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UN and US call for restraint as Indo-Pakistan tension rises

The United Nations and the United States yesterday urged India and Pakistan to avoid escalation in their dispute over Kashmir after elite Indian troops claimed crossing the line of control to attack militants in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir.

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Border villages evacuated

Army columns with artillery moved towards Punjab’s border with Pakistan yesterday amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

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Berlusconi visits childhood home

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GCC share of mobile transactions 4% higher than global average

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Qatar posts 30% jump in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August

A relatively higher prices for hydrocarbons helped Qatar report a robust 30% expansion month-on-month (m-o-m) in trade surplus to QR8.69bn in August, according to official figures.

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Global oil demand remains robust, says al-Sada

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US GDP rises 1.4%; jobless claims up less than forecast

The US economy expanded more in the second quarter than previously estimated, reflecting a smaller drag from business spending on structures and equipment.

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Credit Suisse plans Mideast growth as millionaires rise

Credit Suisse Group expects the Middle East to account for a significant part of its growth in private banking as the number of super wealthy individuals in the region increases.

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‘Saudi asks banks to reschedule consumer loans’

Saudi Arabia’s central bank has asked local banks to reschedule consumer loans after the government cut bonuses and other financial perks for public sector workers, local media reported yesterday.

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