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GCC investment on 'track’ to create opportunities

GCC economies are perusing investments in the right direction, addressing infrastructure needs and investing in sectors that will create more opportunities in the long run, said a report. Standard Chartered has published the lates

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Chivas launches ‘The Venture’ in GCC

Chivas Regal has launched ‘The Venture’ in the GCC, as part of a global search for the most promising social entrepreneurs - those with businesses or ideas that use enterprise and innovation as a force for good. &lsquo

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UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman top Mice destinations in GCC

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman have emerged as the top three meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) destinations in the GCC. The number of international association meetings in the region has more than tripled over the

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GCC’s travel catering business to grow 5pc annually

The GCC travel catering market is expected to witness an annual growth rate of five per cent, a recent report said. This is due to the rapid increase in passenger volumes, expansion of GCC airline fleets and the high priority given to t

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GCC plans unified tourist visa system

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have planned to start a joint tourist visa system by first targeting expatriates, according to a report. Expatriates with valid residency permit of a GCC state would be issued a unified

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GCC tourist numbers increase at Mazagan resort

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading destination in North Africa, said there has been a rise in inflow of GCC tourists to the resort during the first nine months of the year. Stephan Killinger, president, attributed this growi

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GCC infrastructure contract awards to top $45bn in 2014

Infrastructure contracts worth more than $45 billion will be awarded in the GCC by the end of the year, double the value of contracts ($22.6 billion) given in 2012, said a report. The lion's share of the contracts will focus o

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GCC plans to launch joint naval force

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have planned to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defence official said, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighbouring Iran. The new force is expected to be formed in the &ld

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New Zealand targets niche industries for export

New Zealand's niche industries including wood products for construction and architecture, health IT systems and agricultural production technology could broaden the country’s offerings to Middle East region now dominated by dairy and m

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Unified environment strategy for GCC planned

GCC representatives convened in Bahrain to discuss the creation of a national environmental report for each country. They are aiming to adopt a unified environmental strategy following a two-day workshop hosted by the Supreme Coun

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