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 Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 will run until April 24, 2014. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National.

In pictures: Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2014 opens
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Key developments and master plans are being unveiled at this year’s property exhibition in the capital.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

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

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

 Designed by London-based Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick studio, the park will feature an outdoor cinema, an organic garden, picnic areas and cafes and restaurants. Photo courtesy Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Futuristic Abu Dhabi park to be built in the desert shade

Spread over 125,000 square metres, Al Fayah Park, on Airport Road, will be covered by a sand-coloured canopy, 20 metres high, with the appearance of cracked desert land from above.

 Room with a view from one of the 21 duplex penthouses located in the Gate Towers sky-bridge. The sports courts and swimming pools can be seen below. Courtesy Alda

In pictures: Aldar’s Gate Towers Penthouse Collection on Reem Island

Aldar launched its Gate Towers Penthouse Collection at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. The launch features 21 penthouses spanning the skybridge, with each having a private indoor pool and incredible views.

 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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Union says it is willing ‘to do our part’ in Etihad-Alitalia talks

April 24, 2014

Any large job cuts are likely to stir opposition from Italy’s notoriously feisty and powerful unions. However, the head of the UIL, one of the main Alitalia unions, said his group is prepared to negotiate.


Emirates NBD profit up 25% in first quarter

April 24, 2014

Dubai’s biggest bank says its income from loans and fees rose amid a growing economy. The bank says its improvement in net interest income was due to loan growth, an amelioration in the net interest margin and higher growth in consumer lending amid cheaper financing.


Al Etihad Credit Bureau delayed as UAE banks fail to provide data

April 23, 2014

National Bank of Fujairah the only lender to have provided adequate credit data on its retail customers for the past 24 months.


Dubai Investments closes in on sale of two factories

April 23, 2014

Dubai Investments is considering the sale of two factories, which would boost the company’s cash pile to Dh1.6 billion.


FGB profit at record as UAE bank earnings roll in

April 23, 2014

UAE lenders continue to report record profits in the first quarter amid economic renaissance.   


$750m sukuk sale boosts Dubai’s bid for Islamic economy hub

April 23, 2014

The Islamic bond was priced at a profit rate of 5 per cent, with the order book more than three times oversubscribed.


UAE stock market operator DFM profit surges 696% in the first quarter

April 23, 2014

Net income for the period ended March 31 rocketed to Dh215.1 million, compared with Dh27m in the year earlier period.


More flights planned for Abu Dhabi International Airport this summer

April 23, 2014

The airport said there would be 1,242 flights this summer compared with 1,052 the year earlier with new routes and increased frequencies.


Still plenty to cheer for Manchester United shareholders despite David Moyes disaster

April 23, 2014

The replacement of Manchester United’s stalwart chief Sir Alex Ferguson has been an embarrassment for fans used to high footballing standards, but the club is not doing so badly off the pitch.


Abu Dhabi inflation stands at 2.3%

April 23, 2014

Prices in the first quarter of the year rose by 0.3 per cent against the previous quarter.