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Insurance sector helps Qatar shares cross 10,100 level

Insurance sector helps Qatar shares cross 10,100 level

The proposed mandatory health cover requirement yesterday buoyed the insurance sector, lifting the sentiments in the Qatar Stock Exchange whose index surpassed the 10,100 levels.

MoCI undersecretary receives high-level Chilean delegation

MoCI undersecretary receives high-level Chilean delegation

HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) Sultan bin Rashid al-Khater Thursday met Rodrigo Yanez, Chile’s Undersecretary for International Economic Relations and the accompanying delegation currently visiting Qatar.

Natural gas to contribute the least to energy emissions by 2050: GECF

Natural gas to contribute the least to energy emissions by 2050: GECF

The impact of Covid-19 in 2020 is estimated to have led to around a 7% reduction in global energy-related CO2 emissions; the GECF said and noted this decline, however, will be short-lived with a rebound in 2021 and 2022 as energy demand recovers.

Commercial banks' total assets jump 8.55% year-on-year to QR1.69tn in January: QCB

Commercial banks' total assets jump 8.55% year-on-year to QR1.69tn in January: QCB

The year 2021 has started off on a solid footing for Doha's commercial banks as their total assets expanded faster year-on-year than the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) this January, according to the Qatar Central Bank data.

Residential stock in Qatar at 303,015 units at end-2020: ValuStrat

Residential stock in Qatar at 303,015 units at end-2020: ValuStrat

Despite Covid-19 and slowdown in the growth of expatriate population, the annual fall in rents and capital values of residential units during 2020 was less compared to year-on-year (YoY) decline in 2019, the researcher said in its country report

Yellen seeks debt transparency as IMF eyes expanded firepower

Yellen seeks debt transparency as IMF eyes expanded firepower

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for greater transparency around the use of International Monetary Fund resources and on existing stocks of debt as global finance chiefs consider an expansion in the IMF’s lending firepower.

Nature bonds may be the next big thing for emerging markets

Nature bonds may be the next big thing for emerging markets

Emerging-market nations are looking at issuing the first nature-linked bonds as part of talks involving the World Bank and major sovereign creditors to make their debt more sustainable.

Traveloka plans regional fintech expansion before US listing

Traveloka plans regional fintech expansion before US listing

Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s largest online travel startup, plans to launch financial services in Thailand and Vietnam as it eyes a US listing through a blank-cheque company, its president said.

Asia’s stocks track Wall St record after Powell words

Asia’s stocks track Wall St record after Powell words

Another Federal Reserve reassurance it would not hike interest rates until absolutely necessary buoyed Asian markets yesterday, while traders were also taking heart from positive developments on the vaccine front.

Debt markets brace for higher yields to stay as stimulus sets in

Debt markets brace for higher yields to stay as stimulus sets in

President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn relief plan, plus the prospect of more stimulus later this year, is setting the stage for a shift away from historically low Treasury yields that’s likely to lead to a pickup in volatility in currency markets.

Wells Fargo sheds its asset manager unit as CEO Scharf reshapes bank

Wells Fargo sheds its asset manager unit as CEO Scharf reshapes bank

Wells Fargo & Co plans to sell its asset-management business to two private equity firms, part of chief executive officer Charlie Scharf’s efforts to dump non-essential operations and help the bank emerge from years of scandals.

UK will resist EU pressure on banks over clearing: Bailey

UK will resist EU pressure on banks over clearing: Bailey

Britain will resist “very firmly” any European Union attempts to arm-twist banks into shifting trillions of euros in derivatives clearing from Britain to the bloc after Brexit, Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey said yesterday.

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