Monday , October 23 2017


‘US disappointed by slow Beijing reform’

epa06278032 People walk past Chinese flags hung at Hutong neighborhood during the third day of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Beijing, China, 20 October 2017. China holds the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China, the country's most important political event where the party's leadership is chosen and plans are made for the next five years. Xi Jinping is expected to remain as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China for another five-year term.  EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY

Bloomberg The US has been disappointed this year at China’s lack of progress in pursuing market-oriented reforms, said a senior administration official, ratcheting up the pressure on the world’s second-largest economy ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit there next month. While China made progress in previous decades toward market pricing ...

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China smartphone upstart that beat Apple set to enter West

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Bloomberg Vivo, the fast-growing smartphone brand backed by reclusive Chinese billionaire Duan Yongping, will begin selling to Western markets for the first time as it accelerates a global expansion. Emboldened by its success against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. at home, the company now intends to tackle developed markets ...

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GE’s new CEO vows change after ‘unacceptable’ results

epa01942831 An image of an engine of Boeing 747 of Dutch carrier KLM, 23 November 2009 at Schiphol national airport, The Netherlands, as KLM became the first airline in the world to fly on biokerosene with passengers on board. The Boeing 747 took into the air with an engine that runs on a blend of Camelina biofuel and fossil kerosene. Camelina is made from plants. KLM is also developing biofuel based on algae.  EPA/LEX LIESHOUT

Bloomberg General Electric Co.’s new boss promised “sweeping change” as he delivered a brutal assessment of the 125-year-old manufacturer. Results for the latest quarter are “completely unacceptable,” Chief Executive Officer John Flannery told investors as he slashed the profit forecast and pledged to unload $20 billion of GE businesses. “We ...

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Japan election: Abe’s coalition retains two-thirds majority

epa06282231 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts a red rose on name of a party's candidate to be elected in the Lower House election at headquarters of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Tokyo, Japan, 22 October 2017. The LDP and a coalition partner are expected to win landslide victory in the election.  EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Bloomberg Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition retained its two-thirds parliamentary majority in Sunday’s general election, unofficial results showed, bolstering his chances at becoming Japan’s longest-serving leader. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and coalition partner Komeito won at least 310 of the 465 up for grabs, according to results shown on ...

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Abu Dhabi Airport bags ACI ‘best airport’ awards


ABU DHABI / WAM Airports Council International (ACI) awarded AbuDhabi International Airport (AUH), the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ and ‘Best Improved Airport: the Middle East’ accolades at the annual ASQ awards, held in Mauritius as part of the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. The ...

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Experts to explore IoT trends at Masdar forum in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi / WAM The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, on Saturday announced that it is hosting the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips (VLSI-SoC) on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things: ...

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