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UAE, China bilateral ties a global model to follow: Suhail Al Mazrouei

  ABU DHABI / WAM Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, has said that the bilateral relations between the UAE and China are a global model to follow. He also mentioned the strategic ties between the two countries were upgraded to a comprehensive partnership, thanks to their significant development prospects. In his recorded message to the ...

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UAE condemns terror attack on Kabul educational center

  Abu Dhabi / WAM The UAE strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted an educational centre west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and resulted in the death and injury of a number of people, the majority of whom were students. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these ...

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Taqa secures refinancing of $3.5bn credit facility

  ABU DHABI / WAM Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) on Friday announced that it has secured refinancing its $3.5 billion revolving credit facility. Secured via a syndicate comprising 20 banks, the new 5-year USD SOFR-based facility, which will be utilised for general corporate purposes, is set to replace the organisation’s existing $3.5 billion revolving credit facility, signed in ...

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Stocks

China’s Tencent loses crown in world’s biggest stock wipeout

Bloomberg Tencent Holdings Ltd has lost its title as China’s biggest company, the latest sign of how far regulatory risk and dimming growth prospects has set back the country’s technology industry. Shares of the online gaming company have tumbled 64% in Hong Kong since a January 2021 peak, wiping $623 billion off its market value. That’s more than any other ...

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UK stocks set for record outflows in a 2022 meltdown, says BofA

  Bloomberg UK equity outflows are on track for their worst year ever, with investors pulling $18 billion from the country’s stock funds so far in 2022, according to Bank of America Corp. The figure eclipses prior years, and would mark a seventh straight year of UK equity outflows — every year since the 2016 Brexit referendum — according to ...

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China stock traders seek golden week boost after brutal selloff

Bloomberg China’s Golden Week holiday will be a crucial period for stock traders looking for fresh market impetus, after a brutal year pushed a key benchmark to near its lowest in two years. The CSI 300 Index has lost more than 14% this quarter, buffeted by the nation’s Covid- 19 restrictions and property woes, as well as a global selloff ...

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Japan’s bond market liquidity falls to lowest level since 2011

  Bloomberg Japan’s bond market liquidity deteriorated to levels not seen in over a decade on growing fears that overseas rate hikes would lead to a global economic downturn. A Bloomberg gauge measuring the deviation of Japanese government bond yields from model-estimated values soared this week to its highest level since April 2011, suggesting few investors were willing to bet ...

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Dollar rallies, UK bonds surge after Bank of England statement

Bloomberg The dollar rises to another record after the White House talked down the prospect of weakening the currency, while UK bonds surged after the Bank of England (BOE) said it would carry out temporary purchases of long-dated government bonds to help restore order to the market. US futures were mixed, while European stocks dropped for a fifth day as ...

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