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Chinese exports to Kuwait accelerate

Strong ties between China and Kuwait benefit both parties despite the current economic backdrop Prepared by Camille Accad, economist at KCIC, an investment firm specializing in Emerging Asia investments Slowing global demand, exacerbated by an underperforming US economy and a lingering debt crisis in the euro zone, has considerably dampened trade around the world, including China. Chinese exports grew a …

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Wanted: better bridges between science and aid efforts

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 17 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains It is imperative that research is shared between governments and agencies so that resources can be pooled and utilised to maximum effect. But is this realistic? Aid innovators are calling for more interaction with research and development communities, ahead of World Humanitarian Day, reports Imogen …

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Gulf states ‘need a more unified approach to R&D

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 15 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – ArabBrains Any economy based on natural resources ultimately needs to realise that these natural resources are finite and in this realisation there must be a shift in thinking. A knowledge based economy is a must for Gulf states. Not only for financial reasons,  it will also …

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TNS Survey Reveals 91% of Citizens Are Happy With Life In The UAE

UAE Nationals Believe They Enjoy Quality Of Life Surpassing Europe “The UAE satisfaction rating among nationals exceeds the All Europe index and ratings for leading European countries like Germany, France and the UK and is on par with indices for Scandinavian countries, considered the ‘gold standard’ ….. TNS’s Steve Hamilton-Clark Dubai, UAE: Citizens in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) believe …

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World Humanitarian Day Campaign Passes the 100 Million Mark and Sets its Sights on one Billion by 19 August 2012

The campaign jumped in momentum following a breathtaking live performance on Friday night at the United Nations General Assembly by Beyoncé The global campaign that aims to make social media history by attempting to reach one billion people on 19 August to celebrate World Humanitarian Day (http://www.whd-iwashere.org) has passed its first milestone – the 100 million mark. The campaign jumped …

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RTA Human Resources holds charitable activities in Ramadan

Roads & Transport Authority – Manal Khalid: The Human Resources Dep’t, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out a number of educative & religious campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan in the context of community-oriented initiatives run by the Dep’t to mark the advent of this prominent occasion. Kawther Kazim, Director of RTA Human Resources, spoke about the …

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Injazat underscores technology’s transformative power in fulfilling Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision

Community outreach, Emiratization part of Injazat ‘s 2012 strategy for ICT-enabled growth. The global technology community has long faced a unique challenge: balancing a focus on technical excellence with social relevance. According to the UAE’s visionary leadership, ICT should not just be simply regarded as a developmental tool, rather, ICT should be recognized as the fabric for the country’s transformation …

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Islam Analysis: It’s time to innovate for the poor

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 9 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – ArabBrains In a World where the gap between the haves and the have nots seems to forever be growing wider is there a glimmer of light ? Research into nano-technologies and supercomputing will undoubtedly reap rewards in the future. But what about the here and now? …

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Egyptian foundation proposes overhauling science laws

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 8 August 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Is it time for Egypt to change it’s laws into research and open the door for venture capitalism? thereby inviting investment from the private sector. A private Egyptian foundation is funding a review of various laws relating to research and industry, which they say impede …

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Gulf Capital funds the education of 100 underprivileged Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian children

Keeping in line with the charitable spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and offering its continued support to the community it operates in, Gulf Capital , a leading alternative investment firm in the Arab region, today announced that it will sponsor the full education of 100 underprivileged Lebanese and Palestinian children at the kindergartens of the Association for the …

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