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Tighter laws on food 'can reverse obesity epidemic'

Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a World Health Organisation study. The study, by a team of researchers based

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Bahrain's Premier sets up privatisation panel

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday issued an edict approving privatisation policies and regulations. A high privatisation committee will be set up under the chairmanship of a minister,

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100 experts for Qatar banking summit

A banking summit in Qatar will discuss new financial regulations and key initiatives that will facilitate growth in the banking sector and put the country on the road to becoming the region’s financial hub. The Meed Qatar Ba

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Kuwait insurers ‘facing regulatory changes’

Kuwait’s insurance market is experiencing a period of uncertainty, as premium growth has been volatile in recent years, and insurers currently await potential regulatory developments, a report said. While Kuwait’s tota

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Regulations, lack of liquidity ‘hitting GCC IPOs’

Stricter regulatory scrutiny of companies with plans to list and a lack of liquidity in certain markets are the key factors responsible for the low volume of IPOs in the GCC in the last 12 months, experts said. Other issues hittin

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Saudi finalising rules for foreign stocks ownership

Saudi Arabia is finalising a regulatory framework which will allow foreigners to directly own stocks in the kingdom, though the market has no need for liquidity from international investors, the head of the country's market regulator said.

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Saudi finalising rules for foreign stocks ownership

Saudi Arabia is finalising a regulatory framework which will allow foreigners to directly own stocks in the kingdom, though the market has no need for liquidity from international investors, the head of the country's market regulator said.

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Staffing, regulation ‘worry energy sector’

A shortage of skilled professionals and lack of aligned regulatory guidance are among the main challenges facing the energy sector, according to a group of industry leaders. Even as confidence for improved margins and higher capital invest

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New laws to protect migrant workers in Bahrain

Bahrain is set to improve its labour legislation to ensure decent work for all migrant workers in a bid to protect their rights, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said the country was set to activate a memo

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Arab telco giants discuss ITR reforms

The chief executives of the region’s leading telecommunications groups converged in Dubai recently to share views on the proposed reforms to the international telecommunications regulations (ITRs). The Arab telcos' chiefs met the head

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