Friday 22 September 2017

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ALPHABET IN HARDWARE PUSH
Google and HTC sign $1.1bn cooperation agreement

Alphabet subsidiary Google and smartphone maker HTC have signed a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement under which Google will acquire a team of HTC employees, as well as licenses to some of the Taiwanese company's intellectual property.

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ADDRESS TO OPERATE PROJECT
Emaar to develop waterfront homes, hotel in Dubai Harbour

Emaar Properties has announced that it will develop about 10 million sq ft of waterfront residences and a brand-new hotel project at Dubai Harbour, the 20 million sq ft destination developed by Meraas.

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GREEN MILESTONE
Dewa to install PV panels for 640 villas in Hatta

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is installing solar panels on the roofs of 640 villas for UAE nationals in Hatta, in a move to support the Shams Dubai initiative and the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan.

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ANALYSIS
Six actions to empower women leaders of tomorrow

GCC organizations can fully embrace gender diversity and further develop the future leaders of tomorrow, said a report from global management consulting firm BCG, highlighting six Imperatives to empower women leaders of tomorrow.

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SPOTLIGHT
Impact Investing: do good and do well

The need is immense in terms of infrastructure, jobs and capacity building in our neighbourhood. Impact investments provide both ROI as well as the social return, writes Shainoor Khoja, MD, Foundation Holdings’ Value Healthcare Platform.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Car of the future

Audi has launched its four-door design vision Audi Aicon, presenting an autonomous Audi of the future – with no steering wheel or pedals.

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Top Trade News

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Industry Sectors

Construction & Real Estate

Emaar to develop waterfront homes, hotel in Dubai Harbour

Emaar Properties has announced that it will develop about 10 million sq ft of waterfront residences and a brand-new hotel project at Dubai Harbour, the 20 million sq ft destination developed by Meraas.

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Retail & Wholesale

Google and HTC sign $1.1bn cooperation agreement

Alphabet subsidiary Google and smartphone maker HTC have signed a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement under which Google will acquire a team of HTC employees, as well as licenses to some of the Taiwanese company's intellectual property.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Dewa to install PV panels for 640 villas in Hatta

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is installing solar panels on the roofs of 640 villas for UAE nationals in Hatta, in a move to support the Shams Dubai initiative and the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan.

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Finance & Capital Market

UAE offers $7.5bn in grants in H1; up 78pc

Domestic and international grants provided by the UAE rose 73.8 per cent to Dh 27.7 billion ($7.5 billion) during H1 2017, from a total of Dh 15.9 billion in 2016, according to the UAE Ministry of Finance.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Six actions to empower women leaders of tomorrow

GCC organizations can fully embrace gender diversity and further develop the future leaders of tomorrow, said a report from global management consulting firm BCG, highlighting six Imperatives to empower women leaders of tomorrow.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Industrial sector boosts Sharjah GNP by $11bn

The Sharjah FDI Forum 2017 has revealed that the industrial sector alone has pumped approximately Dh40 billion ($10.9 billion) of the emirate's gross national product (GNP) accounting for 25 per cent of the total output.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Etihad Airways launches fares promotion

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced it is offering 10 per cent discounts on flights to all destinations from Saudi Arabia, including Australia, the UK and US to mark the kingdom’s National Day on September 23.

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IT & Telecommunications
Motoring

SAIC, Taajeer partner for MG re-launch in Saudi

International car manufacturer SAIC Motor and Saudi automotive services company Taajeer Group have partnered to re-launch the MG brand in the kingdom with a refreshed new line-up of models.

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Health & Environment

Dubai Science Park sets blueprint for pharma sector

Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to science sector, has partnered with Dubai Executive Council to help boost opportunities in the emirate’s pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry.

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Media & Promotion

ECC signs up Instinctif Partners as media partner

Engineering Contracting Company (ECC), one of the leading contracting companies in the region, has appointed Instinctif Partners as its new business communications agency for the Middle East region.

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Education, HR & Training

VitalSource, TechKnowledge team up for digital learning solutions

A new collaboration between VitalSource Technologies, a leader in digital course materials, and TechKnowledge will now give the region greater access to world-class innovative digital learning materials in English and Arabic.

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Miscellaneous

Iraq awards $49m contract to Trace Systems

US-based Trace Systems has been awarded a $49 million firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract to support Iraq’s Very Small Aperture Terminal Network, a report said.

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