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Confidence in emerging markets grows: QNB

Confidence in emerging markets grows: QNB

This year was supposed to be a challenging year for emerging markets (EMs). An accelerated pace of Fed tightening, protectionism, and political risks were among the prospective hurdles EMs would have to overcome.

Doha Bank holds knowledge-sharing session

Doha Bank holds knowledge-sharing session

HE the Qatar Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani receives a bouquet of flowers from Doha Bank managing director Sheikh Abdul Rehman bin Mohamed bin Jabor al-Thani during the bank’s knowledge-sharing session titled ‘Qatar — Land of Opportunities’, held on Wednesday at the Four Sea

Technical analysis of the QSE index

Technical analysis of the QSE index

Definitions of key terms used in technical analysis

Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) Index decreased 136.63 points, or 1.48% during the trading week to close at 9,106.19. Market capitalisation decreased by 1.47% to QR493.53bn versus QR500.90bn at the end of the previous trading week.

Peso may slide further as traders remain cautious

Peso may slide further as traders remain cautious

Asian emerging market currencies have been having their best year since before the 2013 taper tantrum, bolstered by pace-setting growth rates and attractive yields.

Bank of Japan cuts bond purchases

Bank of Japan cuts bond purchases

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) cut purchases of bonds maturing in five to 10 years by ¥30bn ($271mn) at its regular debt-buying operations last week.

China convertible bond sales hit record as equities rally

China convertible bond sales hit record as equities rally

Chinese curbs on stock and regular bond sales are driving record issuance of convertible notes. Buyers of the hybrid securities are being rewarded.

China raising its share of SE Asia infrastructure pie

China raising its share of SE Asia infrastructure pie

Companies from the world’s second-biggest economy are increasingly targeting the region for investment, especially into infrastructure.

Still judging current mechanism to resolve India bad debts, says Jaitley

Still judging current mechanism to resolve India bad debts, says Jaitley

Previous laws were only partly effective in resolving the problems of insolvency and bankruptcy in the corporate world and one would have to wait to judge the effectiveness of the current mechanism to deal with the issue, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday.

Uber wins US court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

Uber wins US court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

Uber Technologies has won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger’s price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

IEX plans to nab listings from rivals by charging cheaper, simpler fees

IEX plans to nab listings from rivals by charging cheaper, simpler fees

A year after disrupting the US stock market with a new approach to handling trades, upstart stock exchange operator IEX Group is planning to nab listings from rivals by charging simpler, cheaper fees, Sara Furber, IEX’s head of listings, said in a recent interview.

Lead gets unforeseen boost from North Korean sanctions

Lead gets unforeseen boost from North Korean sanctions

Lead has been an unlikely and unforeseen beneficiary of the North Korea missile crisis. A new round of UN sanctions includes North Korean exports of lead concentrate.

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