Tuesday , January 23 2018

Arab Times

OPEC stays with market share over price policy – Prices continue to be pressured by persistent oversupply

November saw oil prices remain depressed below the $50 per barrel (bbl) level for the fourth month in a row as the crude supply glut showed no sign of easing. A strengthening US dollar, which rallied to an 8-month high during the month, and a 5% decline in Chinese equities …

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Priority Automobile signs deal with Northern Gulf – Hyundai dealer to provide 300 lease vehicles

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: As part of Hyundai’s continued growth in the local market, Northern Gulf — Hyundai’s exclusive dealer in Kuwait — recently signed an agreement with Priority Automobile to provide 300 lease vehicles, including all supporting services. The agreement demonstrates Priority Automobile’s confidence in the quality and reliability …

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Ashkanani International to offer Tally.ERP 9 in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Ashkanani International General Trading and Contracting Company WLL, a leading provider of financial solutions in Kuwait, has partnered with Tally Solutions to offer Tally.ERP 9, India’s leading business management software product to customers in Kuwait. The company will also offer implementation and customisation support, as per …

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Takaud and Swiss bank Mirabaud sign business partnership

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): “Takaud,” the specialist savings, investments and pensions provider for the MENA region and “Mirabaud (Middle East) Ltd Associated”, one of the oldest and most distinguished Swiss private banks, announced the signing of a business partnership that will provide Takauds affluent clients in the GCC markets …

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Iraqi army to start attack on Ramadi – IS stopping civilians leaving city

BAGHDAD, Dec 21, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces will start an operation to retake the western city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants very soon, army chief of staff Lt General Othman al-Ghanemi told state TV on Monday. “There is an ongoing operation to control a sector in preparation of the …

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‘Carols’ bring solace to Libya’s Christians – Numbers dwindling

TRIPOLI, Dec 21, (AFP): In the capital of war-torn Libya, a dwindling Christian community of foreign workers leave their fears and anxieties at the church door as they gather for Christmas carols and laughter. Lisa, a 47-year-old Filipina nurse, said she had just celebrated the festival of lights “for the …

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Court rejects plea to reverse release – Outrage grows over freeing of gang rapist

NEW DELHI, Dec 21, (AFP): India’s Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal against the release of the youngest convict in an infamous fatal gang-rape, sparking fury from the victim’s parents who said the ruling was a betrayal. Amid growing outrage at the freeing of the 20-year-old, judges said there were …

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe – Live TV mix-up as host announces wrong winner

LAS VEGAS, Dec 21, (Agencies): The Colombian contestant was already wearing this year’s Miss Universe crown when host Steve Harvey returned to announce on live television that he had mistakenly read from a cue card, and that the contestant from the Philippines was actually this year’s winner. In the following …

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DFI to finance ‘Miss Camel’ – Doha Film Institute announces grant recipients

LOS ANGELES, Dec 21, (RTRS): Haifaa Al Mansour, considered the fi rst female director to come from cloistered Saudi Arabia and known for groundbreaking female empowerment pic “Wadjda,” is developing animation feature “Miss Camel,” with fi – nancing from the Doha Film Insitute. “Miss Camel” turns on “a teenage Saudi …

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