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Construction & Real Estate

The Big 5 gears up for debut Digital Festival - Global

The Big 5, a leading event for the construction industry, is launching the first Big 5 Digital Festival-Global this year. The online event, to run from November 23 to 26, will see experts discuss the challenges for the sector in a post-Covid world.

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Retail & Wholesale

ECity to open 4 new retail outlets in UAE next year

UAE-based consumer electronics retail group ECity has announced the launch of its newest store at the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. A subsidiary of leading conglomerate Albatha Holding, ECity is set to open four more outlets across the country next year.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Khurais becomes 2nd Aramco unit to join WEF Lighthouse Network

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognised Aramco’s Khurais oil facility as a leader in the adoption and integration of cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

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Finance & Capital Market

Mideast economies to contract 7.6% in 2020: ICAEW

Economies in the Middle East are forecast to shrink by 7.6% this year, almost double the 3.9% contraction which they predicted in April, said the Economic Outlook report from Oxford Economics, commissioned by ICAEW.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

The future won’t be 'normal' at all

Industry leaders in the next wave will use each advance to move toward a new future, not back to an old idea of “normal”, say two industry experts, noting that the lessons of the past few months to build operating models of the future.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Adnec in deal with Reed Expo to buy top security event

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), part of ADQ, has reached a strategic partnership deal with Reed Exhibitions to acquire ISNR Abu Dhabi, a leading conference in Middle East and North Africa that covers security equipment sector.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Abu Dhabi Airport launches new faster transit service

Abu Dhabi International Airport has launched a new initiative for international transfer passengers, facilitating shorter connection times by increasing the speed of airport transit, thus delivering an enhanced and seamless passenger experience.

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IT & Telecommunications

Seidor buys into region's largest SAP business partner

Seidor, a multinational consultant in technology sector offering a wide range of solutions in key industries such as infrastructure and outsourcing, said it has acquired a majority stake in Procons-4IT, an accredited SAP Gold partner in the region.

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Motoring

Scania launches first series of electric trucks

Scania, a leading provider of transport solutions, has launched its first series of fully electric trucks; a major milestone in the Swedish group's journey as it drives the transition to a more sustainable transport system through electrification.

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Health & Environment

Oman lays foundation stone for 700-bed hospital

Oman has laid the foundation stone for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah which is being set up at an investment of RO129 million ($334 million). The work on the 700-bed facility coming up over a 94,400 sq m area will be completed in four years.

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Media & Promotion

Expo Centre Sharjah resumes activities with electronics expo

Expo Centre Sharjah is currently hosting the Electronics Exhibition, the first event the centre has organised after the gradual return to normal life and the resumption of activities and events in the city, while taking all the Covid-19 precautionary meas

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