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Saudi stock euphoria is unwinding as the end of catalyst nears

Saudi stock euphoria is unwinding as the end of catalyst nears

This week could mark the beginning of the end of an equities play in Middle Eastern markets: The upgrade of Saudi Arabia to emerging-markets gauges.

QCB’s prudent monetary policy helps Qatar banks stay healthy: Al-Shaibei

QCB’s prudent monetary policy helps Qatar banks stay healthy: Al-Shaibei

Qatari banks have been able to maintain a very healthy balance sheet in the first quarter, thanks to the Qatar Central Bank’s (QCB) prudent monetary policy and the overall growth momentum in the country ...

Selling pressure from domestic institutions drags QSE below 9,700 level

Selling pressure from domestic institutions drags QSE below 9,700 level

The Qatar Stock Exchange on Sunday opened the week weak to fall below the 9,700 level, mainly on stronger selling pressure from domestic institutions.

Trade war may lead to market volatility and hamper EM growth

Trade war may lead to market volatility and hamper EM growth

Trade negotiations between the US and China have soured dramatically since early May 2019, when Chinese officials sought major changes to the text of a proposed deal that the Trump administration ...

Chinese tycoon who shook up global aluminium industry dies

Chinese tycoon who shook up global aluminium industry dies

Zhang Shiping, the industrialist who hauled cotton bales in rural China before building a multi billion-dollar empire spanning metal to textiles to electricity, has died. He was 73.

MUFG seeks Cantor Fitzgerald help to offload $300mn debt

MUFG seeks Cantor Fitzgerald help to offload $300mn debt

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc took the unusual step of tapping a competitor to help offload $300mn of debt it was stuck holding after stumbling through its inaugural effort in the US junk bond market.

US is refraining from labelling Vietnam a currency manipulator

US is refraining from labelling Vietnam a currency manipulator

The US is refraining from labelling Vietnam a currency manipulator based on new data the country provided the Treasury Department, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Pakistan stocks post highest weekly gain in a decade

Pakistan stocks post highest weekly gain in a decade

The benchmark index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange gained 2,537 points during the outgoing week, recovering by 7.5% since fluctuations in the exchange rate and economic uncertainty wreaked havoc in the financial markets.

Trump ribs Toyota executive at event in Tokyo

Trump ribs Toyota executive at event in Tokyo

US President Donald Trump’s dinner with Japanese business leaders included one who had unusually sharp words for him just last week.

A $1.44tn India spending push tops Modi’s agenda

A $1.44tn India spending push tops Modi’s agenda

India’s economy is set for a major boost if Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows through with key campaign promises following his party’s sweeping election victory.

AMLO asks for time as Mexico economy shrinks under his watch

AMLO asks for time as Mexico economy shrinks under his watch

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the Mexican economy still has time to recover after first-quarter data showed it contracted more than forecast in the beginning of his government.

Argentina banks get highest profits in five years amid crisis

Argentina banks get highest profits in five years amid crisis

Argentine banks are among the clear winners from the central bank’s plan to lower inflation and restore confidence in the peso.

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