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December 21, 2016

12 people died and 48 people were injured when a truck rammed into a Berlin Christmas market in a suspected terror attack. (AFP/File)
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Public attacks across Europe have put a toll on travel and tourism, with the assaults in Paris alone costing the French economy about $1 billion in tourism revenue during the first half of 2016.

December 7, 2016

Saudi Arabia features amongst the leading markets for air conditioners across the globe.(Shutterstock)
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Demand for Saudi's HVACR (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration) goods and services is expected to grow, fuelled by the rise in the Kingdom's construction projects.

December 6, 2016

What suppliers thought were mid- and long-term strategies have now become quite questionable in light of political changes in the US and EU. (AFP/File)
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A growing population in the GCC, coupled with stable industries and a stable currency will help attract more suppliers who may be looking to diversify their presence away from the US and Europe.
The study reveals that the workers in Luxembourg have the highest purchasing power, almost three times greater than those in Dubai. (Shutterstock)
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UBS has released its 'Prices and Earnings' study showing how much purchasing power workers have in cities around the world.

December 5, 2016

Any production increase from Libya and Nigeria will naturally dilute the impact of the agreed production cuts. (Shutterstock)
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Looking beyond the euphoria, there will be question marks on how OPEC's first production cut deal since 2008 will be implemented.

December 4, 2016

Eventually, up to 2 billion cubic metres of seawater will be transferred from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea annually under the Red-Dead project. (Shutterstock)
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The US, UK, and EU countries have pledged donations towards the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea project, which is slated to begin in early 2018.

December 1, 2016

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal: Tunisian Assembly President Mohamed Ennaceur; the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani; Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at Tunisia 2020.  (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
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Tunisia's International Investments Conference 2020 assembled global leaders under the theme of 'Road to Inclusion, Sustainability and Efficiency.'
The Coca-Cola beverages produced in the new bottling plant will be distributed in Gazan communities through 18 branded trucks which will move from city-to-city and from village-to-village. (Flickr)
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Following a planned future expansion within the next three years, the Gaza plant will eventually employ 270 people, bringing the total number of direct Palestinian jobs across the West Bank and Gaza to more than 750.

November 29, 2016

The GCC region is one of the biggest employers of expatriates in the world, and consequently, a large source of remittances, which hit more than $80 billion in 2015. (File photo)
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The International Monetary Fund has warned that a tax on expat income and remittances could lower the region’s attractiveness as an expatriate destination and breach double tax agreements.

November 28, 2016

As the government seeks to diversify its revenues away from hydrocarbon revenues, investment revenue is expected to play a major role in Qatar's economy. (File photo)
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Reports from BMI Research and Fitch expect Qatar’s current account will return to surplus in 2017, despite being heavily dependent on oil exports.

November 27, 2016

For customers based in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), jewellery and watches, as well as contemporary and Islamic art from regional artists are the biggest draws. (Sotheby's)
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The British auction house plans to expand its footprint by opening an office in Dubai in the next few weeks, having witnessed a ten percent year on year increase in MENA buyers and sellers in the last five years.

October 9, 2016

Don’t ever solely rely on your memory for recalling all the projects and tasks you need to work on. (Shutterstock)
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Managing multiple projects at the same time can certainly be exhausting, but not impossible.

September 25, 2016

Spectacles are similar to Google's Glass, in that both have a camera, but Snap's offering can do just two things: take short videos and keep the sun out of your eyes. (Twitter)
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Snap, Inc. have launched 'Spectacles', a pair of sunglasses with cameras on either side that can record up to 30 seconds of video that can be uploaded onto the social network via smartphone.
Initially, Dubai’s broader medical tourism plan is focusing on elective procedures, like aesthetic and weight loss surgeries. (File photo)
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Dubai's strategy to become a medical tourism hub is being carefully crafted, but to compete with Asia and Europe it must establish key differentiators.

September 20, 2016

The connectivity project will offer unlimited, 24/7 outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi access points through Zain Jordan’s high-speed 4G mobile network, initially in four primary locations across the country. (Shutterstock)
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More than 724,000 registered refugees in Jordan will receive free high-speed internet access for five years as part of UNHCR’s Connectivity for Refugees Programme.