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Experts: Dubai firm canceled some 737 orders

The cancellation of 32 orders for Boeing 737s this week appears to have been by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), and more order retractions could be coming from the airplane lessor, an analyst said on Friday.

Boeing declined to comment on Friday and has not identified the customer that canceled the order, potentially worth more than $2 billion. DAE representatives were not immediately available to comment. Get the full story »

CME to launch Oman-linked contracts on Dec. 5

The Dubai Mercantile Exchange said on Thursday six new swaps and options contracts linked to its benchmark Oman crude OQc1 would be listed on Dec. 5. The exchange launched the Oman contract in 2007, aiming for it to become the marker for the 12 million barrels per day of crude that move from the Middle East to Asia.

It said the new contracts would be launched by CME Group Inc., the world’s biggest futures exchange operator and a shareholder in DME. Get the full story »

Discount retailer Loehmann’s files for bankruptcy

U.S. discount retailer Loehmann’s is filing for bankruptcy after its Dubai government-linked owner failed to reach a debt-extension deal with creditors.

Airlines want 20% export financing cap

Leading airlines have called on Europe and the United States to cap export credits on the sale of passenger jets at 20 percent in the latest ripple of a growing spat over multi-billion-dollar subsidies.

U.S. and European airlines say their Gulf rivals get subsidies and export credits that allow them to grow at a breakneck pace and take market share. Get the full story »

Dubai leasing firm slashes Airbus order

Europe’s Airbus said on Friday it had more than doubled its tally of 2010 orders due to a bumper Farnborough Airshow, however the pick-up was marred by $3 billion in canceled orders from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Get the full story »

Dubai may postpone Boeing, Airbus orders

Dubai’s financial woes may force majority state-owned Dubai Aerospace Enterprise to renegotiate some 220 aircraft orders with Boeing and Airbus, French daily Les Echos said on Monday. The debt-laden emirate has chosen to turn part of its deliveries into new contracts for airline Emirates, the paper said, without citing a specific source. Get the full story »