Friday 19 December 2014

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$11.5BN IN TOURISM SECTOR
Qatar’s tourism-related project investment to hit $45bn

About $45 billion in investments have been projected for tourism-related project in Qatar up to 2030, according to a report.

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4-YEAR STRATEGY UNVEILED
Bahrain plans major rethink of healthcare policies

Bahrain is planning a major rethink of its health care policies to meet potential challenges amid a rapidly changing population.

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OIL PRICE SLUMP 'TEMPORARY'
Opec can't cut alone but others would not, says Naimi

Saudi Arabia's powerful oil minister said on Thursday that Opec could not cut output without the support of other big producers and attempts to get them on board had not worked.

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TECHNOLOGY
Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

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FOCUS
Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY
Candlight vigil in Islamabad

A man lights candles for victims of the Pakistan Taliban attack on the Army Public School, during a candlelight vigil in Islamabad.

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Top Trade News

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Retail & Wholesale

Canon EMEA sees high demand for new colour printer

Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has experienced a high level of demand for its new colour production cutter imagePress C800 Series, since its launch at the ‘Canon For Business 2014’ event in Germany in May this year.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Naimi says oil price slide 'temporary', remains optimistic

Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al Naimi sees the current slide of oil prices as temporary and said he remains optimistic about the future of the industry, state news agency SPA quoted him as saying.

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Finance & Capital Market

Gulf markets surge on stronger oil

Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and the UAE soared on Thursday after the price of oil rebounded and the Riyadh government eased investors' fears by saying it would continue spending heavily on economic development.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

DP World wins key investor backing for EZW buy

Shareholders of DP World have approved buying Economic Zones World (EZW) from its majority shareholder and also backed the port operator's delisting from the London Stock Exchange, the Dubai-based company said.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Hilton’s check-in technology comes to MidEast and Africa

Hilton Worldwide has announced that its pioneering digital check-in and room selection technology is now live across more than 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide, including 53 hotels in Middle East and Africa region.

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IT & Telecommunications
Lifestyle

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek to open in March

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts said it will join wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of leading UAE-based real estate management company wasl Asset Management, to launch its new luxury facility in March next year.

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Motoring

Abu Dhabi firm in tie-up for UAE’s first solar car

Abu Dhabi’s Petroleum Institute (PI) has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin, the world’s leading tire company, in a move to equip the UAE’s first solar racing car for a flagship solar race in the Middle East.

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Health & Environment

RAK FTZ in tie-up to boost green resources

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has partnered with the Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) in a move to protect the earth’s resources and support the setup of industrial businesses in RAK FTZ.

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Media & Promotion

Dubai signage show to feature giant robots

DigiMatrix Technologies, a leader in digital and 3D printing solutions, will be bring giant robotic machines to the Signage and Graphic Imaging (SGI) 2015 show in Dubai, UAE, said event organisers.

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Education, HR & Training

Beam breaks ground for new school project

UAE-based Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (Beam), an operator of creative science schools, recently marked the launch of an international school project at a special ground-breaking ceremony in Dubai, UAE.

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Miscellaneous

Fifa ethics investigator quits in protest

Fifa ethics investigator Michael Garcia has resigned in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body's ethics judge.

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