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Senator the Hon Nick Sherry address to Australia and Arab Countries

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry, Minister of Small Business gave an address re Australia-Arab States cooperation. His spoke about the strong and growing relationship between Australia and the Arab world.

Mobile operators in Jordan given 3 months to document unregistered SIM cards

The Kingdom’s three major mobile operators have a three-month deadline to document all unregistered SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, according to a recent decision by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

Canada-Jordan FTA website

The Canadian Embassy announced its website containing the full text of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on June 28 by Jordan and Canada. It is available in English, French, and Arabic at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade website

Egypt sets goal of surpassing US$1.1 billion in information technology export revenues by 2010

The strength of the relations between the U.S. and Egypt on a business level has never been better, and Egypt is primed to increase the volume of its IT/ITES exports to US$1.1 billion by 2010.

When will the 16 percent sales tax on PCs be scrapped in Jordan?

Several weeks ago, it was announced that the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MoICT) was looking into exempting computers from the 16 percent sales tax.

Number of online shoppers in UAE rises despite crisis

Shopping online is the new favourite with the number of people doing this registering an increase, according to a survey conducted by Google in the UAE recently.The survey found that 69 per cent of the respondents have bought something online and 48 per cent have used online services for their travel plans.

Workshop puts benefits of US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement under spotlight

Exporters and importers representing over 100 Jordanian companies took part on Monday in a workshop on how to maximise benefits from the US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two-day workshop seeks to increase awareness of Jordanian exporters about the FTA benefits and clarify trade policies between the two countries to help companies expand their businesses.

WEF Organisers harness ICT to ensure wider interaction

Organisers of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East (WEF) are harnessing ICT to ensure wider interaction with the worldwide audience.

Saudi Arabia’s IT spending to rise to $5.6 billion

Saudi Arabia’s spending in information technology is expected to rise to $5.6 billion by 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent. Last year, the Kingdom, which is the biggest IT market in the Gulf region, spent $3.4 billion in the sector.

IT resellers predict gloomy outlook for the region

IT resellers in the Middle East and Turkey expect the economic outlook to deteriorate throughout 2009 and revealed IT budget stability against the backdrop of the declining economy, according to research released by IT management software company Computer Associates.