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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar Airways suffered a $69 million loss this fiscal year, an over $800 million swing from the year before that the long-haul carrier blamed on the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. "This turbulent year has inevitably had an impact on our financial results, which reflect the negative effect the illegal blockade has had on...

  • DUBAI, Sept 16- Qatar's Nebras Power has acquired a controlling 75 percent stake in solar power company Zon Exploitatie Nederland, the Qatar News Agency reported in a tweet on Sunday.

  • President Donald Trump, right, and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

    Trump accused Qatar — which hosts a key American military base — of being "a funder of terrorism at a very high level," but a year later warmly welcomes the country's ruler at the White House.

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

    Qatar will make 10 billion euro ($11.64 billion) of direct investments into Germany in the next five years, Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani said in Berlin on Friday.

  • BERLIN, Sept 6- Qatar's energy minister on Thursday called for oil-producing countries to boost investment in the oil and gas sector given a recovery in the price of oil, but said he did not back setting any specific targets for such investment. Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada said he expected the issue to be addressed during a meeting of OPEC and non- OPEC...

  • US national security adviser John Bolton  in Jerusalem to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 20, 2018. 

    Turkey can end its currency crisis with the United States if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson is freed, says White House national security advisor John Bolton.

  • ANKARA, Aug 15- Qatar pledged $15 billion of investment in Turkey on Wednesday that a government source in Ankara said would be channeled into its banks and financial markets. The investment package was announced after Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met President Tayyip Erdogan in the capital, as Turkey grapples with a collapsing lira and a worsening...

  • DUBAI, Aug 11- Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, has increased its stake in Swiss bank Credit Suisse to 5.21 percent, the Qatar state news agency QNA said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing terrorism, a charge which Doha denies.

  • An LNG carrier ship is docked at the Cheniere Energy terminal in this aerial photograph taken over Sabine Pass, Texas.

    China's proposed retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports will create shifts in the natural gas market, analysts said.

  • *Energy firm TAQA, lender FAB lift Abu Dhabi. DUBAI, Aug 6- Gains in energy and banking stocks lifted the Abu Dhabi index to its highest level in almost three years, while financial stocks lifted Kuwaiti shares, as the two markets led gains across most Gulf exchanges on Monday. The Abu Dhabi index ended 1.6 percent higher at 4,884 points, the highest mark since late July...

  • ZURICH, July 31- Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam personally traveled to Saudi Arabia to apply for a banking license, he said on Tuesday, confirming Reuters information the Swiss bank is seeking a full banking license in the Middle East's biggest economy. Credit Suisse has been growing its team in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the...

  • LONDON/ DUBAI, July 25- Qatar is building a sugar refinery in a bid to avoid supply disruptions after neighboring Gulf Arab states severed economic and political ties with Doha more than a year ago, sources say. In normal trading conditions, building a refinery in Qatar would make little commercial sense because of depressed sugar prices, surplus world stocks and...

  • NAIROBI, July 18- Kenya will launch its international financial centre in the capital Nairobi later this year to attract large foreign financial firms and boost capital flows, its finance minister said on Wednesday. The government of East Africa's biggest economy has been working with Qatar since 2014 to build a financial centre in Nairobi that mirrors...

  • NAIROBI, July 18- Kenya will launch its international financial center in the capital Nairobi later this year to attract large foreign financial firms and boost capital flows, its finance minister said on Wednesday. The government of East Africa's biggest economy has been working with Qatar since 2014 to build a financial center in Nairobi that mirrors...

  • GENEVA, July 17- The credibility and survival of the World Trade Organization is under "serious threat" as major economies put up protectionist barriers, independent experts warned on Tuesday. The report issued by the Bertelsmann Foundation comes amid a deepening trade dispute between China and the United States which has engulfed other major trading...

  • Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker in Doha on July 13, 2017.

    Akbar Al Baker considers Donald Trump a friend, and he does not fault the U.S. president for trying to get the best deals for America.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 5- There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar's foreign minister. "You have been a great friend to the United States," Mnuchin told Thani, praising Qatar for its cooperation on...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 5- There was much bonhomie as a few dozen people, including members of Congress and U.S. administration officials, gathered last week for dinner in a posh Washington neighborhood in honor of Qatar's foreign minister. "You have been a great friend to the United States," Mnuchin told Thani, praising Qatar for its cooperation on...

  • LONDON, July 3- The tiny but ultra-rich Gulf state of Qatar has agreed to buy one of New York's most iconic buildings, the Plaza Hotel, for around $600 million, adding a development that was once owned by U.S. Qatar has been buying top hotels and luxury properties in the West over the past decade as part of a drive by its $300 billion- plus sovereign wealth fund to...

  • DUBAI, July 2- India's Carnival Cinemas and a partner in the United Arab Emirates are in talks to buy Qatar- based Novo Cinemas' theaters in the UAE and Bahrain, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The potential deal highlights moves to separate cross-border businesses in the Gulf following a boycott imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE,...