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March 2, 2014

The North African country’s economy relies heavily on European tourism and is still recovering from the aftermath of its political upheaval three years ago.
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It is the biggest loan package Tunisia has received since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocratic president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

 A surge in US oil and natural gas production has lifted hopes about North American energy security, but that growth will plateau and will be difficult to replicate elsewhere.
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The light tight oil revolution in the United States is changing the geographical map of oil trade.

February 28, 2014

Israel is the third country that will benefit from this kind of cooperation, but Israel's agreement will include unique items for planned cooperation with California.
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The agreement will give Israeli companies access to California's Innovation Hub (iHub) program, which consists of 16 clusters of R&D groups.

The government aims to export green power to Europe via Spain in coming years.
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“It is one of the biggest wind farm projects in the world,” the utility said in a statement.

February 27, 2014

On Monday, both Arabtec and Kharafi declined to comment.
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On Wednesday, Arabtec said: “The company denies that it will acquire Kharafi National.”

“Net income turned into a JD39.9 million loss on December 31, 2013,” the company’s disclosure showed.
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“At the forefront of the set criteria that determine route profitability are the traffic, the operating expenses and the required fleet operated on these routes,” it added.

The 88.5 meter-long superyacht Nirvana will be at this year's show (Courtesy of Superyacht News)
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The Dubai International Boat Show is set to launch this weekend with over 750 companies registered to participate.

There are 1,600 companies in the freezone (Courtesy of Arabian Business)
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Dubai Airport's Freezone Authority saw a 42 percent increase in its revenues last year.

Egypt's public business sector will now be handled by the ministry of foreign trade and industry rather than the investment ministry (File Archive/AFP)
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With the recent resignation of Egypt's government, Cairo's current reshuffling may affect investment practices and business in new ways.

The UAE Energy Minister, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toshimitsu Motegi, signed a MoU on the peaceful use of nuclear energy in the UAE
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General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, on Wednesday witnessed the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).

“We are trying to learn from some of the things in the past and trying to get it right this time around,” he added.
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“We have engineered a new strategy to stabilise the company and restore our customers’ confidence in BlackBerry,” said John Chen, executive chairman and CEO at BlackBerry.

The companies participating at the show stand to gain a unique vantage point to reach out to vibrant markets across the GCC region, including the Middle East, North Africa and South and East Asia region.
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The show has attracted more international and local exhibitors’ participation than ever before with over 170 companies showcasing latest innovations and development in the aviation sector.

Al-Waleed has been featured in Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index with a personal fortune of $30.5 billion as of Feb. 25, 2014.
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In 2013, Alwaleed announced that he was severing ties with the Forbes Billionaires list.

February 26, 2014

Bahrain is hoping to model its hi tech farming on Singapore's urban farming program (Courtesy of CNN)
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Bahrain is planning to model Singapore's hi-tech farming system that reduces reliance on imported food with very few land and water resources.

More than 6.4 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport in January 2014 alone (Shutterstock)
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Dubai International Airport reported a monthly record of 6.4 million passengers in January.