Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed opens Cityscape

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed opens Cityscape

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurated the 11th edition of Cityscape Global, the Middle East’s largest and most influential international real estate event. Taking place…
Emirates Becomes World’s Top Airline Brand

Emirates Becomes World’s Top Airline Brand

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(Dubai) - Dubai-based Emirates Airline has become the world’s Most Valuable Airline Brand, according to Brand Finance’s Global 500 brand study which will be unveiled at the Global Travel Marketing Forum in Dubai. Media statement issued by…
Saudis offers extra oil to control prices

Saudis offers extra oil to control prices

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(Riyadh) - As a sign of the world's largest exporter being worried about the impact of rising oil prices on the global economy, Saudi Arabia has offered its main customers in the US, Europe and Asia extra oil supplies. Last month, Group of Seven…
Dubai-EU Trade hits $21 billion

Dubai-EU Trade hits $21 billion

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(Dubai) - Dubai’s trade volumes with the European Union (EU) increased marginally to Dhs77.2 billion during the first half of the year 2012, according to the latest foreign trade report released by Dubai Customs. While Dubai’s imports from…
Emirates Ink Partnership with Qantas Airways

Emirates Ink Partnership with Qantas Airways

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(Sydney) - Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. has signed a 10-year partnership with Emirates Airlines. According to the terms of partnership agreement, Qantas will move its hub for European flights from Singapore to Dubai, and coordinate with Emirates…
UAE jumps in Global Economic Ranking

UAE jumps in Global Economic Ranking

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(Dubai) - UAE became the only Arab country holding third and the most advanced stage of competitiveness in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 released by the World Economic Forum. The Global Competitiveness Report ranked UAE 24th out…
China Eagerly buying up American Assets

China Eagerly buying up American Assets

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(Beijing) - Facing a sharp economic slowdown at home, Chinese companies are buying U.S. assets at a record pace, making huge bids for American energy, aviation, entertainment and other businesses. The increase in investment of $8 billion this…
Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

Russia becomes 156th member of WTO

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(Moscow) - After years of negotiation, WTO finally announced inclusion of Russia in the Organization. With its formal accession, Russia becomes the 156th country to join WTO, an organization that sets global trade rules and enforces trade agreements. Until…
Manchester United shares debut in New York

Manchester United shares debut in New York

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(New York) - Shares in Manchester United have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The football club's shares initially rose slightly to $14.05, before closing flat at the offer price of $14. The offer price was less than the $16-$20…
Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

Business Confidence in UAE tops Globally

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The UAE leads the world in business confidence and stands alone in positive territory in the global economic survey index, leaving behind the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and others. This was revealed in the Global Economic Conditions Survey,…
Emirati Business Women wins International Award

Emirati Business Women wins International Award

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Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President of Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), has been named as a recipient of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Awards in recognition of her efforts to support women's economic empowerment…
Germany, Italy vow to protect Eurozone

Germany, Italy vow to protect Eurozone

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(Berlin) - German and Italian leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone, the German government said further underlining European politicians’ determination to get a grip on the continent’s debt crisis, but again offering…
Abu Dhabi to build first commercial jet by 2018

Abu Dhabi to build first commercial jet by 2018

(Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi will become the first Arab city to manufacture a commercial airplane in a business venture announced by United Arab Emirates aerospace company Mubadala, which plans to build an aircraft by 2018. Mubadala hopes to make…
Greek PM to miss EU summit, "troika" postpones trip

Greek PM to miss EU summit, troika postpones trip

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(Athens) - Greece's new Prime Minister and incoming finance minister, who have been ill, will miss this week's EU summit when Athens will propose easing the terms of its bailout and international lenders have had to postpone a first meeting…