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Turkey to be 5th fastest emerging economy

Source : World Bulletin  / 14 Nov 2013

Turkey will be the fifth fastest emerging country amongst top twenty world economies at the end of 2013, Moody's recently published report said.

Turkey will reach a growth of 3-4 percent in 2013 and reach 3.5-4.5 % in 2014, the Global Macro Outlook 2013-15 report of Moody's announced.

 

Passports of Arab, Muslim states among the 10 worst in the world

Source : Al Arabiya / 2 Oct 2013
 
The passports of seven Arab or Muslim states are among the 10 worst in the world in terms of free access to other countries, according to a recently published Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index.
 
Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine, Eriteria, Nepal, Sudan, Sri lanka and Lebanon, remain in the bottom 10 places of the ranking. This means that the citizens of these countries enjoy the least freedom of international travel, according to the index.

 

6.6m children under 5 died in 2012: UNICEF

Source : AP / 14 Sep 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the UN children’s agency said Friday.

Nearly half of all children who die are in five countries: Nigeria, Congo, India, Pakistan and China, it said in a report.

 

World migrants rise above 230m mark: UN

Source : AFP / 12 Sep 2013

The number of migrants around the world rose above 230 million in 2013 with the United States, Western Europe and the Gulf oil states the biggest draws, the UN said Wednesday.

The number who have left their own country has risen from 154 million in 1990 to 232 million and the proportion of migrants in rich countries is growing, said a new UN report.

 

Poll: 62% in Middle East, North Africa unhappy with salaries

Source : Al Arabiya / 24 Jul 2013

Across the Middle East and North Africa, 62 percent of nationals and residents are not satisfied with their work salaries, according to a survey conducted by YouGov, an independent research and consultancy firm, and Bayt.com, a popular recruitment website.

Only 15 percent of respondents are “extremely satisfied.”

 

Analysis: Glimmer of hope for cash-starved Pakistan economy as Sharif takes over

By Tomasz Janowski / 5 June 2013

Pakistan's economy is in its worst shape in nearly a decade and yet there is a sense of hope that the incoming government not only seems to know what is needed to fix it but, for once, may also have enough determination and clout to do it.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif swept back to power in last month's election, riding a wave of public anger at rival Pakistan People's Party's failure to tackle endemic corruption, power cuts and militant violence.

 

1.79 m jobs: Tourism set to be biggest employer

 

Source : Arab news / 28 Mar 2013

The tourism sector will soon become the largest employer in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA).

The sector will employ more than 1.79 million by 2020, says a SAMA report.

 

Yemen needs $716 mln in aid this year: U.N.

By AFP / 23 Jan 2013

Yemen needs $716 million in aid this year, or 22 percent more than 2012’s requirements, UN agencies said on Tuesday, after improved security enabled a reassessment of the humanitarian situation.

“We are hoping that we will be able to raise the whole amount so that we can comprehensively meet the needs and save lives,” said the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, Trond Jensen.

 

Iran discovers 14 billion barrels of crude oil reserves

Source: Presstv / 22 Jan 2013

Iran has discovered 14 billion barrels of crude oil reserves during the first three quarters of the current Persian calendar year (started March 20, 2012), an Iranian deputy oil minister says.

In a Monday interview, Mohsen Khojasteh-Mehr noted that during the previous Iranian year (ended March 19, 2012), the country discovered 20 billion barrels of crude oil.

 
 

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