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Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

Gold hit a record high Monday as investors rushed into the safe-haven on concerns about China-US tensions, a spike in virus infections around the world and a lack of progress on a new stimulus bill in Washington.

Asian stock markets end mixed as virus spikes around world

Asian stock markets end mixed as virus spikes around world

Asian equities were mixed on Monday as a spike in new coronavirus infections across the planet forced governments to impose fresh containment measures, fuelling fears about the stuttering economic recovery.

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

The man behind Sweden’s controversial Covid-19 strategy has characterised lockdowns imposed across much of the globe as a form of “madness” that flies in the face of what is known about handling viral outbreaks.

A giant leap to the wider world--the Qatari example

A giant leap to the wider world--the Qatari example

Dr Mohan Thomas, a longtime resident of the country and a prominent Indian community member who has been in the forefront of several humanitarian and charitable initiatives ...

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

Gaussin and Total to develop world's first full electric ART

Gaussin and Total to develop world's first full electric ART

Gaussin and Total are jointly developing the world's first full electric Aircraft Refueller Transporter (ART) with delivery expected at the end of 2020.

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate among world’s lowest

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate among world’s lowest

Qatar’s Covid-19 mortality rate is one of the lowest in the world, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert said on Monday at a webinar.

Qatar maintains position as world’s largest LNG exporter in 2019: IGU

Qatar maintains position as world’s largest LNG exporter in 2019: IGU

Qatar managed to maintain its position as the largest liquefied natural gas exporter in the world (at 77.8mn tonnes) in 2019, International Gas Union (IGU) said in its "2020 World LNG Report".

United States coronavirus deaths highest in world exceeding Italy

United States coronavirus deaths highest in world exceeding Italy

US deaths due to the coronavirus surpassed 19,600 on Saturday, the highest reported number in the world, according to a Reuters tally, although there are signs the pandemic might be nearing a peak.

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state ...

Doha's inflation-adjusted growth seen better than world, Mena average: IIF

Doha's inflation-adjusted growth seen better than world, Mena average: IIF

The Institute of International Finance (IIF), the US-based economic think-tank, has revised down Qatar's real growth this year in view of the global pandemic Covid-19 ...

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Equity markets collapsed Monday as the rapidly spreading coronavirus fans fears for the global economy, while a crash in oil prices added to the panic with energy firms taking a hammering ...