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Singapore-GCC trade agreement in effect

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A new trade pact, the Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on September 1, 2013. The GSFTA is a comprehensive free...
Philippines wants more Saudi tourists

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With Philippine Airlines resuming flights to Saudi Arabia from December, tourism agencies together with the airline are now aiming at attracting more Saudi tourists...
Our series: Ethics in Business – Are we aware of the ‘Iagos’ in our midst?

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A conversation with Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary-General
Indonesia to stop ‘exporting’ maids by 2017

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The Indonesian government has said it will  stop to allow domestic helpers to work abroad by 2017 under the country's new Domestic Worker Roadmap,...
Malaysia aims to become 2nd biggest Quran printer

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Just when dark clouds are beginning to overshadow Malaysia's economy, with shrinking exports and a credit rating downgrade causing concerns whether the country will...

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The Philippines is increasingly dependent on its workers not only finding employment abroad, but also propping up the domestic economy. Philippines workers abroad –...
More Saudi tourists to Thailand – despite travel ban

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Despite a travel ban being in place since the 1990s, the number of Saudi tourist to Thailand is growing, Arab media reported on July...
Travel feature: Brainless in the desert

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During my hotel career, my numerous “sales trips” to the Middle East often led to unexpected adventure. And thus there I was, one March,...
Philippines invites investors from Saudi Arabia

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The Philippines has been encouraging Saudi businesses to invest in the country and attend or participate in major trade fairs and exhibitions in the...
Doha Metro works awarded, Austrian firm gets mega-contract

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Austrian construction company Porr AG together with Saudi Arabia's Bin Ladin Group and a local contractor, has secured the contact for the Green Line...
Filipinos’ remittances to keep positive trend

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Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OWF) remained strong during the first quarter of 2013. The Philippines Central Bank forecasts a solid 5 per cent annual increase in remittances volume for the full year.
Absurd race for Asia’s tallest tower

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China and Pakistan have joined the race to build Asia's tallest tower, at least as long as the planned 1 kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in...
ASEAN business visa policy favourable for Qatar

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A multi-state visa for ASEAN visitors is a highly desirable and necessary way to improve the region’s growth prospects. And, this will be a great relief for business travelers who want to explore various opportunities in the region.
Saudi, Philippines sign worker agreement

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A long-delayed agreement on Filipino household service workers in Saudi Arabia is due to be signed on May 19, granting the workers a minimum...
Thailand, Bahrain set up distribution hub

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Thailand and Bahrain on April 19 agreed to establish a distribution center in the Gulf nation to boost Thai trade with Middle East markets...
Renewables: The brighter solution for the Gulf

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Qatar-based GreenGulf is a renewable energy company that develops and manages large-scale renewable energy assets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Inside Investor wanted to know more from the CEO.
HSBC Qatar: Global banking with regional touch

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Global banking giant HSBC has been present in Qatar since 1954 and has set a significant foothold in commercial and private banking in Qatar. Inside Investor sat down with HSBC Qatar's CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi to hear more.
Looking East: Setting up a base in ASEAN

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With major shifts in Qatar’s LNG trade ongoing, the country better sooner than later needs a solid base in Southeast Asia to cash in on the thriving economy of the ten-member ASEAN bloc. Thailand could be a viable option.