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Oxford University Press to release Arabic dictionary

Oxford University Press will celebrate the print and digital publication of the Oxford Arabic dictionary on August 28. The dictionary focuses on the standardised variant of Arabic used in writing and formal speech, commonly known as &ls

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Saudi reforms to boost foreign investment in focus

Saudi Arabia’s reforms being rolled out in a bid to boost foreign investment, including a landmark decision to liberalise the kingdom’s capital markets, will be the focus of a study. ‘The Report: Saudi Arabia 201

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Bahrain’s investor-friendly environment in focus

Bahrain’s progress in diversifying its economy and creating an investor-friendly environment will be the focus of a special publication by global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group.  

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New OBG report on Islamic finance in Abu Dhabi

The growing role Islamic finance is playing in the expansion of Abu Dhabi’s banking sector will be mapped out in a forthcoming report to be published by Oxford Business Group (OBG). The Report: Abu Dhabi 2014 will look in de

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Dubai health insurance to boost investment

Dubai’s plan to make medical insurance compulsory would pave the way for collaborative ventures and increase the private sector’s contribution to growth, said a senior official. New regulations governing healthcare and

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Oxford dictionary online version relaunched

The Oxford English Dictionary's (OED) online version was relaunched on Tuesday a decade after it first appeared on the internet. The new version contains 600,000 words, three million quotations and covers more than 1,000 years of the Engli

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DSG summit probes resource rich economies

The Dubai School of Government (DSG), a research and teaching institution, and the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies recently held a conference on the risks and policy faced by countries rich on natural resources. H

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Oxford college to host Sheikh Zayed lecture

St Antony's College, Oxford, will host the inaugural Sheikh Zayed Book Award Lecture on November 5. The award is presented every year to outstanding writers, translators, publishers and first-time novelists whose work has made a substantia

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‘Private role’ in Dubai airport revamp

The $40 billion new state-of-the-art Dubai airport complex will be financed through a private and government investment partnership, Dubai Airports chief executive officer Paul Griffith said. “A large amount of the depreciation of the asse

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DWC to boost Dubai’s infrastructure

Dubai World Central (DWC) aims to support Dubai's aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements until 2050, a top official said. Explaining the concept behind the project, Dubai City of Aviation Corporation – Dubai World Central

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