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QRCS, Jordan Red Crescent provide aid to 250 families

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in co-operation with Jordan...

Katara to host GPDN conference next week

Katara — The Cultural Village Foundation will host the 6th General...

30 teams participate in Arab Innovation Academy’s ‘Startup Expo’

As many as 30 teams presented their business ideas during ‘Startup...

A symbolic key being handed over to Dhaka for the 2020 edition of the Capital of Islamic Youth initi

Doha hands over keys of Islamic Youth Capital to Dhaka

The Ministry of Culture and Sports, under the auspices of His...

MME stresses need to safely dispose off hazardous waste

MME stresses need to safely dispose of hazardous waste

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on Thursday...


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Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival, part of Tamil Nadu’s harvest festival

Villager dead at bull-taming festival

A villager was gored to death during a traditional bull-taming festival in Tamil Nadu, underlining the dangers of the bloody sport. P Murugan, 40, was trampled on Thursday by a running bull who was agitated by the noise of drums, a local police official said.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, attends a company event in New Delhi.

After Amazon snub, BJP slams Washington Post

India’s ruling BJP yesterday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025.

Thunberg speaking during a demonstration of the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement in Lausanne.

‘You have not seen anything yet,’ teen activist says ahead of Davos

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne yesterday before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.


Region
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A displaced family warms up their hands at an unfinished apartment in Tripoli, Libya

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their...

A flight recorder, also known as a black box, purportedly recovered from the crashed Ukrainian airli

Canada says black boxes from Iran crash should be sent to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send...

Syrians make their way through the rubble of a building following a regime air strike on Ariha town

Regime air raids kill 18 civilians in Idlib city

Regime air strikes on a city in Syria’s last major opposition bastion...

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, yesterday.

Israel responds to Gaza projectiles with air strikes

Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes on military positions in...


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Customer deposits to total liabilities ratio of 8 listed Qatari banks grows in nine months of 2019: PwC

The customer deposits to total liabilities ratio of the eight listed commercial banks in Qatar grew over the nine months of 2019 from December 30, 2018, but declined in the last quarter of 2019, PwC has said in a report.

A pedestrian walks past the Tokyo Stock Exchange building in Tokyo. The TSE ended 0.5% higher 24,041

Asia markets end week on a positive note

Asian equities rose yesterday as investors, still buoyed by the China-US trade deal, turned their focus to earnings season and the global outlook, while they were also cheered by data indicating China’s economy appears to be stabilising.

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China economy grows 6% in Q4; investment picks up

China’s economy stabilised last quarter after slowing to the weakest pace in almost three decades, with the first acceleration in investment since June signalling that a firmer recovery could be underway.

A view of the Bank of England in the City of London. Comments from policy makers in the last week ha

BoE rate cut hangs in the balance with dovish resurgence

Mark Carney’s last monetary policy decision as Bank of England governor could prove to be dramatic. Comments from policy makers in the last week have surprised markets and economists, showing that the central bank’s choice is more finely balanced than previously expected.

Gambia

Gambia minister extends investment invitation to Qatari businesses

Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Dr Mamadou Tangar has invited Qatari businessmen to explore investment opportunities in the West African country.

Shangai

China is speeding up opening of its market to investment bank giants

China brought forward the planned opening of its $21tn capital market by eight months, swinging the door open for global investment banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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