Monday , December 16 2019


Deal signed to creatively enrich urban environment of Dubai

Dubai / WAM Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Dubai Municipality to undertake beautification projects across Dubai to enrich the city’s urban landscape. The collaboration supports the shared strategy of both organisations to enhance the ...

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ADFD contributes $10m for Samandini Dam in Burkina Faso

Abu Dhabi / WAM The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has contributed $10 million (AED36.7 million) towards the development of the Samandini Dam in Burkina Faso. Supporting the country’s strategic objectives, the funded project is part of the Samandini Basin Development Programme that aims to promote sustainable growth in ...

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Arab-Russian cultural dialogue held in Moscow

ABU DHABI / WAM The Sheikh Zayed Book Award organised a panel discussion in Moscow to highlight the pivotal cultural role of the Russian-Emirati cultural dialogue. Held at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, the Arab-Russian Cultural Dialogue event further aimed to introduce Russian audiences to Sheikh Zayed Book Award initiatives and attract ...

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Congress mulls reviving tax breaks prized by ADM, Tesla

Bloomberg US lawmakers led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley are negotiating a potential revival of expired tax breaks in last-minute negotiations over a government spending bill. The talks are focussed on reinstating the so-called tax extenders, a move that could be a boon to the biofuel and short-line ...

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Google culture war escalates as era of transparency wanes

Bloomberg Each morning, workers at Google get an internal newsletter called the “Daily Insider.” Kent Walker, Google’s top lawyer, set off a firestorm when he argued in the November 14 edition that the 21-year old company had outgrown its policy of allowing workers to access nearly any internal document. “When ...

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China threatens Germany with retaliation if Huawei banned

Bloomberg China’s ambassador threatened Germany with retaliation if it excludes Huawei Technologies Co as a supplier of 5G wireless equipment, citing the millions of vehicles German carmakers sell in China. Resistance against Huawei is growing among lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition, who have challenged her China policy with ...

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