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  • 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.

  • Demonstrators outside FIFA's headquarters in Zurich after a newspaper report said Nepalese construction workers treated like "slaves" have died working on World Cup projects in Qatar.

    Dogged by allegations of corruption from the start, Qatar's successful bid to host the event is again under fire.

  • As emerging markets continue to fall from grace, their less high-profile frontier peers are stealing some of the spotlight. Interested, but not sure where to look next? Click ahead to see which frontier markets are the top performers.

  • Qatari Emir Set to Hand Power to Son

    The Emir of Qatar has formally announced he is to hand over power to his son, the Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, 33. Yousef Gamal El-Din has more from Cairo.

  • Qatari Emir sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani (R) and Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani (L) in 2007.

    The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, informed members of the ruling family on Monday of his decision to hand power to Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, the Qatari-owned television channel Al Jazeera said.

  • Qatar financial district

    Global index compiler MSCI has upgraded the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to Emerging Market status from Frontier Market, marking a new era for their capital flows.

  • Equity index provider MSCI on Tuesday lowered Greece to emerging market from developed market status, citing failure to qualify on several criteria for market accessibility.

  • The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna.

    Oil traders should not lose too much sleep worrying about what OPEC, often unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past, will do when it meets next week.

  • Spanish officials tell a dramatic turnaround story: from near-bankruptcy a year ago to model of budget austerity and reform now.There are just two things missing: jobs and growth.

  • Commercial Bank CEO on Turkish Acquisition

    Andrew Stevens, Group CEO at Commercial Bank, talks to CNBC about their plans to buy a 70.8 percent stake in Turkish lender, Alternatif Bank.

  • Rotana Does Not Need an IPO Yet: CEO

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • Current TV Fields Offers but Will the Network Sell?

    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.

  • 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.