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UAE tiles market to grow 12% by 2020

DUBAI / Emirates Business The UAE’s continued construction boom ahead of Expo 2020, has driven demand for ceramic tiles to increase by almost 70% and, with almost 40% of tiles imported from overseas, this poses huge opportunities for international manufacturers to win contracts on prestigious UAE projects. As the largest ...

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Abu Dhabi to build world’s largest solar power plant

Dubai / Reuters Abu Dhabi’s government-owned power utility has closed a 3.2 billion dirham ($872 million) financing package for what will be the world’s largest solar power plant, the utility’s top official said. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) raised $650 million in debt with the remaining $222 million ...

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Computer, telecom credit inflows to UAE hit AED13.1 billion

Computer, telecom credit inflows to UAE hit AED13.1bn copy

ABU DHABI / WAM Computer and telecommunication capital inflows to the country grew by 2.5 percent to AED13.1 billion during 2016, as per UAE Central Bank statistics. According to the UAE Balance of Payment service data, the computer and telecommunications sectors’ combined credit side hit AED20.9 billion, accounting for 1.5 ...

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Stocks

Stocks, currencies on hold as traders wait for Fed

Stocks, currencies on hold as traders wait for Fed

Bloomberg Markets were largely in a holding pattern on Wednesday, with European stocks struggling to maintain gains and the dollar edging lower as investors awaited fresh insight on the path for borrowing costs in the world’s biggest economy. China’s credit-rating downgrade sank industrial metals. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index erased ...

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US stocks, euro rise on economy optimism

Stocks, Euro rise on economy optimism; oil mixed

Bloomberg US stocks edged to all-time highs and the euro strengthened after data from Germany and France signaled the region’s economic recovery remains on track. Brazilian assets stabilized. The S&P 500 Index’s fourth straight gain took it within two points of a record, while technology companies boosted Stoxx Europe 600 ...

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US stocks rise as oil advances, dollar weakens

US stocks rise as oil advances, dollar weakens copy

Bloomberg US stocks advanced for a third day as crude pushed above $50 a barrel before OPEC meets this week. The euro advanced after Angela Merkel said the “too weak” currency shared the blame for Germany’s trade surplus. The S&P 500 Index’s three-day climb topped 1 percent following its biggest ...

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US stocks fall, Brazil equities plunge

US stocks fall, Brazil shares plunge amid crises

Bloomberg Brazilian equities plunged 10 percent before being halted as political crisis gripped the nation. Losses in US stocks were muted and the dollar rose for the first time in seven days as investors assessed the turmoil in Washington. The S&P 500 Index retreated 0.2 percent, with fresh revelations about ...

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Caution reigns as US politics turmoil takes center stage

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Bloomberg Growing concerns over the turmoil engulfing President Donald Trump’s administration weighed on risk appetite, boosting the yen and gold and sending stocks lower. Oil gained as more producers backed the extension of supply cuts. S&P 500 Index futures declined with European and Asian equities on reports that Trump asked ...

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