11 September 2008 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
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Biggest experiment begins
International scientists celebrated the successful start of a huge particle-smashing machine on Wednesday which aims to simulate the conditions of the ‘Big Bang’.
Opec output cut boosts oil
Oil prices rebounded back above $100 on Wednesday after Opec agreed to cut its output by half a million barrels a day to stem “dramatic” falls in the market.
Lehman posts $3.9bn loss, to sell assets
Ailing investment bank Lehman Brothers announced on Wednesday a series of asset sales to shore up its finances as it posted an estimated $3.9bn quarterly loss.
Bush authorizes commando raids in
President George Bush secretly approved orders in July that for the first time allow US special forces to carry out ground assaults inside
Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher
A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in
Strike to hit Gulf deliveries: Boeing
US plane-maker Boeing Company said a prolonged strike by workers at its production plants could further delay the debut of 787 expected in the fourth quarter 2008, and impact on-time deliveries to Gulf airlines.
Property stocks among big losers on DFM
Property stocks were among the big losers in
Assembly report calls for labour authority
The Research Department at the General Secretariat of the National Assembly has proposed the establishment of a higher public authority for labour, apart from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, to curb visa trading in
Duststorm tied to high humidity
Isolated low pressure gave rise to severe thunderstorms in the North Western and North Eastern borders of
OPEC to keep oil flowing as prices fall
Oil producer group Opec, which pumps 40% of world crude, is to keep its production unchanged at a meeting here on Tuesday, the group’s president said, despite sinking prices and slowing economic growth.
KEC below $100 on softening fundamentals, strong dlr
In its latest economic brief on the oil market and budget developments, NBK reports that bearish sentiment in global crude oil markets continued into September, with the price of Kuwait Export Crude (KEC) crashing back below the $100/bbl mark to reach $98 by September 8th including a record one-day fall of $9.6 on September 2nd.
Qur’an memorizers honoured
Outstanding memorizers of the holy Qur’an from centers in Asia, Africa, Europe,
On his way to court to face serious charges of corruption, Ehud Olmert is seized by an Iranian special forces team and transported immediately to the International War Crimes Tribunal in
Prices fall even as OPEC cuts output -White House disagrees with decision
Oil prices fell in jittery trading yesterday, as the strengthening dollar and signs of a slowing economy outweighed inventory drops and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) cutback of excess production.
In separate meetings with UN envoy to Iraq Staffan de Mistura, high-ranking Iranian officials asked the United Nations to make efforts to remove
Land artist Nadalian to tour
Iranian land artist Ahmad Nadalian left
Soaring costs hit Japanese economy: official data
Russia’s economic expansion slowed in second quarter
Russia’s economy expanded at a slower pace in the second quarter as lower investment and the strong ruble hurt domestic producers.
US sees 'endgame' in Iraq
The US defence secretary has said that the country has reached the "endgame" in Iraq, but warned that troop reductions there should be undertaken with caution.
Lehman losses hit world stocks
World stocks have slipped after Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest
Opec agrees to cut oil output
Opec oil ministers have agreed to curb their collective output by more than 500,000 bbl/day.
All sides hail Sleiman's invitation to dialogue
President Michel Sleiman's announcement that national dialogue meetings will kick off on September 16 triggered a flurry of positive responses from all across the political spectrum on Wednesday.
Fadlallah urges women to enter politics: 'Strength means responsibility'
Senior Shiite cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah stressed on Wednesday the right of women to become involved in politics and urged the Lebanese people to rebel against "anyone who obstructs the building of a strong Lebanese state".
No Egyptian gas for
Energy and Water Minister Alan Tabourian said on Monday that promised Egyptian natural gas supplies to
Bank Audi paints mixed picture of
Bank Audi released on Monday its annual economic report on
Action on bus death
Several people are to be reported to the Public Prosecut-ion following a government probe into the death of a Bahraini boy, after being locked aboard a school bus in the searing heat.
More countries are accepting the Bahrain Model for entrepreneurship development, it was revealed yesterday.
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