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Indebted Dubai Spies New Dawn; A Financial Revolution; Money, Votes and Politics; Sniffing Out Swine Flu; America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs; World's Longest

October 8, 2009 5:41 by



Indebted Dubai Spies New Dawn

Dubai, which lacks oil wealth, may be one of the most indebted places on earth. But it is now a largely complete city with a solid infrastructure and a can-do attitude, says the Financial Times.

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A Financial Revolution

The plan to de-dollarize the oil market, which has been widely denied by the authorities in the Middle East, reflects a growing resentment towards America’s dominance, says Robert Fisk, in The Independent.

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Dubai‘s Cityscape Ends With Few Visitors, No Deals

Many were hoping that this year’s Cityscape would kick-start activity in the emirate’s stalled property market, but the lackluster mood in the exhibition halls suggests otherwise, says The Wall Street Journal.

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UAE Could Spur Regional Nuclear Power Rush

The UAE’s huge nuclear power program may trigger a race among Gulf Arab states for limited atomic energy resources to meet surging electricity demand and free up more oil for export, says Reuters.

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America‘s High-Tech Sweatshops

US companies may be contributing unwittingly to the exploitation of workers imported from India and elsewhere by tech-services outfits, says Business Week.

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Money, Votes and Politics

The Economist describes the battles over money and power at the World Bank and IMF.

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Sniffing Out Swine Flu

Researchers hope to create a better way to diagnose swine flu and other ailments, says Slate.

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Has Amazon Bungled Kindle’s International Launch?

The International Kindle comes with a long list of limitations, extra costs, and hidden obstructions that make using it a very different experience from the US version, says Fast Company.

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America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

Inc checks out 30 young entrepreneurs from the US under the age of 30.

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World’s Longest

Oddee list s 12 of the world’s longest; from the world’s longest speech which lasted 124 hours, to world’s longest movie which runs for 87 hours.



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