Gulf Times - Pressure
Myanmar junta blocks Facebook to shut down dissent as West increases pressure

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook to shut down dissent as West increases pressure

Myanmar's junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Despite Trump pressure, Pence will not block Biden's election certification: advisers

Despite Trump pressure, Pence will not block Biden's election certification: advisers

Despite pressure from US President Donald Trump to help overturn his election loss, Vice President Mike Pence will stick to his ceremonial duties and not block Wednesday's certification by Congress of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, advisers said.

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Trump puts pressure on authorities to develop vaccine before election

Trump puts pressure on authorities to develop vaccine before election

US President Donald Trump put pressure on the authorities to develop and approve a vaccine for the novel coronavirus in a tweet on Saturday.

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

The International Monetary Fund warned Lebanon that its economic implosion is accelerating and told authorities to act urgently to pull the country back from crisis.

QSE remains under bearish spell for 2nd day on sell pressure from foreign funds

QSE remains under bearish spell for 2nd day on sell pressure from foreign funds

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Monday remained under bearish spell for the second consecutive day, mainly on increased net selling pressure from foreign funds.

QSE settles lower on foreign and Gulf funds’ profit booking pressure

QSE settles lower on foreign and Gulf funds’ profit booking pressure

Foreign and Gulf funds’ profit booking pressure on Tuesday further weakened the Qatar Stock Exchange, which settled 58 points lower.

WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems

Healthcare systems across Latin America risk being overwhelmed by the coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has said, as the death toll from the disease in hard-hit Brazil nears 30,000.

Increased net selling pressure from foreign and Gulf funds drags QSE

Increased net selling pressure from foreign and Gulf funds drags QSE

The increased net selling pressure from foreign and Gulf funds on Monday dragged the Qatar Stock Exchange more than 43 points and its key index retreated below 8,900 levels.

Australia demands coronavirus enquiry, adding to pressure on China

Australia demands coronavirus enquiry, adding to pressure on China

Australia on Sunday added to growing pressure on China over its handling of the novel coronavirus, questioning its transparency and demanding an international investigation into the origins of the virus ...

Pressure mounts in Germany to ease restrictions; politicians cautious

Pressure mounts in Germany to ease restrictions; politicians cautious

Retailers on Tuesday stepped up their push for coronavirus-related restrictions to be eased in Germany so that shops can return to business, while several politicians also called for a gradual reopening of the country's schools.

Qatar shares stay under selling pressure despite retail support

Qatar shares stay under selling pressure despite retail support

The Qatar Stock Exchange remained under selling pressure for the fifth straight session and its key index settled below 9,500 levels despite increased buying interests from local and non-Qatari retail investors.