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UAE continues strengthening its food security, says ministry

  Abu Dhabi / WAM The UAE is continuing to strengthen its food security system, through a comprehensive range of policies that include promoting cooperation with other countries and markets, diversifying sources, and attracting local and foreign agricultural investment. The country’s food import rate increased by 21 percent in the first half of 2022, recording over 41,000 tonnes of imported ...

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Sheikh Mohamed wishes President of Burundi on assuming presidency

  Abu Dhabi / WAM His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, sent a written letter to General Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi, congratulating him on the occasion of assuming the presidency of the East African Community. The letter was delivered by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of ...

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Dewa helps cut 217,370 tons of carbon emissions

  Dubai / WAM Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced that its High-Water Usage Alert service has helped to reduce 217,370 tons of carbon emission since its launch three years ago and until June 30. These reductions were from identifying 1,062,781 water leakage reports, 23,199 defects, and 11,566 cases of increased load. The service sends instant notifications to customers ...

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Stocks

US index futures fall, dollar up amid caution over economy

  Bloomberg US stock-index futures slipped and the dollar rises as investors fretted over signs of a sharp economic slowdown even as the Federal Reserve stays on the path of monetary tightening. September contracts on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indexes dropped 0.2% each after the equity benchmarks advanced. Crude oil retreated amid economic headwinds that clouded the demand ...

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Indian billionaire’s $4b of stock holdings in focus after death

Bloomberg The death of Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala puts a spotlight on the nearly $4 billion worth of stocks held by the famed investor, whose trades were closely followed. The man known as India’s Warren Buffett died of a reported cardiac arrest at the age of 62. The self-made trader invested in a wide swathe of established businesses and startups, ...

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Chinese bonds rally as rate cut reinforces split with Treasuries

Bloomberg China’s sovereign bonds are back on the menu for foreign investors. The nation’s debt rallied on Monday after the central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates, with the 10-year yield dropping to the lowest level in more than two years. The surprise easing move underscores how the nation’s bond market offers investors an asset class that’s uncorrelated to Treasuries and ...

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Nikkei 225 index outperforms peers, erases its 2022 loss

  Bloomberg In what has been an annus horribilis for most developed-market equities, Japanese investors find their blue-chip benchmark back in positive territory for the year. Helped by a weaker yen and continued stimulus by a resolute Bank of Japan (BOJ), the Nikkei 225 index has outperformed peers and erased its 2022 losses on Monday. Its 0.3% gain compares with ...

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Alibaba leads slide in US-listed China stocks on NYSE exit woes

Bloomberg US-listed China stocks slid on Friday after some of the Asian nation’s largest state-owned companies announced plans to delist from American exchanges amid a spat over audits and generally worsening tensions between the world’s top two economies. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Pinduoduo Inc. and JD.com Inc. each fell 3% to 4%, while the Kraneshares CSI China Internet Fund ETF ...

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