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Doha Bank posts QR737mn profit

Doha Bank posts QR737mn profit

The bank’s total assets stood at QR 90.4bn, investment portfolio amounted to QR20bn as of September 30

Wildlife traffickers flying under radar?

Wildlife traffickers flying under radar?

Wildlife traffickers move ivory, rhino horn, reptiles, birds, pangolins, marine products, and mammals by air, exploiting some large airports around the world

The true cost of flying low cost

The true cost of flying low cost

Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven

Fair weather ahead for aviation sector

Fair weather ahead for aviation sector

Weather reporting is entering a new phase, promising safety and operational benefits; 40 global airlines collaborate with the World Meteorological Organisation on the Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay program, sending temperature, wind and humidity data from airborne aircraft

US housing starts, building permits fall in Sept

US housing starts, building permits fall in Sept

US homebuilding dropped more than expected in September as construction activity in the South fell by the most in nearly three years, likely held down by Hurricane Florence. Other details of the report published by the Commerce Department yesterday were also soft.

India’s 200 miles-per-hour bullet train has starting trouble

India’s 200 miles-per-hour bullet train has starting trouble

India’s bullet train project is moving at the pace of a commuter train instead. A year after the project was kicked off, only 0.9 hectares of land have been acquired out of the 1,400 hectares needed, according to the Indian government company leading the project.

China’s new loans rebound on monetary policy easing

China’s new loans rebound on monetary policy easing

China’s new bank loans rebounded in September after dipping in the two previous months, central bank data showed, but overall credit conditions stayed tight in an economy chilled by an ongoing tariff war with the United States.

Fujifilm wins appeal in battle with Xerox

Fujifilm wins appeal in battle with Xerox

Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp has won an appeal in its legal battles with Xerox Corp, with a New York court overturning preliminary injunctions requested by an activist investor that had blocked their planned merger.

Asian markets stage rally after strong Wall Street lead

Asian markets stage rally after strong Wall Street lead

Asian markets staged a much-needed rally yesterday as investors tracked Wall Street’s best performance in more than six months thanks to a healthy round of earnings reports. Bargain-buyers took advantage of the strong readings from some of the world’s top firms to step back into the mix, with a dip

China adopts new strategy to curb the world’s worst stock losses

China adopts new strategy to curb the world’s worst stock losses

China’s efforts to arrest destabilising declines in domestic stocks in recent years have become so well recognised that market players coined the term “the national team” to describe buying by state-owned funds. In the latest bout of turmoil, there’s been a twist.

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

The alumina market is experiencing a year of unprecedented turbulence. Alumina, which sits in the aluminium production process between bauxite and refined metal, has historically been a highly efficient link in the supply chain.

Wall Street banks eyeing technology to combat bond trading weakness

Wall Street banks eyeing technology to combat bond trading weakness

After another lacklustre quarter for bond trading, most Wall Street banks are moving faster to adopt new technology to improve results, but analysts say the winners of the race must grow market share to combat shrinking margins.

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