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Qatar Airways lifts stake in BA-owner IAG to 20pc

Qatar Airways lifted its stake in British Airways-owner IAG by about 4.34 per cent to 20 per cent but said on Monday that was its limit, buying shares worth about GBP375 million ($496.61 million) on what it called an attractive buying opportunit

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British association to build $1.6bn solar plant in Iran

The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) has reached an agreement with the government to construct a 1,000 megawatts (MW) solar plant in Iran at an investment of €1.5-billion ($1.65 billion), said a report. Besides setting

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British association to build $1.6bn solar plant in Iran

The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) has reached an agreement with the government to construct a 1,000 megawatts (MW) solar plant in Iran at an investment of €1.5-billion ($1.65 billion), said a report. Besides setting

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British software maker Aveva CEO to step down

British software maker Aveva Group said on Friday Richard Longdon would step down as chief executive on December 31. Longdon would move to the role of president for a period of 12 months after stepping down as CEO, the company sai

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With a British adieu to EU, it's farewell to Fed rate hike

The US Federal Reserve, already undecided on when next to raise interest rates, now has one more reason to wait: Britain's vote on Thursday to leave the European Union.   Not that the Fed needed another reaso

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Taqaddam helps to inspire Bahraini youngsters

Over 200 students from Bahrain have been inspired to reach greater personal heights after successfully completing the youth development programme Taqaddam. The new initiative, a partnership between HSBC Bank Middle East and the British

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Stomach bug strikes passengers aboard British cruise ship

A stomach bug causing vomiting and diarrhea has spread to more than a quarter of the 919 passengers aboard a British cruise ship, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said, as the ship docked in Maine over the weekend. It al

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HSBC, British Council host youth development programme

HSBC Bank Middle East and the British Council hosted their second workshop in Manama, Bahrain recently, as part of the youth development programme Taqaddam. Over 200 students from 10 schools participated in the workshop which is the cul

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Lulu launches British Fest in UAE

A 10-day Lulu British Fest kicked off in the UAE yesterday (April 13) with the inauguration of the event at the Lulu Hypermarket in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi. British Ambassador to UAE Philip Parham inaugurated the festival in th

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BA celebrates 80 years of Hong Kong service with VIP gala

British Airways celebrated 80 years of flying to Hong Kong in style with a VIP gala and a unique heritage fashion photoshoot – featuring supermodel David Gandy wearing a vintage 1920s sheepskin flying jacket. Paying homage t

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