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5 minute 3 second

Saudi’s flyadeal aims to decide on 30-jet order by month-end

Saudi’s flyadeal aims to decide on 30-jet order by month-end Reuters Wednesday 14 November 2018 Saudi Arabian budget airline flyadeal aims to decide whether to order Airbus or Boeing narrow-body jets by the end of this month, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Flyadeal, a subsidiary of state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines, had been due to decide on the order for 30 Airbus A320neos or Boeing 737 MAXs in the second quarter but held off to further assess the performance of the revamped models. “We want some evidence because we’re committing a huge chunk of capital,” Con Korfiatis told Reuters at...
5 minute 25 second

U.S. retail sales surge in October after first back-to-back declines in five years

The numbers: Sales at U.S. retailers surged in October after the first back-to-back declines in more than five years, though most of the money was spent on gas and new cars and trucks. Retail sales leaped 0.8% last month, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 0.6% increase. The increase follows small declines in September and August. The government initially said sales rose slightly in both of those months, but it revised the figures lower in its latest update. That could also result in the government trimming the initially estimated 3.5% growth in gross domestic product...
6 minute 16 second

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, Bahrain’s Gulf Air sign cooperation deal

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, Bahrain’s Gulf Air sign cooperation deal Robert Anderson Wednesday 14 November 2018 Bahrain’s Gulf Air and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Wednesday they would explore greater cooperation after signing an initial memorandum of understanding. The deal, signed at the Bahrain International Airshow covers codeshare flights between Abu Dhabi and Manama and other routes in both airlines’ global networks. Further cooperation could come in cargo traffic, maintenance, repair and engineering operations, guest experience and pilot training, the airlines said. While reciprocal frequent flier benefits are also being explored. “We look forward to the Etihad and Gulf Air...

6 minute 22 second

Mixed directions for Empire State, Philly Fed manufacturing indexes in November

The Empire State manufacturing index in November rose 2.2 points to 23.3 -- above the Econoday-compiled consensus for a 20 reading-- with sizable gains in the indexes for inventories and average workweek. The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index however declined to a reading of 12.9 vs. 22.2. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 20 for the Philly Fed index. Any reading above zero for these indices indicates improving conditions. Have breaking news sent to your inbox. Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Bulletin emails. Sign up here.
7 minute 37 second

Tata Sons board may meet on Friday to decide on Jet Airways takeover

Mumbai: The board of Tata Sons is likely to meet on Friday to discuss a proposal to take over the Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways, which is looking for investors to tide over liquidity crunch that it has been saddled with, according to people familiar with the development. Airline's deputy chief executive and chief financial officer Amit Agarwal earlier this week had admitted that the company was in talks with "multiple interested parties" for fund infusion as well as selling six of its Boeing 777 planes and a stake in its loyalty progarmme Jet Privilege. "Tata Sons board is meeting tomorrow...
7 minute 45 second

ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH LEADING AVIATION COMPONENT MANUFACTURER MOOG INC

Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald: Abu Dhabi based Etihad Aviation Group announced a strategic 15-year collaboration with Moog Inc. at the Bahrain International Airshow. The partnership will provide Etihad Airways with global access to the Moog Inc. component pool as well as complete repair support from Moog Inc. on a range of part numbers fitted to the airline’s fleet. Moog Inc. will support Etihad Airways Engineering, a division of the Etihad Aviation Group and the largest commercial MRO service provider in the Middle East. The support will expand the company’s component capability onsite to become a centre of excellence for...


10 minute 11 second

Asda revival continues as sales rise again

Asda sales jumped 2% in the three months to September as the recovery of the Walmart-owned supermarket continued.The result marked the sixth consecutive quarter of rising like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new stores.The retailer attributed the rise to the strength of its own-label brands.Asda has a 15.3% share of the UK grocery market, just short of Sainsbury on 15.8%.The two supermarkets plan a merger that will form the country's biggest chain if the competition watchdog approves the deal. The Competition and Markets Authority is considering whether the deal will mean less consumer choice, higher prices or poorer...
10 minute 15 second

Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years of successful flying

 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003. In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning.   Click/tap here to subscribe to Khaleej Times news alerts on WhatsApp. Make sure you save the phone number under Contacts on your phone for uninterrupted service. ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
15 minute 50 second

Treating babies with severe combined immunodeficiency

A new study has highlighted the urgent need to develop better treatment strategies for patients suffering from severe combined immune deficiency (SCID), better known as 'bubble baby disease.' The international study published in the journal Blood by researchers at Universite de Montreal found better ways to improve the chances of survival of children with the rare immune deficiency. Bubble baby disease is a rare syndrome characterised by a total non-function of the body's immune system. The children affected have no immune defence and are vulnerable to bacteria, viruses and fungi, resulting in repeated severe infections. Without appropriate treatment, in most...
15 minute 51 second

The Note: Unfinished counting risks faith in elections

The TAKE with Rick Klein Interested in The Note? Add The Note as an interest to stay up to date on the latest The Note news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The Note Add Interest If this election was a celebration of democracy, with midterm turnout not matched in more than a century, the post-election period has been the opposite. There’s nothing new or unusual about uncalled races, recounts, runoffs and the heated rhetoric that accompanies stakes this high. But the week-plus since Election Day has featured more than legal wrangling and bold predictions. It has highlighted political leaders...

18 minute 58 second

Researchers investigate whether or not gluten-free food is healthy

London: It has come to light that the expensive version of various food staples - the gluten-free products - are not as healthy for you as it is made to believe. A new University of Hertfordshire study has revealed that the nutrient content of the gluten-free products is not much different from regular eatables. Researchers conducting the study compared and assessed the cost and nutritional information of various food products. The premise data was collected from supermarkets and manufacturers. Eating gluten-free has become a rage among health-freaks and diet-conscious people. While many people rally the benefits of reducing gluten intake,...
19 minute 51 second

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium receiving the Android 9 Pie update

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is the latest Sony smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android 9 Pie update. The Japanese handset maker promised last month that at least three smartphones – Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1, and Xperia XZ Compact will be updated to Android Pie by the end of October, while the Xperia XZ2 Premium will get the update in November.Although it didn't quite happen as planned since the first three Xperia phones have been updated to Android Pie only this month, at Sony kept its promise in regards to the Xperia XZ2 Premium.The folks over at XperiaBlog report Sony...

20 minute 3 second

Protection against malaria: A matter of balance

A balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against clinical malaria in early childhood, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The results also indicate that early exposure to the parasite does not affect the risk of developing the disease, although it could affect the parasite-specific immune response later in life. Malaria particularly affects children under five years of age, who need to develop effective immunity against the most severe forms of the disease. Certain parasite-specific antibodies are known to protect, but little is known about the protective...
20 minute 49 second

Microsoft Surface Headphones pre-orders live in the US, buy a pair for $350

As expected, Microsoft's Surface Headphones are no available for pre-order in the United States. If you want a pair, you can place your order now, but know that the headphones will ship by November 19. As far as the price goes, Microsoft is selling the Surface Headphones for $350 via its online store, a decent price considering what they have to offer.These on-ear headphones should provide up to 15 hours of battery life with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on, and hands-free Cortana enabled. Another strong point mentioned by Microsoft is the fact that they fully charge in less than...
20 minute 55 second

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price drops to a crazy low $650 in the latest eBay deal

As good as it is (and it’s a darn good phone, as we discovered months ago when reviewing it in great detail), the Galaxy Note 9 was never worth $1,000. Fortunately, both Samsung and third-party retailers like Best Buy and Amazon seemed to acknowledge that fairly quickly, trying many different ways to sweeten the deal in the face of intensifying competition.Right now, you can get the S Pen-wielding powerhouse from its manufacturer with a bunch of gifts valued at over $300, while Best Buy’s early Black Friday deal lowers the handset’s actual price by $300 with Verizon and Sprint payment...
21 minute 28 second

Garima Arora: Indian chef cooks her way to a Michelin star

Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand. The BBC's Nikita Mandhani spoke to her about the journey that has brought her here. "It's still sinking in," says Ms Arora, who only began cooking at the age of 21 when she decided to move to Paris from her hometown Mumbai, to study at the world-famous Cordon Bleu culinary school."It was nothing like I expected it to be. It was a lot of donkey-work," Ms Arora, now 30, says. "But I just wanted to be there so much...


22 minute 43 second

Portronics launches Muffs R Bluetooth headphones

Building up on their stellar line up of products, Portronics has introduced the Muffs R on-ear Bluetooth headphones with a microphone. The Muffs R are the newest addition to the brand’s Muffs series and the brand claims that this latest model is lightweight, compact and comfortable to wear for prolonged usage. If the battery on these headphones is running low, one has the option to attach the 3.5mm auxiliary cable with a built-in microphone that can also be used to control calls and playback. The Muffs R features Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity that can be paired with a range of devices...
22 minute 53 second

Premium headphone manufacturer launches its first wireless fitness earbuds, promises maximum comfort

V-Moda is a premium headphone brand, often seen as a pioneer of the fashion headphone movement. That is, V-Moda headgear is not only meant to sound good but is also designed to have classy looks inspired by Italian design.The company is now ready to enter the fitness headphone market with its new BassFit earbuds. While they look nothing different from your run-of-the-mill wireless buds out there, the company insists that the product was born out of the desire to create headphones that are stable when jogging, comfortable for long time wearing, and make absolutely no compromise in sound.BassFit's acoustics, as...