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Global bid to bridge urban gap urged

A global partnership to bridge an existing urban gap among countries and peoples is the best way to reduce political challenges posing a threat to international security and stability, the Bahrain’s Premier said. The nature

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World cities to add 2.5bn more by 2050: UN

More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a UN report on Thu

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Egypt urban inflation slows to 11.4pc

Egypt's annual urban inflation rate slowed slightly to 11.4 percent in January from 11.7 percent in December, the official statistics agency Capmas said. November's figure of 13 per cent was the highest annual rate in near

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Summit to explore strategy for sustainable cities

Leading urban planners will meet to put in place strategies to ensure regional cities maintain wellbeing and growth at a conference to be held in Dubai from October 8. The three-day Future Cities Summit will take place alongside C

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85pc of GCC population to reside in cities

More than 45 million people – about 85 per cent of the total estimated population -- are expected to reside in GCC cities by 2020, the United Nations has estimated.   The latest revision of the World Urbani

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Egypt inflation rises to 9.1pc in November

Egypt's urban consumer inflation for the 12 months to November climbed to 9.1 per cent from 7.1 per cent in October, figures on the state statistics agency website showed on Saturday. The urban consumer price index for November wa

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Egypt's urban inflation at 11.87pc

The urban consumer inflation was 11.87 percent in the 12 months to May from 12.1 percent in April, figures on Egypt's state statistics agency showed on its website on Thursday. The urban consumer price index for May was 114 versus 101.9 a

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Egypt inflation at 13.6pc in Jan

Egypt's urban annual consumer price inflation climbed to 13.6 percent in the year to January, at the top end of analysts' expectations, state statistics agency figures indicated. Annual inflation in December was 13.3 percent, the f

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Egyptian urban inflation falls to 9pc

Urban consumer inflation in Egypt fell to 9.0 percent in the year to August, down from 9.9 percent in the year to July, figures from Egypt's state-run Capmas statistics agency showed on Wednesday. Food prices continued to rise on a mon

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Urban Planning Council set up

President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi a new law setting up the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The new body, to be also known as Urban Planning Council (UPC) for short, will be chai

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