Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

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(New York) - Google stepped up its smartphone ambitions with updated Pixel handsets, touting a move toward computing with a simple hand wave or spoken command. Pixel 4 models boasting features including gesture and face recognition debuted…

Dubai International Financial Centre celebrates top ten global ranking

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(Dubai) - Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, has risen up the ranks to eighth position of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, securing the Centre’s highest ever ranking. Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, rang the Nasdaq Dubai…

UAE, Russia sign a MoU for air transport services

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE and the Russian Federation held a round of air transport talks at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center in the capital Abu Dhabi, during which they discussed ways of cooperation between the two countries and increasing…

Canada reports strong job growth as elections near

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Canada reported strong employment figures Friday with its general election just 10 days away. The economy created 54,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped 0.2 point to 5.5 percent, Statistics Canada said. The numbers…

US, Japan ink trade agreements

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump hailed a banner day for American farmers, announcing two trade agreements with Japan that he said would deepen economic ties in agriculture and digital commerce. The trade deals, which were formally…

DMCC, Dubai FDI to promote UAE-China trade ties

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(Dubai) - DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, partnered with Dubai FDI to host a forum under the theme, 'Advancing the Dubai-China Relationship Through Trade', as part…

UAE first in Arab region and fourth globally in launching 5G

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(Dubai) - The UAE is ranked first in the Arab Region and fourth globally in the launch and use of 5G networks, according to the Global Connectivity Index, The Connectivity Index, issued by Carphone Warehouse, which specialises in technology…

Smart Cities Expo & Forum to launch in 2020

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(Abu Dhabi) - As the smart cities market tops US$2 trillion by 2025, the new Smart Cities Expo & Forum at the World Future Energy Summit 2020 will show how technology can be leveraged to improve happiness, health, sustainability and safety…

Dubai soars to number eight amongst global financial powerhouses

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(Dubai) - Dubai has risen up the ranks of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, to number eight position, representing its highest-ever ranking. The city is the only financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region to…

Emirates first in biometric boarding application

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(Dubai) - Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection,CBP. Soon, customers flying from Dubai to…

UAE wins membership of ISO Council until 2022

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(Cape Town) - In recognition of the remarkable status of the UAE and its national leadership capabilities, the UAE won membership of International Standardisation Organisation- ISO council (group 3) for 2020/2022, as the UAE garnered 64 votes…

UAE-Poland Business Forum reviews cooperation

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(Sharjah) - The UAE-Poland Business Forum, organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, at its headquarters, discussed enhancing cooperation in medical products, healthcare and the wood industries, in addition to logistical…

Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firm

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(London) - The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar on easing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Stock markets meanwhile won support after China said some US agricultural products including pork and soybeans would be exempt from…

Jack Ma steps down as Alibaba’s chairman

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(Shanghai) - Jack Ma, the Co-founder of the Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba, is stepping down as company chairman, the day high-profile entrepreneur turns 55. Jack Ma, a former English teacher, along with a team of few people founded Alibaba…