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Chairman of Qatar Chamber Sheikh...

Finnish film to open DFI ‘Contemporary Releases’ series

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) Cinema has unveiled its new...

Beach clean-up

As many as 170 tonnes of various kinds of waste were removed from a...

UK launches probe into UAE torture of Qataris

The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the...

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Shoe designer to launch first collection in Doha

A Qatari shoe designer whose brand made its international debut at...

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Winners of QU contest named

Qatar University (QU) colleges of Engineering (CENG) and Business and...


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The floating solar farm, which can generate 40 megawatts of electricity

India's big electricity push to bring millions out of darkness

An estimated 240 million of the 1.3 billion people in India still live without electricity. The country is now racing to connect thousands of villages with power as it looks to accelerate growth ...

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Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry's war on sleaze.

Democrats

Democrats set to vote to reopen US government

US Democrats yesterday agreed to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.


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Abbas seeks EU recognition as dispute with US persists

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas yesterday urged the EU to “swiftly”...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) attend a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Belg

Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his...

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Hamas MP rearrested by Israel: prisoners club

Israel rearrested a Palestinian parliamentarian from the Hamas on...

US Transportation Security Administration

US requiring enhanced cargo screening from Middle Eastern airports

The US Transportation Security Administration said Monday it is...


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GWC to manage ‘Al Asmakh Logistics Park’ for 22 years

GWC and Al Asmakh Real Estate Development Company have signed a management agreement that will bring the ‘Al Asmakh Logistics Park’ under the management of GWC for a 22-year period between 2018 and 2040.

FOCUS

Qatar among top emerging markets for business climate and infrastructure

Qatar has improved its overall index ranking one spot to 11th position and jumped two spots to eighth in the infrastructure/transport category and maintained its grip on second position for business conditions in a logistics industry report.

QIB

QIB receives IFN Award for ‘Best Islamic Bank in Qatar’

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) was named ‘Best Islamic Bank in Qatar’ by Islamic Finance News (IFN). QIB also won two more awards – ‘Best Deal of the Year in Qatar’ and the ‘Structuring Deal of the Year’.

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Qatar to take the lead in debt issuance this year: Kamco

Qatar, along with three other Gulf countries, will take the lead in debt issuance this year and Islamic issuers are set to focus on sukuks as the outlook for Islamic banks continues to remain weak, according to Kamco.

TRADE

Trade officials pursue TPP in Tokyo as Canada wavers

Trade officials gathered in Japan yesterday for two days of talks to try to forge a trade pact that US President Donald Trump abandoned last year, but the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada.

INDIA

India to consider ways to lower hydropower tariffs

India is considering lowering tariffs for new hydro-electric power projects to help them compete against cheaper forms of electricity, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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