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February 10, 2015

The food sector in Dubai already accounts for 10 percent of the emirate’s industrial production.
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Rising global demand along with increasing domestic industrial output and a growing appetite for new export markets have created a favourable situation for the UAE foods sector.
Oil prices will likely recover in the second half of the year, a UBS analyst said. (Image: Arab News)
10:18 GMT
The oil price will likely recover in the second half of the year as supply growth starts to slow and demand picks up, according to a leading investment analyst.
UAE officials point to the important role of women in the economy.
07:16 GMT
Twenty-five per cent of the UAE’s needs will be supplied by clean nuclear energy when the first nuclear plant will be launched in 2017.
In the fourth quarter of 2014, a total of 64 major contracts EPC, Feed and Subsea/SURF were awarded across 53 upstream developments
06:53 GMT
The number of major contract awards across the global oil and gas industry has steadily declined during the last quarter of 2014, dropping to 117 contract awards, a 22 per cent decrease compared to 150 in Q3 2014, but on par with the 118 contracts awarded in Q4 2013.

February 9, 2015

Taking place from 8 – 12 February 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Gulfood 2015 is the biggest edition in the show’s history
12:37 GMT
A $11b project helmed by Shell can provide the scale absent until now.
This began with the replacement and development of all hotel assets owned by the Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels and Cinema
12:20 GMT
The government has made use of the recession in the four years of unrest in Egypt since 2011 with a general restructuring plan.

February 8, 2015

Emerging Asian economies will benefit greatly from cheaper oil.
19:47 GMT
While the export revenues of GCC countries are significantly affected from the recent oil price slide, Kuwait and Qatar are the most fiscally resilient countries.
The current Iraqi government headed by Haider al-Abadi is counting on an “interim” oil agreement reached last November. (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
Oil is one of the primary issues in Iraq today, and a main factor in driving its political process.
Facebook can be a very positive resource for many people, but if it is used as a way to size up one’s own accomplishments against others.
05:55 GMT
Surveillance use of Facebook occurs when users browse the website to see how their friends are doing compared with their own lives.

February 6, 2015

The government has allocated about $11 billion for transport and infrastructure with over half allocated to upgrading roads, port, rail and airport projects, stated Mace in its report.
20:52 GMT
Saudi Arabia is set to spend heavily on the education infrastructure projects across the kingdom.
The brothers share a fortune of at least $1.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
17:01 GMT
The oldest, Wassim Daher, founded the company in 1978 as a single multibrand clothing store in Beirut.
The price slump is expected to cost the six Gulf Arab states around $300 billion in lost revenues this year, the International Monetary Fund said last month.
14:28 GMT
Middle Eastern and North African states are expected to invest $755 billion in energy projects over the next five years despite the plunge in world oil prices, a key lender says.

February 5, 2015

Still, hospitals must decide whether the difficulty of sorting through a deluge of patient-generated data of varying quality is worth the investment.
21:02 GMT
Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major US hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.
The war for talent in Saudi Arabia is heating up as the Saudization programme puts pressure on companies to increase the number of Saudi National employees and retain existing employees.
09:50 GMT
It can be a daunting task for employers to hire qualified Saudi Nationals

February 4, 2015

"When we do business, we have to take a flight, so it can be east or west," said Peres.
19:59 GMT
Israeli companies are increasingly turning to Asia to capture a boom in demand for their technology, as the government urges them to diversify export markets in response to Europe's rising anti-semitism and potential trade sanctions.