Monday , September 24 2018


Public-private partnerships to boost economic development in Gulf

DUBAI / Emirates Business In recent years, since the oil price slump, plans have emerged across the Gulf to curb fiscal deficits and diversify economies, most notably through the development of national infrastructure, highlights a new report by Oliver Wyman. Titled “How Public-Private Partnerships can support the Gulf’s Economic development,” ...

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Trump restores Iran sanctions, draws flak from European allies

Bloomberg The first round of renewed US sanctions on Iran took effect as President Hassan Rouhani—under increasing economic and political pressure—spurned President Donald Trump’s suggestion for talks with “no preconditions.” Following an executive order signed by Trump, the US imposed new restrictions intended to stop the purchase of dollar banknotes ...

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Japan college admits altering test scores to keep women out

Bloomberg The Japanese university at the centre of a sexism scandal apologised for “systematic” manipulation of test scores aimed at keeping female students out, with top officials saying that discrimination against women should never be allowed. After media reports surfaced of the discrimination, Tokyo Medical University today released a report ...

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Tariffs wreck boat-building industry in US

Bloomberg They’re Donald Trump’s kind of business. They dominate the domestic market, rack up a trade surplus by selling to foreigners, and do a lot of their manufacturing in states that voted for him. But America’s recreational boat-builders are getting caught up in the president’s trade war. With every escalation, ...

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Barakah Unit 2 completes pre-operational testing

ABU DHABI / WAM The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Hot Functional Testing (HFT) on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. This significant pre-operational testing process incorporated all lessons learned from the same test on Unit 1 in order to achieve the highest international standards ...

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