UAE approves four-year federal budget focused on social spending

The United Arab Emirates approved its federal budget to 2026 and focused most of next year’s spending on social benefits and development. The Gulf country approved a total of 58.9 billion dirhams ($16 billion) of spending in 2022, nearly the same as last year. Most of the spending is going to development and social benefits, according to the state-run WAM news agency. Nearly 16% will go to higher education, 6% to social affairs, 8.4% to the health sector and 3.8% to infrastructure and economic resources. The total budget allocation for 2022-2026 is…

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Masterplan at St Enoch Centre includes new homes and hotel

A masterplan to “future proof” one of the main retail centres in Glasgow includes the provision of up to 1700 homes. Property developer and retail asset manager, Sovereign Centros, has lodged an initial proposal with Glasgow City Council outlining a long-term vision for how St. Enoch Centre and the surrounding site could be developed over the next 15 – 20 years. This precedes a planning application which is being prepared for submission later in the year. The masterplan re-imagines St. Enoch Centre as Scotland’s “foremost mixed-use development” offering retail, leisure, entertainment, a hotel, offices…

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Upright Kiosk VR Platform Emerges | Latest from The Stinger Report

In The Stinger Report #1084 – This issue covers in detail: 1. [TRENDING NEWS] The new trend of the self-service VR kiosks is revealed in this latest issue, along with the leading providers who hope to define this emerging aspect of the business. 2. [BREAKING NEWS] Chinese corporation NetEase and US consumer game studio Survios partner resources to roll out a line of Asian-facing VR kiosk systems, all running popular consumer VR content. 3. [BREAKING NEWS] Benchmark Games International announces a collaboration with BoxBlaster, to develop the latest immersive platform called ‘VR-Xperience’, and offering the concept of…

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