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FAB Bond issuance

FAB’s First GBP450mn Bond Is Also Largest-Ever Issuance From Region

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has issued bonds worth over AED 3 billion via two separate public issuances in three days, marking its first-ever...

Markets Rejoice as Boris Johnson Takes Charge of UK Economy Ahead of Brexit

Days to Brexit: 47 What’s Happening? After winning a stunning majority, Prime Minister Boris Johnson can free himself from almost four years of gridlock. Johnson urged Britons...
saudi al ula

UK, Chinese visitors top list as 50,000 have a Saudi holiday

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia’s embryonic efforts to turn the kingdom into a magnet for holidaymakers attracted 50,000 visitors since the September launch, and almost...
calvin klein signage; fashion

Shoppers to shrug off retail blues in holiday festive spree: Survey

(Bloomberg) --There may be cause for some festive cheer in the dismal world of U.K. retail, according to research from Accenture. A survey of 1,500...

MASS supports Oman’s National Defense College strategy course

UK-based defence technology and training company MASS supported the final decision-making exercise for the National Defense College (NDC) in Oman recently – the sixth year...

UAE-based Masdar adds fuel to power UK’s green technology fund

Masdar, the UAE-based clean energy company, has invested £70mn ($86.3mn) in a new fund to grow green technologies in the United Kingdom, according to...
edinburgh, scotland; scottish independence

Scottish Independence Is Back, and So Are the Financial Hurdles

(Bloomberg) -- It’s been a good few weeks for Scotland’s pro-independence government. An opinion poll showed an increase in support for breaking away from...

HK’s Fosun Tourism set to acquire world’s oldest travel company

Thomas Cook Group – the well-known British travel operator and world’s oldest travel company – has agreed to key rescue package terms that will...

Petrofac awarded UK North Sea contract by Hess

Petrofac has been awarded a contract of an undisclosed value by Hess, a leading independent energy company, for the well-plugging and abandonment of four...

Robotic Nurse with 3D Printed Fingers to Assist Elderly, Physically Challenged

(Bloomberg) -- Amid a growing shortfall of qualified nurses in the U.K., students and professors at Imperial College London are developing a robot with...