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‘Unemployment, inflation rise due to faulty policies’
Business & Money | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:52 am
False Saudization rates boost unemployment and negatively influence Saudi citizens, warned economists in the Kingdom.Dr. Abdul Hamid Al-Omari, a member of the Saudi Economic Association, criticized decisions of the Ministry of Labor, which he claimed were difficult to understand and didn’t...
27 Saudi families stranded abroad ‘brought home’
Business & Money | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:51 am
The Saudi Welfare Society for the Sponsorship of Saudi Families Abroad (Awasser) said it has managed to bring home 27 Saudi families (comprising 67 members) which were stranded abroad.They were brought back to the Kingdom last year after the formal procedures that included correcting their status...
Citizens, expats welcome new Absher portal decision
Government | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:21 am
Citizens and expatriates alike have welcomed the Ministry of Interior (MoI) decision for a new version of the Absher portal, which will include electronic services provided to citizens and residents as well as news and events of all sectors of the ministry.Mohammed Al-Asiri, a spokesman at the...
Riyadh to host forum on Saudi-US health care
Healthcare | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:17 am
Riyadh will host for the first time the 2015 C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Forum from April 27-29, at the Ritz-Carlton, with a focus on the latest issues and solutions impacting the global health care field under the theme - Improving health care through bilateral knowledge.With more than 60 global...
Bank lending to Saudi private sector records healthy growth
Business & Money | Sunday 5 April, 2015 7:00 am
Bank lending to the Saudi private sector recorded a healthy growth in February, according to economic researchers.Economic data was strong for February, reflecting the impact of the royal decrees issued in January, stated the Saudi Chartbook of April 2015, released by Jadwa Investment.Cash...
Sleep Disorders, New Medicines & Treatments
Healthcare | Sunday 5 April, 2015 6:41 am
It's been said for as long as wisdom has been passed down through the generations - a good night's sleep is vital for us to enjoy optimal health. Inadequate sleep affects our hormones, concentration levels, moods and even our weight. Whilst many fellow medical experts disagree on the amount of...
CBC Abu Dhabi celebrates 10 years of success
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2015 1:48 pm
The Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi will be hosting its Annual Gala, the Maple Leaf Ball, on Thursday April 16, 2015 marking its 10th Anniversary. The notable black tie event sponsored by Qasimi Law Partners, AECOM, Apparel Group, Etihad Airways and supported by Park Rotana Hotel and Iris...
Messe Frankfurt Middle East consolidates position with new name
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2015 10:56 am
With a new name and a renewed focus on the burgeoning Middle East market, Messe Frankfurt Middle East (formerly Epoc Messe Frankfurt) is set to further consolidate its position as one of the region's foremost trade fair and conference organisers.Having recorded an impressive 22 per cent...
Food supply remains unaffected
Business & Money | Saturday 4 April, 2015 10:46 am
Operation Decisive Storm is not raising the prices or delaying the import of food into the Kingdom, traders said here recently.They reportedly said that imports are flowing normally through the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb, which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden.They dismissed predictions that ...
New labor courts to start operations in Muharram 1438AH
Government | Saturday 4 April, 2015 10:41 am
Labor Minister Adel Fakeih disclosed recently that the affiliation of labor dispute settlement bodies with the Ministry of Justice will soon come to an end and will be transferred to the Ministry of Labor, pending the launch of the new labor courts in Muharram 1438AH.The minister was speaking...