26 December 2007 05:12 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 4:30 GMT in the following Middle-East newspapers’ online versions on Wednesday. ICIS has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:?xml:namespace>
Thaksin vows to return to
Deposed Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra said Tuesday he wanted to return to
S Korean cargo ship feared sunk, 14 missing
A South Korean-flagged freighter is feared to have capsized off the country's southern coast early on Tuesday and 14 sailors are missing, a coast guard official said.
Index slips in the red, sheds 108 points
Mainly driven by the losses registered by the Banking and Investment index, the MSM-30 index plummeted 108 points (1.19%) to close below 9,000 at 8,985 points.
Settlement dispute stalls peace talks
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks bogged down in disagreement on Monday for a second time after the Palestinians ruled out addressing core issues until
Merrill to raise up to $6.2bn via private placement
Merrill Lynch, hit by huge subprime mortgage losses, said on Monday it would boost its capital by raising up to $6.2bn in a private placement with
Indian shares gain 3.61%
Indian stocks rose 3.61% on Monday to their highest close in more than a week, led by ICICI Bank and Infosys Technologies as fears of a
40 killed in
At least 40 people were killed and around 90 wounded Tuesday in a wave of violence in
Troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer Sanyo Electric was Tuesday threatened with delisting from the Tokyo Stock Exchange after it corrected six years of earnings reports.
UAE bans poultry from
Family of woman killed in
The family of a woman from
Americans’ unpaid credit card bills up at alarming rate
Americans are falling behind on their credit card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages in the last year and prompting warnings of worse to come.
In its latest economic brief on the monthly statistics of registered real estate contracts issued by the Ministry of Justice, excluding sales conducted through agents, National Bank of
Red Crescent to expand Medevac operations
Prince Faisal ibn Abdullah, president of the Saudi Red Crescent Society, has announced his organization’s plan to expand its air ambulance services to cover every area within.
Baggage rule leaves pilgrims in precarious situation
An Air-India flight left the Haj Terminal yesterday morning carrying only 100 of its over scheduled 200 passengers after they raised an outcry over an excess baggage charge.
Profit-taking hits kingdom,
The rally that was witnessed when trading in the Gulf stock markets resumed on Monday after the Eid holidays appeared to be short-lived, as Saudi and Omani shares ended.
NCB Capital to lead rental company IPO
Leasing Company for Machinery, Real Estate Trade and Car Rentals decided to launch the 30% of its shares for public subscription to raise capital, its financial consultant.
Turkish Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Murat Mercan said here on Tuesday that
Archaeological nightmare transpires at
About 90,000 archaeological artifacts are being stored in appalling conditions in the underground storerooms of
RUSAL seeks to buy 2% in
The world's top aluminum firm,
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