Sunday 28 August 2016

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VIRUS HITS WORKERS
Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, local media reported on Sunday, citing the city-state's health ministry.

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OCCUPANCY UP
GCC hotels post positive RevPAR rates in July

GCC hotels recorded positive revenue per average room (RevPAR) in July compared to the period last year, said a report.

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VOW TO SUPPORT PRICES
Iraq set on expanding oil output to gain market share

Iraq is willing to play an active role within Opec to support oil prices but will not sacrifice its goal of expanding market share and will continue to ramp up output, its oil minister said on Saturday.

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ANALYSIS
Economists see ride-hailing industry as ripe for competition

Chinese powerhouse Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc's China operations marked the biggest move yet toward consolidation in an industry that many investors and Silicon Valley pundits view as a winner-take-all game.

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Coastal land expands as construction outpaces sea erosion

The Earth has gained coastal land equivalent to the size of Jamaica in the past 30 years with man-made construction outpacing erosion caused by rising sea levels, mapping data showed on Thursday.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Heaviest bicycle in the world

Frank Dose rides his huge bicycle weighing 940 kg in Rade, Germany on August 27. Dose, who aims to achieve the Guinness world record for the heaviest ridable bicycle, wants to increase the weight to 1.2 tonnes.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Opec's market share at a good level: UAE

Opec's share of the oil market is at a good level, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed Al-Mazroui said as the producer group continues to contend with low crude prices.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

Generation of modern ERP begins

Rapid onslaught of digital technologies and growth in digital communities have prompted IT managers to look beyond traditional ERP frameworks to what is next, says an industry expert.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Saudi's Sadara starts up region's first mixed-feed cracker

Sadara Chemical, a $20 billion petrochemical joint venture between national oil giant Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has started operating its mixed-feed cracker at the venture's petrochemical complex in Jubail.

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IT & Telecommunications

Apple fixes security flaw after iPhone targeted

Apple has issued a patch to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.

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Lifestyle

Liali Jewellery launches new store in Dubai

Liali, UAE’s fine jewellery retailer, recently announced the opening of its new store “Liali Signature” at one of the region’s key retail locations, Mirdif City Centre in Dubai.

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Motoring
Health & Environment
Media & Promotion

Etihad celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half of the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.

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Education, HR & Training

Most UAE professionals prefer to be self-employed

Seventy-three per cent of professionals in the UAE would prefer to be self-employed, due to reasons such as ‘personal fulfilment’, ‘freedom to choose work-life balance’ and ‘the ability to be their own boss’, a report said.

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Miscellaneous

Cineco opens new Rendezvous restaurant in Riffa mall

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco), a market leader in the entertainment industry in the kingdom, officially inaugurated the new Rendezvous Restaurant in Wadi Al Sail Mall, Riffa with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25.

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