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Asian factories stagnate as China's slowdown, supply constraints hit

Asian factories stagnate as China's slowdown, supply constraints hit

Asia's manufacturing activity broadly stagnated in September as pandemic-induced factory shutdowns and signs of slowing Chinese growth weighed on the region's economies, surveys showed on Friday.

Asia stays top destination of Qatar’s exports, imports

Asia stays top destination of Qatar’s exports, imports

Asia remained the principal destination of Qatar’s exports and the first origin of imports as the country saw QR24.7bn trade balance on trade volumes of QR73.41bn during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 ...

We All Belong: Doha 2030 aims to unite Asia

We All Belong: Doha 2030 aims to unite Asia

Under the slogan “We All Belong,” the Doha 2030 Bid Committee on Saturday ramped up its campaign to win the bid for the 2030 Asian Games, underlining Qatar’s stated principles of unity, peace and inclusiveness.

Sport capital of Asia

Sport capital of Asia

2006 was an epochal year for Qatar because it fast-tracked an aspirational nation’s march towards becoming a major player on the global sporting stage.

Asia markets drop after virus woes hammer Wall Street

Asia markets drop after virus woes hammer Wall Street

Most Asian and European markets fell on Tuesday following a sharp sell-off in New York that was fuelled by fears a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures.

In Asia, US's Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

In Asia, US's Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

US Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington's latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing.

Qatar Airways now offers largest number of aircraft in Asia equipped with high-speed broadband

Qatar Airways now offers largest number of aircraft in Asia equipped with high-speed broadband

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of its 100th aircraft to feature high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity, enabling passengers to stay in touch with families, friends and colleagues ...

Vaccine hopes lift Asia stocks, but new cases cause concern

Vaccine hopes lift Asia stocks, but new cases cause concern

Hopes for a vaccine helped push equities higher on Friday following another tech-inspired record on Wall Street, with investors brushing off a surprisingly weak US jobs report ...

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

Countries around Asia are confronting a second wave of coronavirus infections and are clamping down again to try to contain the disease, with Australia recording a record daily rise in cases ...

Asia presents bright prospects for liquefied natural gas

Asia presents bright prospects for liquefied natural gas

Oil markets have enjoyed a period of continuous rise, thanks to a combination of positive factors including compliance to some extent with agreed production cuts, partial recovery in oil demand ...

As Asia's tropical storm season arrives, grounded airplanes at risk of damage

As Asia's tropical storm season arrives, grounded airplanes at risk of damage

Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region's tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic ...

Asia key to global energy demand growth; oil remains a valuable commodity

Asia key to global energy demand growth; oil remains a valuable commodity

The global oil sector suffers from a combination of negative oil prices, excess storage space, declining demand, and calls for a renewable energy revolution in the post-Covid-19 era.