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Egypt raises electricity prices for mid-to-high households

Egypt raised electricity prices on Thursday for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, the electricity ministry said. The government began raising electricity prices last year as par

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Tap water tops home water usage in Abu Dhabi

A large proportion of water usage in homes in Abu Dhabi came from tap usage, requiring future initiatives to reduce excessive tap use, according to a recent survey. The controlling of water leakage and managing irrigation practice

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Steel demand forecast drops on China slowdown

The World Steel Association has downgraded its previous short-range outlook for apparent steel usage on the back of the slowdown in the Chinese market as well as in South America and CIS, the association said. At its annual meetin

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Windows XP users warned on usage risks

Businesses and home users of Microsoft’s XP operating system should discontinue its usage or risk exposure to a flood of security vulnerabilities, warned a security expert.   The warning from Help AG, a lea

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Mobile usage for travel services 'low'

Most airline passengers do not use smartphones for travel services, despite three quarters of them carrying one during their travel, according to a survey. The 2013 Sita/Air Transport World Passenger IT Trends survey included more

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Middle East sees significant rise in mobile usage

Mobile usage has significantly increased throughout the Middle East, with the UAE posting the highest penetration at 74 per cent, said a recent study. The study conducted by Google also showed that consumers are becoming increasin

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Bahrain’s online sales hit $175m

Online consumer sales in Bahrain exceeded BD66.15 million ($175 million) last year, according to a new report. This follows an impressive 800 percent increase in internet users since 2000, meaning 55 out of every 100 Bahrainis are now onli

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