Tuesday , October 24 2017

Arab Times

Kuwait’s stocks kick off week on ‘sluggish’ note – Gulf Bank surges 4.71 pct; Kuwait Cable Vision dips 17.25%

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: Kuwait stocks edged lower on Sunday to kick off week on a sluggish note following drop in oil prices by over 2 percent at the end of last week. The main index fell 1.41 points to close at 6,660.7 points with mixed boards. Bank shares rally …

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Kuwait ‘ice ladies’ lace up for world hockey tournament – We need facilities dedicated to training women: Sheikha Naeema

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8, (AFP): In their red, white and blue uniforms, Kuwait’s first female ice hockey team is training hard in the desert ahead of their debut world tournament later this month. Affectionately dubbed the “ice ladies” by local media, athletes in hijab or with their hair hastily tied in …

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Poland head to WC, agony for Scots – Denmark clinch playoff spot

WARSAW, Oct 8, (RTRS): Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday. The result left Poland top of Group E with …

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France on brink of WC – Dutch hopes all but over, Ronaldo spares Portugal blushes

PARIS, Oct 8, (AFP): Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus. France took the lead in only the third minute as …

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Stunt master Chan flexes his tear ducts in ‘Foreigner’ – An old-fashioned one-man vendetta thriller

Jackie Chan has broken a lot of bones over the years — his own, and those of his unfortunate onscreen rivals — but for the life of me, I can’t remember ever seeing Chan cry. But cry he does in “The Foreigner”, an old-fashioned one-man vendetta thriller very much in …

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‘Last of Bulgarians’ all optimists – First Bulgarian film shortlisted for Oscars

PARIS, Oct 8, (Agencies): Stephan Komandarev’s latest film started as a joke. “I was in a taxi talking to the driver when he asked me, ‘Do you know why Bulgaria is the Land of Optimists?’” said Komandarev, who still laughs at the idea. “It’s the Land of Optimists because all …

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Star authors at Frankfurt fair – Oldest book fair glams up

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Oct 8, (AFP): Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks are among the big names descending on Frankfurt this week as the world’s oldest book fair glams up for the Instagram generation, hoping to wow the crowds with “live events” by star authors. And with France as …

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Huawei, KDIPA launch ICT Skill Competition – Kuwait university students registered

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Huawei Technologies Kuwait, a leading global Information and Communication Technology solutions provider, launched on Thursday at the Huawei headquarters at Al Hamra Tower the local edition of its global ICT Skill Competition 2017, in a strategic partnership with Kuwait Direct Promotion Investment Authority (KDIPA). The ICT …

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China ‘teapots’: The new importers of oil – ‘Price of the barrel will depend on future growth and demand for oil’

They appeared in Singapore two weeks ago to contract and attempt to buy 2.5 million barrels per day, which is the official quota of oil imports granted to them by the government. Teapots are the new oil traders that are trying to find a place in the Chinese oil market …

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Boursa ends with mixed performance – Market cap gains reach KD 400 mln during week

Boursa Kuwait ended last week with mixed performance. The Price Index closed at 6,662.11 points, down by 0.26% from the week before closing, the Weighted Index increased by 1.76% after closing at 438.29 points, whereas the KSX-15 Index closed at 1,028.73 points up by 3.14%. Furthermore, last week’s average daily …

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