MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi outperforms as most Gulf markets gain | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi outperforms as most Gulf markets gain | Reuters The Abu Dhabi stock market ended higher on Sunday, outperforming other Gulf markets, while the Dubai index was supported by gains in its property shares.In Abu Dhabi, the benchmark (.ADI) advanced 1.1%, with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD), the country's largest lender, rising 1.1%, whereas International Holding (IHC.AD) closed 3.6% higher, extending gains for a fourth consecutive session.Last week, the aquaculture firm ...
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The Queen of Hearts

Dear Mom, Witty, generous, faithful, constant ... soft heart but strong. Breakfast, lunch, a "treat" at four, and dinner was made with a homemade dessert, Our home was full of your creative touches and flowers from the garden were on the table, There were a variety of homemade cookies in the bottomless cookie jar our sheets were washed, then hung to dry outside, ironed, and placed back on our beds weekly, We had our Sunday best and arrived fifteen minutes early to morning mass, You raised us wi...
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CRAZY, CRISPY Accordion Potatoes!

Accordion potatoes went viral on TikTok and this is my version that guarantees the most delicious waffle cut accordion potato chips that are baked in the oven (not deep fried!). With a garlic, herb and parmesan flavour these ingeniously cut accordion potatoes are fun to make and eat! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Paris Photos

A mix of photos near Notre Dame. Wysteria is just starting to bloom. A lovely corner. A comfy stool to wait for food to go. Hotel de Ville. The carousel that is usually there is gone. A couple of months ago I was reading a website and the writer mentioned using frozen food in her cooking. I read that many of the commenters on her post agreed and said they often used frozen onions so the next time I was at the store I picked up a bag of chopped frozen onions. I put...
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American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
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America's newest airline, known for its $19 flights, is spending $1.2 million to bring its cheap trips to the East Coast

Flying on the first flight of Avelo Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider Avelo Airlines is coming to the East Coast with a new base in New Haven, Connecticut. Routes have not yet been announced but it's likely Avelo will offer flights across the East Coast and Southeast. Avelo is spending $1.2 million as part of a larger $100 million investment to modernize the airport. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Haven, Connecticut, will soon have more going for it than just Ya...
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Air Arabia posts first-quarter net profit despite Covid-19 pandemic | The National

Air Arabia posts first-quarter net profit despite Covid-19 pandemic | The National Middle East budget carrier Air Arabia recorded a 52 per cent drop in first quarter profit as revenue fell amid tight restrictions on air travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Net profit fell to Dh34 million in the first three months of 2021, compared to Dh71m in the same period last year, Air Arabia said in a statement on Sunday. First quarter revenue declined 37 per cent year-on-year to Dh572m."We are proud that ...
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Emaar Malls reports Dh318 million Q1 2021 net profits, up 169% year on year | Retail – Gulf News

Emaar Malls reports Dh318 million Q1 2021 net profits, up 169% year on year | Retail – Gulf News Emaar Malls recorded an increase in net profit by 169 per cent to Dh318 million ($ 87 million) during the first quarter of 2021, compared to the net profit of Dh118 million ($ 32 million), during the last-quarter of 2020.Revenue for the first three months of 2021 amounted to Dh901 million.Emaar Mall’s ecommerce fashion and lifestyle platform, Namshi, a wholly owned subsidiary, recorded sales of Dh2...
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Etisalat raises $1.2bn through bond sale | The National

Etisalat raises $1.2bn through bond sale | The National Abu Dhabi-based telecoms operator Etisalat raised €1 billion ($1.21bn) through the issue of new, euro-denominated bonds, the company said on Sunday.The UAE’s biggest telecoms operator issued €500 million of seven-year and €500m of 12-year bonds under its existing $10bn Euro Medium Term Note programme, the company said in a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where its shares trade. The proceeds will be used to repay a €1.2 bil...
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#Dubai Shares Gain Amid Property Recovery Optimism: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Stocks in Dubai were among the biggest gainers across the Middle East amid optimism that Emaar Properties PJSC earnings may point to a wider recovery in the emirate.The Dubai Financial Market General Index jumped 0.8% as Emaar advanced as much as 2.8%, the biggest gain on the gauge in point terms. Qatar’s main index rose 0.4%, even after the country’s finance minister was ordered detained Thursday.Growing confidence Gulf states are on the cusp of an economic rebound is stoking speculation that p...
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I flew on United's new ultra-premium transcontinental flight from New York to California and it's now my least favorite way to cross the US in economy

Flying on United Airlines from New York to San Francisco. Thomas Pallini/Insider United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get ...
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Earthcruiser unveils $289,000 off-road RV built on a pickup truck after seeing skyrocketing demand during the pandemic - see inside

The EC Terranova. EarthCruiser Earthcruiser, which specializes in overlanding vehicles, just debuted the $289,000 EC Terranova. The Terranova is a four-seasons RV available on pickup truck chassis from automakers like Ford and Chevrolet. The vehicle can fit four people and has amenities like a loft and a dinette that can turn into a standing desk. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earthcruiser, which specializes in rugged, off-grid overlanding vehicles, has unveiled its ...
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#AbuDhabi's ADNOC invites banks to pitch for bookrunner roles for drilling unit IPO-sources | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC invites banks to pitch for bookrunner roles for drilling unit IPO-sources | Reuters Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has invited investment banks to pitch for bookrunner roles for the initial public offering of its drilling unit, two sources told Reuters on Sunday.The oil giant invited a handful of international and local banks to take part in the process of the public share sale of ADNOC Drilling, which is due later this month, they said.ADNOC is planning to take the unit p...
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#UAE energy firm Dana Gas moving ahead with expansion plans, posts 41% rise in net profit | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE energy firm Dana Gas moving ahead with expansion plans, posts 41% rise in net profit | ZAWYA MENA Edition Abu Dhabi-listed energy firm Dana Gas is committed to go ahead with its plan to boost its output capacity in the Kurdish region, chief executive officer Patrick Allman-Ward said on Sunday. Dana reported a strong performance for the first three months of the year, with net profits rising by 41 percent to $24 million, compared to $17 million during the same period last year. The company ...
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Cuisses de pintade farcies

I found these delicious-looking mini roasts at the poultry vendor's stand on Saturday. They're Guinea fowl legs, boned and stuffed with seasoned ground poultry, wrapped in a strip of pork fat and topped with a slice of bacon and a bay leaf. I was looking for something to grill and these fit the bill. Two servings of stuffed pintade (Guinea fowl) legs, ready for the grill. Ken made a gratin dauphinois (similar to what we used to call scalloped potatoes). He added some grated cheese to the top f...
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#AbuDhabi ADQ Offers to Form Steel, Building Materials Giant - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi ADQ Offers to Form Steel, Building Materials Giant - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi is seeking to create the largest steel and building materials company in the United Arab Emirates.ADQ, one of Abu Dhabi’s three sovereign wealth funds, plans to combine Emirates Steel Industries PJSC with Arkan Building Materials Co. and form an entity with total assets of about 13 billion dirhams ($3.54 billion). Arkan shares surged as much as 10% in Abu Dhabi.Abu Dhabi has been merging some companies as it loo...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi leads most major Gulf markets higher in early trade | Reuters

Most major Gulf stock markets rose in early trade on Sunday, with aquaculture firm International Holding continuing to support the Abu Dhabi index.The index (.ADI) increased 0.7%, with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD), the country's largest lender, rising 0.7%, whereas International Holding (IHC.AD) climbed over 1%, on track to extend gains for a fourth consecutive session.International Holding posted 1.5 billion dirhams ($408.4 million) of profit in the first quarter compared with 112.2 million di...
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