Saturday 23 August 2014

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GAZA WAR FALLOUT
Arabs, Israel set to clash at UN nuclear meeting

As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the UN nuclear agency's 160 member states, according to senior diplomats.

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MOVE 'KEY TO PROTECT AMERICANS'
US mulls taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

The US is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of the American journalist James Foley, said sources in the White House.

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‘SHADOW ZONES’ ALERT
Ebola death toll tops 1,400 in West Africa

Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday.

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ANALYSIS
Declining food prices spark global deflation risk fears

International food prices have been declining in recent months, thus reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. This trend, coupled with a weak Eurozone recovery and mixed US economic data, could result in global deflation.

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SPECIAL REPORT
Could shale revive China's flagging oil fields?

With shale revolution opening up more possibilities, China could produce oil direct from the thick shales that are the source of much of the petroleum found in its conventional oil and gas fields and thereby extend the life of these fields.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY
Fire power

A tank belonging to the Western Shield, a branch of the Libya Shield forces, fires during a clash with rival militias around the former Libyan army camp, Camp 27, in the 27 district, west of Tripoli, on August 22.

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Top Trade News

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Industry Sectors

Construction & Real Estate

Damac 'Green' development units sold out

Dubai-based developer Damac Properties said the first release of houses at its green master development ‘Akoya Oxygen’ have been sold out in record time.

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Retail & Wholesale

Al Meera H1 net profit up 95pc

Al Meera, a leading retail chain in Qatar, said its net profit for the first half grew by 95.8 per cent to QR112.8 million ($30.9 million) compared to QR57.6 million for the same period last year.

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Energy, Oil & Gas
Finance & Capital Market

Bahrain inflation down 2.7pc in July

Bahrain's annual inflation rate eased to 2.7 per cent in July slowing down slightly from 3.1 per cent year-on-year in June, said a report.      Housing and utility costs, which account for 24 per cent of consumer

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Could shale revive China's flagging oil fields?

With shale revolution opening up more possibilities, China could produce oil direct from the thick shales that are the source of much of the petroleum found in its conventional oil and gas fields and thereby extend the life of these fields.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

GCC aluminium investments to hit $55bn by 2020

The investments in the aluminium sector across the Gulf region is poised to hit $55 billion by 2020, mainly due to smelters' expansion and new projects in the region, said a report.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications

Ooredoo nets 1 million customers in Myanmar

Qatar-based Ooredoo's mobile telecommunication network said it has broken through the one million customer milestone in its newest market of Myanmar, less than three weeks after going live with its services.

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Government & Laws

US mulls taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

The US is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of the American journalist James Foley, said sources in the White House.

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Motoring

Ford plans new hybrid to compete with Toyota

Ford Motor plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans.

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Health & Environment

Ebola death toll tops 1,400 in West Africa

Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday.

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Media & Promotion

Children's nursery opens in Emirates Park Zoo

Emirates Park Zoo has opened a nursery in its premises aimed at nurturing children's character by providing them with the opportunity to get up close and interact with animals beyond books and magazines.

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Education, HR & Training

BenQ unveils interactive education projectors

Benq, a leading provider of digital lifestyle and global DLP education projector leader, has launched two new additions to its education projector line – the MX852UST and MW853UST.

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Miscellaneous

Declining food prices spark global deflation risk fears

International food prices have been declining in recent months, thus reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. This trend, coupled with a weak Eurozone recovery and mixed US economic data, could result in global deflation.

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