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  • DOHA, May 14- Qatar unveiled plans for labor reforms on Wednesday after persistent criticism from rights group over its treatment of workers, but it set no timetable and the changes would still leave employees without a minimum wage or trade unions.

  • DOHA, May 14- Qatar unveiled plans for labor reforms on Wednesday after persistent criticism from rights group over its treatment of workers, but it set no timetable and the changes would still leave employees without a minimum wage or trade unions. Qatar has the highest proportion of migrant workers per population in the world.

  • *Qatar Airways interested in stake in India's IndiGo. DUBAI, May 5- Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has bought the stakes in its national airline owned by a former prime minister and other shareholders, making Qatar Airways a fully government-owned entity, the carrier's chief executive said on Monday.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    PARIS- Arnaud Montebourg, a fierce critic of budget austerity, is named French economy minister in a reshuffled government that President Francois Hollande has charged with halting France's economic decline. EU regulators fine Goldman Sachs, Prysmian for cable cartel.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- A New York judge has allowed Chevron Corp to sue Patton Boggs over claims that the Washington law and lobbying firm engaged in fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar environmental judgment for a group of Ecuadorean villagers.

  • DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up. The weapons purchases include large deals with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and others.

  • *Boeing gets contract for 24 Apache attack helicopters. DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up.

  • DOHA, March 19- Qatar has issued a new tender for phase one of its Doha Metro, a key infrastructure project in the Gulf country as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup. Qatar awarded four design-and-build contracts worth about $8.2 billion for phase one of the Doha Metro last year.

  • KUWAIT, March 12- A diplomatic rift between Qatar and three other Gulf Arab countries had no effect on a meeting of Gulf central bank governors on Wednesday, the region's first high-level gathering since the dispute, host Kuwait said.

  • BERLIN, March 6- Europe's Airbus has ordered more frequent inspections of the wings of the world's largest passenger jet after discovering unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on an A380 factory mock-up, industry sources said on Thursday.

  • Gulf's rift over Qatar may slow investment, reforms Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    *Qatar's wealth means it doesn't need GCC. DUBAI, March 5- A diplomatic split between Qatar and its wealthy Gulf neighbours may disrupt billions of dollars of investment in the region and slow efforts to make economies more efficient through trade and transport reforms.

  • LONDON, March 5- Russian shares fell again and the rouble slipped towards record lows on Wednesday as investors remained wary about a standoff between Russia and Ukraine in Crimea. Putin has left all his options open, " Thu Lan Nguyen, emerging market strategist at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, said.

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

    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.

  • Workers at ‘extreme risk’ in World Cup host Qatar Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    World Cup host Qatar has been downgraded to "extreme risk" for working conditions, following multiple deaths at its sporting construction sites.

  • UPDATE 1-Qatar's first IPO since 2010 fully subscribed Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    *Offer completed ahead of MSCI upgrade of Qatar. DOHA, Jan 22- Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co, a unit of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, raised 3.2 billion riyals in the Qatari stock market's first initial public offer of shares since 2010, the parent firm said on Wednesday.

  • Could 2014 be the year for sukuk bonds? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Islamic bond issues could hit record levels this year, Fitch said on Thursday — the same day as Qatar launched a $3 billion issue of "sukuks".

  • DUBAI, Jan 15- Moelis& Co, an independent investment bank, is set to hire Rami Touma, previously the Qatari investment banking head for Credit Suisse, to help boost its Middle Eastern operations, said four banking and industry sources aware of the matter.

  • State does not finance Qatar Airways: CEO     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, explains that the group's financing does not come from the government but from its cash flow and its international lenders.

  • Qatar World Cup bribery claims examined     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Mel Goldberg, senior partner at Mel Goldberg Law, discusses FIFA's investigation on corruption and bribery claims regarding Qatar's successful bid to host the World Cup in 2022.

  • Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Now that the U.S. has edged past Russia as the world's largest oil and gas producer, the drumbeat to export some of that oil bounty might get louder.