Thursday 28 August 2014

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102 COUNTRIES TO BENEFIT
Bahrain to launch hi-tech online visa system

Bahrain will launch a hi-tech visa system on October 1, making it possible for visitors from 102 countries to secure their entry visas online.

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HOK-ARUP TEAM LEAD PROJECT
Dubai Expo 2020 venue master planning on fast track

Master planning for the host venue for Dubai Expo 2020 at the Dubai Trade Centre - Jebel Ali, a 438-hectare site, is fast progressing and has entered the next stage in design, a report said.

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INFRASTRUCTURE BOOST
Algeria to launch $262bn five-year investment plan

Algeria will launch a new five-year investment plan worth $262 billion to boost domestic production and move its economy away from reliance on oil and gas, the government said.

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FOCUS
Bitcoin showing some staying power

Bitcoin is catching on at US online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.

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ANALYSIS
US air strikes on Syria could face formidable obstacles

American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY
Burning Man

People gather around the art installation Embrace during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

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Construction & Real Estate

Dubai Expo 2020 venue master planning on fast track

Master planning for the host venue for Dubai Expo 2020 at the Dubai Trade Centre - Jebel Ali, a 438-hectare site, is fast progressing and has entered the next stage in design, a report said.

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Energy, Oil & Gas
Finance & Capital Market

Algeria to launch $262bn five-year investment plan

Algeria will launch a new five-year investment plan worth $262 billion to boost domestic production and move its economy away from reliance on oil and gas, the government said.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

US air strikes on Syria could face formidable obstacles

American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

DP World’s like-for-like profit up 41pc in H1

DP World has reported profit attributable to owners of the company before separately disclosed items of $332 million for the six months to 30 June, 40.8 per cent ahead of the first half of 2013 on a like-for-like basis.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications

Mobily set to move towards ICT leadership in region

Saudi Arabia-based telecom operator Mobily is set to transform from a telecommunication provider to a leading information, communication and technology (ICT) services provider by 2020.

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Government & Laws

Two-day weekend proposal stays: Saudi ministry

The Saudi Labor Ministry has clarified that it has no plans to withdraw a proposal for 40-hour work week and two-day weekend system in the private sector, a report said.

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Motoring

Lexus posts 20 per cent growth in Middle East

Lexus today announced a robust growth in the Middle East (GCC, Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan), with 21,598 units sold across the region during the first six months of 2014 – marking an increase of 20 per cent over the corresponding period last year.

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Health & Environment
Media & Promotion

400 exhibitors to showcase at Dubai signage show

More than 400 exhibitors from across 30 countries and more than 10,000 trade visitors are set to take part a top signage show in Dubai in January next year.

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Education, HR & Training

ICDL to crackdown on fake certificate racket

ICDL Arabia has warned that it will take tough and immediate legal actions against all those who illegally produce, sell and grant fake ICDL certificates.

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