Monday , October 23 2017

Arab Times

Spain & Swiss trounce rivals to secure spots in Euro 2016 – Walcott, Sterling extend England’s winning run

MADRID, Oct 10, (AP): Spain will defend its European Championship title next year, while Switzerland will return to the tournament for the first time since co-hosting it eight years earlier. Spain secured its Euro 2016 spot by easily defeating Luxembourg 4-0 at home, while Switzerland trounced San Marino 7-0 to …

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Gulf Bank wins prestigious award – Kuwait lender named ‘Best Cash Management Bank in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Gulf Bank is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the ‘Best Cash Management Bank in Kuwait’ by The Asian Banker, one of Asia’s leading consulting companies in financial services research, benchmarking, and intelligence. The awards ceremony was held during the ‘2015 Future of Finance …

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Rylance catches Spielberg’s eye – Embracing movie acting a circuitous journey for Shakespearean maverick

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (AP): Mark Rylance is strolling around a conference table, doing his best impression of a Robert Mitchum walk. He’s explaining how Mitchum, whom he adores, inspired his steady, rigid gait in the international hit series “Wolf Hall,” in which Rylance plays the keenly observant Thomas Cromwell. …

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‘Truth’ screening lures impressive guests – Redford portrays venerable CBS news anchor

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Wednesday night’s swanky Midtown screening of newsroom drama “Truth” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art lured out a few impressive guests. “I literally heard someone say, as I walked in back there, ‘Forget Robert Redford, forget Cate Blanchett — Dan Rather is here!” announced …

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Prudhomme dies age 75 – Chef sensation

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 9, (AP): At K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pick-up truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Way before farm-to-table was hip in the foodie crowd, …

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Cavill, Evans join war drama ‘Sand Castle’ – Anderson makes first foray into nonfiction terrain

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Henry Cavill and Luke Evans will co-star with Nicholas Hoult in the war drama “Sand Castle.” The film will be directed by Fernando Coimbra, who helmed several episodes of Netflix’s “Narcos,” with Chris Roessner penning the script. Mark Gordon will produce through his Mark Gordon …

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G20 ministers endorse crackdown on tax evasion by multi-nationals – Tax dodging costs countries at least $100 bln a year

LIMA, Oct 9, (AFP): Finance ministers from the world’s leading economies gave the green light Friday to a new plan to crack down on tax evasion by multi-national corporations which costs countries at least $100 billion a year. The so-called Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) plan, which seeks to …

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Kuwait real estate sales dip but prices holding their own Total residential sales in 2015 reach KD 983 million

While sales continue to be slow in the real estate sector, prices seem to be holding up relatively well so far, notwithstanding pockets of softness. For the first eight months of the year, total real estate sales reached KD 2.1 billion, down 23 percent from the same period last year. …

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Saudi Sept oil production, supply steady — industry source Global oil market needs an anchor, Saudi adviser says

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (RTRS): The lack of a clear leader or “anchor” in the global oil market is fueling uncertainty and leading to sharp swings in crude prices, but this uncertainty is unlikely to continue for long, a senior Saudi oil adviser said. The comments by Ibrahim al- Muhanna …

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