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  1. Lai See

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Dubai splashes the cash with racing extravaganza As Hong Kong was enjoying a weekend of brilliant rugby and raucous partying, bankrupt Dubai briefly returned to lavish opulence. The new Meydan Racecourse put on the most expensive single day ...

  2. Boks aim to give rivals some Stick

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The smiles are back in the South African camp. The return of talismanic leader Mzwandile Stick has been greeted with huge relief, especially by coach Paul Treu, who believes this is the year the Boks can finally break their Hong Kong duck. &# ...

  3. Be our guest

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the business district, with direct access to the beaches and warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. The Renaissance Dubai Hotel (above; tel: 971 4 262 5555) also boasts museums, golf courses ...

  4. Dubai lines up next tourist move

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Tom Cliff

    ... of income for the Gulf emirate, whose crude oil resources are running out. Chess City is the latest in a long line of ambitious projects designed to put Dubai on the tourist map. Work is well under ...

  5. Prepare for Persian delights

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Generous hospitality, tasty cuisine and stunning historical sites ensure that any vacation to Iran will leave lasting memories, writes Ed Peters Set between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and linking Asia with the rest of the Middle East, Iran- formerly known as Persia- has long been a crossroads for travellers. As a vacation destination, it is still well off the beaten ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Islamic banks face challenge from Basel III deposit regulations

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... Most of the banks are from the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, where economies are strong. Since Islamic finance frowns on monetary speculation, their balance sheets are largely clear ... for roughly a quarter of deposits in Gulf Arab countries and over a fifth in Malaysia. Basel III requires banks to hold enough HQLAs to cover net cash outflows for a 30-day period under a high-stress ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    BP found grossly negligent in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Detroit Company may have to pay billions more over 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster as judge rules the company 'was reckless' and largely to blame BP found grossly ... the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. US District Judge Carl Barbier held a trial without a jury over who was at fault for the environmental ...

  8. News - World

    Halliburton agrees US$1.1 billion deal for 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:16am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg US company reaches settlement for role in 2010 disaster at BP well in Gulf of Mexico Halliburton agrees deal for oil spill claims Halliburton has reached a US$1.1 billion ... penalties. The oilfield services company, accused of doing defective work on BP's Macondo well before it exploded in 2010, killing 11 men and dumping 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US depends on Saudis, Iran for success in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by MCT

    ... fighting the Assad regime. The Americans believe the Sunni leaders also have room for improvement, starting with the need to crack down on the networks that send money from the Persian Gulf states ...

  10. Perfect 10

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sip cocktails until the sun sets over the Gulf. Shuttle services usually operate between hotels and the beaches, but be sure to grab a ticket from the lobby before departing, as outsiders can ...




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