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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.

 Miele coffee maker making Cappuccino at Miele Gallery in Sama Tower in Dubai. The cost of this coffee maker is around Dh 17,000. Pawan Singh / The National

Space-age coffee comes at a price from Miele

Miele have taken the coffee machine to a new level with its Dh17,000 offering that is built into your kitchen.

 The bridge of Seajacks Hydra, as the wind farm installation vessel undergoes finishing touches and testing works at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Sharjah before its planned delivery on June 2, 2014. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

In pictures: Building the Seajacks Hydra

The Seajacks Hydra, a wind farm installation vessel, is undergoing finishing touches and testing works at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in Sharjah before its planned delivery on June 2, 2014.

 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.

 The rush of new supply of hotel rooms pushed Dubai occupancy rates down to 87 per cent. Sarah Dea / The National

Dubai hotel room rates rise 10 per cent

The rush of new supply pushed occupancy rates down to 87 per cent, a dip of 2.6 per cent from the previous year. Winter months are the strongest for Dubai hotels, with occupancy and prices falling to half their peaks by July.

 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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UAE support for oil price as demand picks up

April 14, 2014

“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.


UN report adds urgency to UAE clean energy efforts

April 13, 2014

The world must triple its use of clean energy such as nuclear and renewables and trim fossil fuels consumption to a third of current levels to avoid the worst effects of global warming, says a UN report released yesterday.


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

April 13, 2014

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 to raise oil production capacity to 3.5 million bpd

April 12, 2014

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.


US crude oil stockpiles swell to a record

April 10, 2014

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


Abu Dhabi Spanish oil unit Cepsa acquires stake in Liberian exploration block

April 9, 2014

The move into West Africa comes as part of the Madrid-based company’s expansion into emerging markets.


Taqa chief executive plans ‘simplified’ corporate structure in shake-up

April 6, 2014

Edward LaFehr, the chief operating officer of the company that is also known as Taqa, is set to disclose details of the shake-up on April 22.


$316 billion price tag to meet Middle East energy demand

April 5, 2014

With demand expected to surge 8.3 per cent a year through 2019 the region will need to install an extra 156 gigawatts of capacity over the next five years along with new transmission and distribution infrastructure.


Qatar quits group bidding for Occidental assets in Middle East

April 3, 2014

Qatar has dropped out of a consortium bidding for Occidental assets in the Middle East and seeks adviser to help it make a solo offer


Oman crude holds steady above $100 mark amid Crimea political crisis

April 1, 2014

Europe was heavily dependent on Russian oil and gas, but Moscow was equally dependent on Europe for revenues.