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 The Greens, villas: Q1 no change. 3BR - Dh210-250,000. 4BR - Dh210-260,000. 5BR - Dh220-300,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 5% rise. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Where Dubai rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Dubai have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 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.

 The cooling towers of the Temelin nuclear power plant near the Tyn nad Vltavou in Czech Republic. The country wants to continue expanding nuclear energy capacity despite cancelling a tender to build two new units. David W Cerny / Reuters

In pictures: Best business images for the week to April 17, 2014

Here are some of the best business images for the week to April 17, 2014.

 Three generations of the Hakimi family tend to their stall Crawford Market in Mumbai. Subhash Sharma for The National

In pictures: Shopper’s delight at Crawford Market in Mumbai

Crawford Market is an old British-style covered market dealing in just about every kind of fresh food and domestic animal imaginable. Later on renamed Mahatma Jotirao Phule, the market remains popular among locals and visitors by its old name, taken from Arthur Crawford who was the first municipal commissioner of the city.

 The Wind, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition takes place from April 14 to April 16. Above, the Dewa showroom during last year’s Wetex. Jaime Puebla / The National

April corporate and economic calendar for the UAE and overseas

From Cityscape to Wetex to stock-market holidays to nations reporting first-quarter GDP figures, here is our helpful calendar of April's business events in the UAE and internationally.

 Get the latest information on credit cards, bank accounts and loan products in the UAE. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

Rates report: Latest on UAE loans, accounts and credit cards

Souqamal.com brings you the latest interest rates on banking products in the UAE.

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Australia hopes to lure Emirati students to its institutions while selling uranium to the UAE

The Nuclear Cooperative agreement was signed by both countries in July 2012, but was only ratified this week. It could lead to the export to the UAE of up to 800 tonnes of uranium a year by the end of the decade.

Struggle to attract young Emiratis to offshore careers

The Total Oil and Gas Academy has struggled to attract and retain local students since it launched a training scheme in 2008.

Taqa starts injecting natural gas at Dutch storage facility

Europe is seeking to diversify its energy supplies away from Russia and boost its storage capacity to prepare for a potential disruption to its gas supplies.

Energy

UAE support for oil price as demand picks up

“The market is stable, the supply is stable. The price is acceptable and comfortable for the producing countries and the consuming countries," said the undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy.

Energy

Oil firms have ‘good chance’ of winning Abu Dhabi concession renewal

UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed Al-Mazrouei says the likes of Exxon, BP and Total 'are the best in understanding the field because they have been there for 70 years and we hope they will be among the winners'.

UAE support for oil price as demand picks up

“The market is stable, the supply is stable. The price is acceptable and comfortable for the producing countries and the consuming countries," said the undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy.

In pictures: Cyprus hopes for some windy weather

Cyprus has a 2020 renewable energy target whereby 16 per cent of electricity demand is met by renewable energy sources, as set by the European Union.

Oil firms have ‘good chance’ of winning Abu Dhabi concession renewal

UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed Al-Mazrouei says the likes of Exxon, BP and Total 'are the best in understanding the field because they have been there for 70 years and we hope they will be among the winners'.

Leaders pay tribute to the dead of Hiroshima

The catastrophic humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons was witnessed on Saturday by foreign ministers of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative.

Call to make Middle East a region free of nuclear arms

Middle East countries were urged on Saturday to make the region free of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.

Iran urged to allow inspections

Iran was urged by non-nuclear states on Saturday to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct rigorous monthly inspections of its nuclear programme.

UAE to raise oil production capacity to 3.5 million bpd

The UAE would continue in line with Opec to ensure the stability of the oil markets by helping to maintain a balance between oil exports and global demand.

Nuclear non-proliferation meetings begin in Hiroshima

Japanese minister hopes the location of the meeting, a nuclear bomb blast site, would send a strong message.

Technip’s Abu Dhabi unit wins Iraq gas plant contract

The contract is a part of the world’s biggest flare reduction project by Shell and is also the largest gas project in the country’s history.

US crude oil stockpiles swell to a record

Storage tanks on US Gulf Coast are filling as US law keeps companies from moving oil out.

Young Emirati woman takes on nuclear energy studies in Japan

A woman from Fujairah said she wants to help the environment and be able to work in alternative sources of energy.

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What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

Property

Dubai on housing building spree in ‘secondary locations’, CBRE says

CBRE researchers estimate that developers in Dubai will complete around 17,000 new homes - most of which will be built in mega schemes on the outskirts of Dubai - while another 65,000 homes are planned to be completed over the next four years.

Finance

Emirates Foundation sets out to teach youth about financial literacy

Increasing financial literacy skills and awareness of issues pertaining to sustainability are key to the UAE’s human development, said Hameed Mohammad Al Qattami, the Minister of Education.

SOUND & VISION

Video: Belgium destroys ivory to raise awareness of illegal trade

Belgium is going after the ivory trade, seizing 1.7 tons of ivory to raise attention to illegal trade and the risk it poses to elephant populations.