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Here's a look at the top 5 things that moved global markets this past week. (Karim Sahib/ AFP)
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Here's a look at the top 5 things that moved global markets this week.
The net foreign assets of the banking sector in Egypt scored about EGP 174.878bn at the end of August, up from EGP 139.658bn at the end of July, according to the Central Bank. (Shutterstock)
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The net foreign assets of the banking sector in Egypt increased 25 percent between July and August.
The move, by Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund, is believed to help an emerging global campaign to move away from oil and towards renewable energies. (Shutterstock)
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Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund, the largest investment portfolio in the world, says it is considering a plan to dump investments for oil and gas companies.
UAE residents will spend Dh900 billion in the next five years, according to Euromonitor International's forecast. (File photo)
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UAE residents to spend Dh900 billion in the next five years, according to Euromonitor International's forecast.
Gold hits one-month peak as dollar drops on uncertainty surrounding new US tax code. (Shutterstock)
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Gold hits one-month peak as dollar drops on uncertainty surrounding new US tax code.
Kuwaiti traders sitting in the main hall at the Kuwait Stock Exchange (Boursa) headquarters in Kuwait City. (AFP)
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Boursa Kuwait concluded operations on Sunday with all of its indices in the red zone.
Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD, today rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of the bond on Nasdaq Dubai. (Courtesy of Emirates NBD)
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Emirates NBD today rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of a $750 million bond on Nasdaq Dubai.
The Value Added Tax (VAT) of five percent will also apply to purchasing petrol, according to the Saudi tax authority. (File photo)
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The Value Added Tax (VAT) of five percent will also apply to purchasing petrol, according to the Saudi tax authority.

November 16, 2017

Qatar plans to develop the port to serve Sudan and its neighbors, Al Jazeera reported. (File photo)
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Qatar plans to develop the port to serve Sudan and its neighbors, Al Jazeera reported.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an official visit to Doha on November 15, 2017. (Kayhan Ozer/ AFP)
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Qatar and Turkey signed a host of agreements and MoUs in various fields in Doha on Wednesday.

November 15, 2017

In new ad, Qatar Airways said it directly supports nearly 123,000 US jobs and flies 3.1 million visitors to the US annually. (File photo)
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Qatar Airways has highlighted its contributions to the US economy in a new TV ad and social media campaign.
Work on the drone began in 2000, and four types were produced in different sizes: Saqr 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Jim Watson/ AFP)
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Saudi Arabia unveils its first combat drone at Dubai Airshow.
Emirati men visit the Dubai Airshow at its venue in Dubai. (AFP)
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Airbus on Wednesday clinched its largest single order ever at Dubai Airshow.

November 14, 2017

Princess Haya opens a fully-integrated facility for children with moderate to complex special needs. (Courtesy of Dubai Media Office)
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The center is a fully-integrated facility for children with moderate to complex special needs.
Saudi Arabia has exempted loans, credit cards, mortgages, current accounts, deposits and savings accounts from the Value Added Tax (VAT). (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia has exempted loans, credit cards, mortgages, current accounts, deposits and savings accounts from the Value Added Tax (VAT).
A Lebanese bank has been commissioned to find buyers for the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut and Movenpick Hotel Beirut, partly owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. (Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut)
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A Lebanese bank has been commissioned to find buyers for the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut and Movenpick Hotel Beirut, partly owned by Prince Alwaleed.

November 13, 2017

Remember, building rapport with your interviewer is essential. (Pixabay)
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If you had to put together a list of uncomfortable interview situations, this would probably rank near the top, if not at the top itself.
Here's a guide to help you navigate conversations more effectively when it comes to negotiating financial products. (Pixabay)
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Here's a guide to help you navigate conversations more effectively when it comes to negotiating financial products.
Users have reported that iPhone X becomes unresponsive when used in cold weather, but Apple says it is working on it. (Jonas Daehnert/ Behance)
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Users have reported that iPhone X becomes unresponsive when used in cold weather, but Apple says it is working on it.
The overhauled suites show large rooms, plush designs and bright, airy cabins that are completely sealed off from the rest of the plane. (Courtesy of Emirates)
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Emirates released images of its new first class suite at the Dubai Airshow, complete with large beds, dining spaces, and virtual windows.
Dubizzle is the UAE’s biggest property portal with 71 percent market share, according to the website.
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The buys include Dubai-based software platform Masterkey and Masterkey's staff-backed listing tool Airlist.
Emaar said a highlight of its growth this year has been the surge in sales of residential property in Dubai. (Pictured here: Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties)
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Emaar Properties announced on Sunday a 20 per cent jump in its nine-month net profit to Dh4.347 billion.
In attendance at the 20th edition of Adipec are oil and gas executives from around the world, including the heads of Total, BP, and others. (Nezar Balout/ AFP)
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Oil executives from around the world descend on Abu Dhabi today to do business and discuss oil policy.

November 12, 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron tours Louvre Abu Dhabi, on November 8, 2017. (Ludovic Marin/ AFP)
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Mubadala's investments will focus on IT, biotech, green tech and other technology sectors.
Russian Central Bank is expanding its gold reserves amid growing geopolitical tensions. (File photo)
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Russia’s campaign to expand its deposits of gold is meant to help protect it against US sanctions, as well as economic and geopolitical risks.
The Chairman of the Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE), Eng. Ahmad Jassim al Jolo, has expressed optimism that the private sector will lead Qatar to self-sufficiency. (Gulf Times)
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In a recent interview, the Chairman of the Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE) urged the private sector to play a greater role in Qatar's economy amid the ongoing blockade.
A fire engulfs the Address Downtown Dubai, a luxury hotel in Dubai on December 31, 2015. (Ahmed Jadallah/ Reuters)
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The cost of insuring high rises in Dubai is expected to rise following a number of building fires in the emirate.
Some 361 projects are currently underway across the Gulf region, buoyed by steadily increasing oil prices. (AFP/ File)
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The combined value of the 361 active oil and gas projects in the GCC has crossed $331.4 billion (Dh1.21 trillion) in November 2017.
Emirates signed a deal to buy 40 Boeing 787s, valued at Dh55.4 billion ($15.1 billion) at the Dubai Airshow. (Courtesy of Emirates)
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The Dubai Airshow has opened with Emirates making a $15.1 billion buy of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.

November 9, 2017

The ILO said it launched a three-year roadmap and action plan with Qatar as Qatar decided to cancel the controversial sponsorship (Kafala) system. (AFP/ File)
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The governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has decided to close the complaint filed against Qatar.
The phone is designed for people who want a full-fledged entertainment device in their hands. (Shutterstock)
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The phone is designed for people who want a full-fledged entertainment device in their hands.
Women are more likely to slash their calorie intake if menus clearly show what each meal contains, a new study says. (Pixabay)
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Calorie counts on restaurant menus may not work as well for men, a new study says.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare to tackle your job interview in a confident and informed manner. (File photo)
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Here are a few tips to help you prepare to tackle your job interview in a confident and informed manner.
In this age of big data and digital transformation, you might expect a credit check firm to be stalking you quite comprehensively. Here's how. (File photo)
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In this age of big data and digital transformation, you might expect a credit check firm to be stalking you quite comprehensively. Here's how.
The pledge includes $1 million donation to the budget of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. (AFP/ File)
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The pledge includes $1 million donation to the budget of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
The group reported a 2017-18 half-year net profit of Dh2.3 billion, up 77 percent from last year. (Mark Ralston/ AFP)
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The group reported a 2017-18 half-year net profit of Dh2.3 billion, up 77 percent from last year.

November 8, 2017

Dubai aims to welcome 20 million visitors by the year 2020, when it will host Expo 2020. (Rabih Moghrabi/ AFP)
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Dubai is projected to overtake London for tourist arrivals by 2025, according to this year’s Euromonitor 'Top 100 City Destinations' ranking.
Dubai index on Wednesday witnessed sharpest daily fall in 2017. (AFP/ File)
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Dubai index on Wednesday witnessed sharpest daily fall in 2017.
Saudi Arabia revealed the plans for Russian collaboration on Tuesday. Pictured here: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/ File)
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The Kingdom has offered Russian companies the opportunity to set up 'strategic partnerships in the industrial sector'.
The 2018 budget allocates 43 percent to healthcare, education and society development sectors. Pictured here: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (AFP/ File)
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A Dh51 billion budget was also approved for 2018.
Emirates NBD has marked the launch of its operations in India with the inauguration of a first branch in Mumbai. (File photo)
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Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has marked the commencement of operations in India with the inauguration of its first branch in Mumbai.

November 7, 2017

What is the rationale behind the arrest of Saudi Arabia's best known businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist? In this article, Pat Lancaster attempts to answer the question on everyone's lips. (Neil Hall/ Reuters)
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Pat Lancaster poses the question on everyone’s lips: What is the rationale behind the arrest of Saudi Arabia's best known businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist?
In this article, Ellen Wald lists five reasons why oil prices are soaring. (AFP/ File)
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In this article, Ellen Wald lists five reasons why oil prices are soaring.
The new city would be built on a major highway that links Jordan to Iraq and Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
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Jordan has announced plans to build a new city east of the capital Amman to ease overcrowding and traffic congestion.
Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016, according to a study. (AFP/ File)
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Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016, according to a study.
The nature of life in the UAE is making it hard for residents to think about saving money, according to a new survey. (File photo)
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UAE residents are failing to save money, according to a new survey.
Companies in Oman will need to adopt the new wage protection system to ensure that all employees are paid on time. (AFP/ File)
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Companies in Oman will need to adopt the new wage protection system to ensure that all employees are paid on time, beginning this month.

November 6, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman this week launched an anti-corruption probe that resulted in the arrest of key business people, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. (AFP/ File)
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It has been a busy few days for Saudi Arabia, while in America Donald Trump has made a few big announcements.
Apple reveals our most-used emoji, and it's the "tears of joy". (Miguel Medina/ AFP)
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Apple reveals our most-used emoji!
The museum is set to open to the public on November 11. (Karim Sahib/ AFP)
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The museum will open to the public on November 11.
The Muscat Securities Market (MSM) witnessed a rise in the number of executed transactions, which jumped to 15,087, from 11,293 transactions in September. (Times of Oman)
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The Muscat Securities Market (MSM) witnessed a rise in the number of executed transactions, which jumped to 15,087, from 11,293 transactions in September.
No VAT will apply on exports to countries outside the GCC region. (AFP/ File)
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With 55 days remaining for the implementation of VAT, Saudi Arabia has announced a list of items that are exempt from it.