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DP World’s Australian operations hit by strikes
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DP World’s Australian operations hit by strikes

Thursday, 2 October 2014 10:21 AM

Wrangling between the company and trade unions over working conditions and pay

Palestinians draft UN resolution on ending Israel occupation
Politics & Economics»

Palestinians draft UN resolution on ending Israel occupation

Thursday, 2 October 2014 10:08 AM

While the text has been shared informally with Arab states, it has not been formally circulated to the full 15-nation Security Council

Kuwait charges former speaker over attempted coup
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait charges former speaker over attempted coup

Thursday, 2 October 2014 10:05 AM

Jasem Al Khorafi is accused of discussing a plot to overthrow the Gulf state's rulers on a videotape with a former prime minister

New York transit authority sued for denying anti-Islamic bus ad
Culture & Society»

New York transit authority sued for denying anti-Islamic bus ad

Thursday, 2 October 2014 9:59 AM

Advertisement included the slogan, "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah - Hamas MTV"

Dubai chef jailed for three months for food poisoning
Travel & Hospitality»

Dubai chef jailed for three months for food poisoning

Thursday, 2 October 2014 9:40 AM

Around 12 people fell ill after eating a cake at an office party which was supplied by a local hotel

Budget carrier AirAsia in talks to launch Dubai flights
Transport»

Budget carrier AirAsia in talks to launch Dubai flights

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 9:06 PM

Chief exec Tony Fernandes says Malaysian airline is in discussions with Dubai aviation authorities

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Abu Dhabi bourse eyes debt trading market with gov't bond listing
Markets»

Abu Dhabi bourse eyes debt trading market with gov't bond listing

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 8:02 PM

A $1.5bn gov't bond is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market in a first for the emirate

Dubai regulator seeks to wind up local arm of Espirito Santo
Banking & Finance»

Dubai regulator seeks to wind up local arm of Espirito Santo

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 7:06 PM

Move is latest in series of international regulatory actions taken against the family's collapsed business empire

MidEast carriers post 7.8% cargo growth in August
Transport»

MidEast carriers post 7.8% cargo growth in August

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 6:05 PM

IATA says growth seen by regional airlines is lower than year-to-date average of 9.6%

National Bank of Fujairah begins offering Islamic banking products
Banking & Finance»

National Bank of Fujairah begins offering Islamic banking products

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 4:27 PM

Move comes as Islamic banks have been growing faster than their conventional peers across the Middle East

Jailed Dubai exec says he needs $5,000 weekly allowance
Banking & Finance»

Jailed Dubai exec says he needs $5,000 weekly allowance

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 3:37 PM

Judge dismisses claim of former Leeds United chief executive who is in Dubai jail over allegations of financial irregularities

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Dubai Duty Free boss awarded by the Irish president
Politics & Economics»

Dubai Duty Free boss awarded by the Irish president

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:59 PM

Colm McLoughlin among those to win Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

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Bahrain's Investcorp set to complete $1.43bn sale of US firm
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain's Investcorp set to complete $1.43bn sale of US firm

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:40 PM

Investment firm says Berlin Packaging will be sold to Oak Hill Capital in the first week of October

Largest creditors agree Dubai World restructuring
Banking & Finance»

Largest creditors agree Dubai World restructuring

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:31 PM

Sheikh Ahmed also rules out any flotations of Dubai state-owned companies, including Emirates

Qatar-backed Sainsbury's cuts full-year sales forecast
Retail»

Qatar-backed Sainsbury's cuts full-year sales forecast

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:23 PM

UK grocery giant - 25.9% owned by Qatar - also says its shares slide as it warned it would assess its dividend policy


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