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Terror attacks cost Paris $849m in lost tourism
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Terror attacks cost Paris $849m in lost tourism

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:09 AM

About 500,000 people in Ile-de-France have jobs linked to tourism, making it the biggest industry in the region

UAE residents throw away $4 billion in food every year
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UAE residents throw away $4 billion in food every year

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 10:13 AM

Residents urged to cook smaller meals to cut down on waste

Dubai-UK trade totals $1.82bn in first quarter of 2016
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Dubai-UK trade totals $1.82bn in first quarter of 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 3:50 PM

Dubai Customs holds talks with senior British officials in bid to expand bilateral trade

UAE counselling ordered for three men with terrorist links
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UAE counselling ordered for three men with terrorist links

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 1:47 PM

Federal Supreme Court orders Emirati and two Comoro Islands nationals to undergo treatment for six months

'Dubai must bid at the Brexit auction', says top UAE lawyer
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'Dubai must bid at the Brexit auction', says top UAE lawyer

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 1:47 PM

Brexit could prompt search for 'greener pastures' and the UAE stands to benefit, says Habib Al Mulla

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Kuwait penalises 350 commercial businesses for fraud
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Kuwait penalises 350 commercial businesses for fraud

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:16 PM

Violations recorded following government’s decision to raise fuel prices

Saudi gov't selling $5bn of bonds to help cover budget shortfall – report
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Saudi gov't selling $5bn of bonds to help cover budget shortfall – report

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:16 PM

Government has sold $41.75 billion of bonds in the monthly sales since mid-2015 to help cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices

Kuwait's public payroll expected to double to $43bn in three years
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Kuwait's public payroll expected to double to $43bn in three years

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:58 AM

Salaries of employees in ministries increased six-fold in the past 24 years

UAE economic growth to lag at 2% – study
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UAE economic growth to lag at 2% – study

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:23 AM

Capital Economics says fiscal squeeze will bite this year but recovery expected 2017/18

British contractor killed in mine-filled city of Ramadi
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British contractor killed in mine-filled city of Ramadi

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 9:33 AM

Janus Global Operations said the de-mining expert was killed in an worksite "incident" that is now under investigation

Saudi arms sales branded 'illicit' amid Yemen civilian deaths
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Saudi arms sales branded 'illicit' amid Yemen civilian deaths

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:52 AM

Control Arms Coalition says Britain, France and the United States are flouting the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty

UAE agrees to provide Egypt central bank with $1bn deposit
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UAE agrees to provide Egypt central bank with $1bn deposit

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:44 AM

Egypt has previously also secured pledges from the UAE and Saudi Arabia for about $4.5bn

Saudi Arabia mulls shared support services for gov't departments
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Saudi Arabia mulls shared support services for gov't departments

Monday, 22 August 2016 1:44 PM

Developing shared services sector is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 cost-cutting measures

UAE judges propose residency ban for expats with criminal records
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UAE judges propose residency ban for expats with criminal records

Monday, 22 August 2016 12:56 PM

Judges call for those who have broken the law to be prevented from moving to the emirates

Saudi firms started to pay worker wages, says minister
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Saudi firms started to pay worker wages, says minister

Monday, 22 August 2016 9:54 AM

Saudi labour minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani said Saudi Binladin Group executives promised him that payments would be completed by September this year

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