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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses rise as oil prices gain on tight supply | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses rise as oil prices gain on tight supply | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf rose on Thursday as oil prices gained on growing fuel demand and a bigger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude inventories, although the Abu Dhabi index bucked the trend to trade lower.The oil market was also supported by a return of appetite for risk assets as concerns eased over a potential default by property developer China Evergrande (3333.HK) and its possible fallout on the world...
Tags: Travel, China, Wam, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, QSI, Reuters Most, China Evergrande, Emaar Properties EMAR


#Dubai Turns Page on Covid With Hottest Jobs Market in Two Years - Bloomberg

Dubai Turns Page on Covid With Hottest Jobs Market in Two Years - Bloomberg What may have been the steepest population decline in the Gulf region is giving way to the hottest jobs market Dubai has seen since China detected its first coronavirus case in December 2019.A turnaround in employment took hold this summer and spread as looser travel restrictions revived business. But while headcounts are swelling with freshly recruited cooks and cabin crew, the economy of the Middle East’s commerc...
Tags: Travel, China, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Gulf, Emaar Hospitality Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mark Kirby


Radisson Hotel Group invites Chinese guests to create meaningful and memorable moments in Shanghai

Radisson Hotel Group is reviving the joy of travel in Shanghai with a new campaign that invites Chinese travelers to create memorable, meaningful moments in the “Paris of the East”. As China’s domestic tourism recovery gains momentum, guests are encouraged to return to this amazing metropolis and rediscover its iconic attractions.
Tags: Travel, China, Paris, Shanghai, Radisson Hotel Group


To Move or Not to Move

Weren’t you supposed to move to Shanghai? I sure was, and I still am, but since accepting my new role at Ubisoft Shanghai back in May (and then starting to work for the studio at the start of July), we finally (hopefully) have more of an idea of when that’s going to happen. Indeed, ever since the start of summer, we have been without news on when we would be able to apply for visas (for both my wife and I) to make the move. When I accepted the role, the thought was that things were going t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Personal, Shanghai, Ubisoft, Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai


Oil rallies on tight supplies in aftermath of U.S. storm | Reuters

Oil rallies on tight supplies in aftermath of U.S. storm | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday as tighter U.S. supplies helped to reverse days of losses triggered by concerns across global markets about the impact on China's economy of a crisis at heavily-indebted property group China Evergrande.Brent crude gained 52 cents, or 0.7%, to $74.44 a barrel by 1338 GMT, having fallen by almost 2% on Monday.The October West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract , which expires later on Tuesday, was up 41 ...
Tags: Travel, China, Federal Reserve, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ricardo Evangelista


Timberwolves win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers second

NBA The Timberwolves won Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery, but the biggest news may have the Lakers moving up from fourth to second in June’s draft. Although Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be the No. 1 pick, Duke center Jahlil Okafor is a strong No. 2. The Timberwolves will now have to decide which 6-11 freshman they want. MORE: Wiggins declares T’wolves ‘uprising’ | What to do with Rubio? To...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, Kentucky, China, Nba, Wisconsin, Croatia, Magic, Rockets, Espn, Ohio State, Duke, Louisville, Thunder, Lakers, Raptors


Oil rises as U.S. storm aftermath squeezes supply | Reuters

Oil rises as U.S. storm aftermath squeezes supply | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday, after sharp losses the previous session, amid tighter U.S. supplies, ending days of losses as global markets remain haunted by the potential impact on China's economy of a crisis at heavily indebted property group China Evergrande.Brent crude gained $1.01, or 1.4%, to $74.93 a barrel by 0941 GMT, having fallen by almost 2% on Monday. The October West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract , which expires later o...
Tags: Travel, China, Royal Dutch Shell, Federal Reserve, Gulf of Mexico, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Evergrande, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ricardo Evangelista, China Evergrande Brent


Statement on the US Decision to Lift COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from Certain Countries

The International Air Transport Association welcomed the decision by the Biden Administration to enable vaccinated travelers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel from early November. Importantly, this supersedes the so-called 212f restrictions which prevented anyone from entering the US if they had been in 33 specific countries including the UK, Ireland, all Schengen countries, Brazil, South Africa, India, and China within the last 14 days.
Tags: Travel, China, US, Schengen, International Air Transport Association, UK Ireland, Brazil South Africa India, Biden Administration


Oil rises 1% as U.S. storm aftermath tightens supply | Reuters

Oil rises 1% as U.S. storm aftermath tightens supply | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday as analysts pointed to signs of U.S. supply tightness, ending days of losses as global markets remain haunted by the potential impact on China's economy of a crisis at heavily indebted property group China Evergrande.Brent crude gained 95 cents or 1.3% to $74.87 a barrel by 0645 GMT, having fallen by almost 2% on Monday. The contract for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) , which expires later on Tuesday, was ...
Tags: Travel, China, Gulf of Mexico, ANZ, Reuters, Reuters Oil, West Texas Intermediate WTI, U S Fed, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ANZ Research, China Evergrande Brent


Most Gulf bourses fall in line with weaker oil, Asian stocks | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses fall in line with weaker oil, Asian stocks | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf region fell in early trade on Monday, mirroring weakness in Asian shares and oil prices, with Dubai leading declines.Asian shares skidded ahead of a week packed with global central bank meetings, with Evergrande’s troubles adding to growing concerns about the health of China’s economy after Beijing’s recent crackdown on tech firms had haunted the region.Oil prices extended losses from the prev...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, ExxonMobil, Beijing, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Emaar Properties, Evergrande, U S Gulf Coast, Qatar Islamic Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank


Kobe Bryant remembered as unstoppable, obsessive, a—hole by fellow Nike athletes

NBA Unstoppable. Obsessive. Legend. A—hole.These are the words fellow Nike athletes have used to describe Kobe Bryant in a Nike promotional video for the final game of his career. MORE: Bryant’s final season, in photos | Kobe tells China fanbase to hate himNike used its lucrative partnership with the Black Mamba to ask some of the biggest names in sports — athletes like Rob Gronkowski, LeBron James and Serena Williams — to wax poetic on the L...
Tags: Travel, China, Nike, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams, Lakers, Kevin Durant, Bryant, Kobe, 爱上海shlf88, 上海喝茶vx, Rob Gronkowski LeBron James


Allen Iverson is a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA NCAA Basketball Basketball First-time nominees Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming head the list of finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.The announcement, made during NBA All-Star Weekend festiviti...
Tags: Travel, China, Toronto, Shanghai, Nba, Ncaa, Rockets, Houston, Kevin Johnson, Hall of Fame, Hall, Shaq, Mvp, Springfield, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses fall in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses fall in early trade | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf region fell in early trade on Thursday, with Abu Dhabi set for its first weekly loss in eight, in line with subdued Asian shares.Hong Kong's Hang Seng index led the declines in Asia, dropping to its lowest so far this year, while Chinese shares sank over fears that the liquidity crisis at China's Evergrande Group could affect the broader economy. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) eased 0...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, UK, China, Dubai, Telecom, Boris Johnson, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, ACWA Power, United Arab Emirate, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company


#UAE’s non-oil trade surges in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE’s non-oil trade surges in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition The value of the UAE’s non-oil foreign trade surged to AED1.403 trillion in 2020, reflecting the robust business momentum of the country’s trade exchanges despite the pandemic's fallout.According to the data released by the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics (FCSA), the UAE commands a coveted position globally and regionally in merchandise trade, with its non-oil exports growing 10.1 percent in 2020 to AED254.6 bn as compar...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Iraq, India, US, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Oman, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil prices climb after drawdown in stocks, positive demand outlook | Reuters

Oil prices climb after drawdown in stocks, positive demand outlook | Reuters Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after industry data showed a larger than expected drawdown in crude oil stocks in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, and on expectations that demand will recover as vaccine roll-outs widen.But a fall in China's crude oil throughput in August with daily refinery runs hitting the lowest since last May, and overall factory output faltering, capped oil price gains. read mo...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, American Petroleum Institute, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Is the PPC a racist party? Anti-vaxx? Climate Change deniers? Will they split the vote?

Maxime Bernier and his People's Party of Canada are staring to garner a lot of attention lately.  And with the so called "purple wave" gaining momentum they're also coming under fire, which should not come as any real surprise.   The party was officially registered by Elections Canada in January of 2019, and less than a year later they ran a nearly full slate of Candidates for the October 2019 federal election.  When they only polled 1.6% of the national vote in 2019 many dismissed the PPC as a ...
Tags: Travel, China, Toronto, Ppc, Canada, Green Party, Liberal, Quebec, Bq, Ndp, Justin Trudeau, Al Jolson, Singh, People s Party, Toole, Patrick Brown


What Makes a Finance Guy Leave Everything to Work in Surrogacy

In this podcast, Richard Westoby discusses his own personal surrogacy journey and a complete career change that he never could have anticipated. Transcript Intro: You’re listening to the Australian Family and Fertility Law Podcast. Here’s your host, Stephen Page. Stephen Page: Good day, it’s Stephen Page from Page Provan again. And we’re talking about our series of Australian family and infertility law. And in today’s podcast, I have the joy of talking to Richard. Richar...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Podcast, England, Australia, California, China, US, Cnn, United States, Sony, Dan Brown, States, David Attenborough, Richard


Delta, American, and United are canceling flights from Shanghai as a typhoon forces the city's airports to suspend all flights

Typhoon Chanthu could bring up to 11 inches of rain to China's east coast. Dark clouds were already brooding over Shanghai on Sunday. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Shanghai's two airports are suspending all flights because of Typhoon Chanthu. This includes flights operated by Delta, American, United, Qantas, and KLM. "Passenger safety is our number one priority," the Shanghai Airport Authority said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shanghai's two airports are canceli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, China, Trends, Delta Airlines, Shanghai, Delta, Qantas, KLM, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Zhejiang, South China Morning Post, Pudong


Spider Chrysanthemum and What Not to Take to a French Dinner Party

The plant identifier app that I use claimed it King Protea which I knew wasn't right. The photos the app shared were nothing like the flower in my photo.  Thank you for the suggestions Leonie was the first to tell me it’s name it is a spider  My friend Mary (we were in a monastery together) sent me this article... "...Cultivated as an herb in China for more than 3,500 years, the chrysanthemum represents nobility and is considered one of the four gentlemen: the pure and defiant recluse that re...
Tags: Travel, France, China, America, States, Husband, Jack, Mary, Leonie, French la Vie


MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses in the red, #AbuDhabi index below record peak | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses in the red, Abu Dhabi index below record peak | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf fell in early trade on Sunday in response to Friday's slide on Wall Street, with the Abu Dhabi index easing from the previous session's record highs.U.S. main stock indexes finished lower on Friday after data showing persistent U.S. inflation dampened optimism about an easing in U.S.-China tensions after a call between President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping. read moreSa...
Tags: Travel, China, Joe Biden, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Major, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Capital Market Authority, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, DFMGI


Oil rallies to $73 on tight U.S. supplies, Biden-Xi call | Reuters

Oil rallies to $73 on tight U.S. supplies, Biden-Xi call | Reuters Oil rose to briefly top $73 a barrel on Friday, supported by growing signs of supply tightness in the United States as a result of Hurricane Ida and as U.S.-China trade hopes gave riskier assets a boost.About three quarters of the U.S. Gulf's offshore oil production, or about 1.4 million barrels per day, has remained halted since late August. That is roughly equal to what OPEC member Nigeria produces. read more"The market is ba...
Tags: Travel, China, Nigeria, Opec, United States, Biden, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures, Biden Xi, Chicago While China, Gulf of Mexico Flynn


Microtel by Wyndham to Open 20 New Hotels in Greater China by the End of 2022

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and leading provider of hotel management services with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continues to expand its portfolio in China with 20 new Microtel by Wyndham hotels by the end of 2022, located in key cities and emerging destinations across the country.
Tags: Travel, China, Wyndham, Greater China, Microtel, Wyndham Hotels Resorts the world


Oil rallies towards $73 on tight U.S. supplies, Biden-Xi call | Reuters

Oil rallies towards $73 on tight U.S. supplies, Biden-Xi call | Reuters Oil rose towards $73 a barrel on Friday, supported by growing signs of supply tightness in the United States as a result of Hurricane Ida and as U.S.-China trade hopes gave riskier assets a boost.About three-quarters of the U.S. Gulf's offshore oil production, or about 1.4 million barrels per day, has remained halted since late August. read moreFigures this week showed U.S. crude inventories fell to the lowest since Septem...
Tags: Travel, China, United States, Biden, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Stephen Brennock, PVM Brent, Biden Xi


Ctrip CAST aded to DerbySoft Marketing Solutions

Marketing Services by DerbySoft is proud to announce the addition of Ctrip CAST to its marketing solutions. The addition of the new CAST engine enables hotels to run sponsored ads on the hotel listing page as well as other native recommendation advertising placements across China’s largest online travel company encompassing Ctrip, Trip.com, qunar.com and LY.com CAST ensures that members will have the top positions on over ten Ctrip channels, allowing them to outperform their competitors i...
Tags: Travel, China, Ctrip, Derbysoft, DerbySoft Marketing Solutions, Ctrip CAST, Ctrip Trip


Oil dives late, hit by China supply plan, U.S. bond auction | Reuters

Oil dives late, hit by China supply plan, U.S. bond auction | Reuters Oil prices fell to a two-week low on Thursday as China rolled out a plan to release state oil reserves, the U.S. weekly crude draw was smaller than expected and U.S. Treasuries rallied as investors sought safer assets.In volatile trade, Brent futures fell $1.15, or 1.6%, to settle at $71.45 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $1.16, or 1.7%, to $68.14. That was the lowest settlement for both since Aug. 26...
Tags: Travel, New York, China, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S Treasuries, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, John Kilduff, Again Capital LLC


MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track Asia lower; #AbuDhabi hits record high | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets track Asia lower; Abu Dhabi hits record high | Reuters Most Gulf stock markets were subdued on Thursday, in line with Asian stocks, although Abu Dhabi bucked the trend to touch a record peak.Asian shares were set for their worst day in two weeks, weighed down by the latest regulatory crackdown in China and global investors worries' about a looming reduction in central bank stimulus."This week's nervousness in equity markets is a sign that investors are beginnin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Kingdom, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, United Arab Emirates, Federal Reserve, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Alwaleed Bin Talal, Reuters, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abudhabi, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB


MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi stocks at record highs as Etisalat extends gains | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Abu Dhabi stocks at record highs as Etisalat extends gains | Reuters Abu Dhabi stocks closed at an all-time high on Wednesday as telecoms giant Etisalat extended gains from the previous session when it announced securing required approvals to increase the foreign ownership limit to 49%.The Abu Dhabi index (.ADI) gained 0.9%, buoyed by a 2.6% rise in Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat) (ETISALAT.AD).The market has also been rising thanks to the positive sentiment, dri...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Qatar, Egypt, South Africa, Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Kurdistan Region, Dana Gas, Iraq Saudi Arabia, Etisalat, Reuters Abu Dhabi


labour day 2021: workers want to work less and live more

Lying Flat We're told there is a labour shortage. Businesses can't find workers. No one wants to work.Why the shortage exists and what should be done about it are the subjects of much debate, and no small amount of disinformation.Within this shortage, there are two different streams: one a shortage of workers wanted to perform part-time, low-wage, repetitive jobs, and the other, unfilled positions that come with higher earnings and benefits packages. These are different issues, with d...
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