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China hits back as US trade tensions threaten economy

China hits back as US trade tensions threaten economy

Tit-for-tat tariffs on products worth tens of billions have left the US and China teetering on the brink of an all-out trade war, one Beijing can ill-afford with headwinds mounting for its economy.

Qatar's endurance has left siege countries tongue-tied

Qatar's endurance has left siege countries tongue-tied

The event was part of marking the first year of the unjust blockade against Qatar.

Iran, Venezuela supply gap to dominate OPEC meet: IEA

Iran, Venezuela supply gap to dominate OPEC meet: IEA

An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela may force OPEC and Russia to decide later this month to open their taps, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

Italy's new government has no intention of leaving the euro and plans to focus on cutting debt levels, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday, looking to reassure nervous markets.

Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women

Spain swears in new cabinet with record number of women

King Felipe VI on Thursday swore in Spain's new pro-EU government with a record 11 women members including in key posts such as defence and economy, and six male ministers.

Qatar overcame siege in its early days, Cabinet told

Qatar overcame siege in its early days, Cabinet told

HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani made the observation during a speech he delivered to mark the completion of one year since the unjust siege was imposed on Qatar.

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said it is also time to abandon the illusion of victory and give priority to security interests of the Middle East.

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Jordan PM resigns after anti-austerity protests

Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned on Monday after a wave of anti-austerity protests by citizens suffering from high unemployment and repeated prices hikes.

'Qatar is stronger than ever'

'Qatar is stronger than ever'

Qatar has become stronger than ever, after a year of the siege imposed by some neighbouring countries, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah has said.

Turkey says 'addressing economy concerns' after Moody's threat

Turkey says 'addressing economy concerns' after Moody's threat

Turkey on Saturday said it was addressing the concerns of financial markets about the economy after Moody's threatened a further downgrade of the rating on the ability of the government to pay back its debts.

Uber says 'committed' to Turkey after new rules, fines

Uber says 'committed' to Turkey after new rules, fines

Ride-sharing company Uber on Wednesday said it was committed to its business in Turkey despite being hit with tough new regulations there.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake

Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation's business-friendly economic model.