Business & Economy

ATM dispenses Swiss chocolate – free of charge

BE2C2 Report — A picturesque village in Graubuenden, a mountainous region in Switzerland, is home to the world’s first ATM ...
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Global economic power will shift to emerging economies by 2050, says a report

Irshad Salim; FEB 8, 2017 (BE2C2 Report): The world economy will more than double in size by 2050, far outstripping ...
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Jobs of tomorrow “won’t map directly to roles, skillsets, industries we know today”

BE2C2 Report; Feb 6, 2017 — Despite all the goodies of technology, it delivers uncertainty too, in the form of ...
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The next invasion of robots may be in the construction industry worldwide

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Nov 2, 2016 -- Recently, a Chinese architectural studio "Archi-Union Architects" programmed robots to construct the ...
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Here is Sost where the first CPEC-specific shipment will arrive in mid-Nov on way to Gwadar

(BE2C2 Report); Oct 30, 2016 -- The first shipment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enter Pakistan in November ...
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Digital Winners of Asia (3 from Pakistan) head to Myanmar’s Yangon

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 28, 2016 -- Digital Winners Asia - the first-ever regional startup event is being held ...
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Declare black money or face punitive action: PM Narendra Modi

BE2C2 Report, Jul 23, 2016 --  Warning black money holders of stringent action including imprisonment after September 30, Indian Prime ...
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Leading solar firms sit out bidding for Abu Dhabi’s 350MW Sweihan project

BE2C2 Report; Jul 4, 2016 -- Some of the world’s leading solar power developers have pulled out of the running ...
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Chinese bank extends $1.5 billion unsecured loan to Saudi Electricity

JEDDAH, JUL 2, 2016 (Reuters): Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has obtained $1.5 billion in financing from Industrial and Commercial Bank ...
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Google builds superfast internet cable between US and Japan

BE2C2 Report, Jul 3, 2016 -- Google is part of a consortium that helped connect Oregon to Chiba, Japan, over ...
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Saudi Arabia launches $1.2bn residential project with 7,000 new villas

Jun 30, 2016 -- The Saudi government has embarked on a major plan to build 7,000 new villas at an ...
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Syska Hennessy Group Providing Engineering Expertise to Dubai’s 3D Printed Office of the Future

BE2C2 Report, June 28, 2016 -- The future of mep design is changing unlike any other time in the history of construction ...
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India Buys 145 Howitzers Worth $750m To Defend Its Border With China

MAMOSA Report, Jun 27, 2016 -- New Delhi’s defense ministry has approved the purchase of 145 ultra light howitzer guns ...
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Erdogan wants Trump name removed from Trump Towers Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the removal of the ‘Trump’ name from the Trump Towers Istanbul due ...
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Consultants and lawyers are bracing for Brexit boom: Financial Times

Professional services firms are experiencing a flurry of calls and emails from clients trying to make sense of what Britain’s ...
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Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Brazil ‘most attractive’ for solar; sun becoming cheapest resource

BE2C2 Report; Jun 25, 2016 -- Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the Middle East, and Brazil in South America are ...
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Google Becoming An Infrastructure Company

BE2C2 Report, Jun 23, 2016 -- Google has bought Webpass, which delivers fast Internet service over wireless connections to Ethernet ...
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Employment in the Middle East is in decline, jobs index shows

BE2C2 Report -- Employment opportunities in the Middle East are receding as the slow global economic recovery, low oil prices ...
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Dubai building Dh2 bln ($550m) facility for waste-to-energy generation

Dubai is setting the stage to build one of the largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the Middle East as the ...
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India to allow private companies to explore for diamonds and gold

NEW DELHI: India is seeking the participation of Rio Tinto and Anglo American’s De Beers to explore for diamonds and ...
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Solar PV panels recycling offers huge business opportunity

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter ...
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Stadium with world’s largest transparent roof, operable doors, completed ahead of schedule in U.S.

BE2C2 Report -- Construction on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota is substantially complete, six weeks ahead of schedule. The stadium was ...
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What money and cocaine have in common: ‘neurological effects are striking’

The effect of money on your brain is similar to that of cocaine, says Kabir Sehgal, author of the book ...
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Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn at 50 pct premium- for $26.2 billion?

BE2C2 Report -- LinkedIn just got one heck of a professional endorsement from technology titan Microsoft -- at 50 percent ...
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VIDEO: Will India use this awesome Pakistani idea?

BE2C2 Report -- A Pakistani mattress company called Master MoltyFoam has launched a campaign to ensure that hard working laborers ...
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Modi to corporate America: Get on board the India train

MAMOSA Report, Jun 8, 2016 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged U.S. investors Tuesday night to bet on his ...
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Gammon to develop $20b Jazan Industrial City per Saudi Vision 2030

RIYADH (BE2C2 Report) – Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar held talks with Gammon Group chairman Sheikh Rafik Mohammed at ...
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Qatar Airways CEO Calls Delta “Wicked” After Its Biggest Jet Lands at Atlanta, Not Given Gate

BE2C2 Report -- Qatar Airways' bumpy trip to Atlanta saw its first flight settle for a parking place on the ...
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UK vows full support for Saudi Vision 2030; Aramco to join London Stock Exchange

BE2C2 Report -- Britain has pledged full support to Saudi Arabia in its quest to implement the goals of Vision ...
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Here’s the most important thing Mark Zuckerberg asks before hiring someone

Mark Zuckerberg has some advice you probably don’t want to miss: “I will only hire someone to work directly for ...
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China to buy giant London gold vault

BE2C2 Report, LONDON—ICBC Standard Bank PLC said on Monday it is buying a precious-metals vault from Barclays PLC’s, in the ...
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Aramco to diversify in solar, wind, downstream and petro projects

BE2C2 Report -- Under the Saudi government's diversification prgoram, the kingdom plans to generate 9.5 gigawatts of electricity from renewable energy ...
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Trump’s ‘America First’ energy plan envisages independence from OPEC oil

BE2C2 Report -- Donald Trump outlined an energy plan he’s calling “America First” on Thursday, using a speech in North ...
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Chabahar port: US lawmakers question Indian plans

WASHINGTON: US Senators questioned on Tuesday whether India's development of a port in southern Iran for trade access risked violating ...
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Mirrors Blamed for Fire at World’s Largest Solar Power Plant in California

BE2C2 Report -- A small fire shut down a generating tower last Thursday at the world's largest solar power plant, ...
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Financial Problems Delay Completion of 1-km-Tall Jeddah Tower to 2019

BE2C2 Report -- The developer behind the 1km-high Jeddah Tower, set to be the world's tallest building, has said that ...
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Turkmenistan seeks Saudi, Japanese funding for TAPI gas pipeline

BE2C2 Report -- Turkmenistan is in talks with the Islamic Development Bank, the Saudi Fund for Development and Japan's government ...
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CPEC can make Pakistan Asian Tiger: Chinese envoy

ISLAMABAD, (BE2C2 Report): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong Saturday said that the  $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a ...
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Shah Rukh Khan throws star-studded dinner for Apple CEO Tim Cook

It’s another big week for Shah Rukh Khan, who hosted a star-studded dinner for Apple CEO, Tim Cook, flew out ...
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China-Pakistan Corridor will help curb extremism: Ex-Pakistan PM

BE2C2 Report -- The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transportation network which will traverse western China through Pakistan to ...
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India can’t be trusted as genuine trade partner: Sri Lanka trade union leader

BE2C2 Report -- New Delhi’s relations with Colombo may appear to be at a high point but ironically, anti-India sentiments are ...
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Biogas-powered pumps help Punjab farmers grow richer, greener

FATEHJHANG (Reuters): For farmer Mujahid Abbasi, switching the power source for his irrigation pump from diesel to biogas has brought ...
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Twitter may tweak 140 character limit by not counting images and links

BE2C2 Report -- Twitter users who want a little more room for creativity in their tweets might be in luck ...
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Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower Takes Wind Engineering to New Heights

BE2C2 Report -- When the framers of the Jeddah Tower—designed to rise higher than 1 kilometer—needed advice on the wind ...
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$25bn market: UAE cosmetic companies target Africa, So Asia, Central Asia

BE2C2 Report -- Consumers in the UAE spent $1.64 billion on beauty products last year, according to data from consultancy firm ...
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US Exim Bank interested in financing LNG power plants in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (BE2C2 Report): US Exim Bank is interested in providing financing for three LNG-based power projects in Pakistan, said spokesman for ...
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Saudi to transfer KIng Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) to Public Investment Fund (PIF)

BE2C2 Report -- Saudi Arabia is to transfer ownership of Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District to the Public Investment Fund ...
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How Much Money Does The U.S. Government Owe To China?

BE2C2 Report -- How much money does the U.S. federal government owe to China? Answering that question is a bit ...
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Bahraini car salesman dupes Japanese firm into sending 800 cars for free

A Bahraini man is on trial for tricking a Japanese firm into shipping him 800 luxury cars without paying for ...
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Mosul dam in Iraq on verge of ‘catastrophic collapse’

BE2C2 Report -- Iraqi and US diplomats have warned of a serious danger to millions of people around the giant ...
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Pizza Hut sets world record, delivers to top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Pizza Hut set a world record and celebrated its expansion to 100 countries with a sky-high publicity stunt. Guinness World ...
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Pakistan eyes China fund for its part of Iran pipeline project

ISLAMABAD (BE2C2 Report): The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources will approach China to fund the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline, an ...
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$81m Bangladesh Bank heist probe finds three hacker groups, and inside help

BE2C2 Report -- Investigators probing the cyber theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have discovered evidence of unidentified ...
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Pakistan eyes $1 billion exports to India within a year: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD (BE2C2 Report): Pakistan aims to increase its exports to India to the tune of one billion dollars within a ...
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Construction begins of $2.9bn Pakistan link to China

BE2C2 Report -- The US$2.9bn road from Peshawar to Karachi is the biggest transportation infrastructure project planned for the China-Pakistan ...
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This map shows the scale and complexity of the world’s shipping routes

BE2C2 Report -- The scale of shipping around the world, its choke points, etc. will convince you of not only ...
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