Thursday 27 April 2017

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'SIMPLE, SECURE'
Samsung Pay m-payment service launched in UAE

Samsung Gulf Electronics announced today the launch of its much-anticipated, flagship mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, in the UAE.

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'DEAMDN PEAK NOT IN SIGHT'
Oil demand will continue to grow: Aramco CEO

Oil demand will continue to grow in absolute terms at fairly healthy levels for the foreseeable future driven by the growing global economy and the increase in population, said Amin Nasser, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco.

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TERMINALS HANDLE 16.4m TEU
DP World posts 5.7pc volume growth in Q1

DP World Limited handled 16.4 million TEU across its global portfolio of container terminals in Q1 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 5.7 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis, and 5pc on a like-for-like basis.

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ANALYSIS
Aramco IPO to boost transparency and efficiency

The increased transparency of Saudi Aramco after the public offer will attract higher foreign capital and further boost market confidence in Saudi Arabia, says a new report.

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TECHNOLOGY
Where would we be today without wi-fi?

Where would we be today without wi-fi? No more hotspots. No cool internet cafés. Or what would life be like without the microwave? What many of us don’t know, however, is that these two technologies were invented ‘by accident’.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
‘How do you do, Madam Chancellor?’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel contacts a robot named Peper during the kick-off event for the German Girl's Day 2017 in Berlin on April 26. On the annual day, technical centres and universities are invited to hold an open day for girls.

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Top Trade News

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Industry Sectors

Construction & Real Estate

Diyar Al Muharraq projects in spotlight at Gulf Property Show

Diyar Al Muharraq, a leading urban developer in Bahrain, said its upcoming projects such as the Al Bareh and Al Qamra freehold residential developments and Star Commercial Villa plots have been a big hit at the Gulf Property Show in Manama.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Oil demand will continue to grow: Aramco CEO

Oil demand will continue to grow in absolute terms at fairly healthy levels for the foreseeable future driven by the growing global economy and the increase in population, said Amin Nasser, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco.

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Finance & Capital Market
Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

AI ‘will help retail bolster customer rapport’

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications include chat bots, marketing, and supply chain optimization and will help strengthen customer relationships, says a new report by growth partnership firm Frost & Sullivan.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Sadara’s fourth plastics plant starts operation

Sadara Chemical Company announced today the startup of its fourth and final polyethylene unit, the High Pressure Low Density Polyethylene (HP-LDPE) Train.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Bahrain working on $10bn hotel projects

Fifteen new five- and four-star hotels and beachfront resorts with a combined investment of more than $10 billion will be established in Bahrain over the next five years, a report said.

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IT & Telecommunications

Bahrain migrates 10 govt websites to cloud

Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) will begin the migration of 10 government websites as a trial of Cloud Computing - developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Lifestyle

Al Zorah's Marina 1 begins activities

Al Zorah, a premium waterfront destination by Solidere International and the Government of Ajman, has announced the official opening of Marina 1, the development’s first fully fitted out marina, at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

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Motoring

Arabian Auto launches Infiniti promotion

Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced a ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ scheme for the QX60 2016 model.

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Health & Environment

Abu Dhabi mall names fitness contest winners

The Mall World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTCAD) has revealed the winners of its fitness competition in three categories (Weight Loss, Stronger and Fitter), with the finalists losing a total of 100 kg between them in six weeks.

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Media & Promotion

Noorsat adopts Telairity encoders

Telairity, a global leader in H.264/MPEG4 encoding technology, has announced that Bahrain-based satellite service provider Noorsat has deployed multiple Telairity BE8200 and BE8740 multi-channel HD encoders to meet its growing demand.

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Education, HR & Training

Bahrain to host Forsati ICT job fair

Forsati IT Job Fair, an excellent opportunity to explore the wide range of career options that exists in the ICT Industry, will be held on May 4 and 4 at Sheraton Bahrain Hotel.

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