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Under the agreement with Chevron,...

First palm tree planted in Sheikh Abdullah’s original palace

The first palm tree was planted yesterday inside the gardens of...

Qatar, Saudi ministers review economic ties

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin...

Shrek the Musical coming to Doha

Based on the DreamWorks blockbuster which has enchanted millions of...

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French ambassador visits Gulf Times

French ambassador Eric Chevallier visited the Gulf Times office...

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Businessman addresses CNA-Q class

Leading Qatari businessman Yousef bin Jassim al-Darwish has addressed...


Region
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Syria rebels lose new ground to Kurds, regime: monitor

Syrian rebels have withdrawn from three villages threatened by...

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Solidarity demonstration

Supporters of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Mohamed al-Qiq...

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Egyptian police shoot four suspected militants in raid near Cairo

Egyptian police shot dead four suspected Islamist militants inside a...

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Hamas armed wing says it executed one of its own members

The armed wing of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Sunday it...


International
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India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row

India's telecom regulator on Monday dealt a blow to Facebook's plans to offer free mobile Internet through its controversial Free Basics service, by outlawing differential pricing for data packages.

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Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

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Mumbai plotter Headley tells court of earlier failed attacks

An American who helped plot deadly attacks in Mumbai told a court that Pakistan-based militants made two failed attempted attacks on the Indian city before killing 166 people in November 2008.


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LME nickel price crushed by weight of ghost stocks

Another day, another landmark low for the nickel price. London Metal Exchange (LME) three-month nickel traded down to $7,900 per tonne yesterday.

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Metal bulls raise bets on gains for gold, silver; less bearish on copper

Investors are jumping back into metals they were dumping as recently as a month ago. A global slowdown has increased speculation that US growth will cool enough to force Federal Reserve policy makers to wait longer before raising interest rates again.

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Crude oil rises in holiday-constrained trade

Crude oil futures rose in thin trade as many Asian markets were on holiday for Lunar New Year, with few trading cues expected until Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives testimony to lawmakers later in the week.

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Challenging times for Qatar banks, but outlook positive, says KPMG

With the strong measures taken by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) in recent years through stricter regulations, adoption of Basel III rules and closer monitoring of key trends and ratios, Qatar’s banking sector is strong enough to weather the current economic turbulence...

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Qatar will act to maintain liquidity if needed despite oil fall, says QCB governor

Authorities in Qatar will use fiscal policy and money market operations if needed to prevent low oil and gas prices from causing a liquidity crunch in the banking system, Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani was quoted as saying.

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QBA, Swedish business delegation hold talks on co-operation

The Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) organised a meeting with a delegation representing Sweden’s biggest players in the fields of Information Technology, communications, automotive, logistics, and shipping services.

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