UAE raises clean energy target to 27% by 2021

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has decided to raise its clean energy target from 24 per cent to 27 per cent by 2021 as part of its commitment to global efforts to fight climate change, a senior official told Gulf News on Sunday. Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of ... ( read original story ...)

Why finance is key to securing a low-carbon future

As renewable energy costs fall, the UAE government is taking note. Policy is pivoting. Investment flowing. The agenda set. At HSBC, we look forward to actively participating in the UN-convened Global Roundtable on sustainable finance hosted by the UAE this ... ( read original story ...)

UAE woman pioneer, mother and sister laid to rest

UAE Businesswomen Council mourns Bin Karam’s death The UAE Businesswomen Council mourned the death of Bin Karam, whom they described as a "role model of a working citizen". “During her service, Ameera contributed to empowering and strengthening the ... ( read original story ...)

Shurooq encourages Indian business to invest in Sharjah

Sharjah represented a deep-rooted success story that the UAE-India business relations sustained until today, this effectively positioned the UAE as India’s third largest trading partner in 2015 after China and US. Free zones in Sharjah is currently made ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: UAE workers who will get wage hike

Gareth el Mettouri, associate director at Robert Half UAE, told Gulf News that while some companies ... "Many organisations are still seeking specialist professionals for business critical roles,” el Mettouri said. In fact, among the chief financial ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, US identify 10 sectors to boost trade

Senior UAE and US trade officials have discussed areas of cooperation in ten sectors and industries to boost competitiveness, trade and investment. AmCham Abu Dhabi held its 8th Annual Roundtable Summit, which was attended by over 200 leading business ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai tipped for FIE Congress

“I am pleased with what I see here in Dubai. This place is just excellent,” Rodriguez told Gulf News on Saturday. “Whenever we go to a place it is not just about our delegates visiting all the famous sites, but rather it is about expanding our sport ... ( read original story ...)

New $100m 3D printing investment fund set up in Dubai

Dubai Future Foundation has partnered with Autodesk to provide financing for entrepreneurs Dubai Future Foundation has partnered with US software firm Autodesk to set up a $100m investment fund that will provide financing for entrepreneurs and start-ups in ... ( read original story ...)

UAE ambassador stresses UAE-US priority to fight extremism

Dallas: Yousuf Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, highlighted the deep commercial and cultural ties between the UAE and the state of Texas, and reinforced the strength of bilateral relations between the UAE and the US. During his visit to ... ( read original story ...)

Low oil price takes its toll on Saudi banks

Dubai: Persistent decline in oil prices since mid-2014 is posing a new wave of challenges for Saudi Arabia’s banking sector which enjoyed, abundant liquidity during the years of oil boom between 2003 and 2013. During this period, the Kingdom was able to ... ( read original story ...)