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UAE inks deal for initiative to improve air quality
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UAE inks deal for initiative to improve air quality

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:04 AM

Ministry of Environment and Water signs agreement to launch the UAE Air Quality Network

Ex-Citi, JPMorgan investment bankers set up Dubai firm
Banking & Finance»

Ex-Citi, JPMorgan investment bankers set up Dubai firm

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:03 AM

Trussbridge Advisory will primarily be targeting the underserved mid-market sector in the Middle East

Diamonds for loans scheme launched in Dubai
Banking & Finance»

Diamonds for loans scheme launched in Dubai

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:03 AM

Commercial Bank of Dubai and DMCC Tradeflow behind platform that allows diamonds to be used as collateral for financing

Bollywood blockbuster picks Abu Dhabi for filming
Arts»

Bollywood blockbuster picks Abu Dhabi for filming

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:03 AM

Producers behind Dishoom, starring Jonn Abraham, say filming to begin in UAE capital later this year

Nakheel set to offer huge Ibn Battuta expansion to retailers
Retail»

Nakheel set to offer huge Ibn Battuta expansion to retailers

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:03 AM

Total of 766,000 sq ft of shop and restaurant space at themed Dubai mall to be launched to retailers on Monday

New FIFA chief 'must end abuses' amid Qatar worker concerns
Politics & Economics»

New FIFA chief 'must end abuses' amid Qatar worker concerns

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:02 AM

Call by Human Rights Watch follows concerns voiced about treatment of construction workers in 2022-host Qatar

Saudi's net foreign assets shrink by $11.8bn amid low oil prices
Banking & Finance»

Saudi's net foreign assets shrink by $11.8bn amid low oil prices

Friday, 29 May 2015 1:01 AM

Central bank says assets fell 1.7% in April compared to previous month as kingdom drew on its reserves

Saudi's Kingdom Holding 'has no plans' to invest in Snapchat
Banking & Finance»

Saudi's Kingdom Holding 'has no plans' to invest in Snapchat

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:42 PM

Source says Prince Alwaleed's investment vehicle is unlikely to invest despite holding talks in March

Saudi builder Binladin plans up to $265m sukuk issue
Banking & Finance»

Saudi builder Binladin plans up to $265m sukuk issue

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:23 PM

Funds from the deal will reportedly be used to finance costs related to work at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah

Kuwait's Agility gets approval to issue long term bonds
Transport»

Kuwait's Agility gets approval to issue long term bonds

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:29 PM

Chief executive quoted as Agility plans to invest $1 billion into the Egyptian market

Texting in Arabic said to cause iPhones to crash
Gadgets»

Texting in Arabic said to cause iPhones to crash

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:28 PM

Users discover Apple software glitch when entering specific text - report

UAE bank ADIB eyes capital-boosting measures to back growth
Banking & Finance»

UAE bank ADIB eyes capital-boosting measures to back growth

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:45 PM

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will ask shareholders to approve capital-raising measures including a rights issue

Emirates president rebuffs Chicago mayor in subsidies row
Transport»

Emirates president rebuffs Chicago mayor in subsidies row

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:37 PM

Tim Clark seeks to quash concerns expressed by Rahm Emanuel to the Obama administration in a strongly worded letter

Salman Khan arrives in Dubai for Bollywood event
Arts»

Salman Khan arrives in Dubai for Bollywood event

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:36 PM

Bollywood superstar will perform at the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards after Indian judge allow him to travel abroad following hit-run conviction

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts
Politics & Economics»

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

Thursday, 28 May 2015 1:25 PM

Nike says cooperating with authorities; Adidas, Coca-Cola Hyundai, McDonalds, Anheuser-Busch concerned


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