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Abu Dhabi’s global hunt for fresh fintech talent

Exciting start-ups found during tour stops in Africa, Asia and Europe THE MENA region’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival (FinTechAD) has a global tour reaching cities...
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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
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Boeing stocks fall fast as news of tragic Max 8 crash is shared

By Richard Thomas IN THE age of the Internet and social media, responses to developments, incidents and accidents around the world are having increasingly rapid...
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Analytics key to African countries’ ability to share in services trade

UNCTAD-UNECA projects’ experts pool wisdom to grow regional economies and increase benefit from value chains AFRICA needs to step-up its analytics game to play a...
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Airborne behemoth to go extinct as orders fall — and smaller craft begin ruling...

Future A380 orders cut by Emirates, putting up to 3,500 Airbus jobs in doubt (Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in...
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Drug cartels, weapons, banks and the Greenback — illicit trade continues, former whistleblower claims

Major banks are unwittingly laundering drug money to fund international arms deals, a former US Senate candidate tells BV editor HAL WILLIAMS US BUSINESS intelligence...
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Job fears as UK’s Carillion collapses

UK construction giant Carillion is heading into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs under threat. Talks between the firm, its lenders and the government failed to...
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Majid Al Futtaim making tracks across MENA

UAE billionaire announces a raft of fresh investments to revitalise dozens of projects in the region… By Darren Parkin WHEN the Majid Al Futtaim Group –...
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Etihad Swoop For Tony Douglas As New CEO

Former military defence expert is to take up the role in January, but can he stop the rot in Abu Dhabi where the airline...
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Duqm Or Bust!

Tiny port on the Arabian Sea is set to become one of the most economically strategic places on earth… By Darren Parkin CHANCES are you’ve never...