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Nakheel says repays all $2.15bn bank debt four years early
August 20, 2014 - 2:40:17 pm
DUBAI: Dubai property developer Nakheel is repaying all of its 7.9 billion dirhams ($2.15 billion) of bank debt as much as four years ahead ...
Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims
August 20, 2014 - 2:35:20 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealin...
Defence minister meets envoys
August 20, 2014 - 2:27:46 pm
DOHA: HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs Maj-General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attiyah on Wednesday held a meeting with the Kuwaiti Ambassa...
Qatar bourse index maintains status quo
August 20, 2014 - 2:21:32 pm
DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange index remained unchanged Wednesday closing fractionally higher at 13,682.57 points compared to the previous day...
Doha to stage Ultrarunners 50km World Trophy Final
August 20, 2014 - 2:19:35 pm
DOHA: The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50km World Trophy Final will be held here Ocotber 31, Aspire said Wednesday. Th...
Rebel attacks kills six soldiers in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014 - 2:04:09 pm
KABUL: Six soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in two separate incidents during the past 48 hours, a defence ministry official sa...
Volvo Car reports return to profit on China sales
August 20, 2014 - 2:03:13 pm
STOCKHOLM: Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group announced a return to profits on Wednesday in an upbeat half-yearly report that cited "solid&q...
Vietnam, Myanmar test three patients for Ebola
August 20, 2014 - 1:05:16 pm
HANOI: Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Afri...
Jeffrey Singer resigns as CEO of Dubai financial zone authority
August 20, 2014 - 1:04:38 pm
DUBAI: Jeffrey Singer said on Wednesday that he had resigned as chief executive of the DIFC Authority, which oversees Dubai's financial ...
Psy's agency gets $60m boost from French giant LVMH
August 20, 2014 - 12:38:57 pm
SEOUL: A fund backed by French luxury giant LVMH plans to make a rare $60 million investment in a South Korean entertainment agency that cou...
Standard Chartered fined $300m over laundering controls
August 20, 2014 - 12:17:57 pm
NEW YORK: New York state's banking regulator Tuesday hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar...
Glencore Xstrata reports switch into profit
August 20, 2014 - 12:04:10 pm
GENEVA: Mining giant Glencore Xstrata reported a sharp improvement in first-half performance on Wednesday, marking a big switch back into pr...
Afghan government bans NYT reporter from leaving country
August 20, 2014 - 11:40:16 am
KABUL: The Afghan attorney general's office has barred a New York Times reporter from leaving the country after the paper ran a story ab...
Emir, PM congratulate Hungarian president
August 20, 2014 - 10:53:41 am
DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sent a cable of congratulations to the President of Hungary on the occasion of his...
Citigroup eyes sale of Japan retail banking business
August 20, 2014 - 9:24:21 am
TOKYO: Citigroup is eyeing the sale of its Japanese retail banking operations, reports said Wednesday, more than a century after setting...
Apple's freshly sliced shares climb
August 20, 2014 - 9:23:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO: Freshly split Apple shares closed at a high on Tuesday, with investors evidently betting the California company will debut po...
Gulf's Topaz Energy gets $75m investment from Standard Chartered PE
August 20, 2014 - 9:23:35 am
DUBAI: Oman's Renaissance Services said on Wednesday that its unit Topaz Energy and Marine had secured a $75 million investment from Sta...
Egypt's ASCOM Geology chosen for Suez project work-parent
August 20, 2014 - 9:23:03 am
CAIRO: Egypt's ASCOM Geology and Mining Co has been chosen to work on a multi-billion dollar project to expand the Suez Canal by buildin...
China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200m for monopoly
August 20, 2014 - 9:22:38 am
SHANGHAI: China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than $200 million for price-fixing, authorities said Wednesday, in what state me...
Exchange Rates in Qatar
August 20, 2014 - 9:17:58 am
Exchange Rates in Qatar DOHA: Exchange Rates for foreign currencies as issued on Wednesday by Qatar National Bank (QNB) are as following:...
At least 18 dead in Japan landslide
August 20, 2014 - 8:25:37 am
TOKYO: At least 18 people were killed and another 13 were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan, reports said...
Japan trade deficit narrows 6.6pc on-year to $9.4bn in July
August 20, 2014 - 8:25:08 am
TOKYO: Japan's trade deficit narrowed 6.6 percent year-on-year to $9.4 billion in July, with exports picking up on increased shipments o...
Three relatives of Pope killed in Argentina accident
August 19, 2014 - 6:36:47 pm
BUENOS AIRES: Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday when their car slammed into the back of a t...
Pistorius's brother makes 'miraculous recovery'
August 19, 2014 - 2:44:22 pm
JOHANNESBURG: Oscar Pistorius's older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road cra...
Nakilat Damen launches two mooring boats
August 19, 2014 - 2:32:14 pm
DOHA: Qatar's marine company Nakilat has received delivery of two 16-metre mooring boats built by shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qa...
Prizes, cars worth QR2.5m at Qatar ...
Michael Jackson video premieres on ...
Brunei Sultan bids for Sahara’s New...
Qatar most attractive job market in...
Israel think tank’s push to slur Qa...
Qatar in top tier of global peace i...
Qatar needs to judge economic merit...
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