Tuesday , August 21 2018

Recent News

Gulf Air receives first A320neo

Bahrain/ Emirates Business Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport at 16:00 local time. The aircraft is the first of ...

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Arab coalition: Saudi intercepts, destroys Houthi ballistic missile

RIYADH / WAM Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Defence Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militias towards the Kingdom, said the Arab Coalition Command in a statement. No injuries or casualties were reported. Colonel Turki Al Malki, the Arab Coalition official spokesman, said that at 21:25 on Friday, ...

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Ibtikari initiative aims to help Emiratis advance tech start-ups

ABU DHABI / WAM The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has issued a final call for applications for the fourth edition of “Ibtikari” (My Innovation), an intensive six-month incubator aimed at helping Emiratis advance their technology start-ups. The deadline to apply is August 31. This year’s updated version of “Ibtikari” ...

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Stocks

Stocks sink amid technology weakness, commodities rout

Bloomberg US stocks headed for their worst day in two months, joining a broad decline in global equities as disappointing earnings from Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. roiled technology shares and a plunge in commodities weighed on resource producers. Crude tumbled to below $65 a barrel after a report ...

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China slides as yuan falls past 6.9 a dollar

Bloomberg China’s equities and currency slid, with the yuan weakening past 6.9 a dollar for the first time since May 2017 and losses in tech stocks spiraling into a broad selloff. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index fell 2 percent at the close for its fourth day of losses. Tencent ...

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Stocks rise on small-cap strength as Turkey eases

Bloomberg US stocks halted the longest slide since March and the dollar was little changed after hitting a 14-month high as global markets steadied in the wake of Monday’s Turkey-induced turmoil. Crude climbed with gold and Treasuries fell. The S&P 500 Index advanced for the first time in five days ...

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Bitcoin ETF faces moving finish line as Cboe aims to be first

Bloomberg Cboe Global Markets Inc. wants to be the first to list a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, though there’s still a lot of work needed to win approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. “As we chip away at their issues to make them less concerned, at some point they’ll ...

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US futures pare losses as traders weigh Turkey impact

Bloomberg US stocks erased earlier gains to trade lower as investors weighed the impact of the economic crisis in Turkey creeping into global markets. The dollar reached the highest in more than a year, while developing-nation currencies slumped. The S&P 500 Index was flat and Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated ...

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