The world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035; today, that figure stands at 7.2 million, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The report, A Universal Truth: No health without
Qatar's fiscal surplus more than doubled to a record $27.4 billion - equivalent to about 14.2 per cent of GDP - during the financial year 2012/13, driven by burgeoning oil and gas revenues, said a report.
However, a pick
More than two million refugees have now fled Syria's civil war in human suffering unparalleled in recent history, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Of the total Syrian population of about 20 million, either inside or outside
Slowly but unsurely, Europe is facing up to population trends that will sap long-run economic growth and force nations to choose between cutting pensions and welfare benefits or paying higher taxes to maintain them.
Food consumption in the GCC region will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 3.1 per cent, reaching 49.1 million metric tonnes by 2017 in line with the rapidly growing population and increase in foreign tourists, a report said.
Saudisation will support economic growth and although the SR2,400 ($640) levy on foreign employees in excess of locals will cause short-term margin pressures, it will result in long-term gains, a report said.
“We believe Sau
Cinfa, one of Spain’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, launched operations in the region via the burgeoning UAE market, at a ceremony in Dubai attended by the Spanish Ambassador to the UAE and health officials.
A population boom means a huge potential workforce for the Middle East, but only if governments invest in them, according to Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
In its latest quarterly report, the acco
With economic growth forecast to have reached 5.3 per cent in 2012 and a population having grown at a CAGR of about three per cent between 2000 and 2011 Saudi Arabia is under unprecedented pressure to improve its transport infrastructure.
The pharmaceutical market of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest in the Middle East region, is forecast to expand by 4.7 per cent a year to reach $4.7 billion by 2016, a report said.
The GCC States comprise a dynamic life sciences an