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AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

The Middle East and North Africa have the world's highest rate of youth unemployment, with 29.5 percent, up two percentage point from over a decade ago, according to the International Labor Organization. Citing figures by the International Monetary Fund, he said the gender gap in the Middle East is three times bigger than that in most developing economies.
Source: The Associated Press | By: By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press
Has poor governance in the Middle East aided ISIS?

A senior political figure from the Middle East said a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Hadley Gamble
Has the oil rout actually helped Gulf producers?

The drastic fall in oil prices is widely thought to have hit the Gulf's main producers, but this CEO says the opposite is true.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Hadley Gamble
Eyeing competitiveness, Nordics debate more "latte pappas"

*Progressive Scandinavia encourages paternal leave. OSLO/ STOCKHOLM May 22- Nordic nations are the tops when it comes to gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum's global rankings which reviews the gaps between men and women in a range of areas, including the economy. "We are a feminist government and one of our goals is to increase labour market...
Source: Reuters | By: Balazs Koranyi and Daniel Dickson
First on CNBC Interview: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

Following is the transcript of an interview conducted with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan by Hadley Gamble, CNBC Middle East Correspondent.
Source: CNBC.com
First on CNBC: CNBC Transcript: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Speaks with CNBC Middle East Correspondent Hadley Gamble on CNBC

First on CNBC: CNBC Transcript: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Speaks with CNBC Middle East Correspondent Hadley Gamble on CNBC
Source: CNBC.com
Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

KITTEH, Jordan- Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky- even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage. The problem has been debated by regional decision-makers for years, but has taken on even greater urgency with...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press
How tech will transform the Middle East

The "Internet of Everything" - the connection of people, process, data and things - could usher in a new era of growth in the Middle East.
Source: CNBC.com | By: John Chambers, chairman and chief executive of Cisco
Atlas Copco's Climate Goals Noted at UN Conference

STOCKHOLM---- Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today is being recognized by the United Nations at the agency' s major conference on climate change for the Group' s goals to cut carbon dioxide from its products and operations. In 2013, Atlas Copco launched the patented VSD+ technology, which cuts energy use by more than half...
Source: Business Wire
DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 3

SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank forum on central banking. Speakers:- ECB President Mario Draghi and board member Peter Praet, IMF Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard, BoE Governor Mark Carney, Central Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
Source: Reuters