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Technology ‘could cut youth unemployment in region’

Technology investors and entrepreneurs could help reduce the impact of the expected explosion in unemployment amongst youth in the Arab region, according to experts debating global and regional issues at Davos. If the baby boom continues at its current rates, the Arab World could

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Grown diamonds key to bridging demand gap

Grown diamonds can help overcome the widening supply demand gap in the long run to compensate for falling mined diamonds supply, a report said. The breakthrough in technology has made it possible to grow rare quality colourless IIa quality diamonds by creating diamond-growing con

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Egypt growth to be ‘easily north of 4pc’ in 2014-15

Egypt can expect economic growth "easily north of 4 per cent" in fiscal year 2014-15, which ends in June, boosted by rising confidence and a windfall from lower oil prices, its finance minister said. Hany Dimian also told Reuters in an interview at the World Economic Fo

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ECB's trillion-euro move offers boost, but at a cost

ECB chief Mario Draghi's 1 trillion ($1.1 trillion) euros of fresh money could prove the masterstroke that saves the euro zone for now, but it breaks the principle that the bloc acts as one, a move that could ultimately undermine the currency he is trying to save. In monthly

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New Saudi king ‘holding line on Opec policy’

Saudi Arabia's new king is expected to continue a policy of keeping oil output steady to drive out rival producers, though the royal succession has focused market attention on the future of the kingdom's long-serving oil minister. King Abdullah died early on Friday and hi

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'Investors value integrity over sound business plan’

Global investors are more likely to invest in individuals with integrity, willpower, commitment and passion than those with a good business plan alone, according to a report. The joint research conducted by Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan (University Of Wollongong in Dubai), Ian M

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Use of secure identities set for major change

Whether it’s centralizing identity management for protection or securing electronic medical prescriptions and ATM transactions, 2015 will see the transformation in using secure identities, an industry expert said. “This past year laid the foundation for what we expect

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Gates foundation sees big gains against disease, poverty

Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Worldwide child deaths will be halve

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Beset by hardship, Iranians losing hope for future

As prices of food, water and electricity rise further beyond reach, struggling Iranians are losing belief in their pragmatic president, Hassan Rouhani, and his promise of a brighter future. The country has been hit by the double hammer blows of persisting Western sanctions over i

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First glimpse of end to Ebola epidemic

Here at the front line of the Ebola epidemic, the tide seems to be turning against the disease. A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone - the worst-affected country - has helped to dramatically reduce new cases, in what health officials say is a major ste

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