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  • Can Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup? Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    Can Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?

    Jonathan Taylor, U.K. partner at Bird & Bird, talks about the investigation into the corruption allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup bidding process.

  • Qatar Airways: Expect Airbus delivery in December Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Qatar CEO: Expect Airbus delivery in December

    Qatar Airways will be expecting its first Airbus A350 delivery this year. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks to CEO Akbar Al Baker on the airline's fleet expansion plans.

  • Workers at ‘extreme risk’ in World Cup host Qatar Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    World Cup host Qatar has been downgraded to "extreme risk" for working conditions, following multiple deaths at its sporting construction sites.

  • Could 2014 be the year for sukuk bonds? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Islamic bond issues could hit record levels this year, Fitch said on Thursday — the same day as Qatar launched a $3 billion issue of "sukuks".

  • State does not finance Qatar Airways: CEO Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    State does not finance Qatar Airways: CEO

    Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, explains that the group's financing does not come from the government but from its cash flow and its international lenders.

  • Qatar World Cup bribery claims examined Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    Qatar World Cup bribery claims examined

    Mel Goldberg, senior partner at Mel Goldberg Law, discusses FIFA's investigation on corruption and bribery claims regarding Qatar's successful bid to host the World Cup in 2022.

  • Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    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.

  • 'Slavery' charges, timing switch hound World Cup Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:55 PM ET
    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.

  • World's best performing frontier markets Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 5:43 AM ET

    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 Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    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.

  • Qatar's Emir Set to Hand Over Power to Son Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    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 and UAE Finally Get Emerging Market Status Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    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.

  • MSCI Lowers Greece to Emerging Market Status Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Worried About OPEC Meeting? You May Be the Only One Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 8:25 AM ET
    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 Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:15 AM ET
    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 Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    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 Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.