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UK, Qatar set up committee for post-Brexit trade deal
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UK, Qatar set up committee for post-Brexit trade deal

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 4:46 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May says joint economic and trade committee will pave way for deal with Qatar and the rest of the Gulf

Abu Dhabi aims to become capital of Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Abu Dhabi aims to become capital of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 3:20 PM

The emirate is preparing a strategy to attract $70bn in new investments in the sector

Large number of Indian expats may seek amnesty in Saudi Arabia
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Large number of Indian expats may seek amnesty in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 2:17 PM

Embassy predicts rush as kingdom’s 90-day grace period for illegal residents begins March 29

Rising sea level to swamp land in three UAE emirates
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Rising sea level to swamp land in three UAE emirates

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 2:17 PM

Coastal areas house nearly 85% of population in the country, according to new report

Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3bn in Jordan investments
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Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3bn in Jordan investments

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:42 AM

Planned projects include reconstruction and rehabilitation of a north-south highway in Jordan and a power plant on Jordan's eastern border

UAE donates $54m to Interpol to help fight terror
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UAE donates $54m to Interpol to help fight terror

Monday, 27 March 2017 5:18 PM

Funds will go towards seven Interpol projects including counter-terrorism, cybercrime and drugs

Saudi Arabia sweetens huge Aramco IPO with tax cut
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Saudi Arabia sweetens huge Aramco IPO with tax cut

Monday, 27 March 2017 3:54 PM

The tax rate for investments exceeding $100bn will be 50%, according to new royal decree

Qatar's foreign trade surplus soars 74% in February
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Qatar's foreign trade surplus soars 74% in February

Monday, 27 March 2017 2:35 PM

Gulf state's surplus rises to $3.38bn, according to Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics data

Qatar says poised to announce major UK investment deals
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Qatar says poised to announce major UK investment deals

Monday, 27 March 2017 2:08 PM

Prime minister Sheikh Abdullah is leading a delegation of more than 400 officials and business executives to London and Birmingham

UAE's nine-month 2016 federal budget surplus up 130%
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UAE's nine-month 2016 federal budget surplus up 130%

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:59 PM

Total gov’t revenues estimated at AED37.463bn, expenditure at AED29.717bn, says WAM

Brazil's BRF says it continues some meat exports to Saudi Arabia
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Brazil's BRF says it continues some meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Monday, 27 March 2017 9:22 AM

Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Authority said on Wednesday it had barred imports from four companies, including BRF

Gulf states push for UK free trade deal after Brexit
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Gulf states push for UK free trade deal after Brexit

Monday, 27 March 2017 9:22 AM

Trade between Britain and the GCC totals $37.5 billion annually

UAE exempts residential property sales, rental income from VAT
Banking & Finance»

UAE exempts residential property sales, rental income from VAT

Monday, 27 March 2017 9:22 AM

Domestic VAT law before the end of the first half, says MoF officials

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Oman agrees to deepen ties with Iran central bank
Banking & Finance»

Oman agrees to deepen ties with Iran central bank

Sunday, 26 March 2017 5:06 PM

Move comes despite fears of US legal action against the Islamic Republic over money laundering accusations

UK tells WhatsApp to open up to intelligence services
Technology»

UK tells WhatsApp to open up to intelligence services

Sunday, 26 March 2017 4:19 PM

Internet is “serving as a conduit, inciting and inspiring violence, and spreading extremist ideology"


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