The price of platinum reached a record high point of 1 503,50 dollars an ounce on the Platinum and Palladium market here on Tuesday, December 18th, having breached 1,500 dollars for the first time late on Monday December 17th.
More than four years after their priceless garments were plundered in the looting that followed the US invasion, Iraq's premier dress designers are back in fashion -- of the ancient Mesopotamian variety.
Military-run Myanmar will hold a new auction of gems and jade in January, state media said Friday, December 14th, amid calls for a boycott and sanctions against the junta following its bloody crackdown on protests.
Several clerics sitting as MPs in the Iranian parliament have criticised the Tehran police chief for showing excessive zeal by ordering a crackdown on women's high boots, a newspaper said on Wednesday, December 12th.
Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.