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Trump’s China deal trifles with curse of a phase one and done

Trump’s China deal trifles with curse of a phase one and done

President Donald Trump unveiled an interim deal with China on Friday that will avoid further escalation of a trade war that for almost two years has hung over the world’s largest economies and thus almost any country or company doing business with them.

HIA voted 'Best Airport in the Middle East' for 3rd consecutive year

HIA voted 'Best Airport in the Middle East' for 3rd consecutive year

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been voted as the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the third consecutive year at the 16th Annual Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey Awards ...

Malaysian Prime Minister visits Baladna Food Industries

Malaysian Prime Minister visits Baladna Food Industries

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed, and Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, visited Baladna Food Industries (BFI), the largest producer of dairy products and beverages in Qatar.

Manateq, QIB sign MoU to facilitate 'preferential financing' for logistics parks investors

Manateq, QIB sign MoU to facilitate 'preferential financing' for logistics parks investors

Manateq has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with QIB to facilitate "preferential financing" for its logistics parks investors.

Commercial Bank launches Qatar's first mobile contactless payment wallet

Commercial Bank launches Qatar's first mobile contactless payment wallet

CB Wallet acts as a digital wallet, allowing credit and debit cardholders to pay for items in stores quickly, conveniently and securely using their mobile phones.

Turkish industrial output rises for 2nd month in a row in Oct

Turkish industrial output rises for 2nd month in a row in Oct

Turkish industrial production rose for the second month in a row in October after a year of declines as the economy recovers from recession, though the expansion in output from a year earlier was lower than expected at 3.8%, official data showed yesterday.

‘US sets China trade deal terms, but Beijing mum’

‘US sets China trade deal terms, but Beijing mum’

Washington has set its terms for a trade deal with China, offering to suspend some tariffs on Chinese goods and cut others in exchange for Beijing’s buying more American farm goods, US sources said on Thursday.

Job-crusader Powell  signals long policy pause amid lower inflation

Job-crusader Powell signals long policy pause amid lower inflation

As head of the Federal Reserve, the late Paul Volcker earned a reputation as an inflation fighter. Current chairman Jerome Powell wants to be known as a job crusader.

Russia central bank cuts its  key interest rate to 6.25%

Russia central bank cuts its key interest rate to 6.25%

The Russian central bank lowered its key interest rate to 6.25% yesterday amid slowing inflation and said further rate reductions in the first half of 2020 looked possible but not imminent.

Chip analysts struggle to get excited about 2020 after 52% rally

Chip analysts struggle to get excited about 2020 after 52% rally

After a year in which semiconductor stocks defied conventional wisdom with a seemingly unstoppable rally in the face of gloomy fundamentals, analysts are loathe to go all in.

Lacklustre US retail sales cast shadow on Q4 economic growth

Lacklustre US retail sales cast shadow on Q4 economic growth

US retail sales increased less than expected in November as Americans cut back on discretionary spending despite a strong labour market, raising fears the economy was slowing a bit faster than anticipated in the fourth quarter.

China suffers biggest state firm dollar bond default in 20 years

China suffers biggest state firm dollar bond default in 20 years

A major Chinese commodities trader became the biggest dollar bond defaulter among the nation’s state-owned companies in two decades, in a moment of reckoning for Beijing as it struggles to contain credit risk in a weakening economy.

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