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India’s prized investment grade status is hanging by a thread

India’s prized investment grade status is hanging by a thread

India’s devastating Covid-19 crisis is making investors question more than ever whether after years of debt accumulation and patchy progress on reforms, a country touted as a future economic superpower still deserves its ‘investment grade’ status.

Bitcoin is still struggling after Musk’s Tesla U-turn

Bitcoin is still struggling after Musk’s Tesla U-turn

Bitcoin recovered about half of its losses yesterday, a day after plunging 17% when Tesla boss Elon Musk said his company would stop accepting the digital tokens as payment for its cars.

Qatar seen as leading arbitration hub, says QICCA official

Qatar seen as leading arbitration hub, says QICCA official

Following a series of milestones amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Qatar is poised to become a leading arbitration hub, according to an official of Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA).

UK economy grows more strongly than expected in March

UK economy grows more strongly than expected in March

Britain’s pandemic-battered economy grew more strongly than expected in March as it gathered speed for a bounce-back from its coronavirus slump of 2020, official data showed yesterday.

US consumer prices post largest gain in nearly 12 years in April

US consumer prices post largest gain in nearly 12 years in April

US consumer prices increased by the most in nearly 12 years in April as booming demand amid a reopening economy pushed against supply constraints, which could add fuel to financial market fears of a lengthy period of higher inflation.

Robust Chinese fuel demand cushioning oil market once again

Robust Chinese fuel demand cushioning oil market once again

China’s rapid rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic last year helped pull the global oil market out of its downward spiral and put it on a path to recovery. With the coronavirus once again flaring up across Asia, the region’s biggest economy is acting as a bulwark once again.

Amazon wins court battle to throw out $303mn EU tax bill

Amazon wins court battle to throw out $303mn EU tax bill

Amazon.com Inc won its bid to topple a €250mn ($303mn) tax bill in another blow to European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on preferential fiscal deals.

Vaccines begin to open up borders

Vaccines begin to open up borders

As the worldwide vaccine rollout continues, countries are beginning to announce their intentions to open up borders to travellers for the first time in several months, or in some cases — since the pandemic began.

CWQ-Qatar retail market-1.5mn sqm

CWQ-Qatar retail market-1.5mn sqm

The total leasable area of organised retail accommodation throughout Qatar, including neighbourhood malls, has now surpassed 1.5mn sqm, according to the Cushman and Wakefield Qatar (CWQ).

Severe revenue losses seen for aviation industry in 2021

Severe revenue losses seen for aviation industry in 2021

The aviation industry suffered catastrophe in 2020 as international travel almost came to a complete standstill last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

QSE witnesses strong buying interests from local, foreign retail investors

QSE witnesses strong buying interests from local, foreign retail investors

The Qatar Stock Exchange Tuesday witnessed strong buying interests from the local and foreign retail investors, even as it closed 35 points lower, ahead of Eid holidays.

Ambassador of Qatar inaugurates QBA session on SPIEF

Ambassador of Qatar inaugurates QBA session on SPIEF

Ambassador of Qatar to the Russian Federation Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser al-Thani inaugurated on Tuesday a session, held via video conference, of the Qatari Businessmen Association on the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and the Russian-Qatari business opportunities during the forum t

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