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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

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Jobs drive in Abu Dhabi industrial sector

February 1, 2014

Abu Dhabi is stepping up plans to drive job creation in the Dh41.5 billion industrial sector as a number of projects get under way in the emirate.

UAE makes progress on new insolvency laws

December 21, 2013

The UAE’s new and long awaited insolvency law has moved a step closer to reality, with the referral of a revised draft of the legislation to the Ministry of Justice for its approval.

UAE SMEs to make their pitches as Adnec event begins

December 15, 2013

SME Congress & Expo starts in Abu Dhabi today to help small businesses network and gain access to markets.

Spending to exceed $100bn as Abu Dhabi strives towards Vision 2030

December 9, 2013

The growth will be led by the construction, oil and gas and transport sectors, according to a forecast by Middle East Economic Digest.

Doubts cast on target for industry sector’s contribution to Abu Dhabi GDP by 2030

December 9, 2013

The chief of Abu Dhabi’s new Industrial Development Bureau has questioned the emirate’s target for sourcing almost a quarter of its GDP by 2030 from industry.

Abu Dhabi firms to embark on tourism roadshow in India

December 8, 2013

Etihad Airways, Al Diar Hotels and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi are among the group that will visit New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Stars are aligned for a solid 2014 for UAE markets

December 8, 2013

High underlying confidence among companies and investors, easing political tensions in the Middle East, and the recovering global markets make for a positive outlook.

UAE to gain from WTO breakthrough in Bali on trade facilitation

December 7, 2013

The UAE was ranked 17th – the highest in the Middle East – in the latest Logistics Performance Index on how efficient countries are at facilitating trade.

Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port marks million milestone

December 4, 2013

The occasion took place less than 12 months since port operations in Abu Dhabi were officially switched from Mina Zayed on the Corniche to the new US$7.2 billion terminal.

Islamic finance holds lessons for advanced economies, according to Nouriel Roubini

December 3, 2013

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini says there is a need for a more resilient global economic system, adding that Islamic finance's lower volatility and greater stability is an example for advanced economies.

WEF founder urges governments to take long view at Abu Dhabi summit

November 18, 2013

More than 1,000 global leaders gather to discuss the agenda for the forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January.

Optimism on GCC-Singapore free trade deal despite lower exchange

November 2, 2013

Trade in the first half of this year declined to US$30.2 billion from $38bn last year, partly due to lower Saudi oil shipments, said Singapore’s trade ministry.

Work for a company or be your own boss? In the UAE it’s hard to decide

October 8, 2013

Entrepreneurial spirit is bubbling in the UAE, with almost as many people saying they would prefer to start their own businesses as those who prefer employment, a new Bayt.com survey finds.

Oil output helps Abu Dhabi economy grow 5.6% last year

October 7, 2013

Manufacturing and property were also growth drivers, according to figures from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi.