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Saudi population up 2.4pc to 31.52m

Saudi Arabia’s population increased 2.4 percent to 31.52 million last year from 30.77 million in 2014, a report quoting the Saudi Department of Statistics and Information. Saudi nationals made up two-thirds of the population

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Time to grow our own fresh food, says expert

The growth of the middle class, particularly in emerging economies, is driving demand for meat, eggs and dairy, increasing pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle and poultry, according to an expert.  

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New health plan as patients increase in Bahrain

Bahrain's rapidly growing population is posing a major challenge for health authorities. According to official statistics, Bahrain’s population reached 1,253,191 in 2013, with expatriates making up 50.94 per cent of the population, s

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Urbanization to step up Saudi economic growth

Rapid urbanization, expected to add about seven million to Saudi Arabia’s urban population by 2025, is likely to create immediate growth opportunities in the Kingdom with regard to sustainable housing and utilities infrastructure, a report

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Qatar tops in built asset wealth per capita

Qatar has become the world’s richest country per capita measured by the value of its built environment, according to the latest Global Built Asset Wealth Index published by Arcadis, the leading global design & consultancy firm for natu

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Qatar tops in built asset wealth per capita

Qatar has become the world’s richest country per capita measured by the value of its built environment, according to the latest Global Built Asset Wealth Index published by Arcadis, the leading global design & consultancy firm for natu

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Qatar's population up 9pc to 2.3m

Qatar’s population rose nine per cent to about 2.34 million as in June this year, compared to 2.15 million last year, according to a report.   The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, pointed ou

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GCC construction sector in major growth phase

The GCC construction industry foresees growth for the next three years, encouraged by factors such as favourable macroeconomics, positive demographics, and rising tourism activities, said an industry expert. “Higher budget a

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GCC construction sector in major growth phase

The GCC construction industry foresees growth for the next three years, encouraged by factors such as favourable macroeconomics, positive demographics, and rising tourism activities, said an industry expert. “Higher budget a

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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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