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Saudi Aramco shifts strategy in China to boost oil sales

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14-Mar-19 Rising Russian and US competition has pushed Saudi Aramco to find new buyers for its oil in China, encouraging a shift towards independent refiners and newcomers to the business, after years of dealing only with state-owned Chinese energy firms. [image: Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah]

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Abu Dhabi to increase spending on tourism marketing by USD136 mn

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13-Mar-19 Abu Dhabi has allocated AED0.5 bn (USD136 mn) for tourism marketing over three years. The funding will highlight attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project is reportedly also 'still active'. [image: Lourve Abu Dhabi / Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya]

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Russian far east opportunities: manufacturing investment

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07-Mar-19 The rise of the Russian Far East District as an attractive destination for investment in manufacturing is down to several factors - rich natural resources, abundant land, upgraded infrastructure, access to Eurasia and generous tax incentives. [image: Far East Development Corporation (FEDC)]

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India and Egypt rare bright spots amid stalled growth in emerging markets

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Jan-19 The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled. India is a bright spot where strengthening investment and robust consumption will drive 7.3 percent GDP growth. East Asia remains a fast-growing region but growth will moderate to 6 percent in 2019 as global demand slows and financial conditions tighten. Brazil is forecast to lead Latin America with 2.2 percent growth. And in MENA, while GCC oil exporters accelerate to 2.6 percent growth they will be outstripped by Egypt at 5.6 percent thanks to reforms. [image: World Bank]

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International healthcare - travelling for tech

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29-Oct-18 Innovative technologies are in great demand among international patients. In price-agnostic markets such as China, the Middle East and Russia, accessing technology is typically the number two reason for travelling overseas for treatment, after access to the latest drugs. [image: ITIJ / Getty Images]

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