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April 30, 2014

The beachside resort and spa will be managed by Mövenpick Hotels (Image: File)
12:01 GMT

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has announced the development of a beachside resort in Malaysia.

The 50-story tower is due to be completed later this year (File/AFP)
11:45 GMT

A major construction phase of Bahrain Bay has been completed. The tower will house Wyndham Grand Collection Manama hotel and corporate offices upon completion.

The new design is the second collaboration between BlackBerry and Porche (Image: BlackBerry)
10:50 GMT

BlackBerry has launched the super sleek Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone, which is "all-touch" and no buttons.

Growth in Lebanon is expected to reach 2 percent, according to Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil (File/AFP)
10:25 GMT

Lebanon on Tuesday swapped $1.4 billion in eurobonds with 23 percent being taken by foreign investors.

April 29, 2014

Despite the current problems, a farm-out agreement between the partners in Leviathan and Woodside may still be signed, possibly within days.
21:13 GMT

The sources said that, behind the Leviathan partners' stubbornness, lies personal animosity by Delek controlling shareholder Yitzhak Tshuva

Lust for technology: GITEX shopper is used by nearly half of Emirati residents (Image: Emirates247)
14:04 GMT

It's all about the consumer: Around 45 percent of UAE residents use GITEX shopper to purchase their IT products, according to an Acer survey.

Tescos supermarket may be looking to open several branches in the UAE (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

Choithrams and British-based Tescos will be joining forces to bring the supermarket chain to the UAE, a source has said.

The UAE-based airline said 18 flights between Amman and Beirut will be scheduled weekly from July 2 onwards (File/Shutterstock)
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has announced more flights through key destinations in the Middle East.

Construction has started on the 22km new dual carriageway, which will have five lanes in each direction (File/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Two foreign contractors have begun work on Qatar's major expressway project in Doha.

Dubai International recorded 18,361,820 passengers traveling through the airport in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:35 GMT

Dubai International has emerged as the world's busiest airport, beating London Heathrow with monthly traffic.

Trade exchanges reached just under $3 billion between Iran and Germany in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

Iran is eager to enhance economic ties with Germany with the hope of securing $7 billion dollars worth of trade transactions annually, an official said.

Iran’s former foreign minister also said that French parliamentary delegation also agreed to ease monetary and banking restrictions on trade with Iran.
03:55 GMT

The advisor to the Leader and the head of Expediency Discernment Council Strategic Research Center says French delegation agrees on easing trade restrictions on Iran.

A comprehensive visitor management study has been undertaken around the Dubai Expo 2020 hosting, including city wide traffic and movement flow analysis.
03:55 GMT

The major construction activities on the Expo 2020 site will be completed by October 2019, allowing for a full year of readiness testing across networks, systems and technologies.

Dimian said he hoped economic reforms could bring the budget deficit down to 10% of GDP, but gave no time frame
02:07 GMT

The Egyptian government sees its budget deficit, if it does not implement reforms, running at 14-14.5% of gross domestic product in the fiscal year starting on July 1

He said affected students’ files, which contain birth certificates, copies of IDs and details of vaccinations, would remain in the private school until the fees are paid.
01:34 GMT

The Ministry of Education has introduced a new mechanism to enable the private school students who are unable to pay their tuition fees to join the government schools of their choice