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Sheikh Al Azhar lauds formation of Human Fraternity Document higher committee
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Candidancy application numbers prove citizens' political awareness, faith in FNC role: Al Owais
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NYUAD researchers find cause for rapid melt of one of Greenland’s largest glaciers
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Sharjah Ruler issues decision on emirate's school transport systems

Emirates News

DP World earnings grow 27 pc in H1-2019

DUBAI, 22nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- Global trade enabler DP World PLC today announced strong financial results for the six months to 30 June 2019 with reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and attributable earnings growth of 21.9 percent and 26.8 percent respectively. DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem credited the company’s strategy of developing innovative new products and services and prudent management for DP World’s impressive half-year results. Bin Sulayem added that DP World’s excellent performance...

Future will be in hands of talented, skilled individuals: HCT CEO

DUBAI, 22nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- The future will be in the hands of talented and skilled individuals, rather than solely degree holders, affirmed Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, President and CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology, HCT, while inaugurating the HCT annual Forum 2019 at the HCT-Dubai Men’s campus. Dr. Al Shamsi noted that major international corporations, such as Apple and IBM, have been employing highly skilled candidates without waiting for their degrees. Under the theme "HCT 4.0 – Employability and Beyond", and in...

More than 2,200 Indian companies join Dubai Chamber in H1 2019

DUBAI, 22nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- A total of 2,208 Indian companies joined Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry as new members in the first six months of 2019, marking a 18 percent increase compared to the same period last year, the non-profit public organisation has revealed. Indian firms accounted for 24.4 percent of the new member companies that registered with Dubai Chamber between January and June 2019, bringing the total number of Indian members to 38,704, said a press release issue by Dubai Chamber...

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ADX achieves 97 per cent in disclosure compliance of 2nd quarter financial statements 2019

ABU DHABI,15th of August 2019 (WAM) - Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 97 per cent regarding the disclosure of the 2nd quarter financial statements 2019 of its listed public joint stock companies, domestic and foreign, within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the financial period. Some 62 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their 2nd Quarter financial statements for 2019 within the 45 days period given. The...
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World News

Arab Coalition Forces shoot down two Saudi-bound Houthi drones

RIYADH, 22nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- The Arab Coalition Forces on Thursday morning intercepted and shot down two drones launched by the Houthi militia from Yemen's Amran province towards Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted the Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al Maliki as saying that "all attempts by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to launch drones are doomed to fail." He explained that the Coalition follows rules of engagement to prevent civilian casualties when responding to such threats, adding that...

Diamonds account for 90 pc of Botswana's exports to UAE: Dubai Chamber

DUBAI, 21st August, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) revealed that the UAE's trade with Botswana in Africa in 2018 was AED5.14 billion, with diamonds accounting for more than 90% of Botswana's exports to the UAE. Dubai Chamber presented the economic scene in the Emirate of Dubai during its participation through its representative office in Mozambique at the "Botswana World Trade Fair 2019'' organised by the Botswana Commercial Investment Center recently, with the participation of 241 exhibitors from 13 countries. The...

UAE to be first Middle East country to witness ‘RuPay card’ launch during Modi’s visit

By: Binsal Abdulkader ABU DHABI, 21st August, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE will be the first country in the Middle East to witness the launch of RuPay card, "an Indian indigenous equivalent of Mastercard or Visa," during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend, a top Indian diplomat told the Emirates News Agency, WAM. "A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to establish a technology interface between the payment platforms in India and UAE, would be exchanged between the National Payments Corporation of India...