Andrew Stevens, Group CEO at Commercial Bank, talks to CNBC about their plans to buy a 70.8 percent stake in Turkish lender, Alternatif Bank.» Read More
"The dollar's move has been pretty strong lately, maybe you're seeing a little more profit taking," said Gene McGillian, an analyst with Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. MSCI's all-country world equity index rose 0.51 percent to its highest since June 2008.
The new fund will be run by Qatar Holding, Qatar Petroleum International and Qatar Electricity and Water Company, a bourse filing from QEWC said on Monday. The new company, to be called Nebras Power and will be 60 percent owned by QEWC, with 20 percent held by QPI and 20 percent by Qatar Holding, a separate statement issued later on Monday said.
With a talking-point imbroglio after Benghazi, the IRS's discriminatory practices and the Justice Department's procurement of Associated Press phone records, the Obama administration and its allies are right to be worried. The past few years have proved that dysfunction in Washington has almost no effect on America's attractiveness to investors.
LONDON/ ZUG, Switzerland, May 16- A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted its chairman and all former Xstrata directors on Thursday, replacing him with former BP boss Tony Hayward, excoriated for his role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
LONDON/ ZUG, Switzerland, May 16- A shareholder coup at newly merged commodities group Glencore Xstrata ousted chairman Sir John Bond on Thursday, along with all other former directors from Xstrata, replacing him with former BP boss Tony Hayward.
NEW YORK-- A deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to health care workers in eastern Saudi Arabia, health officials said Wednesday. The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia told world health officials that two health care workers became ill this month after being exposed to patients with the virus.
SINGAPORE, May 16- Singapore Airlines Ltd reported weaker-than-expected full-year results and warned of a deteriorating environment as it struggles to cope with the rapid emergence of Gulf carriers and low cost Asian rivals.
Inbound M&A into India totals $9.86 billion this year, the highest in Asia, Thomson Reuters data shows, pointing to growing confidence among overseas firms in the potential of a 1.2 billion-strong consumer market. "India as a country is under-consumed. In 2012, foreign direct investment into India dipped about 7 percent to $29.3 billion.
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the United States in the next 12 to 18 months. "
NEW YORK, May 15- Qatar Airways' top executive said the Middle-Eastern carrier wants to be a launch customer for Boeing Co's forthcoming 777 X mini-jumbo jet, and that the airline plans to open at least three new routes to the U.S. in the next 12 to 18 months. "
BRASILIA, May 10- Brazil campaigned hard to get the top job at the World Trade Organization this week but behind closed doors even it acknowledges that the WTO's main mission- pushing forward in global trade talks- looks for the moment like a lost cause.
FRANKFURT, May 10- Planned European levies on Chinese solar panels will only go some way to halt a rout among equipment makers who face the paradox of a booming market but falling revenues- and could suffer even more if a trade war erupts.
Andrew Stevens, Group CEO at Commercial Bank, talks to CNBC about their plans to buy a 70.8 percent stake in Turkish lender, Alternatif Bank.
TORONTO, May 8- Tim Hortons Inc named a long-time Nestle executive as its new chief on Wednesday, a job that will be no easy task given drooping demand at the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain and a push by a U.S. hedge fund for better returns.
TORONTO, May 8- Tim Hortons Inc named a long-time Nestle executive as its new chief executive on Wednesday, a job that comes with tall tasks given drooping demand at the Canadian coffee and donut chain and a U.S. hedge fund pushing for better returns.
*Abu Dhabi zone may compete with Dubai in all areas. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, May 8- For a decade, Dubai has prospered as the Middle East's top financial centre, handling tens of billions of dollars of oil wealth.
May 8- Headlines Qatar eyes Bankia stake in British Airways, Iberia parent Santander, private equity firms plan auto finance unit IPO Glass Lewis calls on Jamie Dimon to drop chairman role Lisbon enjoys strong investor demand for bond issue. Cheap deals drive UK car sales to best April since financial crisis.
May 7- Qatar has approached International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, with an informal offer to become the company's largest shareholder by buying the 12 percent stake held by Spain's nationalised lender Bankia, the Financial Times reported.
*Brazil becomes first BRICS nation to head WTO. GENEVA, May 7- Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has won the race to become the next head of the World Trade Organization, the first candidate from the BRICS club of emerging economies to take the job.
GENEVA, May 7- Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has won the race to become the next head of the World Trade Organization, the first candidate from the BRIC club of emerging economies to take the job.