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complete lifecycle bim approach enables efficient collaboration and approvals for stockholm metro extension

In the coming years, Stockholm Metro will undergo extensions that include approximately 20 kilometers of track and 10 new stations, representing the largest investment in the city’s metro in modern times. The project owner FUT tasked JV Sweco/TYPSA to produce the technical designs and railway plans, including an environmental impact report (EIR) for the line that runs from Kungsträdgården to …

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uae ranked 1st among arab countries & 35th worldwide in global innovation index 2017

Abu Dhabi – The UAE has improved its standing in the 2017 Global Innovation Index, topping all Arab countries and ranking 35th globally to improve six places from last year’s 41st position to cement its status as one of the world’s most innovative countries. The results of the index were officially announced during a press conference held on Thursday, June 15, …

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uae e-commerce expected to hit $10 billion by 2018- mallfortheworld.com

The e-commerce industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to hit the US$10 billion (AED36.7 billion) mark by the year 2018, regional retailers are in the process of consolidating their online presence in a bid to remain competitive and profitable. With the UAE’s current ecommerce value estimated to be around US$2.5 billion (AED9.2 billion), analysts are optimistic that …

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pentahotels to enter thailand with pentahotel bangkok, ploenchit, in 2020

Bangkok, Thailand – Pentahotels, the design-led and neighborhood lifestyle brand, today announced a new management agreement with The Nest Property Company Ltd., a subsidiary of PM Group, to open the first pentahotel in Bangkok, Thailand in 2020. Pentahotel Bangkok, Ploenchit, will be located in Lumpini in the central business area of Bangkok. The announcement marks the first official step in pentahotels’ expansion …

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dubai maritime city authority welcomes clarksons platou as it opens its 4th largest office in dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) praised Clarksons Platou, leading integrated shipping services provider, for its expansion efforts in the emirate during the opening ceremony of the company’s new office at the Gold Tower. DMCA reaffirmed its continued commitment to strengthen strategic partnership with the private sector as a top priority for positioning it among the world’s …

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telenor group survey: myanmar’s millennials point to virtual reality as possible gateway to achieving peace

YANGON/OSLO – Telenor Group today released the findings of its regional online survey that assessed the attitudes of Asia’s millennials towards technology and social impact, as well as the support they feel necessary to become future leaders committed to peace. Organized to support Telenor Youth Forum 2017 recruitment, the online survey engaged 2,500 respondents aged 15 to 30 years in Asian markets …

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senior delegation led by brazilian agriculture minister successfully completes four-nation visit to strengthen agribusiness ties with gcc

UAE – His Excellency (H.E.) Blairo Maggi, Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, successfully completed his visit to the GCC, throwing the spotlight on the high quality of Brazilian goods, especially agriculture and livestock, as well as drawing interest from potential investors. Maggi was accompanied by a delegation composed of senior government officials, multinational companies, and leading private sector organizations such as the Arab-Brazilian …

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uae ministry of health and prevention issues circular to withdraw brilinta 90 mg drug with batch number jb504 by astrazeneca

UAE – The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) 200mg tablet, …

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mena e-commerce market value seen to top usd 6.7 billion in 2017

The number of online shoppers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is growing exponentially, bringing the regional e-commerce market to unprecedented expansion. The Middle East’s e-commerce sector, in particular, has skyrocketed by 1,500 per cent over the last 10 years due mainly to its young demographics with high disposable income and high internet penetration rate. Leading this …

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fila surface care solutions announces expansion at middle east stone

Dubai – FILA Surface Care Solutions announced its strong market consolidation in the Middle East, South Asia and South Pacific Asia during the Middle East Stone Show 2017. “Ever since we opened our regional office in Dubai in 2012, our area of operations has grown exponentially. While we first focused on the GCC region, we are very proud to announce that we …

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iflix launches in bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the launch of its revolutionary service in Bahrain. The iflix Bahrain team hosted an event yesterday at the Malja art space in Amwaj, to introduce members of the media in addition to Bahrain’s social media users to iflix services. …

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american university of sharjah enterprises & finland’s oulu university of applied sciences sign mou to develop local innovation ecosystem

The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, to collaborate on the development of a world-class innovation ecosystem in the Emirate of Sharjah. The agreement aims to form collaborative public-private sector relationships to grow knowledge-intensive businesses. It …

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dubai karting brothers set sights on new targets after double championship triumph

Dubai, UAE – At 11 years old Jakob Robinson attended a karting birthday party at Dubai Kartdrome and afterwards immediately knew what he wanted for his own upcoming birthday – a go-kart. The passion for racing soon spread to his younger brother Lachlan and the two boys and their family would devote many weekends at the track to develop their skills. Fast …

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project qatar 2017 ends on high note with over 230 meetings through its b2b matchmaking platform

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Project Qatar 2017, the 14th edition of the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology, concluded successfully last week at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, registering major participation from regional and global construction …

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e-city wins ‘innovative ict retailer of the year’ category at ‘choice of channel awards 2017’

E-City, a leading operator of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and a part of the Albatha Group, has been named ‘Innovative ICT Retailer of the Year’ during this year’s edition of the Choice of Channel (COC) Awards, an initiative organized by one of the region’s most recognized industry publications, VAR magazine. Now on its …

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fiji airways appoints marc cavaliere as new chief marketing officer

Fiji’s National Airline, Fiji Airways has announced the appointment of industry veteran, Marc Cavaliere, as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Cavaliere joins the airline’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for the new, dedicated global airline alliances and partnerships function, as well as all sales channels, marketing activities, and related commercial functions. Fiji Airways Managing …

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