Tuesday 26 September 2017

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SMART DISTRICT IN MAKING
DMCC starts work on Uptown Dubai project

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) said work has started on its new premium district, ‘Uptown Dubai’, which on completion will become a world-class smart district offering a 24/7 live-work-thrive experience for residents.

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ADVISORY SERVICES CONTRACT
Atkins consortium wins Saudi sanitation project work

A consortium led by Atkins, a unit of Canada's SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, has won a major contract from the Saudi government to provide sustainable sanitation services in the kingdom.

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$600m TERMINAL PLAN
Trescorp to launch oil storage and bunker services in Sohar

Singapore-based Trescorp will set up a new 45-hectare terminal in Sohar Port in Oman with an investment of $600 million for oil storage and bunker services.

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ANALYSIS
90pc of energy companies seeking smart tech JV

Ninety per cent of energy companies from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions are actively seeking a smart energy technology joint venture or acquisition, said a report by global 100 law firm Pinsent Mason.

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SPECIAL REPORT
Data breach cases surge 164pc in H1: report

A total of 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017, marking a 164 per cent rise compared to the last six months of 2016, according to a new report released by Gemalto.

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NEWS IN PICTURES
Sporty drive

The sporty Lexus LX570, featuring a host of exclusive aesthetic upgrades on the standard LX 570 model, has made its way to Bahrain.

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Top Trade News

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Industry Sectors

Construction & Real Estate

Atkins consortium wins Saudi sanitation project work

A consortium led by Atkins, a unit of Canada's SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, has won a major contract from the Saudi government to provide sustainable sanitation services in the kingdom.

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Retail & Wholesale

Smart home households set to reach 463m by 2021

Worldwide smart home households are predicted to grow more than fivefold from 90 million in 2016 to 463 million by 2021, said the organisers of Gitex Shopper 2017, the Middle East’s largest annual consumer electronics exhibition.

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Energy, Oil & Gas

Dubai in bid to boost use of electric, hybrid vehicles

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has announced incentives to encourage community members to use electric and hybrid vehicles, and promote the use of sustainable transport, which will have a lower average annual energy consumption rate.

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Finance & Capital Market

NCR launches breakthrough ATM solution

NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has launched NCR SelfServ 80 Series, a new family of ATM solutions that will redefine the banking experience and change the way consumers interact with the ATM forever.

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Analysis, Interviews, Opinions

90pc of energy companies seeking smart tech JV

Ninety per cent of energy companies from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions are actively seeking a smart energy technology joint venture or acquisition, said a report by global 100 law firm Pinsent Mason.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
IT & Telecommunications

Amazon Web Services to open Mideast base in Bahrain

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East based in Bahrain by early 2019.

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Lifestyle

Baldinini launches new winter collection

Italian luxury brand Baldinini has launched its new winter collection of luxury shoes, bags and accessories in the UAE. The Fall-Winter 2017-2018 chapter will come handy for the customers to explore the snow, ice and mountains.

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Motoring

Daimler honours 11 Actros Mileage Millionaires

Daimler Commercial Vehicles (DCV) Mena FZE has honoured 11 winners of its 'Actros Mileage Millionaire' campaign with the highest mileage of Actros Trucks in UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia with a combined 16 million km travelled.

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Health & Environment

NMC Health plans major expansion in Saudi Arabia

NMC Health, a leading integrated healthcare provider operating across the UAE, has announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for its long-term care facility, Chronic Care Specialty Medical Center (CCSMC), in Jeddah.

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Media & Promotion

Dubai Chamber presents CSR label to 14 firms

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 14 companies for their corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts during a ceremony held at its premises yesterday (September 24).

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Education, HR & Training

GEMS wins SAP Visionary Award

GEMS Modern Academy was recognised with the prestigious SAP Visionary Award for being the only school in the UAE to successfully run the SAP Young Thinkers Network Program for four continuous years.

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Miscellaneous
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