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March 21, 2019

Moscow- The co-chair of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Economic Yalta Forum, Andrei Nazarov, announced that Syria will participate this year as an honorary member of the Forum.

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Economy ministry launches National Consumer Observatory...
March 24, 2019

The Ministry of Economy and Trade (MoET) has launched the National Consumer Observatory to carry out surveys that will be used for consumer protection purposes, said Alia"...

Significant growth expected in European tourist numbers...
March 24, 2019

The number of European tourists is expected to grow significantly this year, according to the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). Approximately 706,000 Europeans visited the country"...

 

 
March 24, 2019

RIYADH — The Deputy Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One in the Gulf, Colin Rice, expects Saudis to begin using the latest transport technologies in the world by 2020.

Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Rice said the travel time between Riyadh and Jeddah will not exceed 50 minutes. Meanwhile, the distance between Riyadh and Qidiyyah Recreation City will take just seven minutes.

He stressed that tickets and service charges will be at the level of bus and train fares and less than air-tickets. He declined to disclose details on the total cost of the project. At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the price"...

March 24, 2019

KUWAIT: Chairman of Al-Safat Investment Company Abdullah Al-Terkait has won an award for his achievements and efforts at the ‘CEO Today Middle East Awards 2019’, that was held in February 2019. In a detailed interview that was published in the magazine’s Middle East issue, the chairman talks about the company, its history and his experience while being the Chairman since 2013.

Al-Terkait spoke about his struggles with the company when he first joined and how his role as a leader evolved from there. Al-Safat’s financial crisis back then was in"...

March 24, 2019

The share of affordable housing to total new launches in Chennai almost doubled from 25 per cent in 2017 to 50 per cent in 2018. As regards affordable housing supply and unit sizes by budget segmentation in Chennai, an estimated 12 per cent was in the price range of Rs 10-20 lakh, 34 per cent in the price range of Rs 20-30 lakh and 54 per cent in Rs30-40 lakh. In IT/ITES hub in Chennai, Rs30-40 lakh budget accounts for 35 per cent of the supply, according to Anarock research. India’s housing shortage in the urban areas has been estimated at 18.78 million units, out of which 96 per cent was in the EWS and LIG segment. Total housing shortage"...

March 24, 2019

ABU DHABI: From its inception in 1971 until December 2018, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has financed 108 water sector projects in 56 countries with a total value of Dhs8 billion.

The Fund’s interest in water and electricity projects reflects its keenness to support international efforts aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, directly contributing to Goal Six - Clean Water and Sanitation.

According to an ADFD report, issued to mark World Water Day that falls on 22nd March, water sector projects account for 12 per cent of the Fund’s total expenditure. Advancing the development"...

March 24, 2019

Dubai-based pay TV network OSN has announced plans to launch a new channel to offer viewers a destination for an uninterrupted marathon-viewing experience.

The OSN Binge Channel will launch on Monday April 1 and will kick off with the most talked about show on the planet, Game of Thrones - seasons 1 to 7, with five episodes aired back-to-back every night until the new season launches on April 15.

Other shows to binge watch include Scandal (season 7), The Good Doctor (season 2), Succession (season"...