Month: April 2013

Dubai will see ‘strong economic growth’ this year

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Dubai can expect to see fiscal improvements over the next 12 months. Summary: –          The UAE will see its finances get a boost in 2013 –          This comes after a “very good year for Dubai” in 2012 –          Property, in particular, will fare well and could return to a “pre-crisis level” There will be solid… Read more »

UAE President welcomed by The Queen on visit to the UK

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has begun a two-day state visit to the UK. Summary: –          UAE leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has arrived in the UK on a state visit –          He was welcomed by The Queen before a formal lunch at Windsor Castle –          This is the first… Read more »

Could Dubai citizens have free Wi-Fi soon?

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Dubai could offer free Wi-Fi services in the future, according to Cisco. Summary: –          Cisco Middle East said citywide Wi-Fi could be available across the region soon –          This reflects the increased usage of mobile internet recently –          Cisco predicts mobile data traffic will grow at a compound annual rate of 77% until 2017 People… Read more »

Tips on what to do this bank holiday in Manchester

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The first bank holiday in May is quickly approaching and, if you’re planning on making the most of your extra day off university next week, here are some great suggestions on what you can get up to in and around Manchester. Sounds From the Other City You perhaps wouldn’t believe it from the drizzly weather,… Read more »

UofM makes history with University Challenge win

The University of Manchester (UofM) has become the most successful University Challenge team after taking home the winning title for the fourth time in the last eight years. Last night (April 29th), the university team triumphed over University College, London in the final of the BBC2 show hosted by Jeremy Paxman. The students won 190… Read more »

Dubai Airport Free Zone will help UAE investments

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Dubai Airport Free Zone plays an important part in boosting investment in the UAE. Summary: –          The Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) has attracted lots of investors to the UAE –          Businesses are given incentive packages to operate here –          Dubai International Airport also reflects the progress of the country Dubai International Airport is a… Read more »

Manchester council launches fund to boost business growth

Manchester City Council has announced the launch of a fund aimed to encourage businesses moving to the Corridor area. The Regional Growth Fund will contribute to the £2 million Corridor Growth Fund, which will work by providing finance of up to £169,500 to business applicants over a three-year period. This will considerably help companies that are… Read more »

Student property market to achieve returns of 9.2% in 2013/14

The student property market will continue to be a profitable sector for investors, with Knight Frank predicting high annual returns over the next year. Last week (April 22nd), the property specialists gave their forecast for the industry, estimating average annual returns of 9.2% for the following 12 months. Head of Knight Frank Student Accommodation James… Read more »