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November 28, 2016

Someone who has 0-10 connections, has not yet established a profile, and is adding random connections, is not someone you probably want to go ahead and trust right away. (File photo)
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Scammers can easily create profiles to collect information and data or to make fake job offers; here's how to avoid getting caught in their trap.
CBD Now will allow customers to completely change the way they manage their finances using technology to serve all their banking needs. (File photo)
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Commercial Bank of Dubai makes a play for Millennial customers with a launch of the UAE's first online bank.
Five consortiums have been shortlisted for the implementation and funding of the project. (File photo)
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The first phase of the $1.1B Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project comprises the installation of a desalination plant north of Aqaba with a capacity of 80-100 million cubic metres per year of desalinated water.
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

The deal deepens BP and Eni's partnership in Egypt, where they announced a significant gas discovery in the East Nile Delta in June. (File photo)
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A stake in Zohr, one of the biggest ever gas discoveries, will raise BP's exposure to the gas market, just months after rival Shell became one of the world's biggest gas traders by acquiring BG Group.
The choice of colors and finishing on the back give the phone a super premium look that you don’t always find even in high-end devices.  (Huawei)
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The Honor 8 has everything you'd expect from a high-end phone at a thousand dirhams less than its rivals.
GCC e-commerce retailer Souq.com, which launched White Friday in the UAE in 2014, offered 25,000 new deals this year. (Shutterstock)
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Following the commercial success of global shopping events such as Black Friday in the US and Singles Day in China, E-retailers in the UAE are offering discounts for 'White Friday'.
The European Development Partners include the European Union (EU), KfW for German Development Cooperation, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
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The new large-scale windfarm in the Gulf of Suez area will have the capacity of at least 200 megawatts of renewable electricity generation.
The resources required to develop OBOR are vast, with estimates between $2 trillion and $3 trillion per year.  (YouTube)
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DP World Group chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem is exploring potential opportunities in China's 'One Belt One Road' initiative.
 Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  (AFP/File)
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Amazon is mulling a bid to acquire the Dubai-based e-commerce platform, but no final agreement has been reached so far, unnamed sources told Bloomberg.
For employers in the UAE, hiring from abroad can be a long and drawn out process and making the final decision can be something of a gamble. (Shutterstock)
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While expats face great uncertainty over relocation and the nature of their jobs, a bad hire could mean financial and reputational damage for the company.
The public sector’s impact on competitiveness was one of these main causes for low productivity, the report said, urging measures to reform public service and ensure equal opportunity in appointments.  (File photo)
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The Economic and Social Council’s recent report notes that the Kingdom's public sector is the largest in the world given its ratio to population, and is plagued by challenges that have an adverse impact on competitiveness.
Business leaders and investors said that one of the main duties of the new government is to pass the budget as soon as possible to send a positive signal to the market. (File photo)
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Lebanon's budget deficit jumped to 26.8 percent of spending up to August 2016, as government revenues fail to keep up with LL 14.17 trillion in spending.
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.
OPEC is trying to cement a preliminary September agreement that would reduce its production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day. (File photo)
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A Monday meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC producers has been cancelled after Saudi Arabia pulled out to focus on finding consensus among OPEC members at a separate meeting on Wednesday.
HE Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the OIC delivering his opening speech at the 32nd Session of COMCEC.
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Speaking at the OIC's COMCEC in Istanbul, the Turkish minister called on delegates to design specific plans and programs to achieve 25 percent of trade between OIC countries.