Sunday , October 21 2018


‘Youth empowerment’ in focus at ‘Investing in the Future’ event

Sharjah / Emirates Business Top UAE officials will be sharing their insights and expertise on how to tackle the youth crisis in the Mena region at the two-day Investing in the Future Conference (IIFMENA 2018), that will take place in Sharjah on October 24-25. Organised by the UAE-based global humanitarian ...

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Dubai issues 13,825 new licences in first 9 months of 2018

DUBAI / WAM The Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, issued 13,825 new licences in the first nine months of 2018. Among the new licences issued, 61.2% were commercial, 36.4% professional, 1.2% related to tourism and 1.1% were industrial. The ‘Business Map’ ...

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Digital geological maps for building permits launched in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi / WAM The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has launched a Geospatial Information Management System (GIMS), a sophisticated smart electronic system for soil database that contains all geotechnical, geophysical, hydrological and environmental data, displayed on interactive geological maps. The project has been undertaken in the context of the Abu ...

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China trade pact stalls as Trump tariffs feed backlash from India

Bloomberg A Chinese push to conclude a new Asia-wide trade agreement this year is running into opposition from India fed partly by concerns over the fallout of Beijing’s deepening trade war with the US. The 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement (RCEP) is the Beijing-backed rival to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ...

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The $40bn wealth gap that divides India’s richest brothers

Bloomberg Over the past year, the fortunes of the two brothers at the helm of India’s wealthiest dynasty have grown apart — to about $40 billion apart. Elder sibling Mukesh Ambani, 61, toppled China’s Jack Ma as Asia’s richest man, after driving a telecommunications revolution in India that propelled his ...

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US charges Russian with midterm vote meddling

Bloomberg The US charged a Russian woman with conspiring to interfere in both the 2016 and 2018 elections, marking the first criminal charges related to next month’s congressional midterm vote. Elena Alekseevna Khusy-aynova of St. Petersburg, allegedly served as the chief accountant for an operation known as “Project Lakhta,” the ...

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