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Electric consumption grew by 6.8% to 256.7m MW

Electric consumption in the Kingdom grew by 6.8 percent to 256.7 million megawatt (MMW) in 2013 compared to 240.3 MMW in 2012, according to a financial report.



Telecommunication sector shows downswing

Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) reflected a 0.26 percent decline for the entire day to close at 9,838.86 points on Tuesday.




Hamad International Airport and Qatar Airways commit to innovative solutions

Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport are committed to giving passengers the best experience possible,” said the carrier’s CEO Akbar Al Baker.



IATA: 0.34 accidents per million flights in first four months of 2014

DOHA: Safety in global aviation remains high, the International Air Transport Association said, as it seeks to improve in-flight tracking after the disappearance of a Malaysian passenger jet in March.



Boeing’s slow-selling 747 buoyed on talks with Emirates

CHICAGO: Boeing is talking to Emirates, the world’s biggest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, about a potential sale of its rival 747-8, providing a boost for the iconic hump-shaped jet whose sa



Airline profit surge led by US masks thin margins, IATA says

Airline industry earnings that are forecast to reach a record this year on surging US gains mask margins too thin to provide any real resilience to economic setbacks, the International Air Transport A

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