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Resilient #Qatar Maintains Stable Outlook

Resilient Qatar Maintains Stable OutlookThe Gulf State of Qatar has received a thumbs-up from Fitch Ratings, which in June reaffirmed the country’s AA- default risk rating. Fitch repeated the assessment it made in February and said that Qatar has maintained a stable economic outlook. This matters to foreign investors, as it means Qatar is likely to have low budget deficits in the coming years, and not need to raise taxes in the wake of the pandemic. Qatar offers inward investors a buoyant econom...
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Qatar is coming to the rescue of British Airways and Iberia

Qatar Airways has promised to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into British Airways and Iberia as they fight to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Qatar, Cnn, British Airways, Iberia, Qatar Airways


Middle East News: Doha Bank CEO Says Worst of Covid Slump Is Over - Bloomberg

Middle East News: Doha Bank CEO Says Worst of Covid Slump Is Over - Bloomberg:Doha Bank QPSC said the worst of the shock from the coronavirus pandemic and a slump in oil prices has already been reflected on the Qatar lender’s balance sheet.“We look forward to reset the button as and when the world reaches normalcy,” Chief Executive Officer Raghavan Seetharaman said in an interview on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.The lender on Tuesday reported a 3.5% decline in its net income for the first half of t...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bloomberg, Bloomberg TV, Doha Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Raghavan Seetharaman, Doha Bank QPSC


Xavi says coaching Barca remains his ‘primary goal’

Madrid (AFP) – Xavi Hernandez, who is coaching Al-Sadd in Qatar, says his “primary goal” is to coach Barcelona where he won a host of trophies, but he is focused on his current job. Xavi... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Xavi, Madrid, Barca, Xavi Hernandez, Afp, Al Sadd


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Kuwait leads most of Gulf higher; #Qatar retreats - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait leads most of Gulf higher; Qatar retreats - Reuters:Most Gulf stock markets ended higher onMonday with Kuwait leading the gains on the back of a broadincrease in shares in its index, while Qatar's was hit byfirst-half losses from Qatar Insurance Company.  Saudi Arabia's benchmark index added 0.3%, bolsteredby a 0.6% gain in Saudi Aramco and a 1% rise in SaudiBasic Industries.But Yamama Cement declined 1.8% as the companyreported a fall in second-quarter net profit.In Kuw...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Kuwait, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ghanim, Marzouq, Qatar Insurance Company Saudi Arabia, SaudiBasic Industries But Yamama Cement, National Bank of Kuwait News, theUnited States


Blackrock, #Qatar's QIA interested in Atlantia's tollroad unit: sources - Reuters

Blackrock, Qatar's QIA interested in Atlantia's tollroad unit: sources - Reuters:U.S. asset manager BlackRock (BLK.N) and Qatar’s sovereign fund QIA are interested in investing in Atlantia’s motorway unit (ATL.MI) along with Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), two sources with knowledge of the matter said.The two could be part of a consortium made of Italian and foreign funds that is expected to buy around 20% in Atlantia’s Autostrade per l’Italia once it is demerged from its p...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Qatar Investment Authority, Blackrock, Reuters, Autostrade, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Cassa Depositi, Atlantia, Blackrock Qatar


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE close #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE


MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf stocks rise in early trade; #Qatar slips - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf stocks rise in early trade; Qatar slips - Reuters:Most major stocks markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Monday, largely on the back of their financials, while Qatar’s index was hurt by first-half losses posted by Qatar Insurance Company.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index edged up 0.1%, helped by a 0.7% rise in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services , while National Commercial Bank was up 0.4%, despite recording a lower second-quarter profit. But Banque Saudi Fran...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Gulf, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi, Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services, Qatar Insurance Company Saudi Arabia


US envoy in #Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long' | News | Al Jazeera

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long' | News | Al Jazeera:The three-year blockade of Qatar by neighbouring Arab nations has gone on for too long and threatens regional security and prosperity, a US envoy has said.US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Sunday acknowledged the challenge ahead of ending the crisis that has torn apart the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain part of the siege.Egypt also joined the bloc...
Tags: Travel, US, Qatar, Egypt, GCC, Oman, Al Jazeera, Bahrain, Kuwait, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, United Arab Emirates UAE Saudi Arabia


US diplomat says America keeps pushing to end Qatar crisis

The U.S. continues to push for an end of the four-nation boycott of Qatar, even after the hospitalization of Kuwait's ruling emir who led talks to resolve the yearslong dispute, a U.S. diplomat said Sunday. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook acknowledged the challenge ahead on ending the crisis that's torn apart the Gulf Cooperation Council, with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates part of the boycott that's targeted fellow member Qatar since June 2017. Egypt as wel...
Tags: News, US, America, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Gulf Cooperation Council, Bahrain Saudi Arabia


#Qatar Commercial Bank to Continue to Build Buffers Against Risk - Bloomberg

Qatar Commercial Bank to Continue to Build Buffers Against Risk - Bloomberg:Commercial Bank of Qatar will continue to build buffers against risk for the rest of the year to protect itself from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to its group chief executive officer.Lenders in the gas-rich Gulf state are building up “significant risk buffers in anticipation of prudent provisioning for what may happen once the stimulus measures are taken off,” Joseph Abraham said in an interview wit...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Gulf, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Joseph Abraham


Xavi tests positive for COVID-19: club

Doha (AFP) – Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for coronavirus, his Qatari club Al-Sadd said on Saturday, adding he would miss their league restart fixture against Al-Khor. Xavi, 40, recently quashed rumours that he was preparing to move back to Barcelona and signed on for another season at the helm of the Qatari top-flight side. “A few days ago, following the Qatar Stars League protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test,” Xavi said in a post on Al-Sadd’s twitte...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Xavi, Doha, Xavi Hernandez, Gulf, Afp, Al Sadd, Qatar Stars League, Al Khor, COVID, Al Khor Xavi, David Prats


#Qatar Airways seeks $5 billion compensation from Arab bloc over airspace ban - Reuters

Qatar Airways seeks $5 billion compensation from Arab bloc over airspace ban - Reuters:Qatar Airways is seeking at least $5 billion in compensation from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for blocking it from their airspace, the state-owned carrier said on Wednesday.The airline has been banned from the airspace of the four countries since June 2017 when they cut ties with Qatar over accusations it supports terrorism. Doha denies the charges and says the bloc aims to infrin...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Doha, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, United Arab Emirates Egypt


#Qatar allows citizens and permanent residents to travel and return anytime - Reuters

Qatar allows citizens and permanent residents to travel and return anytime - Reuters:Qatar on Wednesday relaxed restrictions aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus, allowing citizens and permanent residency holders to travel outside the country and return at any time, and residents outside the country to return starting Aug. 1.The government communications office (GCO) said arrivals from low-risk countries are required to take a coronavirus test at the airport and sign a formal pledge to adh...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Reuters, Ministry of Public Health, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, GCO, QNA, GCO GCO


#UAE Asset Manager to Start ETF Trading in #Dubai and #AbuDhabi - Bloomberg

UAE Asset Manager to Start ETF Trading in Dubai and Abu Dhabi - Bloomberg:The first exchange-traded fund in the United Arab Emirates accessible to investors both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is expected to list next month.The Chimera Umbrella Fund -- Chimera S&P UAE Shariah ETF will have two different share classes that will track a Shariah-compliant index compiled from stocks listed on the main exchanges in both emirates. It will be managed by Abu Dhabi-based Chimera Capital LLC.While Gulf investors ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AbuDhabi Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi Bloomberg, Chimera Capital LLC, Seif Fikry, Chimera Capital It


#Dubai’s Biggest Bank Profit Slumps After $1.1 Billion Provisions - Bloomberg

Dubai’s Biggest Bank Profit Slumps After $1.1 Billion Provisions - Bloomberg:Emirates NBD PJSC first-half profit slumped 45% after it set aside $1.1 billion in provisions to cover an expected spike in bad loans brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.Dubai’s biggest bank increased impairments allowances more than three times to 4.2 billion dirhams, according to a statement. Profit dropped to 4.1 billion dirhams due to the higher impairment charges and a gain on the sale of a stake in Network Inte...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, International Monetary Fund, Emirates NBD, Bank Muscat, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emirates NBD PJSC, Biggest Bank, Network International Holdings Plc


Spanish star Cazorla bound for Qatar’s Al-Sadd: clubs

Doha (AFP) – Spanish star Santi Cazorla will join Qatar’s Al-Sadd, the club said in a statement on Monday, where he will be coached by fellow countryman Xavi Hernandez. The midfielder bid farewell to Villarreal... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Santi Cazorla, Doha, Xavi Hernandez, Afp, Al Sadd, Cazorla


Insight On Natural Gas And How It Can Be The Answer To Energy Problems Worldwide

At the mention of the word natural gas, nearly all people come to consider it to be a gas that, because the title may suggest happens naturally. Right to an extent, but pretty vague in the genuine feeling of it, in fact, natural gas is a combination of approximately 8 gases, oxygen, carbon dioxide, propane, butane, ethane, mainly methane, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide all in the purchase of proportion where they earn up natural gas. The gasoline is usually colorless and also odorless but for sec...
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Brand Moves for Friday July 17

Twenty weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves ...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, UK, London, Instagram, Singapore, Advertising, US, Qatar, Walgreens, Netflix, Thailand, Austria, Brooklyn, Ireland, Ikea


Air Force mom reunites with kids for 'date night'

Tech Sgt. Ladonna Gardner flew all the way home from Qatar to surprise her kids at parent-child "date night" at school.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Qatar, Air Force, Usa Today, Ladonna Gardner


Qatar to host Asian Champions League group matches

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Qatar, host of the next World Cup in 2022, will stage West region matches of this year’s Asian Champions League, officials said on Thursday, following a drastic shake-up caused by the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, West, Soccer, Kuala Lumpur, Afp


Qatar 2022 World Cup will feature an unprecedented four games per day during the group stages

An unprecedented four games per day will be played during the group stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, FIFA announced on Wednesday.
Tags: Qatar, Cnn, Fifa


Claim Amanda Staveley in charge of Abu Dhabi Barclays deal 'a fantasy', court told

High court in London hears evidence from ex-director of sovereign wealth fund as bank sued for up to £1.5bn A former director who helped manage Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund in 2008 said it was a “fantasy” to claim that Amanda Staveley was in charge of the Gulf state’s investment in Barclays, alleging that the businesswoman had “very limited knowledge” about those kinds of deals.In a witness statement submitted to the high court, David Forbes said Staveley’s private equity firm PCP Capital P...
Tags: Business, London, Law, Qatar, Banking, Financial Sector, Middle East and North Africa, Barclays, Private Equity, Abu Dhabi, Credit crunch, Sheikh Mansour, Gulf, Staveley, Amanda Staveley, Sovereign Wealth Funds


Match schedule set for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The match schedule for the 2022 World Cup has been announced by FIFA, with the stadiums for the opening match and the final confirmed.
Tags: News, Sports, Qatar, Fifa


Qatar World Cup to start at Al Bayt Stadium as schedule announced

Doha (AFP) – Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, organisers announced on Wednesday, as they revealed the schedule for the finals. In a joint statement,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Doha, Afp, Al Khor, Al Bayt Stadium


World Cup 2022: Four games a day to be played in group stage in Qatar

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Fifa has announced.
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Fifa World Cup 2022: Four games a day to be played in group stage in Qatar

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Fifa has announced.
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Four games a day during 2022 World Cup group stage

Four matches will be played each day during the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Fifa has announced.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks move sideways; #Saudi gains ahead of OPEC+ meet - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks move sideways; Saudi gains ahead of OPEC+ meet - Reuters:Major stock markets in the Gulf moved sideways on Wednesday, with the Saudi index edging up ahead of a meeting on the future level of oil output cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies.Key members of OPEC and allies including Russia, collectively known as OPEC+, are set to decide whether to extend output cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) that end in July or ease...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Qatar, Gulf, Reuters, Qatar Islamic Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank


UN's top court backs #Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours | News | Al Jazeera

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours | News | Al Jazeera:The International Court of Justice, the UN's top court, has backed Qatar in a dispute with four neighbours that imposed an air blockade against Doha more than three years ago.The Hague-based ICJ on Tuesday rejected the appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against a decision by the world civil aviation body in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace, ICJ President Abdulqawi Ahm...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Un, Al Jazeera, Doha, The Hague, United Arab Emirates UAE, ICAO, Yusuf, ICJ, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO, Bahrain Egypt Saudi Arabia, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf