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Luxury goods buck economic slowdown

Paris (AFP) — Fuelled by surging demand in China, luxury goods makers are bucking the global economic slowdown and reaping huge profits on sales of high-end handbags, expensive jewellery and posh perfumes. Results for the first-half of 2012 released this week showed major brands, including world leaders LVMH, PPR and Luxottica with rising profits driven …

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National Bank for Development aids the completion of new electricity plant

The National Bank for Development (NBD) called on banks holding Islamic licenses to participate in granting an Islamic loan of $120 million to the East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC). Some of the banks expected to participate in the loan include Alwatany Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Gulf Bank and United Bank. The loan’s period …

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