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July 23, 2017

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Business confidence falls across the Middle East with further decline in sentiment expected

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS).

The region is also likely to face further challenges over the coming year, according to the quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by ACCA"...

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July 23, 2017

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President of Arabic Language Academy of Jordan suggests unified Arabic academy in Makkah

There should be one unified Arabic language academy, instead of the 12 academies currently existing in the Arab world, and its headquarters should be Makkah City, said Khalid Al Karaki, President of the Arabic Language Academy of Jordan, the institution that won the King Faisal International Prize 2017 for Arabic Language and Literature.

Al Karaki made this observation while delivering a lecture titled, ‘The"...

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July 21, 2017

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AHF KENYA, NACC, Nairobi City County and Partners Hosts Street Dance Competition: Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu Grand Finale!

(ME NewsWire)-- AHF Kenya, in collaboration with NACC, Nairobi City County, and a host of partners will today light up Nairobi with the grand finale of Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu; under the theme “Street Dance With A Difference”. Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu translated as My Base, My Dance, is a street dance project which targets young people in three slum areas of Nairobi, namely, Mathare, Kibera and Mukuru. The program is part of AHF’s creative responses to address the disproportionately high spate of new HIV infections among young people, through the infusion of dance and open forum discussions that focus on HIV Prevention, Stigma reduction, HIV Care & Treatment, Sexual Reproductive health and TB. “In 2015, Young people accounted for about 51% of all new HIV infections in Kenya, with 35,776 young people getting infected with HIV each year. HIV Testing coverage for this......

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July 21, 2017

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Major Terrorist Plot Foiled in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Interior Announces

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack was prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate. On the evening of Friday, July 14th, security services intercepted a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle in a busy, built-up district of the city. As the stolen vehicle was surrounded by security services, three men in the car produced guns and started firing heavily and randomly at both the officers and crowds of civilians near the scene. Saudi security services were able"...

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July 20, 2017

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HABIB YOUSFI TO THE PRIME MINISTER ''La Cgea strongly supports your decision''

In a message addressed to the Prime Minister, the Honorary President of the General Confederation of Algerian Entrepreneurs, Habib Yousfi expressed his unwavering support for the government's approach. 'We have learned with great satisfaction your decision not to meet the representative of the FCE at the meeting organized by the Minister of Labor at the level of the Higher School of Social Security,' wrote HabibYousfi in his missive stressing that ' This decision reinforces our analysis of the lack of credibility"...

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July 20, 2017

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Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President 

(ME NewsWire)-- Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, announced today that David Braunstein will join TSR as president on July 24. Braunstein is a seasoned business leader with deep global and emerging technologies experience within the private sector.

“Safe roads are important to our families, communities and our businesses and TSR is more committed than"...

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July 18, 2017

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PM Tebboune decides to freeze decisions on banning Pilot farms in Algeria

The Prime Minister, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has decides to freeze decisions on banning the Pilot farms in Algeria, Ennahar TV reported on Monday. The current head of the executive ordered the freezing of the cession of the 25 Pilot farms, official sources said. Abdelmalek Sellal, former Prime Minister, presided over a meeting of the State Participation Council, on the eve of the parliamentary elections, to anticipate the sale of Pilot farms, spread over thousands of hectares. This decision of Sellal was taken under the new Public-Private Partnership scheme. dzbreaking ...

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July 18, 2017

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Arabia CSR Network to host GRI and CSR trainings from Sep to Dec

The Arab Region’s leading think tank and sustainability centre Arabia CSR Network will hold a host of trainings in the second half of 2017. Starting with a certified training on GRI Standards in July and a few more of the same in September and December, ACSRN will offer more trainings to build capacity of individuals and organisations in CSR and sustainability. A two-day training on Integrated Reporting will be held in October, an accredited 3 day CSR Advanced course"...

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July 18, 2017

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FedEx Files 10-K with Additional Disclosure on Cyber-Attack Affecting TNT Express Systems

(ME NewsWire)-- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) (“FedEx”) today filed its annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing includes additional information regarding the June 2017 cyber-attack on the worldwide information systems of TNT Express B.V. (“TNT”), the international express transportation, small-package ground delivery and freight transportation company FedEx acquired in May 2016.

TNT"...

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July 18, 2017

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IMA Encourages Proactive Issues Resolution, Personal Accountability and Whistleblower Protections in Revised Ethics Guidance

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today introduced a revision to its Statement of Ethical Professional Practice (SEPP), designed to help guide the ethical aspects of the business, as well as personal decisions of IMA members and other management accounting professionals. The SEPP, effective July 1, 2017, replaces the previous version published in 2005 and reflects changes"...

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