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FM says Trump keen on dialogue to end Gulf crisis

Sheikh Mohamed told reporters in Paris that he had seen from...

A rousing welcome for Emir

A grand reception was accorded to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim...

Qatar condemns accusations made by Saudi and Bahrain

Qatar has denounced accusations of supporting terrorism levelled by...

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CRA portal wins Arab Government Achievement Award

The e-Spectrum Service Portal, a consumer-centric public service...

Yousuf al Kubaisi

Ooredoo Conferencing solution drives business collaboration

Ooredoo is seeing strong demand for the Ooredoo Conferencing...


Region
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Turkish President Erdogan chairs a National Security Council meeting in Ankara

Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with border closure, oil block

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Ankara...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Erdogan, Putin to meet in Turkey this week on Iraq, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin will this week visit Ankara for...

Kurdish

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage referendum

The vote, expected to deliver a comfortable "yes" for independence,...

Palestinian PM

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts

The visit follows concessions by Hamas after discussions with Egypt,...


International
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A demographer working for democracy

Nancy Stiegler has participated in the counting of nearly half a billion people, in African deserts, Pacific archipelagos and the teeming megacities of Asia.

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Students protest against Myanmar

Students from Anwar-e-Habib Welfare Foundation shout slogans against Myanmar’s government to condemn the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority, in Karachi yesterday.

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Australia to get its own space agency, says govt

Australia will join the growing global space industry with its own national space agency, the government announced yesterday.


Business
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SENSEX

Sensex sheds 296 points; rupee weakens to 65.12

The Sensex closed at almost a month low by plunging 296 points while the Nifty languished below 9,900, over global uncertainties and foreign capital outflow.

TOKYO

Tokyo stocks rise on weaker yen

Japanese stocks rallied on a weaker yen yesterday as traders bet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election, but other Asian markets struggled on persistent North Korea concerns following a weekend of tense exchanges with Donald Trump.

ASIA

Asia tech, property shares take emerging markets to 2-week low

Emerging equities hit two-week lows yesterday, weighed down by global politics, the prospect of higher US interest rates, a retreat in tech stocks and weak Chinese property shares.

JAPAN

Japan Post’s share sale raises $11bn, but demand weaker than for IPO

Price is 2% discount to yesterday’s close, 6% below IPO price; dividend yield helps ensure solid demand; but coverage ratio slips when compared with IPO in 2015; deal value could climb to $11.6bn when over-allotment finalised

IRON

Iron ore succumbs to bear market and may extend its slump

Iron ore has slumped back into a bear market after posting the biggest weekly loss in 16 months amid concern that record demand in China///

THERE

‘There is limits to how deeply interest rates can go negative’

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said yesterday there were limits to how much central banks can deepen negative interest rates, highlighting the need to maintain the BoJ’s current ultra-loose policy to continue pushing up inflation.

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