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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.
July 9- Dubai airline Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777 X jets on Wednesday, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus.
DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.
MANAMA, June 16- When Bahrain announced plans last December to cut fuel subsidies, it was a rare step towards economic reform in a region where lavish cradle-to-grave welfare systems are the norm.
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.
*Airbus sees intra-regional role for proposed A330 revamp. PARIS, June 9- The world's top two planemakers are heading towards a showdown over the prices of their smaller twin-aisle airliners as Airbus draws closer to a decision to revamp its 20- year-old A330 model.
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.
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.
MILAN/ ROME, June 5- Alitalia is expected to give an initial green light to a tie-up with Etihad Airways at a board meeting on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to save a carrier that many in the industry have regarded as a lost cause.
Leaders of the G7 committed themselves to eight far-reaching accords that would encompass more than 80 percent of the world's economy but that effectively sideline China and Russia and have met with protests, particularly in Europe.
DOHA/ DUBAI, June 3- Qatar sealed its position at the center of a new aviation map this week as host to the annual meeting of the global airline industry's International Air Transport Association, but the Gulf country and its neighbors drew criticism from rivals about trade and investment policies.
DOHA, June 3- Moves by airlines to keep track of their aircraft in real time following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370 could push up ticket prices for passengers- but governments should also foot part of the bill, airline industry leaders said on Tuesday.
*Venezuela expected to release only $486 mln. DOHA, June 3- Venezuela is being "wilfully irresponsible" in its treatment of airlines that have more than $4 billion of revenue trapped in the country, a leading industry body said on Tuesday.
Mel Goldberg, solicitor at Mel Goldberg Law, discusses the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the FIFA investigation into corruption allegations.
DOHA, June 2- Canada's Bombardier Inc has narrowed its investigation of an engine failure on its new CSeries airliner to a few possible causes and said the test plane could be back in the air quickly if the cause turns out to be what the company suspects.
DOHA, June 2- Mystified by the loss of Malaysian jetliner MH370, some airlines will not wait for an industrywide solution to keeping track of their aircraft flights in real time, provided products are offered at the right price, industry executives said on Monday.
Jonathan Taylor, U.K. partner at Bird & Bird, talks about the investigation into the corruption allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup bidding process.
DOHA, June 1- On New Year's Day, 1914, Abe Pheil squeezed into the open cockpit of a Benoist Type XIV boatplane in St. Petersburg, Florida, and became the world's first airline passenger, flying 20 miles in 23 minutes for a specially auctioned fare of $400.
*Air New Zealand places order for 14 jets. DOHA, June 1- European planemaker Airbus said the schedule for its A320neo jet was unaffected after smaller rival Bombardier called a halt to testing on its CSeries jet, which uses a similar engine to that planned for the A320neo.
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.