January 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

January 31, 2020 335
World Health Organisation chief says biggest concern is that the virus spreads to countries with weaker health systems The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global emergency over the deadly coronavirus spreading from China, after the Asian giant reported its biggest...

January 31, 2020 308
Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi says the automotive trade index in Abu Dhabi has maintained its positive momentum in first 10 months of 2019 Car sales in Abu Dhabi jumped in value to more than AED28.6 billion ($7.8 billion) in the first 10 months of 2019, according to new official figures....

January 31, 2020 289
Package A will run for 139km from Ghuweifat on the UAE border with Saudi Arabia to Ruwais, where it connects with stage one of the network Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Etihad Rail, has launched the construction works of Package A of stage two of the...

January 31, 2020 260
One client seeks to refinance London healthcare facility, another to acquire logistics hub in Edinburgh Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has provided $87 million to help finance two deals in the United Kingdom that are valued more than $200 million. The bank said on Wednesday that it...

January 30, 2020 257
This action concludes the review for upgrade initiated on 8th November, 2019 DUBAI: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the corporate family rating of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, Ltd to Baa3 from Ba1, and the senior unsecured rating of subsidiary DAE Funding LLC to Baa3 from...

January 30, 2020 296
Hours of operations on Dubai Metro's red line will change on Fridays for the next few weeks, the RTA announced The hours of operations on Dubai Metro's red line will change on Fridays for the next few weeks, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday. Commencing...

January 30, 2020 310
Dubai ruler and Abu Dhabi crown prince tour the Expo 2020 site; say the UAE is the 'perfect host' for the mega event Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on...

January 29, 2020 345
International credit insurance from ECI to provide additional impetus to exports Conares, the biggest private sector steel manufacturer in the UAE, is aiming to double its turnover to 2 billion UAE dirhams ($544.5 million) over the next two years by increasing capacity utilisation and...

January 29, 2020 269
Barakah will be the UAE's first nuclear plant and the world's largest when complete DUBAI- The United Arab Emirates' nuclear power plant's first reactor is ready to start operating, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. Operator Nawah Energy Company is concluding the final...

January 29, 2020 306
UAE retailer says jewellery prices soar as outbreak spreads Continuing fears over the coronavirus could further underpin gold and push jewellery prices higher, analysts have said. The precious metal climbed to its highest level in more than two weeks on Monday, before inching...

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