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Merkel’s deal set to spark volatility in power market

Merkel’s deal set to spark volatility in power market

After wild swings roiled stock markets from Hong Kong to New York this week, Germany’s power traders are about to get their own taste of volatility.

Selling pressure drags QSE, reflecting global sentiments

Selling pressure drags QSE, reflecting global sentiments

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) largely reflected the sentiments in the global markets and plummeted 314 points to settle at sub-9000 levels this week.

Qatari firms looking to expand into new markets at OIC trade fair in Kuwait

Qatari firms looking to expand into new markets at OIC trade fair in Kuwait

Qatar’s pavilion at the special edition of the trade fair of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states in Kuwait has attracted “great interest” from visitors, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) said.

Texas flood: US oil exports pour into markets worldwide

Texas flood: US oil exports pour into markets worldwide

In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with US crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo.

Portugal on verge of investment grade by last holdout Moody’s

Portugal on verge of investment grade by last holdout Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service, the last of the major credit rating agencies to keep Portugal’s debt in “junk” territory, considers it on the verge of regaining investment grade thanks to the country’s economic and fiscal improvements.

US jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

US jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, dropping to its lowest level in nearly 45 years as the labour market tightened further, bolstering expectations of faster wage growth this year.

Indian banks set to raise lending rates

Indian banks set to raise lending rates

India’s struggling economy is facing a new challenge: banks are raising interest rates even though the central bank is leaving its rates unchanged, as risks such as surging bond yields and more provisioning requirements erode their profit.

Swiss Re may sell stake to SoftBank for $10bn

Swiss Re may sell stake to SoftBank for $10bn

Swiss Re said it is in talks to sell a minority stake to SoftBank Group in a deal that could be worth $10bn or more and would mark Japanese company’s biggest move yet into financial services.

China’s trade machine sparks back to life in Jan

China’s trade machine sparks back to life in Jan

China’s trade machine kicked up a gear in January after stumbling the previous month, with exports and imports both growing much more than expected, getting the economy off to a solid start to the year.

Maritime patrol aircraft seen as key in Asia, but buyers elusive

Maritime patrol aircraft seen as key in Asia, but buyers elusive

When Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon first arrived at the Singapore Airshow two years ago, it caused a stir.

Qatar shares close marginally up despite selling pressure

Qatar shares close marginally up despite selling pressure

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Thursday settled marginally higher despite five of the seven sectors having faced selling pressure.

European and US equity markets resume slump

European and US equity markets resume slump

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered a sharp decline yesterday as volatility continued to dog global equities trading.

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