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Going green in UAE

The world’s first zero-carbon city is being built near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Masdar City has a development budget of US$22bn and is expected to be completed in 2016.

It is a project of the World Wild-life Fund’s One Planet Living programme, aimed at proving it is possible to build in a green way while improving residents’ quality of life.

Using only sustainable energy, Masdar will host 15,000 businesses and 50,000 residents.


Darling calls on G7 to unite against crisis

Chancellor Alistair Darling has called on the world’s economic leaders to unite and take urgent action to stave off “the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression”.

Future in secured loans rumour

Future Mortgages is rumoured to have temporarily halted its secured loans business. The Citigroup subsidiary is expected to make an announcement about the rumour this week.

Platform integrates with Enterprise

Platform has completed the first stage of its technology integration with broker services provider Enterprise Group.

TMA registers 7,000th broker

The Mortgage Alliance has registered its 7,000th broker. The mortgage club says it is pleased with its growth levels at a time when it’s important for brokers to choose their business partners wisely.


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