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Bahrain raises game to attract foreign students
Monday, 15 June 2015 19:33
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With the aim of creating a niche for itself as a top student destination in the Gulf, Bahrain hopes international students will fill up to 35% of all university places over the next decade, according to projections from the national education plan.

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Dubai considers electric car solutions
Monday, 15 June 2015 19:22
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Electric vehicles may be set to become a more familiar sight on the streets of Dubai. The emirate has one of the world’s highest car ownership ratios and the authorities are expanding the infrastructure for battery-run cars and introducing new incentives to encourage people to switch to more envir [ … ]

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Saudi Arabia rail project progresses
Monday, 15 June 2015 19:19
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Further progress has been made in plans to build the Gulf region’s rail network, with Saudi Arabia looking to closely align the project with its economic and social priorities.

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Morocco retail sector mirrors growing wealth, changing habits
Sunday, 07 June 2015 20:59
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More than three-quarters of Morocco’s retail activity takes place among small-scale or informal retailers, but that is beginning to visibly change, with dedicated retail property growing and large foreign retailers expanding.

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Made in Algeria campaign shifts up a gear
Sunday, 07 June 2015 20:44
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Faced with a slowing economy, Algeria has launched a drive to revitalise its industrial sector and boost agricultural productivity by upping the focus on locally made products.

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New oil finds in Kuwait underscore expansion plans
Sunday, 07 June 2015 20:41
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The discovery of four new oil fields has drawn fresh attention to Kuwait’s long list of expansion projects, as the country aims to raise output by nearly one-third by 2020.

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ISIS, Kurds deprive Syrian state of revenues
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:24
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Syria’s oil and gas wealth is being shared by ISIS and Kurdish armed groups, which heavily rely on it to finance war efforts.

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Urban farming a solution for Gulf countries
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:21
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It becomes increasingly clear that harnessing new technologies and research related to climatic and soil conditions will become critical fac­tors in achieving food security.

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E-commerce a fast-growing trend in the Arab world
Monday, 25 May 2015 18:43
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Purchase of goods and ser­vices is growing by 45% a year in Arab countries, compared to 20% in Europe and 35% in Asia.

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Immediate need for alternative energy in Gulf region
Monday, 25 May 2015 18:41
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All Gulf Coopera­tion Council countries will have to embrace industrial-scale alternative energy if they were to continue profiting from their oil and natural gas resources.

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