Once an immigrant himself, Chobani yogurt founder becomes icon for refugees

A Kurdish immigrant from Turkey, Hamdi Ulukaya became the founder and CEO of the top-selling Greek yogurt in the United States and has now pledged to donate much of his wealth to refugees.
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 Pinar Tremblay for Al-Monitor on October 5

Will new trade hall bring forth better Palestinian-Israeli economic relations?

Economic relations between Israelis and Palestinians might be on their way to seeing improvement, but businessmen, mostly Palestinians, are still treading carefully.
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 Adnan Abu Amer for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on October 5

Iraq's failing construction projects

Corruption seems to be behind the failure of construction and development projects in Iraq.
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 Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on October 5

Can Iran shield its embattled auto sector?

Amid a parliamentary move to hike car import tariffs, debate surfaces on the wider problem of what to do about Iran's troubled auto sector.
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 Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on October 4

The changing fabric of foreign companies in Turkey

The number of European companies in Turkey has stagnated, while the number of Asian companies is booming.
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 Mehmet Cetingulec for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on October 2

Should European states transport refugees themselves?

Refugees and migrants are paying thousands of dollars to smugglers to reach Europe, so why don't European governments cut into the trade and provide the migrants safe transportation?
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 Barın Kayaoğlu for Al-Monitor on October 2

Solar power pays off for enterprising Palestinians

Palestinians are installing mini solar stations at home to produce electricity at affordable prices.
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 Aziza Nofal for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on October 2

Tunisian prime minister promises economic, security reforms

The head of Tunisia’s government says the country will have a new investment code soon and that despite emergency measures to deal with terrorism, there is no going back to authoritarianism.
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 Barbara Slavin for Al-Monitor on September 30

Imprisoned 'economic basij' pleads case to Rouhani

Babak Zanjani, the former "economic basij" imprisoned for allegedly using international sanctions to keep $2 billion from the Oil Ministry, has claimed innocence in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani.
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 Arash Karami for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on September 30

Tunisia groaning under weight of unemployment

A recent study proposes measures to reduce Tunisia's unemployment rate, especially among women and youths.
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Translated from Business News (Tunisia) on October 2

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