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EU budget plans foiled as Germany pushes for less spending

EU budget plans foiled as Germany pushes for less spending

The European Union may need to scale down plans to boost growth and mitigate the social impact of a slowdown if it fails to quickly agree on a long-term budget, European officials said on Monday ...

Qatar's spending on projects to continue beyond 2022: official

Qatar's spending on projects to continue beyond 2022: official

Government spending for Qatar’s ambitious projects totaling over $200bn will continue even after the staging of the FIFA World Cup games in 2022, according to a Qatar Chamber official.

New wave of spending seen on Qatar free zones, logistics centres: OBG

New wave of spending seen on Qatar free zones, logistics centres: OBG

A new wave of spending is expected on the development of Qatar’s free zones and logistics centres to further boost inflows of foreign capital, according to the Oxford Business Group.

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two maverick parties to boost spending, seek review of EU rules

Italy's two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collision course with the European Union ...

US Congress aiming to approve $1tn spending bill

US Congress aiming to approve $1tn spending bill

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives hope to unveil soon the product of long negotiations over a $1tn spending bill.

Kuwait projects $17bn deficit in 2018/2019 budget

Kuwait projects $17bn deficit in 2018/2019 budget

Kuwait on Monday announced a state budget for the year ending on March 31, 2019, that projects spending at 20bn dinars ($66.7bn) and revenues at 15bn dinars.

Qatar budget to increase higher capital spending in 2018

Qatar budget to increase higher capital spending in 2018

Rising energy prices and efforts to diversify government revenue may see Qatar’s 2018 budget swing into surplus

Huge outlay for major projects in Qatar's 2018 budget

Huge outlay for major projects in Qatar's 2018 budget

Budget spending (expenditure) has been set at QR203.2bn in 2018, up 2.4% on the current financial year, figures released in Doha on Tuesday showed.

Qatar 'has enough reserves to support banks despite siege'

Qatar 'has enough reserves to support banks despite siege'

Qatar, blockaded by three of its Gulf neighbours since June, is capable of supporting its banks with assets in the country’s vast sovereign wealth fund and foreign currency reserves, the central bank governor said.

Kahramaa eyes more than QR5bn spending on ‘Made in Qatar’ products

Kahramaa eyes more than QR5bn spending on ‘Made in Qatar’ products

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is planning to spend more than QR5bn on direct purchases from manufacturers in Qatar, expanding the presence of ‘Made in Qatar’ products ...

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of government spending in budget

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of government spending in budget

US President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to slash healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years ...

Qatar budget deficit 'may fall to 5% of country’s GDP'

Qatar budget deficit 'may fall to 5% of country’s GDP'

Qatar’s budget deficit may fall to 5% of the country’s GDP this year, or $8.7bn, and then “shrinking further” through to 2019, mainly due to “increasing hydrocarbon receipts and the ongoing consolidation” of current spending.