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BoJ governor urges restraint on tariffs, says stable FX desirable

BoJ governor urges restraint on tariffs, says stable FX desirable

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda issued a plea yesterday for leaders of major economies to step back from a tariff war, and said stable currency markets were to everyone’s benefit.

Sky is Comcast’s final prize as Disney battle approaches endgame

Sky is Comcast’s final prize as Disney battle approaches endgame

After raising the white flag in the battle with Walt Disney Co for the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, Comcast Corp chief executive officer Brian Roberts has one last prize to fight for: the British pay-TV company Sky Plc.

IMF warns G20: Trade tariffs hurting economy as Trump threatens more

IMF warns G20: Trade tariffs hurting economy as Trump threatens more

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned world economic leaders yesterday that a recent wave of trade tariffs would significantly harm global growth, a day after US President Donald Trump threatened a major escalation in a dispute with China.

US corporate majors working to counter Trump’s tariff plans

US corporate majors working to counter Trump’s tariff plans

Big companies in the United States from Amazon.com to Toyota Motor Corp and Alcoa Corp are working to counter the effect of the Trump administration’s trade policies and to head off new tariffs.

Pakistan seeking $2bn from AIIB, Swiss banks

Pakistan seeking $2bn from AIIB, Swiss banks

Pakistan is seeking up to $2bn from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Swiss banks and may impose a special surcharge on electricity consumption to meet funding needs of Diamer-Bhasha and Munda dams.

France to bolster measures against takeovers amid foreign investment boom

France to bolster measures against takeovers amid foreign investment boom

Use of “golden shares” to be extended; initiative targets rising investments from US, China; proposals part of a wider protectionist trend; legislation to be debated in the autumn

‘China has ammunition beyond PBoC to boost slowing economy’

‘China has ammunition beyond PBoC to boost slowing economy’

China’s options to support an economy threatened by the escalating trade war with the US go beyond simple monetary easing.

India plans safeguard duty on China, Malaysia solar cells

India plans safeguard duty on China, Malaysia solar cells

India has recommended imposing a 25% safeguard duty on solar cells from China and Malaysia, saying the overseas supplies have caused or threatened “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers.

Currency war outbreak raises risks as Trump takes on China and EU

Currency war outbreak raises risks as Trump takes on China and EU

The currency war has arrived. So say some of the best and brightest in the $5.1tn-per-day foreign-exchange market. US President Donald Trump on Friday accused China and the European Union of “manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower.”

Technical analysis of the QSE index

Technical analysis of the QSE index

The General Index managed to close up for another week, this time by 1.10% from the week before.

Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) Index increased 102.14 points or 1.10% during the trading week to close at the 9,420.67 level.

IMF warns G20 that tariffs hurting economy

IMF warns G20 that tariffs hurting economy

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she would present a report detailing the impacts of the restrictions already announced on global trade.

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