Israeli hotel wins major tourism prize| glObserver Global Economics

With holiday season at a peak, deciding where to remain tends to depend on occupancy. But if you’re planning a trip to Israel off-season, again keep the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth on your checklist. This 200 year-old Arab mansion-turned-guesthouse …

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Emirates NBD (ENBD), Dubai’s largest lender, plans to sell a benchmark-sized capital-boosting bond. | glObserver Global Economics

Emirates NBD (ENBD), Dubai’s major lender, plans to sell a benchmark-sized capital-boosting bond, a document from lead managers said on Monday, looking to take chance of favourable markets to strengthen its reserves.

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Asian startup accelerator in Israel| glObserver Global Economics

Asia is the next for Israeli startups, say the organizers behind the new and initial-of-its-kind Asian startup accelerator in Israel. StartupEast, in partnership with IDC’s Zell entrepreneurship program, are hosting a group of Korean entrepreneurs in a three-week course in Tel Aviv.

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Recession continues,GDP down 0.8% in second quarter in Croatia| glObserver Global Economics

Croatia’s economy continues to be one of the few in Europe failing to statement signs of recovery, with GDP down 0.8% in the second trimester this year, according to data released Friday by national statistics bureau DZS. GDP fell for the 11th consecutive trimester.

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Slime is making millions of people sick every year.| glObserver Global Economics

Who knew that slime could be such a pest? As well known as biofilm, that slimy bacteria that builds up on food and in the kitchen makes millions of people sick each year. And not just in developing nations with poor sanitation.

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Fruitarian paradise in Israel| glObserver Global Economics

The fruitarian community in Israel, says a vegan friend over lunch recently, has not been given equitable representation in the media. But with a prime spot on the new Large Brother reality television show last month, Israel could be showing new signs of acceptance.

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