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Sharjah realty boom is taking off

In Sharjah, there is no such thing as difficult market conditions when it comes to selling property. Freehold and long-term leasehold sales have been on the up all through 2017 and developers are just as willing now to keep the supply pipeline humming with new launches. “Since September 2017, there …

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Sharjah established women-only business portal

The Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) and the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) have launched a platform available to women entrepreneurs, aimed at accelerating processes such as applications, permits, visas and licences. This ‘single-window’ service, available exclusively to women, is in line with the directives of Her Highness Jawaher Bint …

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$1m Global Prize winner in Dubai

A UK teacher has won the Global Teacher Prize, worth $1 million (Dh3.67 million), on Sunday night in Dubai. Andria Zafirakou was selected from among 10 international finalists who had flown in for the two-day Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), held at Atlantis, The Palm, and organised by the …

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Airbnb gains a foothold in the UAE market

Despite a significant delay in its arrival caused by legal uncertainty, Airbnb is finally gaining a foothold in the UAE market, emboldened by regulators who are now keen to promote Airbnb’s offering of apartments and villas to a more youthful, intrepid audience. “Policymakers in the region are increasingly recognising the …

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Sultan receives Macron at Sharjah pavilion in Paris

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday evening received President Emmanuel Macron of France during his visit to Sharjah Pavilion at the Paris Book Fair 2018 in Paris. The cultural event is being held from Friday to March 19. …

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Ukrainian professor found dead in Ajman hotel room

An Ukrainian environmental expert was found dead in a hotel room in Ajman after attending a global conference. The expert, identified as Sergiy N. Lavrynenko, professor at National Technical University in Ukraine, came to the UAE to participate in the fifth Ajman International Environment Conference (AIEC 2018), which was organised …

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Fiscal reforms, geopolitics to pressure GCC corporate profits

The GCC’s non-financial corporate sector is expected to face pressure on profitability resulting from fiscal consolidation efforts in the current year and the next, according to ratings agency Moody’s. “GGC governments have done fairly well in balancing reform implementation while preventing any systemic shock to the corporate sector. However, fiscal …

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Working towards their own visibility

With the International Women’s Day having been observed since 1909, women in Dubai talked to Gulf News about how they can take steps to bring about the change they want to see in society. Manya Pamnani, director, Advisory and Consulting at Crowe Horwath: “I firmly believe that women themselves are …

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Union Coop posts record profit

Union Coop, the UAE-based supermarket chain, recorded its largest profit ever in 2017, posting a total revenue of Dh2.923 billion. Compared to 2016, last year saw a 19 per cent increase in shareholders’ equity from Dh2.150 billion to Dh2.511 billion, whilst the number of families associated with the group increased …

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