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  • July 10- General Electric Co said on Thursday it picked France's Safran SA, Japan's IHI Corp and Germany's MTU Aero Engines AG to work on the GE9X engine that will power Boeing Co's new 777 X aircraft. GE told Reuters the companies chosen would share about 25 percent of the GE9X program, with Safran holding the largest share.

  • *CIMB aims to acquire RHB and Malaysia Building Society. KUALA LUMPUR, July 10- Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is seeking to acquire two lenders to create the country's biggest bank in a move that is likely to push larger rival Maybank and others in the region to bulk up too.

  • *Qatar sells about 5 pct of LSE, cutting stake by a third. LONDON, July 10- Qatar has sold a 5 percent stake in the London Stock Exchange for 260.1 million pounds, cutting its holding by a third and making a profit of around 20 percent, according to Reuters calculations.

  • Boeing seals $56B Emirates Airline order Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777 X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline. Emirates Airline also has purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft.

  • July 9- Boeing said it had finalized an order for 150 777 X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a deal valued at $56 billion at list prices. The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices, Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • July 9- Boeing said it had finalised an order for 150 777 X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a deal valued at $56 billion at list prices. The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices, Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, July 9- Palladium climbed for a 13th straight session on Wednesday to trade near its highest since 2001 on concerns over supply constraints in major producer South Africa, amid strong demand for the metal from the auto industry.

  • *Jordanian CEO Ismaik pushed ambitious growth plans. *Construction firm became arm of Abu Dhabi policy. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, July 8- From a 59- story tower in Abu Dhabi, the offices of Arabtec look out over the Gulf towards Middle Eastern and Asian nations where the construction firm hopes to expand.

  • Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has laid out plans for a sprawling real-estate project known as Mall of the World that will include the 8 million square foot mall, a climate-controlled street network, a theme park covered during the scorching summer months and 100 hotels and serviced apartments.

  • DUBAI, July 5- Dubai is launching a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world's largest shopping mall, the emirate's ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said on Saturday.

  • PARIS, July 4- Airbus sold more than 200 aircraft in June during an unexpectedly busy month that saw some reshuffling of its order book, but took over 120 cancellations to end the first half behind U.S. rival Boeing, company data showed on Friday.

  • Airbus lags Boeing in order race despite busy June Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    PARIS, July 4- Airbus sold more than 200 aircraft in June during an unexpectedly busy month that saw some reshuffling of its order book, but took over 120 cancellations to end the first half behind U.S. rival Boeing, company data showed on Friday. Airbus delivered 303 aircraft in the first half, including 13 A380 superjumbos.

  • DUBAI, July 3- Dubai World, one of the emirate's big state-owned conglomerates, has made a second early repayment worth around $300 million under its $25 billion debt restructuring plan, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • *Arabtec, UAE regulator say market not hit by poor disclosure. ABU DHABI, July 2- The construction company at the centre of Dubai's stock market meltdown sought to calm investors on Wednesday by saying it still had the backing of a key government shareholder and would rein in lavish salaries to reduce costs.

  • Dubai builder Arabtec has Abu Dhabi firm's backing Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The chairman of Arabtec, the embattled Dubai construction firm that helped build the world's tallest tower, moved to calm nervous investors Wednesday by promising to improve transparency at the firm and saying it retains the support of a major shareholder backed by the Abu Dhabi government.

  • *Dubai stocks rebound, Cairo hit with new tax. LONDON, July 2- Global shares advanced toward fresh highs on Wednesday after European markets tracked gains in Asia, with investors looking to see if U.S. employment figures continue a run of upbeat data that has driven Wall Street to record highs.

  • *Dubai stocks rebound, Cairo hit with new tax. LONDON, July 2- European shares rose on Wednesday after Asian shares hit a three-year peak, with investors looking to see if U.S. employment figures continue a run of upbeat data that has driven Wall Street to record highs.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 2- Events seldom unfold in isolation and the recent surge in sectarian violence in Iraq appears to be leading to some shifts in Asian crude oil markets.

  • *Helps banks to navigate restrictions in Turkey, Algeria. In January, Dubai- based Noor Islamic Bank changed its name to Noor Bank. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the emirate's largest sharia-compliant lender, now plans to call itself Abu Dhabi International Bank when operating abroad.

  • DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.