Monday 27 February 2017

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INTEGRATED SMART CITY
Dubai launches $354m Silicon Park development

Master developer Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has launched its ambitious Silicon Park project, an integrated smart city development to be built at a cost of Dh1.3 billion ($354 million) in the free zone technology park in Dubai.

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PART OF RAPID PROJECT
Aramco to invest $7bn in Malaysia refinery

Saudi Arabia's state oil company Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in an oil refinery to be set up by Malaysian oil company Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced.

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HUGE ENVIRONMENT GAIN TOO
Renewables shift 'can save GCC states $87bn'

Shifting to clean and renewable energy will help GCC states save a massive $87 billion in electricity costs as well as reduce up to one gigaton of carbon emissions, according a new report.

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ANALYSIS
Reforms open window for new investment in Egypt

The current economic reforms in Egypt, in particular the draft investment law and the floatation of the pound, herald a new era for the country and present the time for business expansion and foreign investment, said an industry expert.

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SPECIAL REPORT
Seven Earth-size planets found, may hold life: Nasa

Nasa has found a solar nearby solar system with seven Earth-size planets, with three of them orbiting at the right distance for liquid surface water, enhancing the prospects of discovering extraterrestrial life.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Emma Stone wins Oscar for best actress

Emma Stone accepting the Oscar for Performance by an actress in a leading role, for work on 'La La Land' during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26.

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Construction & Real Estate

Dubai launches $354m Silicon Park development

Master developer Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has launched its ambitious Silicon Park project, an integrated smart city development to be built at a cost of Dh1.3 billion ($354 million) in the free zone technology park in Dubai.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Renewables shift 'can save GCC states $87bn'

Shifting to clean and renewable energy will help GCC states save a massive $87 billion in electricity costs as well as reduce up to one gigaton of carbon emissions, according a new report.

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Finance & Capital Market

Investcorp acquires stake in advisory firm AlixPartners

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed its acquisition of a stake in AlixPartners, a leading global financial and operational consulting firm.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Building the ship of the future

Ships of the future will have to be lighter, smarter, cleaner, more reliable, more efficient, and safer. Sounds like a tall order, but that’s where the industry is headed, say experts.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Dubai Science Park seals Sanofi partnership deal

Dubai Science Park said it has signed an agreement with Sanofi, one of the world's leading biotech companies, to help raise awareness on rare diseases in the Middle East region and develop knowledge within the health care community.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Mondrian hotel brand to debut in the GCC

Sbe, a leading lifestyle hospitality company, has unveiled plans to open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar, in spring (Quarter 2) this year.

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IT & Telecommunications

Microsoft, Computer World offer cost-effective solutions

Microsoft joined with Bahrain-based Computer World to hold an event aimed at helping Bahrain businesses map out a cost-effective approach to technology through transformation and innovation.

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Motoring

UD Trucks' Quester 'helps lower cost of ownership'

Japanese manufacturer UD Trucks has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that will help Middle East businesses lower the cost of ownership and to run with greater efficiency.

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Health & Environment

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic opens its first unit in Muscat

The GCC healthcare industry is growing at a fast pace, particularly the infertility treatment sector, as IVI Middle East launches its new fertility clinic in Muscat - its third clinic in the Middle East after Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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Media & Promotion

RAK launches UAE’s first smart reading app

The Human Resources Department in Ras al-Khaimah has launched the first comprehensive smart reading application in the UAE called "Our Resources Read".

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Education, HR & Training
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