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Philippine leader approves $3.6bn Haiyan reconstruction plan
October 30, 2014 - 1:04:09 pm
MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino approved Thursday a 160-billion-peso ($3.6 billion) plan to rebuild areas ravaged by Super Typho...
Fujitsu half-year net profit surges 31.5pc
October 30, 2014 - 12:30:39 pm
TOKYO: Fujitsu said Thursday its half-year net profit jumped by nearly a third on rising IT investment among Japanese firms, but a recent ec...
Toshiba half-year net profit surges 43pc
October 30, 2014 - 12:30:20 pm
TOKYO: Toshiba said Thursday its half-year net profit soared about 43 percent from a year ago, largely owing to a weak yen and strong sales ...
Hyundai Heavy Industries posts record net loss in Q3
October 30, 2014 - 12:30:00 pm
SEOUL: South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries on Thursday reported a record net loss in the third quarter, reflecting delayed con...
Volkswagen confirms full-year targets after 'robust' Q3
October 30, 2014 - 12:29:37 pm
FRANKFURT: Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, said on Thursday it is sticking to its full-year profit targets following a strong ri...
Barclays bank says it sets £500m aside for forex probes
October 30, 2014 - 12:27:50 pm
LONDON: British bank Barclays has set aside £500 million ($800 million, 634 million euros) linked to global probes into allegations of...
Bahrain's Investcorp, Mumtalakat buy US workforce services firm PRO Unlimited
October 30, 2014 - 11:28:41 am
MANAMA: Bahrain-based alternative investment fund Investcorp said on Thursday it and sovereign fund Mumtalakat had acquired United States-ba...
Lufthansa cuts 2015 forecast on global economic slowdown
October 30, 2014 - 11:27:02 am
FRANKFURT: Lufthansa, Europe's biggest airline, on Thursday cut its profit forecast for 2015 in face of the global economic slowdown. ...
Gazprom says EU, Ukraine must agree gas debt payment for talks to restart
October 30, 2014 - 11:26:41 am
MOSCOW: Gazprom on Thursday said that the EU and Ukraine must agree a deal for Kiev to pay off its gas debts to Russia before talks on resta...
Shell posts mixed third-quarter earnings
October 30, 2014 - 11:26:21 am
LONDON: Royal Dutch Shell posted mixed third-quarter earnings on Thursday, as it weathered sliding oil prices but was buoyed by improved cap...
Bayer raises forecasts for 2014 after strong Q3
October 30, 2014 - 11:25:45 am
FRANKFURT: German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, said Thursday that it is raising its full-year profit targets...
Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows
October 30, 2014 - 11:25:19 am
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours,...
China's first floating LNG project completed
October 30, 2014 - 10:53:39 am
BEIJING: China's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal completed its first phase of construction in the northern port city...
Japan's NEC rebounds from losses on smartphone exit
October 30, 2014 - 10:53:21 am
TOKYO: Japan IT firm NEC said Thursday it had swung back to profitability in the six months to September, after it exited from the smartphon...
All Nippon Airways first-half net profit soars 78pc
October 30, 2014 - 10:01:00 am
TOKYO: Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Thursday its half-year net profit soared 78 percent as an expansion of one of Tokyo's a...
Samsung's Q3 profit plunges to near three-year low
October 30, 2014 - 9:32:10 am
SEOUL: Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years Thursday as its key smartphone business faltered under competiti...
Tokyo stocks close up 0.67pc
October 30, 2014 - 9:28:56 am
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 percent on Thursday after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reser...
Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199
October 30, 2014 - 9:19:26 am
WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise r...
Philippines urges citizens to leave Ebola-hit Africa
October 30, 2014 - 9:10:43 am
MANILA: The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who retur...
US drone strike kills four militants in NW Pakistan
October 30, 2014 - 9:09:02 am
PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least four militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security official...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
October 30, 2014 - 8:41:35 am
Exchange Rates in Qatar DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Thursday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following: ...
Batelco Q3 net profit rises 40pc
October 29, 2014 - 2:47:30 pm
MANAMA: Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) posted a 40 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Wednesday due to an improved perform...
Emaar Properties Q3 profit rises 21pc
October 29, 2014 - 2:47:06 pm
DUBAI: Emaar Properties, the builder of the world's tallest tower, reported a 21 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Wednesday, ...
GOIC signs MoU with Euro Petroleum Consultants
October 29, 2014 - 2:18:46 pm
DOHA: The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Euro Petroleum Consul...
Thales wins 1.9bn-euro bid for British military air traffic
October 29, 2014 - 2:18:18 pm
LONDON: French aerospace giant Thales and British air traffic control services have won a £1.5 billion (1.9 billion euro, $2.4 billion...
Driver in fatal accident had no li...
Documentary on forced disappearanc...
Work on new sponsorship law under w...
Palestine defies US, issues stateho...
Iran accuses Turkey of prolonging S...
Ecuador offers Qatar help in food s...
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