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UAE president, VP congratulate Saudi King on leaving hospital

  ABU DHABI / WAM President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, after he was discharged from King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah following successful medical tests. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President ...

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IHC completes AED7.3 billion deal with India’s Adani group

  Abu Dhabi / WAM International Holding Company (IHC) announced on Tuesday the completion of an AED7.3 billion ($2 billion) investment transaction in the Adani Portfolio companies, Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) and Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL). IHC has provided capital to Adani Green Energy, Adani Transmission, and Adani Enterprises, which are all listed on the ...

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Investing in education could add $2.54trn to global economy: WEF

Geneva / WAM A worldwide improvement in students’ capacity for problem-solving to the average level of today’s top 10 scoring countries could add an additional $2.54 trillion to the global economy, World Economic Forum (WEF) said in its latest report. The compound effects of the pandemic, pre-existing inequalities, and the rapid technological change of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mean ...

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Stocks

Stocks, futures surge as bonds fall; dollar drops

  Bloomberg Stocks in Europe rise on Tuesday along with US equity futures as risk appetite returned to markets roiled by concerns about global economic growth, surging prices and policy tightening. Treasury yields rise and the dollar retreated. Industrial and basic-resources stocks led a broad-based advance of the Stoxx Europe 600, setting the gauge on course for a third day ...

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Insurer LIC slumps in debut after record $2.7 billion India IPO

Bloomberg State-run insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) dropped early in its Mumbai trading debut after a record initial public offering that priced at the top of the range and was oversubscribed nearly three times. The shares plunged as much as 9.4% to 860 rupees in Mumbai, versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the ...

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US futures, stocks advance as rate-hike worries ease

  Bloomberg US futures and stocks rise on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pushed back against speculation of steeper interest-rate hikes. Risk sentiment was boosted by a rebound in cryptocurrencies. Contracts on the S&P 500 gained 1% and those on the Nasdaq 100 climbed 1.6%. Twitter Inc shares plunged as much as 26% in New York premarket trading ...

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Indonesia stock index avoids correction despite tech selloff

  Bloomberg Indonesia’s stock benchmark avoided a correction after an intraday tumble of more than 10% from its high in April, dragged by technology shares. The Jakarta Composite Index of shares closed little changed on Friday, capping this week’s losses at 8.7%. That’s the worst week since March 2020, when the country shut its international borders to curb the pandemic. ...

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Global stocks tumble amid inflation worries; dollar up

  Bloomberg Global stocks and US equity-index futures tumbled as stubborn inflation in the world’s biggest economy bolstered the case for more aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. Contracts on the S&P 500 Index slid 0.7% after the equity gauge slumped to the lowest level since March 2021. Nasdaq 100 futures lost 1.1%. Equity benchmarks from Hong Kong to ...

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