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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin...

‘Unjust blockade flagrant violation of UN Charter’

Qatar has reaffirmed that the unjust blockade imposed on it for more...

QU celebrates Qatar Math Day

Qatar University (QU) celebrated the second edition of Qatar Math Day...

Young people practise debating at Qatar National Library workshop

Young adults learned valuable debating skills at the ‘Public Speaking...

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Qatar Charity to distribute aid to displaced Syrians

A delegation from Qatar Charity is heading to Turkey, with the aim of...

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DHFC named ‘Platinum Sponsor of Super Slam II’

Doha Festival City (DHFC) has been announced as Platinum Sponsor of...


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Priti Patel

Govt’s new immigration proposals face backlash

The government yesterday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the homegrown workforce.

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Patient plays violin as brain tumour removed

As an accomplished classical violinist, Dagmar Turner has spent years playing to audiences in grand concert venues.

Edson Suemitsu prepares a katana sword at his home in Curitiba, Brazil.

Brazil’s ‘last samurai’ seeks to keep tradition alive

From the outside, the modest home of 61-year-old Edson Suemitsu looks little different from others in this middle-class neighbourhood of Curitiba, a sleepy city in southern Brazil. But enter the gates and you’ll find a lush garden, overarched by a large, red Japanese gate known as a torii.


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Al-Kuwari lauds Qatar, Kuwait chambers for launch of ‘Made in Qatar’ expo

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari has lauded Qatar Chamber and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their role in the successful launching of the “Made in Qatar” exhibition yesterday at the Kuwait International Fair.

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Qatar’s industrial production up in Dec on robust extraction of hydrocarbons, strengthened manufacturing sector

Robust extraction of hydrocarbons and strengthened manufacturing sector helped Qatar witness its industrial production scale up year-on-year in December 2019, according to the official estimates.

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Turkish central bank makes ‘more measured’ 50-point rate cut

Turkey’s central bank lowered its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 10.75% as expected on Wednesday, its sixth consecutive rate cut and the smallest so far in an aggressive easing cycle which analysts said was nearing its end.

Euro

Euro climbs back above $1.08; volatility spikes

The euro rose yesterday as improving risk sentiment in global markets paused the dollar’s rally, providing relief to the single currency, which had earlier fallen to three-year lows after a survey showed weakening confidence in Germany.

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Asian markets end higher on hopes for limited virus impact

Asian markets rebounded yesterday as hopes the deadly new coronavirus will have only a short-term impact on corporate earnings and economic growth prevailed.

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Unilever and 3M on list of firms eligible for China loans to ease virus crisis

Shanghai has compiled a list of firms, including local units of multi-nationals Unilever PLC and 3M Co, as eligible for millions of dollars in subsidised loans to ease any blow from the coronavirus outbreak, according to bankers and documents seen by Reuters.

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