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Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn bail-out

Dubai has been given a financial lifeline by its oil-rich neighbour, Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi gave Dubai a $10bn bail-out to ease the pressure building up since it declared a shortfall in funding to meet its debts.

Dubai's difficulties created anxiety throughout the international markets.

The BBC's Ben Thompson reports from Dubai.


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