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Tunisia: Understanding corruption to fight it better

Tunisia - Understanding corruption to fight it better

Corruption in the public sector is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon. It can take on a myriad of forms and come to light in various areas.

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Bahrain raises game to attract foreign students

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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