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Abu Dhabi to invest $50bn in India infrastructure

Abu Dhabi has promised to invest $50 billion in India's cash-hungry infrastructure at a time when growth in Asia's third-largest economy has sharply slowed, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The pledge by Abu Dhabi was the key factor in pushing New Delhi to approve a bilateral deal to increase flights between the two countries, an Indian official told the Indian Express. "A commitment to invest $50 billion in the infrastructure sector of the country by Abu Dhabi was a key reason for us to agree to the increase," a senior government official, who declined to be named, said.

Cosmo Oil signs deal to expand Japanese language program in Abu Dhabi

Cosmo Oil Co. said Thursday that it has signed a document with the Abu Dhabi Education Council to expand the Japanese language teaching program that has been undertaken since September 2011 at the Applied Technology High School in Abu Dhabi. It was also signed by Abu Dhabi Oil Co., a subsidiary of Cosmo, a major Japanese oil wholesaler, and Ritsumeikan Trust. Cosmo and Abu Dhabi Oil are providing financial support for the program, while Ritsumeikan is helping three Japanese teachers and supervising the curriculum, according to Cosmo.

Spanish official urges UAE to boost investment in Spain

Abu Dhabi, Apr 16 (EFE).- Spain's minister of industry, energy and tourism, Jose Manuel Soria, met Tuesday with United Arab Emirates counterpart Suhail al Mazrouie and urged that the UAE continue increasing its investments in the Iberian nation. Soria transmitted to Al Mazrouie and to UAE Environment Minister Rashik bin Fahad the interest Spanish companies have in collaborating with companies of the area in such sectors as energy, infrastructure and telecommunications.

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Abu Dhabi's property market follows Dubai's growth path: report

The gap in rental and sales prices between the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi and Dubai is narrowing in the first quarter of 2013, reflecting that Abu Dhabi's property market is following Dubai's growth path, a report said Sunday.According to the report released by Dubai-based real estate agency Asteco Property Management, average rental rates in Abu Dhabi rose by eight percent in the first three months this year, while sales prices in upscale areas soared by 13.5 percent.Abu Dhabi's real estate sector has faced several difficulties in recent years, resulting in low rental and sales

NYU Abu Dhabi Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Alexander Wang, a junior at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has been named a 2013 Truman Scholar a prestigious honor received by only 62 Americans nationwide this year.Wang, a Social Research and Public Policy major at NYUAD, was awarded the scholarship after a highly competitive process which evaluated applicants on the basis of their leadership abilities, potential intellectual achievement, and commitment to a career in public service.

Khalifa University students come second at Secure Abu Dhabi Conference

Khalifa University announced today that two of its students, Aamena Khalil Alhammadi and Maya Al-Hameeri, who are currently pursuing their Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, came second at the recent Secure Abu Dhabi Conference held in March. Aamena and Maya worked in collaboration with their faculty advisors, Dr. Hadi Otrok and Dr. Rabeb Mizouni, to put together a presentation on the dangers and effects of malware on Android based smart phones.

ADEC launches 'Abu Dhabi Reads' campaign

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has launched its national campaign 'Abu Dhabi Reads', an initiative to help teachers encourage their students to read independently by the end of Cycle 1.ADEC held a ceremony today to announce the launching of the campaign which aims to promote reading among school students and community members.The campaign is organized by ADEC in collaboration with various government entities and community institutions with the official sponsor University Bookshop-Abu Dhabi.Activities for "Abu Dhabi Reads" campaign will continue to run throughou

ADSIC to intensify focus on equipping government with world-class technology

The Abu Dhabi Systems '&' Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi's IT development agenda, expressed plans to intensify efforts to integrate cutting-edge technology to modernize government services and accelerate local growth during Microsoft Open Door UAE held recently at the capital.Speaking before an audience of over 400 attendees comprising IT professionals, business entities, decision makers and Microsoft partners, Abdulkarim Al Raeesi, ADSIC's Director of Strategy and Planning, discussed the emergence of technology as an integral part of nu

25,000 School Children to attend the ADIBF

Up to 25,000 school children are expected to attend this month's Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from April 24-29.Schools from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region will provide special buses to enable schoolchildren to attend the fair to enjoy a wide range of cultural, creative, fun and educational events."Children between the ages of four and 14 are extremely important to the fair's success and many of the art and cultural activities have been designed to promote reading and writing to the next gen
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