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July 17, 2016

95% of Middle East professionals think that networking and maintaining relationships has been important to their career success. (File photo)
10:37 GMT
Everyone has a different perspective of success; what it means, how to reach it, what they owe their success to and things to help you stay on top of your game.
Borsa Istanbul said the coup plotters had tried to occupy its building but failed in the face of resistance from police and security officers. (File photo)
10:21 GMT
Top institutions from across Turkey’s business world express support for the country and its democratic institutions.
Despite negative elements, Moody’s noted that the private equity of Lebanese banks will remain stable in general. (File photo)
10:18 GMT
Moody’s latest report about the credit rating of Lebanese banks, maintained its negative outlook of the local lenders amid a volatile regional situation and lower GDP growth.
TV.ae, a blend of Netflix and YouTube, will begin searching for Middle East-based content creators to write and produce short shows and films to be hosted on the site. (Akhbarak.net)
10:00 GMT
Abu Dhabi-based Advance Digital will will fund and host five to 10 creators to help them make pilot shows on the Netflix rival service.
The app did not send its first notification until over three hours after the Tunisian drove down the Promenade des Anglais seaside boulevard on Bastille Day. (AFP/File)
09:45 GMT
France's SAIP app was supposed to flash a warning on a user’s mobile phone screen if there was an attack close to their location or suspicion of an imminent strike.
According to Euromonitor, the biggest challenge facing Egypt is insecurity. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Egypt is already considered a cheap destination and another round of currency devaluation is unlikely to revive tourism specifically without improvements to security, analysts say.
Arabtec reported Dh46.4 million in net losses for the first quarter of 2016, and earlier reported Dh2.3 billion in net loss for the full-year 2015. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
The facility will provide Arabtec will additional funding to be directly deployed towards delivering ongoing and newly-awarded projects.
The ministry has also set restrictions on offices recruiting workers from overseas, mandating that they submit a two-year bank guarantee of KD 40,000 ($132,358) (File photo)
05:58 GMT
Minimum wage is now set at $198.54 a month, and follows last year's legislation establishing a limit of an eight-hour workday, mandatory weekend and 30 days of annual leave.

July 16, 2016

Flight tracking website FlightAware.com so far listed 33 canceled departures for Friday and Saturday. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
Flights out of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport have been suspended while inbound flights bound are being diverted to nearby countries or turning back in the aftermath of an attempted military coup.

July 14, 2016

The first installment will be allocated to the areas of the relief of the displaced, education, health, and social care.  (File photo)
14:00 GMT
The Iraqi government has received a $634 million installment from the IMF, the first of three payments expected in 2016.
The Omagine Project will have seven pearl shaped buildings, each with a different theme.  (Omantourism.gov.com)
13:00 GMT
The Omagine Project will have three hotels, a boutique mall, an open air amphitheatre, exhibition venues, marina area, offices, dining and entertainment venues.
Why rely on the airplane's inflight entertainment system when you can bring your own in the palm of your hands? (Pixabay)
12:17 GMT
Make your transit more enjoyable with a bit of tech.
The secretary general of the UAB expects the British pound devaluation and resulting inflation following the Brexit vote to have negative implications for Arab remittances.  (Infowoman.gr)
12:00 GMT
Remittances of Arab expatriates from Britain to Arab countries amounted to about $560m in 2015 of which 29.8 percent went to Egypt, 27.5 percent to Lebanon, 8.7 percent to Morocco and 7 percent to Yemen.
The most common machines have various security features such as watermark and ultraviolet detection. (Wikipedia)
11:46 GMT
If you don't want to invest in a detection device, can you tell the difference between a fake and the real deal?
Of total SWF assets around the world, $4.9 trillion comes from oil and gas. (File photo)
11:14 GMT
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are pools of money stored by governments in funds or corporations to generate profits.
Singapore's Raffles Hotel, the flagship of FRHI Hotels & Resorts. (Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT
With 450 luxury FRHI properties now under its belt, the French chain better known for its mid-market hotels will turn its focus on opportunities in the high-end markets in the Middle East.
The reservoir of King Talal Dam is the largest reservoir in Jordan, storing freshwater and treated wastewater for irrigation in the Jordan Valley. (Wikipedia)
10:00 GMT
The UN-funded project tackles the efficient use of treated wastewater for irrigation by preserving harvested rainwater in sand dams.
Strata is an advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company and a unit of Mubadala. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:00 GMT
Under the new agreement with European planemaker Airbus, Abu Dhabi's Strata Manufacturing will provide components for Airbus A330, A350 and A380 planes.
The number of jobseekers in the region who share the same frustration is actually higher than the global average. (File photo)
08:35 GMT
LinkedIn asks professionals in the region about challenges they face when applying for jobs.
Saudi Arabia will allow imports of beef and beef products from US cattle less than 30 months of age, with the policy expanded after a phase-in period. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
The agreement ends a halt to sales imposed in 2011 after the US had a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly known as mad cow disease.
Egyptair's Boeing 737-800. (Wikimedia Commons)
07:00 GMT
EgyptAir will add another nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its existing fleet of 20, with plans to expand their fleet to 105 airplanes by the end of the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Kuwait is looking into offering 20 to 30 percent of the four subsidiaries’ stocks for public subscription, keeping the majority of stock in government lock. (Shutterstock)
05:54 GMT
Kuwait is currently looking into the potential public listing of four subsidiaries of the national oil company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).