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April 21, 2016

Bloomberg will be offering more localised content and feature regional talent for its Middle East platforms. (Capital New York)
09:00 GMT
The global information giant expands its Middle East operation with a new deal with ADGM.
Dubai is still the Middle East's favorite place to shop for luxury items. (Tumblr)
08:00 GMT
An American Express survey has found that high-income Qataris spend double the amount as Emiratis on luxury products and services.
The aim is for the organisation to be sustainable and continually receive funding over the long term from companies. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
The Emirati business magnate aims to support 15,000 STEM students over the next ten years to attend the world's top universities.
With oil prices down by approximately 65 percent compared to their mid-2014 levels, total earnings combined at the six companies declined 34 percent in 2015. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
Fitch has downgraded the ratings of six oil giants including Shell, Total and Eni as low oil prices eat away at predicted cash flows.
In November, Russia issued an immediate suspension of all commercial flights to and from Egypt, pending a report on the status of security procedures at Egyptian airports. (File photo)
05:15 GMT
The inspections are the latest in a series of foreign assessments following since the fatal downing of a Russian plane over Sinai in October.

April 20, 2016

The Secretary-General of Hezbollah Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has denied that the party deals with any Lebanese or foreign banks. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
Lebanese banks have been warned that US anti-Hezbollah regulations extend to all currencies, including the Lebanese pound.
OTT calls are here stay and UAE telecom operators should tweak their business models accordingly. (Viber free)
13:00 GMT
Snapchat and other internet calling apps such as Viber and Whatsapp do not necessarily have to be revenue drains for UAE telecoms firms, argues an industry expert.
Islamic finance will likely remain a moderate contributor due to the industry's small size and the issues it has yet to resolve to unlock its global potential. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Islamic finance could play a 'modest' role in achieving the UN's sustainable development goals, according to Standard & Poor's global head of islamic finance.
The bill will now go to the Guardian Council, the constitutional supervisory body, for ratification before becoming law. (Wikimedia Commons)
11:00 GMT
Iranian MPs have endorsed the draft budget, which sets oil at $40 a barrel and nearly doubles the quantity exported prior to sanctions.