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A Beach in Normandy

As far as my eye could see the beach went further my feet longing to walk and walk but first, we will visit Yann's family and then my desire to walk will run along this beach. Sorry for the lack of photos, but between a slow internet and full days of traveling my eyes long to surrender to sleep.                    Related Stories Open SpacesFlowers Growing Around WindowsDo You Speak Another Language?  [Author: French la Vie]
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INCREDIBLE Hawaiian Guava Chiffon Cake!

This DIVINE Hawaiian guava chiffon cake is something special. It's one of those cakes that you will remember for the rest of your life. It starts with tropical guava flavours combined with light textured double layered chiffon cake, a guava cream filling and guava jelly glaze. If you love light, creamy chiffon cakes this is a pushy recipe. I called this beautiful cake Leilani.
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Malaysia planning to restart tourism with resort island bubblesMalaysia planning to restart tourism with resort island bubbles

Langkawi, Pangkor, Redang, Tioman and Perhentian all close to herd immunity
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MIDEAST STOCKS Banking shares bolster most Gulf markets | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Sunday, largely driven by gains in financial companies and led by Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) rose 0.3%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE) both gaining 0.7%.Shares of financial and energy companies in the Gulf have both benefited from recent gains in oil prices.Elsewhere, Saudi Arabian supermarket group BinDawood Holding (4161.SE) finished 0.4% higher despite an alm...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt


Analysis: Taliban gains give investors cause for concern beyond Afghanistan | Reuters

Analysis: Taliban gains give investors cause for concern beyond Afghanistan | Reuters The Taliban's rapid advance towards Kabul is not only causing concern about Afghanistan's future but also about the impact on other countries in the region and their economies.Iran and then Iraq lie to the west of Afghanistan. Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are to the north. But the immediate focus for financial markets and investors is Pakistan to the east.Pakistan has a large public debt, a sizeabl...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Kabul, Uzbekistan, Reuters, KSE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AllianceBernstein, Shamaila Khan, Afghanistan Tajikistan Turkmenistan


Hydrogen is the Middle East's next black gold | The National

Hydrogen is the Middle East's next black gold | The National Middle Eastern oil producers are making a big bet on hydrogen, the clean fuel that has been generating a lot of interest across the globe since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.Hydrogen's rise as a favoured energy source in the Middle East comes on the heels of a wider global switch to a low-carbon economy. Oil exporters are preparing for a world where crude is no longer the dominant energy source and are trying to form new economi...
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Rasmala Investment Bank's Bitcon on OPEC+, Inflation, #Dubai Real Estate - Bloomberg video

Rasmala Investment Bank's Bitcon on OPEC+, Inflation, Dubai Real Estate - Bloomberg Rasmala Investment Bank Head of Credit Strategies, Doug Bitcon, discusses Biden's recent request to OPEC+ to increase output, his view that higher inflation numbers will persist due to reopening taking longer than expected, and Dubai real estate, including DAMAC Properties. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfr...
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Commercial Bank of #Dubai's Mehra on U.S. and European Equities, Supply Bottlenecks - Bloomberg video

Commercial Bank of Dubai's Mehra on U.S. and European Equities, Supply Bottlenecks - Bloomberg     Commercial Bank of Dubai Head of Investments, Deepak Mehra, discusses U.S. equities, consumer sentiment, European equities, and supply bottlenecks as a result of Covid-19 closedowns. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Palestine Monetary Authority Expects GDP Growth of 4% in 2021 - Bloomberg

Palestine Monetary Authority Expects GDP Growth of 4% in 2021 - Bloomberg The Palestinian economy is expected to grow 4% this year after taking a battering in 2020 from the pandemic and a drop in foreign aid.The economy in the West Bank and Gaza contracted by 11.5% last year, hurt also in part by a temporary freeze of tax transfers from Israel, the Palestine Monetary Authority said in a report on Sunday. Israel collects tax revenues on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, an arrangement that w...
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Mideast Stocks Gain as Egypt Extends Winning Streak: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stocks Gain as Egypt Extends Winning Streak: Inside EM - Bloomberg Stocks listed in Egypt led gains in the Middle East on Sunday as they catch up with regional and global markets. The benchmark EGX 30 Index extended its longest winning streak since January as earnings fueled optimism.MIDDLE EASTERN MARKETS: The EGX 30 rises as much as 1.6%, trading at the highest since March 18 before triming gains to 1.3% at closing Commercial International Bank +3%; Egypt Kuwait Holding Co +4.4%; EF...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bindawood, EFG Hermes, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, CI Capital, Commercial International Bank, Allen Sandeep, Naeem Brokerage, Emaar Development


Happy 109th Birthday to Julia Child

Long before the movie Julie and Julia was released, I was a fan of Julia Child.  Nearly every episode of The French Chef on Chicago’s WTTW Public Broadcasting Station was ingrained in my tween and teen-age memory.    So when... Read More The post Happy 109th Birthday to Julia Child appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Egypt Readies What May Be Its Biggest IPO as New Capital Emerges - Bloomberg

Egypt Readies What May Be Its Biggest IPO as New Capital Emerges - Bloomberg Egypt plans to take the first steps early next year toward selling a stake in the state company behind its new capital city, in what could be the North African nation’s biggest-ever initial public offering.The Administrative Capital for Urban Development, a joint venture between the military and the Housing Ministry created to oversee the the multi-billion dollar project, has “very very big assets and a big portfolio ...
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#Israel's Oil Refineries moves to Q2 profit, plans renewable energy shift | Reuters

Israel's Oil Refineries moves to Q2 profit, plans renewable energy shift | Reuters Israel's Oil Refineries (ORL) (ORL.TA) swung to a profit in the second quarter as it continued to recover from coronavirus fallout, and said it would undergo a gradual transformation into renewable energy.ORL, Israel's largest refining and petrochemicals group, said on Sunday it earned $68.5 million in the April-June period compared with a $10.8 million net loss a year earlier. Revenue jumped 122% to $1.57 billi...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Reuters, Orl, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Israel s Oil Refineries, Reuters Israel s Oil, Mediterranean Ural, Moshe Kaplinsky


Starlux launching Singapore flightsStarlux launching Singapore flights

Singapore eases entry restrictions for Taiwan
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Kuwait's Agility reports $128mln net profit | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kuwait's Agility reports $128mln net profit | ZAWYA MENA Edition Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility posted a net profit of 38.6 million dinars ($128 million) for the second quarter of 2021, up by 503.7 percent over a year ago. With the surge in Q2 earnings, the company’s net profit went up to 51.2 million for the first six months of the year, representing a 215.9 percent increase from the same period in 2020. The positive performance was achieved after all of Agility’s largest assets posted strong...
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'They're trying to make their money back by hurting us': Hotel staff are struggling to find work as their industry rebounds without them

At a protest at The Modern Honolulu, bartender Jason Maxwell calls on the hotel to bring back more workers whose services were scaled back during the pandemic. Bryant De Venecia/Unite Here Many hotels and resorts are seeing reservations start to return to normal levels again. A lot of their staff, however, remain out of work after hotels and resorts cut back on services. The result is financial stress, more work for staff who have returned, and a poor guest experience. See more stories on...
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Deloitte Report: Return to a world transformed - How the pandemic is reshaping corporate travel

Corporate travel, which took a big hit during the pandemic, is showing green shoots again. But will it approach prepandemic levels any time soon? How will the shift toward remote work affect the return of internal meetings, client visits, and conferences? The answers to these questions will determine how businesses and travel providers pivot to function in the new normal.
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Don't get saucy with me

I decided that the best thing to do with those tomatoes from the garden was to make a batch of sauce. The tomatoes were small and not very pretty, so sauce it was. I got enough for two meals, be they pizza, meat sauce, or something else. Both containers went into the freezer. Garden tomatoes coming to the simmer. We're still expecting a few nice days, but it will be less hot. Mini heat waves are much easier to bear than long ones. [Author: wcs]
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Cornell Panel: What Keeps Us Coming Back: How to Build Customer Loyalty

When making purchases, almost everyone has experienced being offered special programs for which they can sign up. Promising future discounts and rewards in exchange for loyalty, these programs are by now nearly ubiquitous. But what happens to customer loyalty in the midst of a pandemic?
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Paniyeli Poru: The Untamed Waters

It was my second visit to Paiyeli Poru, and luckily it was open. The earlier visit was futile as the place was shut, and I had to head to Inchathotty instead. The winding road after Perumbavoor takes you through rubber plantations to this popular spot on the tourist map. The road get shrouded by trees and lush greenery as you get closer to Paniyeli Poru. While there was no glimpse of waters or the cascade at the entrance, what greeted me were tall trees lined beautifully on either side of...
Tags: Travel, India, Cochin, R Niranjan Das, Ernakulam, Niranjan Das, River Periyar, Paiyeli Poru, Perumbavoor, Paniyeli, Poru, Paniyeli Poru Ernakulam


Weekly Top Posts: 2021-08-15

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MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi leads most Gulf markets higher | Reuters

Most major Gulf stock markets rose in early trade on Sunday, with the Abu Dhabi index registering the biggest gains while Dubai bucked the trend to trade lower.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.2%, helped by a 1.5% rise for Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE).The petrochemicals giant this month swung to a $2 billion quarterly profit and said it expects to perform strongly in the second half the year, backed by healthy demand and rising oil prices. read moreElsewhere, Saudi Arab...
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#Dubai Expo in focus as #UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with #Israel since normalisation | Reuters

Dubai Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 mln of trade with Israel since normalisation | Reuters Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which normalised relations a year ago, are looking to Dubai's Expo world fair in October to boost bilateral trade, which now stands at around $712 million.While the figure, contained in Israeli data, is tiny compared to UAE exports of $24 billion in 2019 to its top destination Saudi Arabia, the Israeli government sees trade with the UAE rising to $1 billion by ye...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Sudan, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Israel, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Expo


#AbuDhabi’s Agthia Seeks Food Deals in Egypt and #SaudiArabia - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s Agthia Seeks Food Deals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi-based Agthia Group PJSC is pursuing a strategy to grow through acquisitions and investment in its food and beverage business as its chief executive sees continued economic growth.“We expect to see our growth coming from the consumer business,” Agthia Chief Executive Officer Alan Smith said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “We’re going to continue to look for the right opportunities” for acquisitions w...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Saudi retailer BinDawood Holding says Q2 net profit down almost 50% | Reuters

Saudi retailer BinDawood Holding says Q2 net profit down almost 50% | Reuters Saudi Arabian supermarket retailer BinDawood Holding said profits in the second quarter were down almost 50%, as last year's figures were higher because of a boost in sales amid COVID-19 lockdown panic-buying and hoarding.The retail supermarket said net profit in the quarter ended June 30 was 95 million riyals ($25.33 million), compared with 185.4 million riyals in the same period last year."I believe a comparison of...
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#Saudi Aramco joins PIF's $906mln renewable energy project | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Aramco joins PIF's $906mln renewable energy project | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia’s utility developer ACWA Power said Saudi Aramco Power Co. (SAPCO), a fully owned subsidiary of Aramco, has joined the consortium to develop Sudair Solar plant, a key project under the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) renewable energy program.ACWA Power, which builds power and desalinated water plants, also announced the financial close for the 3.4 billion riyals ($906 mill...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Pif, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Saudi Aramco Power Co SAPCO, Sudair Solar, Badeel, Sudair One Renewable Energy Company



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