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  • *Qatar National Bank pulls down Doha. *Egypt's Orascom Development rises on share split plan. DUBAI, Jan 21- Most Middle Eastern stock markets fell on Sunday with Saudi Arabia pulling further away from a major resistance level, although a surge by fuel distributor ADNOC Distribution buoyed Abu Dhabi.

  • GENEVA, Jan 19- The World Trade Organization, created in 1995 as a defence against trade wars and protectionism, is facing an unprecedented range of fundamental threats, some of which are likely to be aired when trade ministers meet in Davos next week. Officials attending the World Economic Forum in Davos include U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer,...

  • Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, Qatar Airways

    A private, U.S. airline has offered a 25 percent stake to Qatar Airways, giving the carrier another chance to buy into a U.S. airline.

  • KUWAIT, Jan 17- Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways filled around 74.5 percent of its available seats in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 5.5 percentage points, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Jazeera Airways added three new routes last year, including starting flights to Doha, Qatar, shortly after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and...

  • KUWAIT, Jan 17- A start-up airline in the United States has offered a 25 percent stake to Qatar Airways, chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday, providing another opportunity for the Gulf airline to broaden its reach. Qatar Airways, which cannot fly to the lucrative markets of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates because of an economic boycott, late...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last summer. The two alleged fly-bys on Monday morning could further...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The claims Monday could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab nations that have been boycotting it for months, among them the UAE, home to...

  • Qatar has 'enough tools' to weather Gulf diplomatic spat

    Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida of the Qatar Financial Centre says Islamic finance is a focus area for the emirate to expand its financial service offerings.

  • *Khaleeji Commercial Bank continues post-listing surge in Dubai. DUBAI, Dec 21- Qatar's stock market resumed a rally from near six-year lows on Thursday while most bourses in the Gulf were little changed, lacking fresh stimulus. Qatar Islamic Bank gained 3.1 percent in active trade.

  • *Qatar says probing attempted manipulation of range of markets. DUBAI, Dec 20- Qatar's investigation into alleged manipulation of its currency could give it more control over exchange rates but make some international banks more wary of doing business with Doha. "The risk is if the other Gulf countries, say Saudi and the UAE, react to this campaign by Qatar against...

  • *Qatar financial center sees jump in registrations. The diplomatic and trade boycott imposed in June by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain has changed the way business is done with Qatar, the world's largest liquefied natural gas exporter and host of the 2022 World Cup. The shift to Doha is the result of the diplomatic and trade boycott of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 14- The World Trade Organization failed to conclude any new agreements at its biennial meeting this week, but U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement on Thursday that the ministerial conference in Buenos Aires "will be remembered as the moment when the impasse at the WTO was broken." The U.S. trade agency and India's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 13- A group of 70 World Trade Organization countries pledged on Wednesday to work toward new electronic commerce trade rules that promote open and predictable regulations, joining the initiative as a broader WTO agreement failed. The smaller group pledging to work toward new WTO e-commerce rules includes the European Union, Japan, Canada,...

  • Qatar has been a problem for the US for over a decade: Gates

    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says that America wants to see GCC countries "unified in dealing with Iran."

  • LONDON, Dec 10- BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. "We are delighted to begin a new chapter in the development of a long-term relationship with the State of Qatar and the Qatar Armed Forces, and we look forward to working...

  • *Kuwait summit looks unlikely to ease Qatar isolation. DUBAI, Dec 5- Gulf stock markets fell back on Tuesday after geopolitical news from Yemen and Qatar that has heavily influenced the bourses for weeks turned negative. Meanwhile, it became clear that the rulers of Qatar and Kuwait were the only two heads of state set to attend an annual summit of Gulf Cooperation...

  • *Finance minister pledges never to leave Qatar vulnerable again. In a speech to an international business conference, delivered exactly six months after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar, Emadi said the economy had escaped serious damage. The four Arab states accused Qatar of backing terrorism,...

  • *Qatar's emir to attend annual Gulf summit in Kuwait. DUBAI, Dec 4- Qatar's stock market jumped by its biggest margin in nearly five months on Monday because of hopes that Doha's diplomatic dispute with four other Arab countries will be resolved. The Qatari foreign minister said late on Sunday that Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was expected to...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- Emerging equities rose from two-week lows on Monday helped by a key growth-boosting U.S. tax overhaul, but currencies fell against the stronger dollar, led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflation. The moves reflected a broad-based rally in global equity markets following the U.S. Senate's approval of a tax overhaul on Saturday,...

  • DUBAI, Dec 4- The Qatar central bank's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity rose slightly in October, official data showed on Monday, as capital outflows caused by sanctions imposed by other Arab states appeared to ease. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha in June, prompting...