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May 15, 2016

The TabPro S boasts better laptop credentials than many competitors thanks to the familiarity of Windows 10. (Gulf News)
12:35 GMT
Samsung's latest entrant to the convertible space offers some interesting features but may not justify the price tag.
The American company has launched a product designed to fit up to $250,000 into your wallet. (Euronews)
12:32 GMT
Vult has a solution for that tricky problem of carrying $250,000 in your pocket.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said in its latest monthly market report it estimated about $290 billion was cut from spending plans across the globe in the last year.  (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The industry is expected to invest around $40 billion per year in exploration and appraisal, less than half its investments during 2012 to 2014, according to OPEC.
Create a space within your organization with a more relaxed atmosphere, where employees can unwind, brainstorm and discuss ideas. (Shutterstock)
12:19 GMT
Applying new ideas to stale methods and processes is essential for business success. Here are six ways to foster innovation at the workplace.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort, Ras al Khaimah. (Hilton)
11:30 GMT
The oft-overlooked emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah are in a major drive to woo more visitors with new projects in the pipeline.
Refugees make up approximately one third of Jordan's total population. (File photo)
10:30 GMT
Jordan will receive a share of a 100 million euro grant for the country's active role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.
The deficit in the balance of payments, and which reached $664 million in the first three months of 2016, constitutes a challenge facing monetary stability in Lebanon. (World Finance)
09:12 GMT
Economic stimulus packages will boost the knowledge-economy sector, arts, SMEs and potential home owners, according to Lebanon's Central Bank’s governor.
A slowdown in activity will give organisations the opportunity to prioritise projects and address internal issues,  according to PwC MidEast's capital projects services leader. (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT
Persistently low oil prices have led to an increasing number of employment disputes and delays as construction firms and governments struggle with shrinking budgets.

The project is already more than half-completed, with the first turbine monopile installed in early April, and construction of the wind farm’s 1,000-tonne offshore substation underway. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is under construction off the east coast of England and is being co-developed by Masdar, Statoil and Statkraft.
According to a leaked document, coliform bacteria was found in samples of Nestle Pure Life and Baraka Water bottled water. (Nestle Pure Life)
06:31 GMT
Bacteria allegedly found in leading brands Nestle Pure Life, Baraka Water and Aquafina bottled water in Egypt made them “unfit for human consumption.”
According to Moody's, combination of lower growth, higher debt levels and smaller domestic and external buffers leave Saudi Arabia less well positioned to weather future shocks. (AFP/File)
05:21 GMT
The negative outlook for Saudi, Oman and Bahrain follows a Standard & Poor's downgrade three months ago.

May 12, 2016

Dubai beat Yekaterinburg, Russia; Izmir, Turkey; and São Paulo, Brazil in a bid to host the 2020 world's fair.  (Twitter)
12:34 GMT
The massive expo will run from October 2020 to April 2021 and is expected to host 25 million visitors from 180 countries.
There has been a 43 per cent drop in the price of oil and gas sold by the company since last year.  (Taqa)
11:00 GMT
Low oil prices have sunk Abu Dhabi's National Energy Company (Taqa) revenues by 24 percent in the first quarter to Dh3.9 billion.
Many governments have become increasingly aware of the tax revenue lost to offshore investing. (File photo)
10:23 GMT
Offshore investing refers to a wide range of investment strategies that capitalise on advantages offered outside of an investor’s home country.
WhatsApp for desktop mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device. (Gadget News)
10:02 GMT
According to WhatsApp, we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work.
Topping the charts are occupations that require a knack for strategic thinking, mathematics or accounting. (Shutterstock)
09:53 GMT
The most lucrative jobs in the UAE based on basic wages and allowances, according to a review of more than 300 positions.
Regionally, the MENA Index rose by 2.7 percent over the quarter, pushing the annual increase for Q1 to 11.9 percent, reflecting the demand for space in the best quality buildings.  (Wikimedia Commons)
09:00 GMT
Falling vacancies in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) have helped to drive up rental values in the first quarter of 2016.
New exploration activity, boosted by the Zohr field, yielded 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in what the company described as fresh resources. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
Ten months after the massive discovery in the Nile Delta, production has reached the highest level for Eni in five years.
Located on the outskirts of the city, Hebron, Hirbawi is the last remaining factory in the country to make the keffiyeh. (CSMonitor)
07:40 GMT
A social media campaign has been launched by a US-based Palestinian to save the last West Bank-based producer of the iconic, checkered Palestinian scarf.
The airport is expanding capacity by 10 million passengers a year to 14 million by 2020 at cost of $1.1 billion.  (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Bahrain is going after origin and destination passengers, instead of trying to compete with the rapidly-expanding traffic of its Gulf neighbors.
The size of Islamic finance assets in Turkey has reached 120 billion Turkish liras ($40 billion). (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
In a boost for the Islamic finance sector, Saudi's IDB, Turkey and Indonesia have set up a committee to create Islamic 'megabanks' in Istanbul and Jakarta.
94 of the world's largest companies had acquired the tender papers, indicating strong global interest in the project. (Wikimedia Commons)
05:11 GMT
The timetable for the Red-Dead project to save falling water levels at the Dead Sea has been presented to potential donors in Aqaba, Jordan.