Wednesday 29 January 2020

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US WEIGHS FLIGHT BAN
Coronavirus death toll passes 130 in China

The total number of deaths from the flu-like virus rose by 26 on Tuesday to 132, while the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,459 to a total of 5,974 in China, said the country’s National Health Commission on Wednesday.

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NUKE OPERATORS GIVE GO-AHEAD
Emirates Nuclear Energy Unit 1 ready for start-up

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has announced that Unit 1 of its Barakah plant in Abu Dhabi is ready for start-up following the successful completion of operational readiness assessment by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (Wano).

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KEY TALKS HELD WITH MUBADALA
UAE, Kazakhstan plan to set up $11bn JV projects

The UAE and Kazakhstan have embarked on an ambitious plan to implement joint projects worth $11 billion mainly in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining sectors, said the president of the former Soviet republic.

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ANALYSIS
Climate action ‘could cut $26trn loss by 2030 globally’

A thriving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) environment could avoid loss of $26 trillion by 2030 globally and open market opportunities estimated at $12 trillion, said Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, in a new report.

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ANALYSIS
Oil markets hit with coronavirus concerns: Barclays

Concerns around the spread of the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 2,700 people worldwide and resulted in 82 deaths so far, have infected oil markets as well, said Barclays in a new report.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Cultural delight

The first edition of Dubai Culture's Hatta Cultural Nights, which ran from December 26, 2019, to January 11, attracted over 37,000 visitors and recorded a 50 per cent increase in the average number of visitors in normal days over the first week.

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Top Trade News

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Construction & Real Estate

UAE sees rise in demand for flexible work spaces, says expert

Currently there are 38 institutional flexible working locations in the UAE and this number is expected to increase further thanks to key measures such as easing of visa restrictions and opening of regional economies, said an expert.

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Retail & Wholesale

MODA Mall winner takes home BMW 7 series

MODA Mall continues to make high fashion shopping even more rewarding as it crowns the grand prize winner of its Autumn-Winter shopping promotion.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Mubadala signs Uzbek thermal power complex deal

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade have signed an agreement with JSC Thermal Power Plants for the development of Talimarjan Power Complex in Uzbekistan.

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Finance & Capital Market
Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

What are UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for H1?

Management accountants, talent acquisition specialists and HR business partners top the list of UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for the first half of 2020, said Robert Half, a global recruitment consultancy, in a new report.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Al Hosn Logistics to expand Sohar facility

Oman-based Al Hosn Logistics and Warehousing Services has signed an agreement with Amjaad Engineering & Contracting to expand its existing facility at Sohar Free Zone at an additional investment of RO2.5 million ($6.49 million), said a report.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications

Hilal Computers wins key ISO certification

Al Hilal Computers, one of the leading systems integrators in Bahrain, has won ISO 9001:2015 certification from TUV Nord in recognition of the organizational processes of the company meeting the exhaustive standards required by ISO.

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Motoring

Emirates Transport completes 10 infrastructure projects in 2019

Emirates Transport (ET), a leading transport and auto services provider, has announced that it had completed 10 infrastructure development projects across the UAE last year, covering a combined area of more than 250,000 sq m.

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Health & Environment
Media & Promotion

Kaaki partners with Index to boost e-sports

Kaaki Sports Group, a prominent sport player in Saudi Arabia and Index Conferences and Exhibitions, a leading event management company in the UAE, have signed an agreement to boost e-sports in the kingdom.

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Education, HR & Training

Top 5 best places to work in Middle East

Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Vodafone, GSK and Tamkeen Technologies topped the list of the best places to work in the Middle East according to an annual workplace research program conducted in 2019 across the region.

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