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Govt measures to bolster Qatar's real estate sector: Ezdan

Govt measures to bolster Qatar's real estate sector: Ezdan

Qatar’s exemption of the hospitality and tourism, retail sectors and commercial complexes from electricity and water consumption charges for a period of six months will bolster the country’s real estate sector, Ezdan has said in a report.

QSE jumps 222 points on across-the-board buying

QSE jumps 222 points on across-the-board buying

An across-the-board buying – particularly within realty, telecom and industrials counters – Monday imparted a huge 222 points thrust to the Qatar Stock Exchange, whose key barometer surpassed 8,700 levels with an ease.

Who controls oil prices?

Who controls oil prices?

New global oil diplomacy and Opec between American influence and Russian intransigence

Trump steps up oil tariff threat amid Opec+ rift

Trump steps up oil tariff threat amid Opec+ rift

President Donald Trump ramped up threats to use tariffs to protect the US energy industry from a historic glut of oil, as efforts to forge a global deal to cut output appeared to lose momentum.

Hong Kong faces delays in giving cash away as virus hits economy

Hong Kong faces delays in giving cash away as virus hits economy

Hong Kong was ahead of the world when in February it announced a handout of almost $1,300 to residents suffering from a recession worsened by the coronavirus. By the time the money arrives, it may be too late to undo the damage.

India’s place in global markets at stake in virus response

India’s place in global markets at stake in virus response

India’s checkered history with foreign investors is making one of the biggest emerging markets look particularly vulnerable at a time when its need for overseas funding has never been clearer.

Air France-KLM in talks on state-backed loan package

Air France-KLM in talks on state-backed loan package

Air France-KLM is in talks with banks to receive up to €6bn ($6.5bn) in loans guaranteed by the French and Dutch governments, as the airline group braces for a sustained coronavirus shutdown, sources told Reuters.

Spain takes coronabonds campaign to Germany with support at ECB

Spain takes coronabonds campaign to Germany with support at ECB

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez took his appeal for European solidarity to Germany yesterday and found some encouragement at the top of the European Central Bank.

QDB initiative to develop solutions to tackle virus

QDB initiative to develop solutions to tackle virus

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has announced the launch of an initiative to develop entrepreneurial ideas to contribute to reducing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid 19).

AM Best affirms Qatar Islamic Insurance ratings

AM Best affirms Qatar Islamic Insurance ratings

AM Best, a global insurance rating agency, has affirmed Qatar Islamic Insurance's financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and the long-term issuer credit rating of “bbb+”, while revising upward the outlooks to 'positive'.

Qatar able to afford more fiscal support amid Covid-19 crisis: Oxford Economics

Qatar able to afford more fiscal support amid Covid-19 crisis: Oxford Economics

Qatar is among the financially strong countries that is able to "afford more significant fiscal support" despite the slump in oil prices, Oxford Economics said in its research brief on GCC response to the Covid-19 crisis.

QSE opens week on a stronger note on bullish non-Qatari individuals

QSE opens week on a stronger note on bullish non-Qatari individuals

The Qatar Stock Exchange Sunday opened the week on a stronger note with its key index inching closer to 8,500 levels, mainly on account of bullish non-Qatari individuals.

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