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Morning briefing: 14 May 2013

Lebanon salary increase back on, plus other news

by Executive Staff

Economics and Policy

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati has once again promised  that he would send the long-delayed salary scale bill to Parliament for approval.

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Three Kuwaiti lawmakers have requested to question Oil Minister Hani Hussein over the payment of a $2.2 billion penalty to Dow Chemical after the emirate pulled out of a deal with the U.S. firm.

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Saudi Arabia’s central bank has asked commercial banks to increase localisation of some functions as Riyadh pushes to move more of its citizens into jobs now done by expatriates.

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Companies and Business

Budget airline Air Arabia , the UAE's only publicly-listed carrier, reported a 20 percent rise in first quarter net profit, it said on Monday.

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Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) reported a 17 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Monday, due to tough competition in its domestic market.

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The operators of Turkish electricity barge Fatmagül Sultan based in Lebanon said on Monday that the boat resumed electricity production after fixing a problem related to fuel supplies.

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