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Pandemic cost culture up to 40% in lost revenue: Unesco

ABU DHABI / WAM The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the Unesco on Monday launched the co-publication “Culture in Times of Covid-19: Resilience, Recovery and Revival”, giving a global overview of the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector since March 2020, and outlining directions for its revival. Examining the impact of ...

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UAE’s ‘national initiative’ to produce 80 tonnes of wheat

  Abu Dhabi / WAM “Emirates Wheat”, which was launched in 2017, is one of the leading initiatives in the agriculture sector and involves 170 farms, representing most of the national efforts to achieve food security by producing over 80 tonnes of wheat. The national initiative, headed by farmer Humaid Obaid Al Zaabi, aims to boost country’s wheat production, especially ...

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W Solar to invest in Libya renewable energy project

  Abu Dhabi / WAM “W Solar” Investment, an investment company in the renewables energy industry and a subsidiary of Alpha Dhabi Holding, on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to develop a strategic long-term partnership in the renewable energy sector in Libya. Under this MoU, “W Solar” will invest in green ...

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Global stocks extend gains

  Bloomberg Global stocks extended gains on Monday after posting their best performance in a month last week. US futures rise, with the Nasdaq 100 advancing 0.6% and technology heavyweights including Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. climbing in premarket trading. Tech shares also boosted indexes in Europe and Asia. Quarterly portfolio rebalancing by institutional buyers could be helping ...

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Crypto exchanges hunker down as woes pile up in India

  Bloomberg India’s largest digital assets exchanges are bracing for a drawn-out crypto winter — one with some unwelcome local twists. With token prices plummeting, customers unable to transfer money to their accounts and a dreaded transaction tax on cryptocurrencies just around the corner, exchanges like Binance-backed WazirX have put expansion plans on the back burner. “We have cut down ...

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Global equity funds see their biggest outflows in 9 weeks

  Bloomberg Global equity funds saw their biggest outflows in nine weeks as investors piled into cash amid fears that the US economy could be headed for a recession. About $16.8 billion exited global stock funds in the week through June 22, with US equities seeing their first outflow in seven weeks at $17.4 billion, Bank of America Corp (BofA) ...

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European stocks to rally after tough first half, say analysts

Bloomberg After what is poised to be the worst first half since 2008 for European equities, strategists are optimistic that at least some of the losses will be clawed back by the end of the year. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index will end December at 467 index points, according to the average of 15 forecasts in Bloomberg’s monthly survey. That ...

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European stocks drop with yields on rising recession risk

  Bloomberg European stocks retreated and bond yields tumbled as comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and growth data in Europe stoked fear about a global dowturn. Oil extended losses. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped about 1%, with miners and energy firms posting the biggest declines. Contracts on the Nasdaq 100 flipped to gains from losses while those ...

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