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Bahrain says Q1 economic growth picks up to 2-year high
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Bahrain says Q1 economic growth picks up to 2-year high

Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:15 AM

Economic Development Board announces growth hits 4.5% during the first quarter of 2016

Qatar donates $30m to help pay Gaza public sector workers
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Qatar donates $30m to help pay Gaza public sector workers

Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:14 AM

Donation is welcomed by Hamas, the Islamist group which said it would help ease the wage shortages

Saudi Arabia urged to free women from guardianship 'shackles'
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Saudi Arabia urged to free women from guardianship 'shackles'

Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:14 AM

New Human Rights Watch report says guardianship system is holding back 'limited reforms' in Gulf kingdom

Bahrain says Iran-linked militant cell dismantled
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Bahrain says Iran-linked militant cell dismantled

Friday, 22 July 2016 1:41 PM

Five suspects arrested after bomb-making materials, guns and knives are found in houses

Abu Dhabi's economy said to be worth $53.4bn at end-2015
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Abu Dhabi's economy said to be worth $53.4bn at end-2015

Friday, 22 July 2016 10:12 AM

New official estimates say GDP grew by more than 7% with non-oil economy boosting performance

IMF urges UAE to prioritise bankruptcy law to help SMEs
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IMF urges UAE to prioritise bankruptcy law to help SMEs

Friday, 22 July 2016 12:13 AM

Persistently lower oil prices continue to weigh on the UAE's economic sentiment and fiscal positions, says International Monetary Fund

Saudi private sector salaries to increase 30% by 2021
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Saudi private sector salaries to increase 30% by 2021

Thursday, 21 July 2016 1:48 PM

Foreign investment is likely to result in higher annual salaries in retail, technology, and tourism sectors

Bahrain's new foreign ownership law 'to boost property markets'
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Bahrain's new foreign ownership law 'to boost property markets'

Thursday, 21 July 2016 1:47 PM

Cluttons says gov't plan to allow 100% foreign ownership is 'an important decision' for Gulf kingdom

Britain refuses to release files on Mark Thatcher's secret Oman deals
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Britain refuses to release files on Mark Thatcher's secret Oman deals

Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:43 PM

Files concern Margaret Thatcher's son's dealings with Oman, which led him being effectively exiled from UK

US sues to seize $1 billion in assets tied to Malaysian state fund
Banking & Finance»

US sues to seize $1 billion in assets tied to Malaysian state fund

Thursday, 21 July 2016 9:51 AM

Singapore says has also seized assets worth $176m in 1MDB-related probe

Dubai consulate set to quicken processing of Filipino passports
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Dubai consulate set to quicken processing of Filipino passports

Thursday, 21 July 2016 9:49 AM

Dubai’s Philippines Consulate adopts new technology to streamline passport applications

Dubai sees 5.6% rise in business licences issued during Q2
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Dubai sees 5.6% rise in business licences issued during Q2

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 7:31 PM

Department of Economic Development says increase indicates sustainability of Dubai's economy

IMF raises MENA growth forecasts for 2016 despite Brexit
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IMF raises MENA growth forecasts for 2016 despite Brexit

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 1:29 PM

'Modest recovery in oil prices' helps outlook, although global body downgrades regional forecasts for 2017

72% of Jeddah shoppers visit stores after 9pm
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72% of Jeddah shoppers visit stores after 9pm

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:22 PM

Study was conducted to counter a decision by the ministry to close shops at 9pm

Saudi Arabia issues fatwa against Pokémon Go
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Saudi Arabia issues fatwa against Pokémon Go

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:51 AM

Saudi Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Ifta. said game blatantly violates Islamic teachings by promoting polytheism, gambling, and atheism


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