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Oman takes another step towards takaful legislation
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 17:48
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Legislation regulating Oman’s sharia-compliant insurance market has moved a step closer to being finalised after the State Council approved a draft law that will help encourage new investment in the takaful (Islamic insurance) industry.

Egypt, UAE ink deal to build brand new capital east of Cairo
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:44

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday signed a deal to build Egypt’s new administrative capital, east of the existing capital Cairo.

Gulf women and competing economies
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:38
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‘Arab Women’ are the subject of Western and Eastern curiosity and, often, fascination. However, most attempts to investigate ‘Arab Women’ reduce them to one entity, ignoring their multitude of experience. The fact is Arab women are very different from each other.

Libyan businessmen gather in Brussels to discuss economic situation
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 21:33
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Businessmen from across Libya attended a meeting hosted by the EU in Brussels on 9 March, during which they addressed issues related to the economic recovery and development of Libya including macro-fiscal sustainability, public financial management,

Omani:Balancing a healthy economy with social achievements
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:21
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Solid economic growth projected at 7 per cent with inflation expected to remain at the previous year’s level of 4 per cent, a boost to educational and job sectors for citizens are among other key goals as the State Budget for 2012 was unveiled on Monday.

Algeria: EU project improves capacities of body for apprenticeship and lifelong learning
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:04
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Thirteen consultants from the Algerian Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning Fund and several employees of the National Office for the Development of Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning (FNAC) are receiving training this week on training tools and techniques as part of the EU funded regional progr [ … ]

Improving Mediterranean trade: project trains future experts in efficient maritime transport
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 00:00

A group of ten people from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia have undergone a specialized training dedicated to intermodal transport as a way to improve the efficiency of freight circulation between Mediterranean ports.

Women entrepreneurs thriving in Gaza’s nascent start-up community
Friday, 06 March 2015 12:28
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It is amazing how often in crisis, new opportunities arise. Gaza is no exception. With its borders tightly controlled, the narrow strip (roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C.) is the last place one would think of looking for economic opportunities for young women.

Tracking hidden wealth alters view of inequality in the Middle East and North Africa
Friday, 06 March 2015 12:24
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Until now, the gap between rich and poor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has seemed—statistically at least—narrower than in many other regions of the world. Digging up data on wealth that has been squirreled abroad and hidden from the public eye, though, changes that.

Can teachers unions help improve the quality of education in the Arab world?
Friday, 06 March 2015 12:21
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In many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in fact around the world, teachers—who play a pivotal role in any effort to improve education quality—have not been officially represented in the design of key government programs aimed at education reform.

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