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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

It’s PMI day in MENA + Daylight Savings is Coming Back

It’s PMI day in MENA: The Emirates NBD / Markit purchasing managers indexes for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt will be out this morning at 05:30 UTC today. That’s after we dispatch, so hit this link for the reports when they’re released.

Daylight saving is coming back — AGAIN. At least according to the Ismail cabinet. We will once again experience the joys of our smartphone clocks losing their little artificially intelligent minds on 7 July when it comes into effect again, according to Ahram Online. Cabinet last brought daylight savings time back in 2014 (forcing us to change the clocks four times due to Ramadan) before turning the (metaphorical) clocks back to 2011, when daylight savings was scrapped in the wake of the 25 January revolution. If we remember correctly, this means we’ll ‘spring forward’ on 7 July (advance the clocks an hour for summer time) and then ‘fall back’ in October.

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