Google 'trying to be more like Apple'

San Francisco: “The Google empire is trying to grow,” Gartner consumer technology research director Brian Blau said on the sidelines of the keynote presentation.



Star Alliance to decide on Air India on Monday

New Delhi: The top brass of Star Alliance will meet in London on Monday to decide on Air India’s induction into the 26-member global airlines’ grouping which could give the national carrier’s passengers the facility of seamless travel to over 1,200 destinations.



Oil price risks put inflation back in focus

Brussels: Iraq will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week as oil price risk has returned to markets, complicating the task for central banks whose policies are beginning to diverge for the first time since the global financial crisis.



Inflation is the biggest threat to Indian financial markets

Dubai: The new government in India needs to urgently address inflation to stabilise the economic growth and sustain the overall positive sentiment on economy and financial markets, said Anoop Bhaskar, Head of Equities, UTI Asset Management Company in an interview with Gulf News.



Global shares rally as Sensex hits new record

Dubai: Equity markets across the developed world gained yesterday on strong first quarter corporate earnings and improving macroeconomic data, while in Asia and the Gulf region, markets gained on reasons ranging from election results India to an upgrade of the UAE and Qatar markets to Emerging Markets by MSCI.



Dubai's hotel revenue expected to grow by 6.5 per cent in 2014

Dubai: Revenue per available room (RevPAR- a benchmark for performance) in hotels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Jeddah, Muscat and Riyadh are expected to grow this year and in 2015, according to a report by PwC.



Oman to enforce two-year ban on expat workers

Royal Oman Police said expats would not be issued fresh employment visas if they did not complete two years in a company.



Nissan goes past 2008 high in the UAE

Dubai: The UAE’s automotive sector recorded its best performance ever in 2008, when unit sales surged past 350,000 units and some of the individual carmakers recorded all-time volume highs. Conventional wisdom since then was that it would be extremely difficult for the industry — and its many players — to do a repeat performance.



Damac's Q1 profit up 79%?on Dubai's realty rebound

Dubai: The UAE’s automotive sector recorded its best performance ever in 2008, when unit sales surged past 350,000 units and some of the individual carmakers recorded all-time volume highs. Conventional wisdom since then was that it would be extremely difficult for the industry — and its many players — to do a repeat performance.



Dubai plans for 25m visitors for World Expo 2020

Dubai: The emirate of Dubai will be fully prepared to receive 25 million visitors when it hosts the World Expo 2020 international event in six years’ time.