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  • *The International Monetary Fund is cutting its global economic forecasts yet again, calling the risks of a slowdown "alarmingly high", primarily because of policy uncertainty in the United States and Europe.

  • Oct 8- American Airlines said unit revenue, a widely watched measure of pricing power, rose 4 percent in September and would have been higher if not for flight delays and cancellations.

  • NEW YORK-- Qatar Airways is joining an alliance of airlines including American Airlines, British Airways and nine other carriers that coordinate routes and allow passengers to earn frequent flier miles on each other's flights.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Liquefied natural gas will continue to be benchmarked to oil prices for several more decades, outgoing BG Group Chief Executive Frank Chapman said on Monday, despite complaints by top Asian importers that supplies are unaffordable.

  • DUBAI, Oct 8- Saudi Arabia's share index hit a 10- week low and most other Gulf Arab bourses declined on Monday as slumping oil prices and a gloomy start to the week on world markets weighed on regional sentiment.

  • Morgan Stanley's Qatar head Khalid al-Subeai resigned last week to join the investment banking division of unlisted Barwa Bank, while Goldman's Qatar Chief Executive Tamim al-Kawari has joined investment bank QInvest, part-owned by Qatar Islamic Bank, as deputy CEO, according to several sources aware of the matter.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the UK while more and more of its LNG goes to higher paying Asian customers. Analysts and British energy companies say the strategy rewards Qatar but puts Britain at a significant disadvantage.

  • CAIRO, Oct 8- Egypt's foreign reserves fell by $84 million in September but held above the $15 billion seen as necessary to shore up the pound for a third straight month after foreign donors began fulfilling promises of aid.

  • Morgan Stanley's Qatar head Khalid al-Subeai resigned last week to join the investment banking division of unlisted Barwa Bank, while Goldman's Qatar Chief Executive Tamim al-Kawari has joined investment bank QInvest, part-owned by Qatar Islamic Bank, as deputy CEO, according to several sources aware of the matter.

  • Corporate and infrastructure issuers in the Gulf region may increasingly rely on sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds, as a source of funding in coming quarters says a report titled "Sukuk Are Surpassing Conventional Bond Issuance In The Gulf Countries As Yields Tighten," published Oct. 5, 2012, by Standard& Poor's Ratings Services.

  • DUBAI, Oct 8- Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc have lost their two top Qatar executives to local firms, three sources said on Monday, as the gas-rich Gulf Arab state lures back high-profile citizens with better pay and prospects.

  • DOHA, Oct 8- The head of Morgan Stanley Inc's. Qatar business has resigned to join the investment banking arm of unlisted local lender Barwa Bank, three sources familiar with the matter said. Morgan Stanley and Barwa Bank declined to comment.

  • CAIRO-- Egypt's central bank says the country's net foreign reserves have dropped again in September, despite a boost from Qatar. The London- based Capital Economics research and consultancy firm says Egypt's "dangerously low" reserves level means the nation of 82 million people does not have enough to cover three months' worth of imports.

  • BEIJING, Oct 8- China is spending $14 billion on pilot projects to turn coal in remote parts of the country into natural gas, a risky bet that could help meet the country's surging demand for the cleaner fuel.

  • *Assets to be sold in Qatar and Egypt. DOHA/ DUBAI, Oct 7- Barwa Real Estate plans to sell assets worth 16 billion riyals in Qatar and Egypt to pay down loans, the Qatari property firm said on Sunday. The assets being sold include land in the Gulf Arab state as well as the Barwa New Cairo project in Egypt.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Barwa Real Estate plans to sell assets worth 16 billion riyals in Qatar and Egypt to pay down loans, the Qatari property firm said on Sunday. The assets being sold include land in the Gulf Arab state as well as Barwa New Cairo project in Egypt.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Just as Iran's currency was rattling near bottom after a stunning free fall, officials in Tehran opened a trade exhibition that included advanced engineering tools, heavy machinery and robotics.

  • *KIA tenders entire 23.5 pct stake- source* Qtel had bid $2.2 bln for remaining 47.5 pct stake* Announcement of tender details expected Sunday By Dinesh Nair and Matt Smith. DUBAI, Oct 6- Qatar Telecom is set to control more than 90 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya.

  • *KIA tenders entire 23.5 pct stake- source* Qtel had bid $2.2 bln for remaining 47.5 pct stake* Announcement of tender details expected Sunday By Dinesh Nair and Matt Smith. DUBAI, Oct 6- Qatar Telecom is set to control more than 90 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya.

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-- The head of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that the economies of the oil-rich countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will continue to enjoy high growth rates, although at reduced rates.