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Digital ecosystem and 4th industrial revolution contribute to sustainable development

Digital ecosystem and 4th industrial revolution contribute to sustainable development

G20 countries – which account for 85% of global GDP and 80% of CO2 emissions – should adopt a combination of pro-growth and pro-environment policies in developing their overall growth and development strategies.

Islamic finance becoming a global force, says report

Islamic finance becoming a global force, says report

With global assets of currently more than $2.4tn and a forecast of 7.7% compounded growth per year to reach $3.8tn by 2023, Islamic finance is becoming “a force to be reckoned with,” the newly released State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2019/20,

Lebanese banks set limits that they won’t call capital controls

Lebanese banks set limits that they won’t call capital controls

Lebanese banks planning to reopen soon will act together for the first time to take emergency measures on the movement of capital amid continuing political turmoil.

Battle for Madrid stock exchange erupts: SIX bids, Euronext in talks

Battle for Madrid stock exchange erupts: SIX bids, Euronext in talks

A battle for the Madrid stock exchange erupted as Switzerland’s SIX Group AG announced a €2.8bn ($3.1bn) takeover bid, minutes after Euronext NV confirmed its own interest.

Asia markets mixed as dealers eye trade talks; Hong Kong rallies

Asia markets mixed as dealers eye trade talks; Hong Kong rallies

Asian markets were mixed yesterday on broad optimism that China and the United States are close to a mini trade deal, while Hong Kong rallied after last week’s hefty losses but investors remain on edge over violent protests that have wracked the city.

China trims market borrowing costs as growth outlook dims

China trims market borrowing costs as growth outlook dims

China lowered the cost it charges on short-term open-market operations for the first time since October 2015, a move aimed at shoring up confidence following a string of poor economic data.

India’s central bank chief faces a tough balancing act

India’s central bank chief faces a tough balancing act

Soon after taking over as India’s central bank governor almost a year ago, Shaktikanta Das decorated his 18th floor office overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Pimco: Emerging currencies near cheapest in two decades

Pimco: Emerging currencies near cheapest in two decades

Asian emerging-market currencies are cheap and an imminent US-China trade deal means this is a good time to buy them, according to Pacific Investment Management Co.

China-US trade talks continue with some signs of progress

China-US trade talks continue with some signs of progress

Top negotiators from China and the US talked again this weekend, after signs of concessions from both sides on some of the outstanding issues.

Mwani Qatar, MSC deal set to make Hamad Port regional maritime hub

Mwani Qatar, MSC deal set to make Hamad Port regional maritime hub

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second-largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity, will use Hamad Port as its regional hub to manage transshipments ...

Al-Kaabi meets with South Korean energy minister, top executives

Al-Kaabi meets with South Korean energy minister, top executives

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi held talks in Seoul on Monday with Sung Yun-Mo, South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy.

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