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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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HTC and Samsung square off in battle of the Androids

April 16, 2014

HTC and Samsung are once again gearing up for battle with their latest releases.


Mobile apps development know-how to curb region’s youth unemployment

March 30, 2014

Developing the skills of young people in information and communications technology will prepare them for future careers, according to a United Nations study.


Chinese and Russian search engines size up Middle East market

March 12, 2014

China’s Baidu and Russia’s Yandex, the largest search engines in their countries, are taking their first tentative steps towards penetrating the Middle East market.


YahSat broadband service YahClick tops 20,000 subscribers

March 11, 2014

YahClick is live in 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and South Africa.


BlackBerry pins hope on Qwerty as sales in UAE pick up

March 8, 2014

The company is fighting to make up a lot of lost ground — and sales in the UAE and wider region may underpin its ambitions.


Du to be linchpin in telecoms connection network through Middle East

March 8, 2014

Du to help connect South East Asia to Europe through a 20,000km undersea cable system that will increase quality of voice and internet services.


Du borrows $1.17bn to fund equipment and refinance debt

March 4, 2014

The move is said to lower the company’s funding costs, saving approximately $9m over the term of the loan due to the favourable margins agreed with the banks.


India telecoms sector ready to ring in new era

March 1, 2014

Telecom’s operators have a bright outlook in India, the world’s second biggest market of mobile phone users, where analysts say tariffs may rise from bargain-basement levels and lucrative data usage will increase.


Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp reflects communication space reality

February 23, 2014

Facebook's snapping up of WhatsApp for $19 billon reflects what is happening in the communication space with telcos being slowly edged out by over-the-top players who are establishing themselves as the go-to service for our communication needs.


Du’s 2013 profits flat after royalty fees rise by Dh183.5 million

February 18, 2014

Dubai-based telecom operator’s revenues grew 9.7 per cent to Dh10.8bn with revenue from mobile data increasing by 33.8 per cent to Dh1.77bn. Board agrees total annual dividend payment of Dh0.31 per share.