the Kingdom are demand reforms to childcare after violent attack
15:14 GMT
Childcare has come sharply in to focus in Saudi Arabia after an attack on a 4 year-old girl by her maid. Now, Saudi's burgeoning group of career women demand that daycare provision needs to be reformed.
The latest iPhone will be highly desired item for many professionals
15:00 GMT
Smartphones have emerged as the number one consumer electronic gadget to be used by professionals during business and leisure situations, according to a new CNN survey into consumer electronics.
Foul-play? Campaigners used Twitter and Facebook to organise action of the dramatic price increases
14:19 GMT
After a sudden rise in the cost of poultry in the Saudi Kingdom, campaigners took to social-networking sites Twitter and Facebook calling for a boycott of chicken and other products.
is the smoking ban detrimental to Abu Dhabi's businesses?
09:39 GMT
As the smoking ban in Abu Dhabi takes effect, many business owners are complaining that the new law is having a negative impact and report declining sales.
Iraq is planning huge investment in the oil sector
09:12 GMT
Iraq will invest around $500 billion in energy and linked industries with the help of the private sector by 2030, generating around $6 trillion in revenues, said a report.
Will advertisers try to make money from new technology?
08:56 GMT
As news migrates to online platforms, traditional media is still where advertisers prefer to put there money,– a problem for Lebanon, where many news outlets compete to make a profit while staying true to their mission.

September 30, 2012

Iran responds to threats by the West and starts to find new oil markets
00:08 GMT
A senior Iranian Oil Ministry official said Tehran has adopted measures to easily cope with the western sanctions against its oil supplies, and emphasized that the West will be the main loser of oil bans and embargoes against Iran.

September 28, 2012

Is Hamas behind attacks on a US bank?
10:00 GMT
A 'denial of service' attack that disrupted an major US bank is leading some experts to suggest that Izz al-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, the military wing of Hamas, the Islamic party that governs the Gaza Strip, are behind them.

September 27, 2012

Tourism  trade from the Gulf region has dropped significantly, with industry bosses fearing the worst
13:24 GMT
With recent difficulties between Lebanon and the Gulf states, tourism chiefs are fearing that a significant blow to the economy.
The banking sector in Dubai is taking a hit as European and US bank cut staff
11:06 GMT
The global economic slowdown is reaching Dubai, an economic powerhouse of the Middle East, with major European and US investment banks retreating from the markets by slashing staffing.
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi warns of a collapse in international commerce as the global economic slowdown begins to bite
11:04 GMT
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, warns the health of global trade relations is in an increasingly perilous state as the continuing global economic decline saps the lifeblood from international commerce.
Lebanese farmers don't think the plan to encourage sugar beet farming will work
10:41 GMT
Cannabis farmers in the Baalbek-Hermel area are doubtful that the government's initiative to allocate LL45 billion annually for five years to support the planting of sugar beet
Zein Abdalla is new president of PepsiCo
09:31 GMT
PepPepsiCo Inc., the world's second largest food and beverage corporation, announced this month that it has appointed a new president, Zein Abdalla, who hails from Sudan.