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HBKU celebrates graduation of its largest class to date

HBKU celebrates graduation of its largest class to date

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science, and Community Development, celebrated the graduation of its largest class to date at a ceremony held yesterday at the HBKU Student Center in Education City.
4/30/2017 9:40:52 PM
New traffic diversion on Industrial Area road

New traffic diversion on Industrial Area road

A new traffic diversion is in place on both directions of the Industrial Area Road. The diversion marks a major milestone of Ashghal’s Rawdat Al Khail Street Extension project through the completion of 5km of the Industrial Area Road with four lanes in each direction.
4/30/2017 9:39:10 PM
Barwa to launch Madinat Al Mawater project phase 2 this year

Barwa to launch Madinat Al Mawater project phase 2 this year

Barwa Real Estate has announced that Phase 2 of its Madinat Al Mawater project will be launched in the second quarter of 2017 following a “huge turnout rate for leasing” of the project’s Phase 1.
4/30/2017 9:26:36 PM
Lehman seeks recovery of $2bn in ‘phantom’ Citi fees

Lehman seeks recovery of $2bn in ‘phantom’ Citi fees

Almost a decade after the global financial crisis, the fate of another $2bn from the wreckage of Lehman Brothers Holdings is about to be determined.
4/30/2017 9:08:28 PM
US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world’s largest economy.
4/30/2017 9:02:37 PM
Pall remains over Canadian oil sands after 2016 wildfires

Pall remains over Canadian oil sands after 2016 wildfires

One year after massive wildfires swept through Alberta province in Canada’s worst natural disaster in history, the future of the oil sands — which contain a third of the world’s oil reserves — remains bleak.
4/30/2017 9:02:02 PM
Mideast funds preparing for steps towards Saudi emerging market upgrade

Mideast funds preparing for steps towards Saudi emerging market upgrade

Middle East fund managers are positive on Saudi Arabian equities, believing Riyadh is about to take new steps towards emerging market status, while managers have turned marginally negative on regional fixed income, a monthly Reuters poll found.
4/30/2017 8:45:58 PM
Yellow metal and oil supported despite troubled week

Yellow metal and oil supported despite troubled week

The commodity sector ended the last week of April close to unchanged, but overall it was down for a second consecutive month – albeit by just 1%.
4/30/2017 8:39:42 PM
Brazil political risk slows M&A, boosts debt and equity deals

Brazil political risk slows M&A, boosts debt and equity deals

Political fallout from Brazil’s ever-widening corruption scandals is weighing on the investment-banking business: Mergers and acquisitions are slowing down and issuers are speeding up stock and bond deals to avoid the impact of the 2018 presidential election.
4/30/2017 8:38:44 PM
Top iron ore forecaster says prices will sink back below $50

Top iron ore forecaster says prices will sink back below $50

Iron ore is destined to retreat back below $50 a metric tonne next year as supplies go on rising, according to the top forecaster, who warned that weakening prices will probably encourage the sale of inventories.
4/30/2017 8:32:37 PM
Bank of Japan to buy less of short-maturity bonds in May amid tight supply

Bank of Japan to buy less of short-maturity bonds in May amid tight supply

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) will reduce its purchases of shorter-maturity government bonds further in May as supply of the securities continues to be scarce.
4/30/2017 8:31:43 PM
China targets debt risks, but does it mean business?

China targets debt risks, but does it mean business?

China has launched perhaps its most concerted push yet to clean up a toxic brew of unregulated and risky lending increasingly viewed as a threat to global financial stability, but do authorities really mean business this time?
4/30/2017 8:28:29 PM
Manufacturing growth in China slows faster than expected in April

Manufacturing growth in China slows faster than expected in April

Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed faster than expected in April, an official survey showed yesterday, as producer price inflation cooled and policymakers’ efforts to reduce financial risks in the economy weighed on demand.
4/30/2017 8:27:44 PM
Net selling spike drags QSE to new lows

Net selling spike drags QSE to new lows

Qatar Stock Exchange on Sunday opened the week weak with its key index touching a new 20-week low, mainly dragged by consumer goods, real estate, insurance and transport stocks.
4/30/2017 8:02:56 PM
S.Korea says US reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs

S.Korea says US reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.
4/30/2017 7:56:14 PM
Rafael Nadal wins 'dream' 10th Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal wins 'dream' 10th Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal hailed a ‘dream start’ to his clay court season after romping to his 10th Barcelona Open on Sunday after sweeping aside Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1.
4/30/2017 7:56:07 PM
Israel says 300 Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

Israel says 300 Palestinian inmates end hunger strike

An Israeli minister said Sunday that 300 Palestinians have agreed to end an almost two-week-old hunger strike launched in protest at the conditions of their detention.
4/30/2017 7:45:39 PM
Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand on North Korea nuclear threat

Trump to talk with Singapore, Thailand on North Korea nuclear threat

President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said.
4/30/2017 7:22:03 PM
Qatar upholds death sentence in UK teacher's murder

Qatar upholds death sentence in UK teacher's murder

A Doha court on Sunday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher.
4/30/2017 6:22:46 PM
Persian satellite TV channel owner 'shot dead' in Istanbul

Persian satellite TV channel owner 'shot dead' in Istanbul

The owner of a leading Persian-language satellite entertainment channel based outside of Iran was shot dead by unknown individuals in Istanbul in an unexplained assassination, Turkish media reports said Sunday.
4/30/2017 6:10:10 PM
Former Brazil tycoon Batista leaves prison for house arrest

Former Brazil tycoon Batista leaves prison for house arrest

Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges.
4/30/2017 6:05:51 PM
Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of ‘Dubai Font’, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.
4/30/2017 5:13:29 PM
Erdogan says 'saddened' by US flags with Syrian YPG

Erdogan says 'saddened' by US flags with Syrian YPG

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara was ‘seriously saddened’ by footage showing American military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey sees as a terror group.
4/30/2017 4:59:41 PM
Sri Lanka rescues 30 Rohingya aboard Indian boat

Sri Lanka rescues 30 Rohingya aboard Indian boat

Sri Lanka's coastguard Sunday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island's territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an official said.
4/30/2017 4:49:03 PM
Madeleine McCann parents still have hope, 10 years on

Madeleine McCann parents still have hope, 10 years on

The parents of the missing British child Madeleine McCann have vowed to do "whatever it takes" to find their daughter as they prepare to mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.
4/30/2017 2:25:20 PM
Celebration and protest as Widodo visits Hong Kong

Celebration and protest as Widodo visits Hong Kong

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was greeted by a mixture of celebration and protest in Hong Kong on Sunday with calls to improve working conditions for the city's army of foreign maids.
4/30/2017 1:36:28 PM
British PM 'not in a different galaxy' over Brexit

British PM 'not in a different galaxy' over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday denied she was "in a different galaxy" after European Union leaders were reportedly dismayed by her Brexit negotiating demands at a meeting this week.
4/30/2017 1:24:45 PM
Eleven killed after van plunges into ravine in Pakistan

Eleven killed after van plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 11 people including women and children were killed when an overloaded passenger van plunged into a ravine in Pakistan's mountainous northwest on Sunday, officials said.
4/30/2017 12:53:32 PM
Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.
4/30/2017 12:36:05 PM
Swiss climber falls to death, preparing for Everest ascent

Swiss climber falls to death, preparing for Everest ascent

An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.
4/30/2017 12:27:10 PM
US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is advancing against the Islamic State group in the key town of Tabqa near the jihadist bastion of Raqa in northern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.
4/30/2017 11:43:39 AM
'Godfather' cast members reunite at New York film festival

'Godfather' cast members reunite at New York film festival

Cast members of The Godfather movies were reunited in Manhattan on Saturday, nearly half a century after the first of the legendary mafia films hit theatres.
4/30/2017 11:34:19 AM