Tuesday , January 23 2018

Arab Times

Sale of $300 bln Saudi state sell off moving slowly – Privatisation critical to economy in era of cheap crude

DUBAI/RIYADH, Dec 3, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s $300-billion privatisation programme was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a snail’s pace, bankers, investors and analysts familiar with the process say. The main …

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Qatar riyal stabilising in offshore mkt – Cenbank pledges to ensure liquidity in FX markets

DOHA, Dec 3, (RTRS): Qatar’s riyal is stabilising in offshore trade, recovering from several weeks of increasing volatility, after the central bank pledged to ensure liquidity in the foreign exchange market, commercial bankers said on Sunday. Some currency traders said they believed the central bank had sold US dollars offshore …

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Kuwait equities open month on firm footing – Agility rallies 15 fils; Ooredoo slumps

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: Kuwait stocks headed north on Sunday as it kicked off the month on a firm footing. The price index climbed 17.63 points in volatile trade to 6,214.13 points paced by some of the heavyweights even as the wider sentiment remained skittish. The KSX 15 measure rose …

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Al-Rashidi wins first shooting ‘hunting simulator’ tournament – Al-Deihani in 2nd place, Al-Mutairi 3rd

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The First Shooting Sports Tournament (hunting simulator) concluded its activities on Saturday with the attendance of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Association, member of the International Shooting Sports Federation Dueij Khalaf Al-Otaibi, Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Association Obeid Manahi Al-Oseimi among other association officials. …

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Cotto’s farewell bout ends in unanimous decision loss to Ali – Vargas defends title over Negrete in bloody brawl

NEW YORK, Dec 3, (AP): This wasn’t the way Miguel Cotto planned to leave boxing. Sadam Ali ruined the Garden party for Cotto on Saturday night, sending the Puerto Rican star into retirement with 12-round defeat by unanimous decision. It was a matchup of a Brooklynite and an adopted New …

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Georgia routs Auburn in SEC title game – Clemson claims spot in playoff with victory over Miami

ATLANTA, Dec 3, (AP): Shaking off a blowout loss to Auburn just three weeks ago, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Georgia made its bid for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 28-7 victory over the No. 4 Tigers in the Southeastern Conference championship …

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KUWAIT – DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH – a trans-generational refuge for culture across space & time inside and outside Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: As part of the lectures scheduled for the 23rd Annual Cultural Season, the Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Kuwait University Dr Hassan Ashkanani gave a lecture titled “Remembrance” to mark the 60th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of the establishment of the National Museum of Kuwait, …

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World Cup favourites spared tough groups in Russia – Saudi draw Egypt; Japan paired with Poland; Germany face Mexico

MOSCOW, Dec 2, (Agencies): The favourites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday’s draw. Hosts Russia, despite being the lowest-ranked of …

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Chelsea, Liverpool dazzle as Spurs stumble – Leicester win 1-0

LONDON, Dec 2, (Agencies): Eden Hazard sparkled as Chelsea swept Newcastle aside on Saturday to cling on to the coattails of runaway leaders Manchester City but 10-man Tottenham slipped further off the pace with a costly draw at Watford. With Pep Guardiola’s Premier League pacesetters not in action until Sunday, …

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Australia ‘down’ England in brutal World Cup final – Sale sink Worcester

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 2, (Agencies): Australia has retained the Rugby League World Cup title with a 6-0 win over England in a brutal defense-oriented final. Boyd Cordner crashed over in the 15th minute after Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk worked across field and Michael Morgan popped a short ball onto …

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