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China hitting reality now on ‘impossible’ tax, deficit goals

China hitting reality now on ‘impossible’ tax, deficit goals

China’s government is grappling with an inconvenient truth: you can’t cut taxes, boost spending and reduce the budget deficit all at the same time.

Alien invasions are part of China’s efforts to spark a tech boom

Alien invasions are part of China’s efforts to spark a tech boom

Twenty-year-old Hua Xia waits patiently in a Beijing conference hall for his chance to chat about alien invasions with Liu Cixin, China’s most-popular science fiction writer who counts Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg among his readers.

China calls off planned trade talks as new US tariffs loom

China calls off planned trade talks as new US tariffs loom

China has called off planned trade talks with the US and is unlikely to sit down with Washington until after the mid-term elections, according to people familiar with the situation.

Architect defends vision for Bangkok airport

Architect defends vision for Bangkok airport

Bangkok’s main airport is planning to add a $1.3bn terminal with extensive wooden cladding and a forested landscape, spurring concern about fire risk.

Hong Kong realtors sell low on rate hike, more supply

Hong Kong realtors sell low on rate hike, more supply

Property developers are cutting prices in Hong Kong to lure buyers amid the increasing downside risks in the world’s least-affordable housing market.

As BofA gets gun-shy on risk taking, some managers look to exit

As BofA gets gun-shy on risk taking, some managers look to exit

Leadership changes are starting to ripple through Bank of America Corp’s investment bank as disagreements over risk-taking and a struggle to keep pace with competitors on US merger advisory spur high-level departures.

Fed fear absent in US stocks as bourses plow back to record

Fed fear absent in US stocks as bourses plow back to record

The bulls have regained control on the American equity market. The S&P 500 Index capped a second weekly advance, ending the five days less than two points away from its all-time high.

Wall Street expects volume spike on sector reshuffle

Wall Street expects volume spike on sector reshuffle

An overhaul of Wall Street’s technology and media sectors will coincide with the quarterly expiration of futures and options, potentially bringing a burst of volume and volatility to trading on Friday and the days that follow.

Once-bitten investors stay wary as gold equities get cheap

Once-bitten investors stay wary as gold equities get cheap

Investors stung by the sell-off in gold are going to need more than cheap equities and stabilising bullion prices to wade back into mining-company stocks.

Qatar economy grew 1.6% in 2017 despite blockade, says QNB

Qatar economy grew 1.6% in 2017 despite blockade, says QNB

Higher oil prices will allow for some positive multiplier effects on Qatar’s domestic demand and also support current account surpluses; QNB said and noted Qatar’s economic performance remains resilient.

Ahlibank wins ‘Best Bank in Asset Quality’ award

Ahlibank wins ‘Best Bank in Asset Quality’ award

Ahlibank has won the ‘Best Bank in Asset Quality’ award in Qatar at the New Age Banking Summit 2018 awards ceremony, organised by UMS Conferences with the support of Qatar Central Bank and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

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