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1 hour 41 minute

Flexible work hours for UAE parents to attend school activities

Federal government employees can opt for flexible working hours to attend parents' meetings at their children's schools or attend graduation ceremonies and other school activities. A resolution adopted by the UAE Cabinet - chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gives employees up to three hours to be part of their children's school activities. "The UAE Government, through the National Programme for Happiness and Quality of Life, is keen to promote and consolidate social and family ties in the community," said Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi,...
7 hour 11 minute

Abdullah bin Zayed honours students who excelled in 'PISA' international tests

DUBAI, 18th September, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, honoured 20 students from 16 public schools who excelled in the PISA international tests and achieved excellent results. The honouring ceremony, which was held at the Dubai Men’s Campus in Academic City, Dubai, was attended by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, Jameela Al Muheiri, Minister of State for Public Education,...

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed honours students who excelled in 'PISA' international tests.

9/18/2018H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, honoured 20 students from 16 public schools who excelled in the PISA international tests and achieved excellent results.The honouring ceremony, which was held at the Dubai Men’s Campus in Academic City, Dubai, was attended by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Hessa Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, Jameela Al Muheiri, Minister of State for Public Education, and Sarah bin Yousef Al Amiri, Minister...

8 hour 24 minute

UAE voices concern over escalating violence in Idlib, Syria

GENEVA, 18th September 2018 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has expressed its concern over the escalating violence in Idlib, Syria, and its humanitarian impact on besieged civilians. This came during a statement delivered by Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, before an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which was held on Monday as part of the Human Rights Council's 39th Regular Session. Al Zaabi called upon the international community to bring assistance to the affected Syrians. He renewed UAE's humanitarian commitment towards the Syrian people and noted that the...
8 hour 25 minute

UAE snags top position in ICT global competitiveness index

DUBAI / WAM The United Arab Emirates has achieved a new accomplishment in ICT global competitiveness by achieving advanced ranks in the Global Competitiveness Index, according to the results published recently by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).The results showed that the UAE is ranked first globally in the rate of mobile-broadband subscriptions, in addition to ranking first in the rate of the population covered by a mobile-cellular network, as well as the population covered by at least a 3G mobile network. The UAE also ranked second globally in Mobile-cellular subscriptions.The UAE maintained its advanced positions in other indicators, ranking 4thglobally...
8 hour 39 minute

Maqta Gateway, ADGM launch fintech innovators platform

ABU DHABI / WAM­­­­­ Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on innovation projects, technologies and knowledge transfer. The signing took place on theside-lines of the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2018.The agreement aims to spur economic growth, creative thinking and entrepreneurism through setting up a platform from which FinTech innovator firms can test and launch products, services and business solutions within a regulated environment.Both entities will exchange expertise and partner for joint innovation projects to develop and apply technologies in the areas of digital and mobile payments,...

8 hour 40 minute

Malaysia eyes Dubai to explore region’s markets

DUBAI / WAM The Malaysian Franchise Association has chosen Dubai and the 3rd edition of “The Global Franchise Market Exhibition” (TGFM) to explore the emerging and lucrative markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, connect with local, regional and international franchisors and brand owners and expand their businesses within the region.TGFM, the official franchising event in Dubai, brings together leading investors, master franchisees, licensees, entrepreneurs, and leading brands, and it is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors and participants and witness the presence of over 100 leading brands from 80 countries.
8 hour 42 minute

Khalifa Foundation launches first food outlet market in Dubai

Dubai / WAM The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society, Abu Dhabi COOP, the first food outlet market that sells food supplies to UAE nationals and residents, with the exception of rice and flour, which are only available to UAE nationals, at cheap prices.The launch of the market, which is located in Nad Al Hammar, Dubai, is part of the foundation’s efforts to distribute food supplies in the Northern Emirates and help local people buy food supplies close to their homes. It is also a continuation of the implementation of...
8 hour 45 minute

EU offers proposals to strengthen WTO rules

Bloomberg The European Union (EU) outlined ways to bolster the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a bid to keep US President Donald Trump committed to the global commercial order that America helped shape after World War II.EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom presented a ‘concept paper’ aimed at strengthening WTO rules against trade-distorting subsidies, averting a deadlock in the dispute-settlement system of the organisation and enhancing its monitoring role. The bloc plans to share the ideas with trade partners at a September 20 meeting in Geneva being organised by Canada.“Despite its success, the WTO has not been able to adapt sufficiently...

8 hour 45 minute

Dubai non-oil trade surges to AED645 billion in H1 2018

Dubai / WAM Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade recorded AED645 billion in the first half of 2018, an increase of AED5 billion from 2017 figures.Dubai’s re-exports registered a AED24 billion increase and grew 14 percent to AED203 billion, which reflects the robust and healthy position Dubai leads as a distinctive regional and international re-export hub, while imports touched AED377 billion and exports totalled AED65 billion.The emirate’s free zones foreign trade scored an increase of 20 percent, AED43 billion in the first half of 2018 to AED257 billion. Re-export activity through free zones touched AED112 billion; with a 31 percent increase from...
8 hour 47 minute

China strikes back at US with $60bn of new tariffs

Bloomberg China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of US goods, sharply escalating their trade conflict as the Trump administration considers imposing duties onalmost all Chinese imports.China’s retaliatory tariffs, on items ranging from meat to wheat and textiles, will take effect on September 24, China’s Ministry of Finance said in a statement posted on its website. Beijing is still ready to negotiate an end to the trade tensions with the US, the ministry said.At almost the same time Beijing released its list of counter-tariff targets, President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened more punitive measures against China...
8 hour 49 minute

Government spending hits AED10.44bn in Q1

Abu Dhabi / WAM The value of spending of federal authorities increased to around AED10.44 billion during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 17 percent compared to AED8.92 billion during the same period in 2017, highlighting the country’s continuing overall development.According to a financial performance report on the country’s budget issued by the Ministry of Finance, the level of commitment to implementing the budget reached 100 percent during the first quarter of 2018, with public sector spending accounting for the largest proportion of government spending during the first three months of the year, reaching around AED3.277 billion, or...