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 kippreport
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.
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.
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.
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.
US companies may be contributing unwittingly to the exploitation of workers imported from India and elsewhere by tech-services outfits, says Business Week.
The Economist describes the battles over money and power at the World Bank and IMF.
Researchers hope to create a better way to diagnose swine flu and other ailments, says Slate.
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.
Inc checks out 30 young entrepreneurs from the US under the age of 30.
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.