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ASIA

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DINNER

LONDON: Top Knightsbridge restaurateur Marcus Wareing gives his top tips on how to prepare the ultimate festive feast this Christmas The main thing to do...

AFRICA

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DINNER

LONDON: Top Knightsbridge restaurateur Marcus Wareing gives his top tips on how to prepare the ultimate festive feast this Christmas The main thing to do...

Work on South Africa’s $72 billion nuclear plant to start in June

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's tender for the estimated 1 trillion-rand ($72 billion) expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom...

South Africa’s credit rating downgraded to junk

CAPE TOWN: South Africa's credit rating has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) following the political crisis in the country.

Egypt sees March foreign reserves at over $28.5 bln, highest since 2011

CAIRO: Egypt's central bank expects foreign reserves to jump to over $28.5 billion for the month of March, the highest since March 2011, a bank...

U.S. firm seeks $561 million from Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM: Symbion Power is seeking $561 million from Tanzania's state power supplier TANESCO via international mediation, accusing it of breach of contract,...
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OPINIONS

Silk Road Initiative Offers Economic Benefits from China to Europe

Introduction In 1948, the US made one of the best and most successful decisions in its foreign policy history. It approved the Marshall Plan to...

From Aid to Trade: Getting Afghanistan on its economic feet

LONDON: On 23rd June 2015, Christopher Kolenda, a good friend, senior military fellow at King’s College London and former adviser to General McChrystal, presented...

The art of ethically influencing people

Sorry, no tips, tricks or techniques here but let’s talk about what it takes to become a master persuader. Saying there are tips, tricks...

NORTH AMERICA

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DINNER

LONDON: Top Knightsbridge restaurateur Marcus Wareing gives his top tips on how to prepare the ultimate festive feast this Christmas The main thing to do when contemplating cooking the big Christmas lunch is to think ahead and plan out your day and timings. The most...

Bitcoin drops as Coinbase launches Bitcoin Cash

HONG KONG: Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade on Wednesday before recouping some of the losses. Bitcoin fell Tuesday after Coinbase, the leading platform for buying and selling bitcoin in the United States, said Tuesday it was rolling out support for bitcoin...

Second bitcoin futures debut could lure volume to wild market

NEW YORK: Bitcoin investors expect futures volumes to perk up when CME Group Inc, the world’s largest derivatives exchange operator, launches its own contract to wager on the cryptocurrency on Sunday. The second U.S. bitcoin futures launch is seen as another step towards big institutional...

EUROPE

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DINNER

LONDON: Top Knightsbridge restaurateur Marcus Wareing gives his top tips on how to prepare the ultimate festive feast this Christmas The main thing to do when contemplating cooking the big Christmas lunch is to think ahead and plan out your day and timings. The most...

Tesco wins UK regulator’s final approval for Booker takeover ​

LONDON: Britain’s competition regulator on Wednesday gave final clearance to Tesco’s (TSCO.L) 3.7 billion pound takeover of wholesaler Booker (BOK.L), tightening the grip of the country’s largest retailer on its food market. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had concluded the deal, announced...

David Cameron to lead £750m British-China trade fund

HONG KONG: Former British prime minister David Cameron is to lead a billion dollar trade and investment fund between UK and China. Cameron will take charge of the £750 million fund to improve ports, roads and rail networks between China and its trading partners. The chancellor,...

LATIN AMERICA

HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DINNER

LONDON: Top Knightsbridge restaurateur Marcus Wareing gives his top tips on how to prepare the ultimate festive feast this Christmas The main thing to do when contemplating cooking the big Christmas lunch is to think ahead and plan out your day and timings. The most...

Brazilians glued to TV screens over corruption claims

BRASILIA: Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost every other big politician of corruption. Move over torrid telenovelas and BBB, as Big Brother Brazil is known: a bigger, badder...

S&P raises Argentina’s credit rating

BUENOS AIRES: Standard & Poor's raised Argentina's credit rating one notch Tuesday, from B- to B, saying Latin America's third-largest economy was on the verge of exiting recession.  The rating bump gives a boost to center-right President Mauricio Macri, who has launched sweeping -- often...

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