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Qatar listed fourth on global slavery index

Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, has been listed as the fourth worst country by percentage of the population on a new report from The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group. Almost 36 million people are liv

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Middle East food demand to soar 50pc

Demand for food in the Middle East is expected to rocket by 50 per cent in the next two decades as a result of booming populations, according to an expert. Global Crop Diversity Trust co-founder and senior adviser Dr Geoffrey Hawt

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Non-hydrocarbon sector driving Qatar growth

The non-hydrocarbon sector in Qatar continues to drive economic growth, supporting the diversification of the economy, a report said. Rapid growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector (11.3 per cent) was spurred by large investments in m

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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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