Shares edge up, dollar set for worst week since Sept as Omicron fears ebb

Hong Kong, Most Asian share markets edged higher on Friday and the safe-haven dollar was on the back foot, on signs the Omicron variant would not significantly derail global economic… Read more

In UAE Desert, Camels Compete for Crowns in Beauty Pageant

LIWA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Deep in the desert of the United Arab Emirates, the moment that camel breeders had been waiting for arrived.   Families hauled their camels through… Read more

Turkey, Qatar Agree to Jointly Run Kabul Airport, Present Plan to Taliban

ISLAMABAD — Taliban officials in Afghanistan confirmed Friday that they had discussed plans with a joint delegation from Turkey and Qatar for firms from the two countries to run airports… Read more

Asian stock markets follow Wall St up as omicron fears ease

Beijing, Asian stock markets rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high as fears of the coronavirus’s omicron variant eased. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Shanghai declined.  … Read more

Global airline carriers scrap more than 2,000 flights – FlightAware

Washington, Global airline carriers have canceled more than 2,000 flights so far on Friday, the FlightAware website said, in an indication of how COVID-19 is affecting holiday travel. The website… Read more

Thailand’s Central retail group, Signa to buy Selfridges

Bangkok, Thailand’s Central Group and Austrian real estate group Signa said Friday they plan to buy luxury British department store chain Selfridges.   The deal, reportedly worth 4 billion pounds… Read more

CHTF 2021 to Kick off This Month Showing Latest Trends in Hi-tech World

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 23rd China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF 2021) will be open on December 27-29, 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and Shenzhen World… Read more
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