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.» Read More
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.
Dogged by allegations of corruption from the start, Qatar's successful bid to host the event is again under fire.
GENEVA, Oct 1- The World Trade Organization has about 20 working days left to stitch together the first global trade deal in two decades, but even the faster tempo of talks under new chief Roberto Azevedo may be too little, too late.
Obama, who touts the deal by saying that 5,000 U.S. jobs are created for each extra $1 billion in exports, will have a rare chance to push other leaders personally for breakthroughs at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia, followed by an East Asia Summit in Brunei, and a visit to Malaysia.
GENEVA, Sept 20- Negotiators at the World Trade Organization are forging ahead with work to agree a global trade deal worth hundreds of billions of dollars but time is running out before the December deadline, the new head of the WTO said on Friday.
*West intrigued but wary following Iran's positive signals. DUBAI, Sept 18- Talk by Iran's Supreme Leader of "flexibility" days before his government's debut at the United Nations General Assembly in New York suggests a new willingness at the highest level to explore a compromise solution to Tehran's nuclear row with the West.
HONG KONG/ MILAN Sept 17- Prada is seeing green shoots in Europe and feels confident about China, its biggest market, even though sales slowed in the first half, the luxury Italian fashion house said on Tuesday.
*Barclays says contests FCA's findings. *Barclays income down 500 mln stg July-Aug on weak investment bank. LONDON, Sept 16- Barclays has revealed a watchdog's finding that it acted recklessly in failing to disclose payments of 322 million pounds in advisory fees to Qatari investors who helped bail it out during the credit crunch.
SYDNEY/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15- Islamic pensions are making inroads in several majority-Muslim countries, and their success may help the growth of asset management industries across much of Asia and the Middle East.
Sept 13- Occidental Petroleum Corp is looking to sell a minority stake in its Middle East operations, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, as part of a broader plan to split up the company.
ISTANBUL, Sept 13- The Syrian opposition coalition will appoint a provisional prime minister on Saturday to raise its international credibility as high-stakes diplomacy plays out between Washington and Moscow to resolve Syria's two and a half year civil war, National Coalition officials said.
SINGAPORE, Sept 13- Asia's liquefied natural gas buyers are counting on an end to oil-linked prices and a surge in new supply from the United States to deliver cheaper fuel. And not because new supply won't come from the United States: it will.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, a major first step in a Russian-backed plan that would see it abandon its arsenal of poison gas to avert U.S. military strikes.
NERA was asked to analyse the effects of LNG exports limited to a relatively low level or a high one, with exports ramping up to full volume slowly or rapidly. NERA was also asked to examine the case in which there was no limit on the volume of gas exported.
Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Thursday to hear Russia's plans to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons and avert U.S.-led military strikes, an initiative that has transformed diplomacy in the two-and-a-half-year-old civil war.
TOKYO, Sept 10- Anadarko is talking to buyers about supplies of gas from its planned project off the coast of Mozambique, where some of the world's biggest reserves lie untapped amid rising demand in Asia for the liquefied form of the fuel.
LONDON/ WARSAW, Sept 9- Poland's deal to import liquefied natural gas from Qatar could saddle eastern Europe's biggest economy with some of the highest prices in the world, a steep bill for a country seeking to wean itself off Russian supplies and restart growth.
DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 9- Britain's decision not to join a military strike on Syria may have more than a purely political impact: it could over time make it more difficult for British businessmen to win billions of dollars of contracts in the Gulf.
GENEVA, Sept 9- World trade is expected to grow by 2.5 percent this year and 4.5 percent in 2014, the World Trade Organization's new chief Roberto Azevedo said on Monday, revising down previous estimates of 3.3 percent and 5 percent. e.
*Kharafi Group is major shareholder in Kuwait's Zain. Asiacell- 64 percent owned by Qatar's Ooredoo- listed on the ISX in February after selling $1.27 billion of shares in a public sale that was Iraq's largest.