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The billionaire investor, famously wary on technology stocks, nailed the timing on investing in Apple - but his involvement killed off a takeover bid against Unilever by Kraft Heinz.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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It's a blast from the past with the annoucements of the Nokia 3310 and BlackBerry KeyOne at Mobile World Congress, but did anyone really want these former heavyweights back in the market?
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Reit manager cites increased lettings at Index Tower and a new school deal at Dubai Investments Park as factors in growth of rental income.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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A new report says the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the pioneering regional adopters of technology that is designed to maximise building energy efficiency. However, a lack of expertise in some areas is a challenge that still needs to be overcome....
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Take this quick quiz to refresh your memory, and test your recall, on the big and the small from February's business and economics events.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Take this quick quiz to refresh your memory, and test your recall, on the big and the small from February's business and economics events.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Over a regrettably cigar-free lunch at Zuma in DIFC, Ziad Makhzoumi tells Frank Kane about life after a spell in the Arabtec financial hot seat.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The new service will cost no more than hailing a Dubai taxi on the street, or calling the RTA hotline.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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A better-than-expected economic performance in the UK since Christmas and an uptick in transactions mean that its previous forecasts that JLL's forecasted house prices in London's golden post codes are looking "a little conservative".
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The revamped version will be sold by the Finnish company HMD Global, who launched it on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The country is in dire need of more energy and is trying to resurrect its on-off atomic project with ambitions to build up to eight new reactors. But stiff opposition from activists and state officials will prove a big challenge.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Saudi Arabia's index inched down 0.1 per cent in the first 15 minutes. Dubai's index edged down 0.2 per cent as the largest real estate developer, Emaar Properties, fell 0.8 per cent.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The fall in the value of the pound has opened up new opportunities for buyers from dollar-pegged countries such as the UAE as their purchasing power grows.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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More renewable energy projects, mainly in solar, have come online in the region as the cost for equipment continue to fall.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Pictet sees the trend as a silver lining to the weak oil price of the past two years, which led to a rise in fund redemptions.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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S&P said in the report that it expects Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt to issue the majority of commercial government debt in the region this year, accounting for $70 billion, or 52 per cent, of the total.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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'With the imminent entry of Aldar into the mid-market segment, there is likely to be a proliferation of communities that will increase the volume and breadth of product on offer, heightening investor activity as a result'.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Fiscal policy reform was to the financial markets the cornerstone of the Trump manifesto, but until now investors have been disappointed by the greater focus on immigration, the media, the judiciary and other issues.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Abu Dhabi's partners for the Adco oil concessions reveal a shift away from the emirate's traditional stakeholders, but this shows that it is keeping up with changes in the region.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Small business owners in the UAE all want to reach new customers and increase their sales without committing to one physical location.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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In the new Saudi Parallel Market, where seven stocks started trading, retailer Abdullah Saad Mohammed Abo Moati Stationeries rose 6.7 per cent from its initial public offer price in volume of a little over 1 million shares.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, February 26, 2017
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Corporate lending in the country may rise 7 per cent this year from about 5 per cent last year, according to the bank.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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A focus on costs helps the company generate higher income despite sales being hit by lower global metals prices.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, on Tuesday issued a directive that will force private and public companies to get approval from the emirate's utility before establishing, installing, operating or maintaining any...
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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In February 2015 the Insurance Authority introduced rules placing restrictions on how companies invest their money and how much exposure they could have in a particular asset class.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The GCC's national oil companies can effectively spearhead the development and management of the region's oil.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Philippines' biggest carrier flew more air travellers on its flights rise last year on 2015 as it boosted frequencies to key markets ahead of a major fleet expansion.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Marie Hicks' Programmed Inequality documents Britain's failure to capitalise on its post second world lead in the computer technology industry.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The high-speed transport company is in initial talks with the Indian government and companies to partially build and operate the vehicle on some routes.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Dubai index added 0.5 per cent, with advancing shares outpacing declining ones by 17 to three.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Aramco will take a 50 per cent stake in select ventures and assets in the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project developed by Malaysian state-controlled Petroliam Nasional Berhad, known as Petronas.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Abu Dhabi sales manager needs to embrace the new sheriff in town.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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While most of the world has moved on, the faded brand's small but loyal band of adherents will love the KeyOne and its restored and upgraded keyboard.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier, was in the ocean at Bonna Point Reserve in Sydney's south on Sunday evening when the shark attacked.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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In Japan, the use of living vegetation to provide shade and cooling in both commercial and private property is catching on, with plants cutting costs for developers, operators and homeowners alike.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology delighted with their results after 58 operations in past two months.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The pair said that they expected the 50/50 joint venture to spend Dh1 billion building about 4,000 staff accommodation apartments over the next three to five years for clients in the health care, hospitality and education sectors.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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For the first time ever, interior plane parts have been designed, manufactured and certified in the Middle East - and it is down to 3D printing.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Foreign investors have largely stayed away even as the country's benchmark index grew more than fivefold since the financial crisis of 2008.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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DarkMatter's Katim suite includes a secure mobile device with its own 'hardened' Android operating system, together with a secure communications application suite and cyber command centre.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The UAE's space sector is a key plank for its economic development and the growing amount of space junk orbiting the planet is an issue the country is well aware of.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Our monthly mall-ology series visits Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall and finds that amid increasing competition, it has big plans for growth and a layout scheme that sets it apart from most other UAE malls.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The UK was Dubai's third-largest source market last year with 1.2 million tourists, a 5 per cent increase from 2015.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Revenue from Maroc Telecom's international activities grew 9.4 per cent, where mobile growth grew by 75.2 per cent in Niger, 32.8 per cent in Ivory Coast, and 15 per cent in Togo.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The smartphone is due to go on sale later this spring, but pricing details are yet to be disclosed.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Petrol and diesel prices will rise in March. The increases, though small, mean that Super 98 and diesel now cost more than Dh2 a litre.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Lebanon's low rating on a corruption index has its perks.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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The initiative has partnered with UAE organisations and Egypt's Ahead of the Curve to train and equip 10,000 female entrepreneurs in a year via workshops, training sessions and online resources.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Petrol and diesel prices will rise in March. The increases, though small, mean that Super 98 and diesel now cost more than Dh2 a litre.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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Corporate governance improves with the inclusion of women on company boards, as reported by the International Finance Corporation.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, February 27, 2017
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