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  • DOHA, Dec 16- Russia said on Tuesday it would not cut oil output to help prop up prices and refrained from calling on OPEC to do so despite its economy showing signs of severe stress and its currency collapsing to record lows. Oil prices dropped to near $59 per barrel on Tuesday for the first time since 2009 after OPEC member the United Arab Emirates reinforced on...

  • Canary Wharf's Songbird Estates rebuffs raised bid Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    The owner of London's Canary Wharf on Friday rebuffed a raised $4.1 billion bid from Qatar and a North American investor.

  • CAIRO, Nov 28- Egypt has paid back $2.5 billion that Qatar deposited with it to help prop up the Egyptian central bank's hard currency reserves, a central bank official said on Friday night, as the Qatari foreign minister arrived in Cairo for Arab League talks. The payment brings the amount Egypt has returned to Qatar to $6 billion, leaving $500 million outstanding,...

  • Foreign governments buying up London   Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    London Shard

    CNBC's Phil Han takes a look at which foreign governments are buying up big chunks of prime London real estate.

  • French lawmakers seek clarity on Qatar tax breaks Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 6- The finance committee of the French parliament has called for a report by mid-2015 on controversial tax breaks on property deals granted to states including Qatar, France's closest Gulf ally. In Qatar's case the concessions were granted by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 and exempt Qatari investors from taxes on profits made when they sell...

  • What countries lose when oil prices drop Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Oil workers conduct a drill in a petroleum well in Lagunillas at the east coast of Lake Maracaibo near Maracaibo City in Venezuela.

    Countries around the world that rely on oil revenues are bracing for an imminent economic and budget hit.

  • OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a yuan clearing hub in the country, sources familiar with the government's talks with Chinese officials said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to China later this week. China has in the past two years appointed clearing banks for Taiwan,...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Canada expects to finalize the creation of a yuan clearing hub in the country, a source familiar with the government's talks with Chinese officials said on Tuesday, with an announcement expected during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to China in the coming week. China has in the past two years appointed clearing banks for Taiwan, Singapore,...

  • *Coincides with other Qatar investment deals with China. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Doha branch has been appointed as the clearing bank for yuan deals in Qatar, China's central bank said on Tuesday. "The signing of the MoU and the appointment of the renminbi clearing bank will increase the strong ties between China and Qatar and position Qatar as...

  • Oil heads to bear market as Saudis signal price war Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Workers at an oil facility near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Oil could continue its deep slide, under new pressure from Saudi Arabia's decision to cut its selling price rather than cut production.

  • US Soccer chief (an economist) wants big changes Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    The top soccer official in the U.S. wants to change the way FIFA, soccer's world governing body, does business.

  • Heat’s off Qatar World Cup workers after reforms Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Qatar has introduced reforms aimed at its migrant workforce following criticism of conditions at its sites for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Possible Gaza sticking point: Hamas' payroll Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip.

    Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.

  • Qatar needs to fully address criticisms: Pro   Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 11:42 PM ET
    Qatar needs to fully address criticisms: Pro

    James Dorsey, Senior Fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, discusses whether corruption and labor abuse claims could cost Qatar hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Qatar central bank: Don't worry about overheating   Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 AM ET
    Don't worry about overheating in Qatar economy

    Khalid Al Khater, Director, Department of Research and Monetary Policy at Qatar Central Bank, outlines how the government has taken steps to contain overheating in its economy.

  • Qatar has 'huge financial stability': CEO   Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 4:35 AM ET
    Qatar has 'huge financial stability': CEO

    R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, says Qatar has a history of financial stability with solid underlying economic fundamentals, and discusses the World Cup corruption allegations.

  • Will Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?   Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Will Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?

    Kevin Carpenter, sports lawyer at Hill Dickinson, discusses the latest corruption allegations regarding Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid and the different options available to FIFA.

  • Qatar World Cup: Heat caused deaths before   Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Qatar World Cup: Heat caused deaths before

    Mel Goldberg, solicitor at Mel Goldberg Law, discusses the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the FIFA investigation into corruption allegations.

  • Can Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?   Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    Can Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?

    Jonathan Taylor, U.K. partner at Bird & Bird, talks about the investigation into the corruption allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup bidding process.

  • Qatar Airways: Expect Airbus delivery in December   Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Qatar CEO: Expect Airbus delivery in December

    Qatar Airways will be expecting its first Airbus A350 delivery this year. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks to CEO Akbar Al Baker on the airline's fleet expansion plans.