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  • DUBAI/ LONDON, April 18- Japan's Mizuho Securities has lost a bond mandate for Saudi Arabia, on top of another for Qatar, banking sources said, highlighting how international banks have been caught up in Qatar's ongoing dispute with its neighbors. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, last year cut diplomatic and transport links with Qatar...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Abu Dhabi will open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park this July, officials announced Wednesday, the latest offering in a crowded market in the United Arab Emirates where one marquee park already faces serious financial problems. World park, built by the Abu Dhabi government-owned Miral Asset Management,...

  • Mascots for sale ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup

    FIFA aligns itself with Chinese, Russian and Middle Eastern firms as it struggles to find sponsorship from Western brands

  • WASHINGTON— The United States and the United Arab Emirates are nearing a deal to resolve a years-old spat over alleged government subsidies to Emirati airlines that the major U.S. airlines claim have tilted the competition against them, four individuals familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Under the budding deal, Dubai- based Emirates...

  • DUBAI/ LONDON, April 12- Qatar raised $12 billion in a bond issue on Thursday, the largest placement by an emerging market sovereign this year, marking a successful comeback to the international debt markets despite a 10- month-long rift with its Gulf neighbours. The issuance will be seen as a big success for Doha amid a boycott imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United...

  • DUBAI, April 12- Qatar is set to raise $12 billion in its comeback to the international debt markets following a rift with its Gulf neighbours which started last year. The issuance illustrates Qatar's access to international markets despite a boycott imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, which severed diplomatic and transport...

  • *Hike in foreign ownership ceilings lifts Qatar. *Opposite directions for Dubai's Emaar Properties, Development. DUBAI, April 10- Money flowed into Qatar's stock market for a second straight day on Tuesday after several blue-chip firms raised foreign ownership limits, while other Gulf markets were mixed.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A top Emirati diplomat has expressed confidence in the bloc of Gulf Arab states some 10 months after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism— allegations Doha denies. Recently, reports emerged about a proposal to dig a canal along Saudi Arabia's border with...

  • Syrians receive treatment at the field hospital after Assad Regime's alleged chlorine gas attack in Hamouriyah district of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria on March 6, 2018.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would not rule out "anything" after this weekend's suspected chemical attack in Syria triggered speculation about a U.S. military response.

  • DUBAI, April 3- Qatar's central bank hopes a planned merger between three local Islamic banks can proceed this year, its governor said on Tuesday, in his clearest show of support for the deal so far. Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar have been discussing a merger, though they missed an end-2017 target date to complete the proposed deal, which...

  • Robert Mueller

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has looked into the work of a consulting firm that's done business with the United Arab Emirates, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

  • KHARTOUM, March 26- Sudan and Qatar will sign a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan's coast, Sudanese media quoted Transport Minister Makawi Mohamed Awad as saying. The deal is likely to anger Sudan's northern neighbor Egypt, which accuses Qatar of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement- which Doha has denied-...

  • MOSCOW, March 26- Qatar Airways announced plans on Monday to buy a 25 percent stake in Russia's Vnukovo Airport, the third-largest in the Moscow area by passenger numbers. A Qatar Airways spokeswoman told Reuters the airline had signed a memorandum of understanding to buy the minority stake and that it now had eight weeks to finalize the transaction.

  • The skyline of Doha, Qatar.

    Qatar is looking to Asia for foreign investment in a "new era" for the country, following the blockade by a number of major Arab nations in June last year.

  • Qatar has made massive changes to its foreign investment policies

    Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority says the country has moved to attract foreign investment by making it easier to get business visas and buy real estate among other steps.

  • *Sale needs to overcome rift between Ankara, UAE. ANKARA/ DUBAI, March 22- Emirates NBD could agree to buy Turkey's Denizbank within weeks, sources said, after intense lobbying by the Turkish bank to convince President Tayyip Erdogan of the benefits of the potential $5.3 billion deal despite a diplomatic rift. Turkish relations with the Gulf states have been...

  • *Qatar and Kuwait seen as most likely to stay on hold. *Weak finances mean Bahrain, Oman must follow Fed. DUBAI, March 20- Bucking years of tradition, some central banks in the Gulf's wealthy oil exporting countries may cautiously diverge from U.S. monetary policy this week as the American central bank pushes up interest rates, bankers say.

  • *Abu Dhabi and Qatar advance while rest of region dips. *Emaar Properties' rebound supports weak Dubai. DUBAI, March 19- Qatar's main stock index rose nearly 1 percent on Monday as a planned increase in foreign ownership limits boosted blue-chips and helped Doha to outperform the rest of a region weighed down by weak global stocks and oil prices.

  • *Abu Dhabi and Qatar advance while rest of region dips. *Emaar Properties' rebound supports weak Dubai. DUBAI, March 19- Qatar's main stock index rose nearly 1 percent on Monday as a planned increase in foreign ownership limits boosted blue-chips and helped Doha to outperform the rest of a region weighed down by weak global stocks and oil prices.

  • ABU DHABI, March 19- First Abu Dhabi Bank, the United Arab Emirates' biggest lender, on Monday denied that it had tried to manipulate the Qatari riyal. "FAB conducts its business in accordance with the highest professional standards and complies with the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which it operates. Letters seen by Reuters showed a law firm...