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HE the Foreign Minister’s special envoy...

Bovet 1822 debuts timepieces in Doha

Swiss luxury watchmaker Bovet 1822 has presented two new timepieces –...

Czapek recreates antique pocket watches with its Quai des Bergues collection

Czapek is recreating the spirit of antique pocket watches with its...

Exclusive pieces at central exhibition of DJWE

This year’s Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition brings visitors a...

Giacometti’s Annette (Circa 1952) and other sculptures.

Picasso-Giacometti expo offers workshops, interactive events

Students and teachers in Qatar will have the opportunity to take part...

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Experts to speak on diverse topics at Qumra Talks

Qumra 2017, the industry initiative by the Doha Film Institute (DFI)...


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Suicide bomber kills 51 near town taken from IS

A suicide bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels outside the Syrian...

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Saudi king woos investments with Asia tour

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman starts a month-long Asian tour tomorrow to...

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Jordan warplane crashes in Saudi, pilot survives

A Jordanian F-16 warplane crashed in Saudi Arabia on Friday but its...

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels walk along a destroyed street in the northwestern border town of al-Bab

Islamic State car blast kills dozens in northwest Syria

An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 40 people on Friday in a...


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Trump pledges huge military build-up

President Donald Trump has said that he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military build-ups in American history” in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists.

Perez and Ellison

Democrats set to pick new leader

US Democrats, licking their wounds from last year’s election debacle, will pick a new leader this weekend to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans.

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Mexico voices ‘worry and irritation’ to Trump aides

Mexico expressed “worry and irritation” about US policies to two of President Donald Trump’s top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration’s hard line on immigration, trade and security.


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SAUDI

Saudi’s $2tn Aramco vision runs into market reality

Saudi Arabia has said oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth more than $2tn, enough to consume Apple Inc twice, and still have room for Google parent Alphabet Inc.

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Qatar Re reports 8% growth year-on-year in gross written premium to $1.25bn

Qatar Re, whose short-term outlook remains “cautiously optimistic”, has reported an 8% growth year-on-year in gross written premium (GWP) to $1.25bn in 2016 despite sharp depreciation of the British pound.

KRAFT

Kraft shock takeover bid triggers Unilever focus on short-term value

Kraft Heinz’s bid has jolted Unilever into focusing more on delivering on its strategy in the short-term, the Anglo-Dutch company’s finance chief said yesterday.

GERMANY

China Germany’s top trading partner in ’16

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed yesterday.

IRON

Iron’s biggest champions call rally into question

Iron ore’s rally to the highest level since 2014 has been so strong even the industry’s champions are flagging the possibility of a pullback.

EM

EM currencies, stocks hit a soft spot

On track for healthy weekly gains, emerging markets hit a soft spot yesterday with stocks pulling back from a 19-month high and currencies struggling to make headway against a tepid dollar as lower commodity prices and questions over US policy weighed.

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