Consultations on a preliminary deal between leading oil producers to freeze output should be concluded by March 1, Russia's energy minister told local television.
Barclays paid Qatari investors £346 million to secure participation in a 2008 emergency fundraising, a lawsuit by another key investor alleges. The Financial Times reports.
Four big world oil producers opened the door to an output freeze, but Oil Price Information Service's Tom Kloza tells CNBC such a deal seems unlikely.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela would lead an effort to freeze output at January levels, but Iran had yet to be convinced.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela lead an effort to freeze output at January levels.
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Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, says he will buy Chinese airplanes when they reach the right standard of quality.
Qatar Airways said it did not plan to place an order at the 2015 Dubai Air show, but promised a new luxury product after taking a 'breather'.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways, says he welcomes news of a Chinese-manufactured aircraft, saying it may help end the supplier monopoly held by Airbus and Boeing.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, tells CNBC that the diversion from the Sinai peninsula won't have a large impact on his company in the wake of the Russian plane crash.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, tells CNBC that European carriers are afraid of competition with his airline, which is providing customers with good value for money.
Qatar Investment Authority is likely to be nursing losses on eight of its top 10 holdings including Glencore, the FT reports.
Saudi Arabia derives 80 percent of its revenue from oil and has a budgetary "break-even" point almost double the current per-barrel price of $40.