Monday , December 18 2017

Arab Times

Airbus lands biggest-ever contract for 430 A320s – Boeing in 175-plane deal with budget carrier flydubai

PARIS, Nov 15, (Agencies): Airbus announced its biggest-ever order on Wednesday, signing a deal to supply 430 of its medium-range A320 family of aircraft to US investment firm Indigo Partners, at a list price of $49.5 billion (42 billion euros). “An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable,” said Airbus chief …

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Investors re-price political risk in ME bond market; GCC yields up 15 to 50 bps – Bonds no longer supported by supply-demand imbalance

DUBAI/LONDON, Nov 15, (RTRS): A rise in Middle East bond yields following Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge and turmoil in Lebanon signals a long-term re-pricing of regional debt caused by heightened political risk, investors believe. Funds started selling Middle East bonds early this month after Saudi Arabia detained dozens of senior …

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Kuwait stock index pulls higher; volume rebounds – Agility rallies 38 fils; Humansoft Holding dives

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Kuwait stocks pulled higher on Wednesday tracking the firmness in regional market and oil prices. The bourse rallied 35.5 pts in volatile trade to 6,285.56 points led by renewed buying in banks and other blue chips even as profit booking weighed on some of the mid-caps. …

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PAAET holds Women’s Speedball Tournament

Women’s Speedball Sport Tournament, which the Women’s College at Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) organized recently under the auspices of PAAET Director and chairman of the speedball sport committee Yaqoub Al-Dashti, has dropped the curtain. Dana Khaled and Fatima Shamwa took the first position, while Hadeel Al-Nouri …

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Jedinak fires Australia into World Cup – Honduras bid ends

SYDNEY, Nov 15, (AFP): Captain Mile Jedinak’s second-half hat-trick fired Australia into next year’s World Cup in Russia on Wednesday as they swept past Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their playoff in Sydney. The Aston Villa midfielder’s free kick went in off Henry Figueroa on 54 minutes, and …

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Grand champion facing police ‘probe’ in Japan

TOKYO, Nov 15, (AFP): A sumo grand champion may face a police probe into the alleged assault of a junior wrestler, authorities said Wednesday, as more details emerged of a scandal that has rocked Japan’s national sport. Mongolian “yokozuna” (or grand champion) Harumafuji is alleged to have smashed a beer …

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Shock in Italy as WC dream implodes – Sweden qualify, Buffon quits

MILAN, Nov 14, (AFP): After the initial shock and disbelief, heartbroken Italians on Tuesday demanded answers as to why the one-time stars of the global game had missed the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years. The Italian press called it an “apocalypse” for the four-time world …

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Porsche Centre Kuwait supports the RunKuwait initiative

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, partnered with RunKuwait, the annual charity initiative spearheaded by Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN), a non-profit healthcare institution in the country. Nearly 2,300 participants took part in this year’s race, which took place on Saturday, Nov 11, and helped raise …

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Olympian fencer inspires Barbie’s first hijab-wearing doll

LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): Doll Company Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll to honour an American Olympic fencer, as the traditional Islamic headscarf goes mainstream through catwalks, magazine covers and ‘emoji’ smartphone symbols. Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in Rio last year as the first US Olympian to represent her …

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Gulf Bank continues to drive operational risk reduction and efficiency – Fitch Learning delivers internal control training to senior executives

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: As part of its ongoing commitment mitigating and preventing operational risk, Gulf Bank concluded another session in its series of trainings for a wide cross section of senior management. The training session, entitled “Internal Control Enhancement: Management Responsibility, Culture, and Oversight” was conducted by Fitch Learning …

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