Hundreds of thousands of miles of fibre-optic cable lay on the ocean floors, a crucial part of the global Internet’s backbone, and only rarely do ship anchors, undersea landslides or saboteurs disrupt them.
Brazil’s strongest year for initial public offerings since 2013 finished on a flat note last week as one company cancelled its plans and what promised to be 2017’s biggest listing priced at the bottom of the range.
With year-end fast approaching, the Bloomberg Commodity index traded close to unchanged on the week and just like the year-to-date performance it was the metals sector led by industrial metals which offset losses in energy and agriculture.
Pound traders are about to get their first insight into how the currency may fare in the next phase of the Brexit talks as negotiators move on to the potentially more complicated stage of discussing trade.
Hong Kong’s stock exchange proposed to let “innovative” companies list in the Chinese enclave with dual-class share structures to avoid losing out on more initial public offerings by technology giants like Alibaba Group Holding.
Qatar's manufacturing sector witnessed robust expansion both on monthly and yearly basis this October mainly on the back of increased production of cement, beverages and chemicals, according to official estimates.
Demand for natural gas will continue to rise over the next two decades, stimulated by lower prices resulting from an expected surge in supplies of shale gas and other unconventional resources, according to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
Qatar's insurance industry is expected to grow more than 9% to reach $4.6bn by 2021 as rising population continues to drive the demand for health, motor, property and other retail cover; while strategic economic diversification plans help enhance the base of assets available for underwriting
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas discussed the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, particularly those related to the city of Jerusalem.
Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine.
Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.
At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday.