Business briefing: 14 Nov 2013

Lebanese industry to help Syrian aid, plus other news

Caretaker Industry Minister Vreij Sabounjian has met with an official from the United Nations Development Program to discuss the participation of Lebanese firms in the Syrian refugee aid response.

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Oman’s public sector wage bill may jump by as much as $2.3 billion next year, according to the finance minister, accelerating a deterioration of its state budget position.

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The United Arab Emirates has said it hopes Iran will address issues straining ties with Gulf Arab countries as well as its nuclear row with the West following the election of President Hassan Rouhani.

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Boeing looks set to dominate next week’s Dubai Airshow with more than $100 billion of deals as it aims to launch its latest long-haul jet with up to 250 potential orders from as many as five airlines.

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