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WETEX 2017 showcases business prospects, trends in energy sector

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DUBAI / WAM The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2017) was opened on Monday by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Themed ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability,’ WETEX is organised ...

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May’s Brussels gains eclipsed by domestic Brexit challenge

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Bloomberg Theresa May’s battle to get her Brexit legislation through Parliament hit a new roadblock as the opposition Labour Party threatened to unite with rebels among her Conservatives, eclipsing the small victory she brought home from a summit of European Union leaders. The UK prime minister returned from Brussels bolstered ...

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Auto suppliers buoyed by report Tesla to fully own China plant

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Bloomberg Auto-parts suppliers shares jumped in Asian trading after Wall Street Journal reported that Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with Shanghai’s government to build a fully owned manufacturing facility in the city’s free trade zone. “As far as I know, there is no such agreement,” Guo Lei, an official at ...

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Singapore to stop adding cars to city from February 2018 onwards

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Bloomberg Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next year. The government will cut the annual growth rate for cars and motorcycles to zero from 0.25 percent starting in February, the transport regulator said. “In ...

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HelloFresh targets $1.8 billion IPO valuation amid food wars

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­­­­­­­­­­­Bloomberg HelloFresh, the meal-kit startup backed by Rocket Internet SE, is targeting a market valuation of as much as 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in an initial public offering this week, the company said in a statement. The company, which sells meal kits in 10 markets and remains unprofitable, set ...

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Macron wants to teach the French to love their private firms

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Bloomberg President Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to change French culture to make the population less instinctively hostile to private enterprise. “I’m struck by the difference of the reality of life in companies and the way they are perceived in public discourse—especially by politicians,” Stanislas Guerini, a lawmaker in Macron’s Republic ...

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Noura Al Kaabi: UAE is making great strides in digital diplomacy

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ABU DHABI / WAM The technological advancements the world is witnessing at present have significantly contributed to the changing character of war, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, said in her speech at the Ministry of Defence organised ‘The Leaders Conference: War in the 21st ...

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