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UAE, Bahrain top in 'payroll to people' rate

UAE and Bahrain are among the top ranked countries with the highest payroll to population (P2P) rate, with 59 per cent and 53 per cent, respectively, as many people work directly for the government or government-owned entities, said a report.

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UAE, Bahrain top in 'payroll to people' rate

UAE and Bahrain are among the top ranked countries with the highest payroll to population (P2P) rate, with 59 per cent and 53 per cent, respectively, as many people work directly for the government or government-owned entities, said a report.

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UAE, Bahrain top in 'payroll to people' rate

UAE and Bahrain are among the top ranked countries with the highest payroll to population (P2P) rate, with 59 per cent and 53 per cent, respectively, as many people work directly for the government or government-owned entities, said a report.

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Illegal housing boom is big challenge for Egypt's leader

When an explosion in one of Cairo's calmer residential areas reduced a five-story building to rubble, residents feared it was the work of suicide bombers. Actually, authorities were dynamiting unlicensed buildings, even though

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GCC healthcare market to hit $69bn by 2018

The GCC healthcare market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 12 per cent to $69.4 billion by 2018 from an estimated $39.4 billion in 2013, driven by robust population growth and rising income levels, said a report. The outp

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Oman's population tops 4 million

Oman's population has almost doubled over the past decade and has now crossed the four million mark, a report quoting official statistics said. The total population of Oman had reached 4,000,345 as of April 2. Citizens constit

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China's urbanisation rate set to hit 60pc

China's urbanisation rate is expected to hit 60 percent by 2018, according to a government think tank report, two years ahead of previous official expectations, bringing a potential economic boost to the world's second largest economy.

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Global health workforce shortage to reach 12.9m

The world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035; today, that figure stands at 7.2 million, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report, A Universal Truth: No health without

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Qatar's fiscal surplus doubles to $27.4bn

Qatar's fiscal surplus more than doubled to a record $27.4 billion -  equivalent to about 14.2 per cent of GDP - during the financial year 2012/13, driven by burgeoning oil and gas revenues, said a report. However, a pick

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Syrian refugee numbers hit 2m in ‘tragedy of century’

More than two million refugees have now fled Syria's civil war in human suffering unparalleled in recent history, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Of the total Syrian population of about 20 million, either inside or outside

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