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India builds first ‘smart’ city to cope with growth

India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India. So

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Arab young at risk from regional war effects

An expert has warned about the damaging effect of regional wars on the development of young Arabs, with 60 per cent of the Arab population aged under 25. He has predicted that violence, gender inequality and poverty will only incr

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Number of millionaires ‘increasing in Bahrain’

Bahrain has one of the region's fastest-growing high-net-worth individual (HNWI) populations, according to a new report from WealthInsight. Forecasting a growth rate of 4.1 per cent on average till 2019, the 'Business stra

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Saudi construction sector to record 11pc growth

A rising population, plans to overcome the housing shortage, and efforts to develop the transport network and renewable energy infrastructure will set the Saudi Arabian construction industry on track to record a growth of 10.98 per cent CAGR (co

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Saudi construction sector on track to hit 11pc growth

A rising population, plans to overcome the housing shortage, and efforts to develop the transport network and renewable energy infrastructure will set the Saudi Arabian construction industry on track to record a growth of 10.98 per cent CAGR (co

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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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