Arab Times

Sri Lanka rest top guns – New Zealand apologise for Amir cash taunt

WELLINGTON, Jan 28, (AFP): New Zealand Cricket has apologised to the touring Pakistan team after a ground announcer taunted paceman Mohammad Amir by playing a cash register sound during a Twenty20 match. The announcer has been censured and told it was “inappropriate and disrespectful” to goad the fast bowler on …

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Gulf Bank net profit rises 10% in 2015 – Bank’s total assets reach KD 5,438 million; 4 fils per share cash dividend recommended

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Gulf Bank today announced an operating profit before provisions of KD 108 million for the year ended, 31 December 2015, and a Net profit at KD 39 million, which is a 10% increase over 2014. At the end of December 2015, the Bank’s total assets were …

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KFH posts KD 145.8 mln net profit for 2015 – Board recommends 17% cash dividends 10% bonus shares, 31.1 fils EPS

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Chair-man, Hamad Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq said that KFH, by the Grace of Allah and His Blessings, has posted a net profit of KD 145.8 mln for the fiscal year 2015 compared to KD 126.5 mln for the year 2014, thus marking an increase …

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Apple image bruised by slowing sales – Fears that ‘wow’ days over

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28, (AFP): Apple’s image took a bruising Wednesday amid signs of a shift from wowing the world with wonders to making steady money from lovers of its devices. Apple shares were down 6.5 percent to end at $93.80 as investors grappled with news of slowing sales growth …

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KSE extends rebound, closes above 5,000 pts – NBK rallies 20 fils; Ooredoo flat

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Kuwait stocks swung above the 5,000 pts mark on Thursday to end week on a positive note as oil prices edged up.. The bourse climbed 41.14 points to 5,010.39 pts in a tame session extending the gains to second straight session. The market sentiment was cautiously …

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‘Equity’ female-skewed financial thriller – Menon depicts women of Wall Street as corrupt as boys

If “The Wolf of Wall Street” took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against “Equity.” Meera Menon’s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller proves that the women of Wall Street can be just …

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Sundance takes on US mass shootings – Herzog’s ‘Lo and Behold’ lands at Magnolia

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 28, (Agencies): Gun violence was on the minds of more than a few filmmakers this year. The ongoing issue was the main subject of four new films at the Sundance Film Festival — two feature documentaries (“Newtown,” ‘’Under the Gun”) one short documentary, “Speaking is Difficult,” …

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Bay ready to rock at the Grammys – Rihanna teams with Drake for new album’s first single

NEW YORK, Jan 28, (Agencies): For rock singer James Bay, receiving not one or two — but three — Grammy nominations for his debut album is “insane.” That’s because Bay, 25, remembers how scary it was to finally record music after performing around Europe for more than 10 years. “It’s …

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Springsteen reschedules NYC show after snowstorm, adds dates

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band said Wednesday their New York City show that was canceled because of the recent snowstorm will now take place in March. Springsteen had been set to perform his first of two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The show was canceled and …

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Waves, nostalgia wash over ‘Hours’ – Stallone to be feted at Santa Barbara Fest

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy “The Finest Hours,” a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas. The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Million Dollar Arm”), is a movie of curious contrasts: an unabashedly old-fashioned and overwhelmingly vanilla …

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