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CM – China closes skyscrapers as cause of shaking is investigated

BEIJING: A skyscraper in southern China that caused panic when it started shaking earlier this week will remain closed for the foreseeable future, the building’s owner said as the cause of the sway is investigated.
The 300-meter-long SEG Plaza in the southern city of Shenzhen near Hong Kong began to shake early Tuesday afternoon, causing people inside and on the streets below to flee.
Emergency management officials quickly ruled out an earthquake causing the shaking in the Futian district of the tech hub.
In an internal notice to tenants and merchants shared by the official Xinhua News Agency, the builder said no one would be allowed to enter until an investigation was completed without giving an idea of ​​the time frame.
The SEG Group has « banned all owners, dealers and tenants from entering or leaving the SEG building and electronics market … (which) will reopen after the relevant inspection work has been completed, » said the statement on Thursday.
The measure will take effect on Friday.

The building is named after the semiconductor and electronics manufacturer Shenzhen Electronics Group, whose offices are located in the complex along with a large electronics store.
Late on Wednesday, officials said engineers who have been monitoring the building since Tuesday evening had not detected any movement beyond the building code limit for skyscrapers.
Experts also found « no security anomalies in the main structure and surroundings of the building, » the local government said in a statement.
Engineers used drones this week to inspect the building, which was completed in 2000.
Dealers were seen earlier this week moving inventory from the electronics center to the lower levels of the building.
Building collapses are not uncommon in China, where lax construction standards and breakneck urbanization in recent decades have resulted in buildings being thrown into the air in a hurry.
One day after the building was evacuated, the US consulate in nearby Guangzhou on Wednesday warned citizens to avoid the area around the tower and warned of “insufficient information to assess the security risks”.

LONDON: Oil prices rose after three days of losses on Friday but were on their way to a weekly decline as investors braced for the return of Iranian crude oil supplies after officials said Iran and world powers had made progress on a nuclear deal .
Brent crude oil futures rose 87 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $ 65.98 a barrel by 12.35 p.m. GMT, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate was at $ 62.90 a barrel, an increase of 96 cents, or 1 , Corresponds to 6 percent.
The two contracts are on track to drop about 4 percent a week – their biggest loss since March – after the Iranian President said the United States was ready to end sanctions on the oil, banking and shipping sectors to cancel his country.
Iran and the world powers have been holding talks on reviving the 2015 agreement since April, and the European Union representative who chaired the discussions said on Wednesday that he was confident that an agreement would be reached.
Investors remain bullish on the rebound in fuel demand this summer as vaccination programs in Europe and the US would allow more people to travel, although rising cases in parts of Asia are cause for concern.
Option bets on oil prices, which climbed above $ 100 on the Brent contract in December 2021, have risen after last week’s surprisingly strong US inflation data. According to analysts at JPMorgan, the open interest in calls nearly tripled in May. The bank predicts that Brent will end at $ 74 in 2021.
To hit $ 100, demand would have to average above 102.6 million bpd in the third quarter and climb to 103.6 million bpd in the fourth quarter, JPMorgan said, if there was no additional OPEC response to the supply.
Iranian crude oil and condensate production is expected to rise to 3.2 million barrels per day in December, from around 2.8 million barrels per day in the first quarter.
Barclays expects Brent and WTI oil prices to average $ 66 a barrel and $ 62 a barrel respectively this year.
It lowered demand estimates for Emerging Markets Asia (ex-China), pointing to the risk of further downward moves if the recent surge in infections continued.
« Extended restrictions on mobility in the region could slow the recovery in demand somewhat, but are unlikely to stall for any length of time given the largely positive results of global vaccination programs, » it said.

Riyadh: The Saudi Ministry of Tourism has appointed former Mexican Minister of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo as chief special advisor.
Guevara Manzo has been the former President of the World Travel and Tourism Council since 2017 and is considered one of the most influential women in the industry worldwide.
From 2010 to 2012 she was Minister of Tourism and CEO of the Tourism Promotion Board of Mexico. She managed to develop the country’s tourism sector and strengthen Mexico’s position as the world’s leading travel destination.
« We are pleased to welcome Ms. Gloria Manzo to Saudi Arabia to work as an advisor to the ministry, contribute her extensive experience and move on to the next stage of sector development in line with Vision 2030, » said the ministry’s official Twitter account / p>
DUBAI: Coronavirus pandemic concern appeared to be the last thing on Thursday’s mind as they snatched 800 million dirhams ($ 218 million) mansions in Nakheels Murooj Al Furjan parish in just 4 hours.
The Dubai-based property developer has released 217 four and five bedroom villas for sale off-plan. Construction is set to begin this year and finish in 2024, Nakheel said. The cheapest villas were 2.9 million dirhams each.
The development will eventually include 418 villas spanning over 5 million square feet. The villas are no more than 4,042 square feet.
Luxury property sales in Dubai rose 25 percent in the first quarter despite prices falling, Luxhabitat Sotheby’s said today, citing data from the Dubai Land Department.

ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has announced a list of 1,105 registered commercial and industrial activities open to natural and legal non-nationals, WAM reported.
This enables them to own all or part of trading companies to carry out these activities in Abu Dhabi.
The list spans a wide range of activities, from manufacturing, renting equipment, and photography to running a zoo.
« This announcement reflects the willingness of the Abu Dhabi government to attract more foreign direct investment and promote an open and resilient competitive environment, » said Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of ADDED. « The decision is one of many decisions and initiatives to stimulate the private sector in Abu Dhabi and improve Abu Dhabi’s status on the global investment map. »
The list of activities available for foreign ownership has been determined by the Council of Ministers according to the greatest strategic impact.
Existing companies have the right to adjust their status as long as they comply with the regulations on activities or other applicable restrictions in accordance with the procedures adopted by ADDED.

LONDON: The Israeli Department of Energy has ordered Chevron to resume operations on the Tamar offshore natural gas platform nine days after it was closed due to unrest in the area.
According to Chevron, production on the Tamar platform, which is located around 25 kilometers from the city of Ashdod on the southern Mediterranean coast of Israel, should reach full capacity within 36 hours of the restart.
Chevron has a 25 percent stake in the Tamar gas field, which was closed on May 12 on orders from the government after violence broke out in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
In 2020, a total of 8.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas were produced, of which 7.7 billion m3 went to Israel, 0.3 billion m3 to neighboring Egypt and 0.2 billion m3 to Jordan, according to data of the Israeli energy company Delek, which is also involved.


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