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QCB stresses commitment to providing requirements of foreign currencies

QCB stresses commitment to providing requirements of foreign currencies

An official source at Qatar Central Bank stressed the commitment by QCB to provide all requirements of foreign currencies at the official exchange rates for investors including local and foreign individuals ...

Singapore growth beats forecasts as global trade improves

Singapore growth beats forecasts as global trade improves

Singapore's economy beat expectations to grow at its fastest pace in nearly four years during the third quarter, data showed on Thursday, boosted by a surge in global demand that has buoyed Asia.

Self-sufficiency expo to give major boost to Qatari firms

Self-sufficiency expo to give major boost to Qatari firms

The ‘Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018’ will serve as an interface into how the country is building for a “courageous and stimulating future” with an innovative and diversified national economy.

Qatar's development 'impressive': German minister

Qatar's development 'impressive': German minister

Germany wishes to see more Qatari investments in the country, said German Minister of Economy and Finance, Brigitte Zebrais.

EU sees 'limited' impact of Catalonia crisis on economy

EU sees 'limited' impact of Catalonia crisis on economy

The independence crisis in Catalonia has only made a very limited impact on the Spanish economy, EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Thursday.

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create common capital market

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create common capital market

The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will create a pan-Baltic capital market to boost liquidity and investment, they said on Monday.

Bank of England seen hiking rate for first time in decade

Bank of England seen hiking rate for first time in decade

The Bank of England, battling Brexit-fuelled inflation rises, is set Thursday to lift its key interest rate for the first time since 2007, according to analysts.

Sri Lanka a major investment, trade partner, says minister

Sri Lanka a major investment, trade partner, says minister

The agricultural sector will have a special place on the map of mutual cooperation in the coming phase, Sheikh Ahmed said while chairing the second session of the Qatari-Sri Lankan joint committee in Colombo.

Qatari economy adjusting to impact of blockade: IMF

Qatari economy adjusting to impact of blockade: IMF

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Arab countries is expected to have a “limited impact” on growth in the region at this stage, the IMF said.

Europe's recovery gathers pace despite Brexit, Catalan crisis

Europe's recovery gathers pace despite Brexit, Catalan crisis

Europe's economic recovery is gathering pace despite the Catalan crisis and uncertainty around Brexit, with figures released Tuesday showing eurozone growth beating forecasts...

Indian stocks, bank shares soar after cash-injection plan

Indian stocks, bank shares soar after cash-injection plan

Banks led Indian stocks to record highs Wednesday after the government approved a multi-billion-dollar recapitalisation plan for state-owned lenders to help spur investment in the Asian giant's slowing economy.

India approves recapitalisation plan for state-owned banks

India approves recapitalisation plan for state-owned banks

The government will infuse this sum over the next two years to "strengthen the lending capacity of banks to spur growth", finance minister Arun Jaitley told reporters.