Tuesday , December 12 2017

First eddy covariance station in Arabian Peninsula established

ABU DHABI / WAM The Khalifa University of Science and Technology announced that its state-of-the-art Masdar Institute Environmental Monitoring Platform (MIEMP), deployed at the Abu Dhabi Mangrove National Park, has become the first eddy covariance station in the Arabian Peninsula to join the FLUXNET network. Eddy covariance provides an accurate ...

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London, Brussels fail to clinch a breakthrough on Brexit

epa06367141 British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by EU Council President Donald Tusk (R) prior to a meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 04 December 2017. Reports state that Theresa May stated that Britain has failed to reach an agreement with the EU to move to the next stage of Brexit talks.  EPA-EFE/JULIEN WARNAND

Bloomberg London and Brussels failed to clinch a long-sought breakthrough on Brexit after a series of dramatic twists that saw a tentative deal derailed by the delicate question of the Irish border. “It was not possible to reach a complete agreement today,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters. Talks ...

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‘London tops best-performing European cities’

Bloomberg London is the best-performing city in Europe, according to the Milken Institute. Inner London-East including the Canary Wharf financial district topped the ranking published by the Santa Monica, California-based think tank on Monday. The area beat out competition from Stockholm and Budapest, in second and third-place respectively, because of ...

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China’s phonemaker Xiaomi to seek $50bn valuation in IPO

epa05297511 A visitor takes a photo of the new smartphone 'Xiaomi Max' on show after the Xiaomi product launch ceremony in Beijing, China, 10 May 2016. Xiaomi released a new mobile phone 'Xiaomi Max' and operating system MIUI 8 on 10 May 2016.  EPA/WU HONG

Bloomberg Xiaomi Corp., the Chinese smartphone maker that was once the most valuable startup in the world, is in talks with investment banks about a possible initial public offering and seeking a valuation of at least $50 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The Beijing-based company is considering ...

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Fiat, Hyundai to partner to develop Hydrogen-engine

epa05564115 A Hyundai logo at the Paris Motor Show 'Mondial de l'Automobile' in Paris, France, 30 September 2016. The Paris Motor Show, which takes place every two years, runs from 01 to 16 October 2016 with international car makers presenting their latest models and studies.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines. The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said. “We welcome the interest from other automakers in ...

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