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  • *Qatar under scrutiny as it builds World Cup 2022 sites. DUBAI, Aug 18- Qatar has delayed introducing a new system designed to make sure firms pay salaries fully and on time, a Doha newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the country faces scrutiny over the rights of migrant workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. Amnesty International has warned the new system...

  • *Qatar plans $200 billion in infrastructure spending. *Qatar has sidelined less essential projects. "Qatar has mothballed a lot of vanity projects," said a source at a construction company operating in Qatar who spoke on condition of anonymity.

  • And the rebound "is going to be capped," says HSBC economist Fred Neumann, because of changes in the world economy, including how American consumers are "much more frugal" than a decade ago. Asian exports to the United States have risen this year, but Neumann says such growth now is more driven by investment in software development and shale-oil drilling than by...

  • DUBAI, June 15- Qatar Investment Authority, one of the world's most aggressive sovereign wealth funds, will set asset allocation targets for the first time and restructure internal decision-making, sources say, in response to a drop in oil prices that has crimped available funds as competition for assets grows. The sources, who all either work in Qatar or for...

  • Russia and Qatar could lose FIFA World Cup Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    A FIFA logo sits on the rooftop at the FIFA headquarters on June 3, 2015 in Zurich.

    Russia and Qatar, hosts of the next two soccer World Cup tournaments, could lose the right to hold the games if evidence of bribery emerges.

  • Now Blatter's quit, should Qatar be worried? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:01 AM ET
    Doha, Qatar.

    Qatari stocks slipped to hit a six-week low on Wednesday, as fears that Qatar could miss out on hosting the World cup in 2022 resurface.

  • Can FIFA wash its hands of blame? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:56 PM ET

    The corruption scandal at football's governing body doesn't involve entities under the soccer group's control, a former candidate for FIFA's top spot said.

  • Why Qatari banks are worried about FIFA Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    A Qatari official stands near the FIFA World Cup trophy following its arrival in Doha.

    Qatar losing the right to host the FIFA World Cup is “within the realm of possibility,” Citi bank has said, with Wednesday’s arrests “bearish” for the Arab emirate’s banks.

  • Qatari royals expand London empire with $60M buy Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:24 AM ET
    Mount Street Christmas lights

    The Qatari royal family has bought yet another multi-million pound property in one of London's most affluent areas, according to a British newspaper.

  • Qatari royals on London spending spree Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Qatari royals on London spending spree

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on the recent purchase of a $60 million mansion by the Qatari royal family and the other properties in its portfolio.

  • Will Indonesia's Mideast maid ban backfire? Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:08 PM ET
    Indonesian activists protest against the death penalty, in response to the execution of 2 Indonesian maids in Saudi Arabia.

    Indonesia has imposed a ban on any more of its domestic helpers from working in 21 Middle Eastern countries, but will the move backfire?

  • Gotta be brave to set up shop in these places Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    People attend Dutch National Tulip Day in front of the Royal Palace at Dam Square, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Businesses can lower risk to their supply chains by setting up shop in these countries, a study says.

  • Cramer: As ISIS grows, so do defense stocks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    A KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels a B-1B Lancer during a training exercise Sept. 23, 2014, over South Dakota.

    As the U.S. reduces its military budget, Jim Cramer sees allied countries are arming themselves. This is good news for one group of stocks.

  • Airbus A350 delivery on hold Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on the unexpected delay in the delivery of Airbus' brand new A350 aircraft to Qatar Airways.

  • Canary Wharf's Songbird Estates rebuffs raised bid Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    The owner of London's Canary Wharf on Friday rebuffed a raised $4.1 billion bid from Qatar and a North American investor.

  • Foreign governments buying up London Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    London Shard

    CNBC's Phil Han takes a look at which foreign governments are buying up big chunks of prime London real estate.

  • What countries lose when oil prices drop Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Oil workers conduct a drill in a petroleum well in Lagunillas at the east coast of Lake Maracaibo near Maracaibo City in Venezuela.

    Countries around the world that rely on oil revenues are bracing for an imminent economic and budget hit.

  • Oil heads to bear market as Saudis signal price war Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Workers at an oil facility near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Oil could continue its deep slide, under new pressure from Saudi Arabia's decision to cut its selling price rather than cut production.

  • US Soccer chief (an economist) wants big changes Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    FIFA President Joseph S Blatter presents Qatar for the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    The top soccer official in the U.S. wants to change the way FIFA, soccer's world governing body, does business.

  • Heat’s off Qatar World Cup workers after reforms Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Qatar has introduced reforms aimed at its migrant workforce following criticism of conditions at its sites for the 2022 World Cup.