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    World cup puts spotlight on labour rights in Qatar

    As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, and is pouring billions of dollars into an infrastructure programme that will require vast numbers of foreign workers, its treatment of migrant labour is coming under the international spotlight.

    June 21, 2012 12:30
  • palm

    Service fees dispute on the Palm. Here we go again…

    Nakheel drains six swimming pools on The Palm as their hunt for service fees continue...

    June 20, 2012 4:51
  • Afghanistan-currency

    Afghans slow to warm to their stable currency

    Ten years after the central bank withdrew three different types of bank notes and coins issued by warlords and relaunched the afghani, the administration is still struggling to enforce its use as the medium of exchange.

    June 20, 2012 3:47
  • Iran-tanker-insurance-ban

    Oil market shrugs at imminent Iran tanker insurance ban

    In less than two weeks, Iran's biggest oil buyers will lose access to the London-based insurance market that protects 95 percent of the world's tanker shipments against oil spills or catastrophic collisions.

    June 18, 2012 1:00