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Hotel occupancy fell 2% in Doha in 2016: report

Hotel occupancy fell 2% in Doha in 2016: report

Doha’s hospitality market experienced a 2% point decrease in occupancy, falling from 65% in 2015 to 63% in 2016, an EY survey shows.

Bank of Japan confusion on Nomura floor shows conundrum for traders

Bank of Japan confusion on Nomura floor shows conundrum for traders

For a few minutes after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced plans to boost purchases of exchange-traded funds on Friday, confusion reigned on Nomura Holdings’ Tokyo floor as stock traders weighed what the decision meant for equities.

Pakistan protests to India after man accused of train bombing freed

Pakistan protests to India after man accused of train bombing freed

The protest to the Indian Deputy High Commissioner was made as Pakistan celebrated the anniversary of its separation from India and independence from Britain.

Mourinho bites tongue over Courtois red card

Mourinho bites tongue over Courtois red card

Jose Mourinho delivered a clear sign he was fuming about the decision that cost Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois a red card.

Panel backs Romanian PM Ponta in graft probe

Panel backs Romanian PM Ponta in graft probe

A Romanian parliamentary committee has ruled against a request from anti-graft prosecutors to proceed with a corruption case...

Schooling bags two more golds for a mourning Singapore

Schooling bags two more golds for a mourning Singapore

Swimmer Joseph Schooling brought joy to grieving Singapore yesterday as he claimed another two SEA Games gold medals for the hosts and both in event-record time.

LeBron powers Cavs over Warriors to level Finals

LeBron powers Cavs over Warriors to level Finals

LeBron James produced one of the greatest performances in NBA Finals history and the Cleveland Cavaliers edged Golden State 95-93.

 Risk-wary gold miners build mines on a smaller scale

Risk-wary gold miners build mines on a smaller scale

Bigger isn’t better for the world’s gold miners, who are increasingly making “bite-sized” developments that carry less risk of budget disasters and fewer ....

PM receives ICPO chief

PM receives ICPO chief

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani holding talks with the Secretary General of the International Criminal Police Organisation

Syria opposition chief ready for talks with regime

Syria opposition chief ready for talks with regime

Syria’s opposition chief laid down conditions yesterday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, as world outrage at a massacre piled pressure on all parties...

 Qatar Duty Free offers great deals at golf tournament

Qatar Duty Free offers great deals at golf tournament

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is the official retail partner at the annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, which is being held in Doha this week, for the third year running.

Attiyah meets Italian envoy

Attiyah meets Italian envoy

HE the Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah holding talks with the outgoing