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  • Rotana Does Not Need an IPO Yet: CEO     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Rotana CEO Selim El-Zyr says the time has not come for Rotana to go public or to establish its brand in developed countries, as it should first focus on consolidating its regional leadership.

  • Doha Bank's Expansion in Australia     Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Raghavan Seetharaman, President & CEO of Doha Bank, talks about the company's recently-opened Sydney office - the first for a bank from the Gulf region.

  • Barclays said its finance director Chris Lucas and its top legal expert are to retire, adding to change at the top of the British bank as it struggles to put a series of scandals behind it.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • World Cup Pie: Why Some Want a Bigger Slice Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:36 AM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    Qatar's billion-dollar spending spree in preparation for the 2022 World Cup is bringing fresh business to companies of most shapes and sizes. But the chief executive of Doha Bank is calling on the government to take a more active role to ensure "equal opportunity".

  • Al Gore's Current TV Snapped Up by Al Jazeera Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:06 AM ET

    Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster's footprint in the United States.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Nov 6 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

  • DUBAI, Nov 6- Credit Suisse and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund have set up an asset management joint venture as the gas-rich Gulf state looks to beef up its financial centre and the Swiss bank seeks to tap strong growth in the region.

  • DUBAI, Nov 6- Credit Suisse Group has set up an asset management venture with key shareholder and sovereign wealth fund arm Qatar Holding, the Swiss banking group said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Stick, twist or fold? ``The total wallet back at the peak was about $14 billion for the banking sector in commodities trading. There were 10-14 banks when it was at $14 billion, now there are really five relevant ones,'' said David Silbert, who leads commodities trading at Deutsche Bank.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Stick, twist or fold? ``The total wallet back at the peak was about $14 billion for the banking sector in commodities trading. There were 10-14 banks when it was at $14 billion, now there are really five relevant ones,'' said David Silbert, who leads commodities trading at Deutsche Bank.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The contentious U.S.- China trade relationship has been a major issue in the U.S. race for the White House, with President Barack Obama defending his record and Republican challenger Mitt Romney promising tougher tactics if elected.

  • REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. TOKYO- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan and meets with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. **BAMAKO/ DAKAR- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Mali and Senegal.

  • UPDATE 1-Barclays hit by fresh U.S. investigations Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    *Barclays also under investigation on past U.S. power prices. LONDON, Oct 31- Beleaguered UK bank Barclays, already rocked by an interest rate rigging scandal, unveiled two new U.S. regulatory investigations into its financial probity and said third quarter profits fell by a fifth due to charges for the mis-selling of insurance.

  • Qatar's flowering relationship with Paris Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    When plans for Qatar to create a €50 m euro fund to invest in some of Paris's poorest suburbs emerged last month, the French political right and left united in disapproval. Yet the reaction shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the way Qatar operates globally and what it is trying to achieve.

  • Crucial negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and Egypt on a $4.8 billion loan program begin on Tuesday and a top IMF official said an agreement must address the nation's gaping budget deficit without constraining economic growth.

  • *Most states have enough savings, $1.6 trillion in 2011. DUBAI, Oct 29- Most Arab oil exporting countries in the Gulf should plan to reduce growth in government spending to make their budgets more sustainable, as their combined surplus could turn into a deficit around 2017, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

  • A circus comes to Gaza _ minus lions and ladies Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip-- The circus came to Gaza on Friday, but getting it there required its own high-wire act. No women performers were included for fear of offending conservative Palestinians and their Hamas rulers and the high-cost of legal transport prevented animals from taking part.

  • ANALYSIS-Hamas brinkmanship masks quiet confidence Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    *Arab Spring puts Hamas on broader Islamist path. *Hamas aims to lead Palestinian national movement.

  • LONDON, Oct 25- International oil company BP, weakened and distracted by its troubles in the United States and Russia, is in danger of losing touch with the leaders in an industry where strength and focus yield the richest pickings. ``I can't help thinking they've sort of lost their way.'' Everywhere you look, they're falling behind, `` said a senior executive of one rival this week.