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Qatar’s reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation of green spaces sees 44.6% increase in March

Qatar’s reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation of green spaces sees 44.6% increase in March

Qatar has witnessed a robust month-on-month expansion in the use of treated wastewater in the irrigation of green spaces in March 2021, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).

Investors prepare taper tantrum plan as Fed demurs on timing

Investors prepare taper tantrum plan as Fed demurs on timing

As the pullback in Federal Reserve monetary support draws inexorably closer, investors are striving to taper-proof their portfolios with 2013’s volatility still fresh in their minds.

Asian markets mixed; copper and iron ore prices hit record highs

Asian markets mixed; copper and iron ore prices hit record highs

Copper and iron ore prices hit record highs on Friday as demand for the key commodities surges on the back of a powerful recovery in the global economy, though Asian equity markets struggled to maintain an early rally ahead of a keenly awaited US jobs report.

China’s trade surges as global stimulus keeps export boom going

China’s trade surges as global stimulus keeps export boom going

China’s exports rose more than expected in April, suggesting its trade out-performance could last longer than expected this year, fuelled by global fiscal stimulus.

Turkish central bank sticks to high interest rates after inflation rise

Turkish central bank sticks to high interest rates after inflation rise

Turkey’s central bank held its key interest rate steady at 19% as expected yesterday and repeated a pledge to keep it above inflation, which the bank expects to cool after having risen beyond 17% as the lira depreciated.

US weekly jobless claims drop to fresh 13-mth low

US weekly jobless claims drop to fresh 13-mth low

Weekly jobless claims drop 92,000 to 498,000; about 16.2mn on unemployment benefits in mid-April; layoffs decrease sharply in April

Rio Tinto shareholders reject executives’ pay in ancient caves blast backlash

Rio Tinto shareholders reject executives’ pay in ancient caves blast backlash

A majority of Rio Tinto’s shareholders rejected the global miner’s executive pay packages yesterday, in a backlash over its destruction last year of ancient rock shelters in Western Australia.

More than 51% of traded constituents make gains on QSE

More than 51% of traded constituents make gains on QSE

The Qatar Stock Exchange Thursday saw more than 51% of the traded constituents make gains although it treaded a flat path overall for the second consecutive day.

Qatar-India trade amounts to $8.7bn in 2020: MoCI

Qatar-India trade amounts to $8.7bn in 2020: MoCI

Bilateral trade between Qatar and India amounted to nearly $8.7bn in 2020, and India ranks as Qatar’s third trade partner, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said on Thursday.

Floward supports Qatar Charity in Ramadan

Floward supports Qatar Charity in Ramadan

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination announced its support for the charitable project “Feed the Fasting” aimed at distributing Iftar meals for people in need ...

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble has families on edge

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble has families on edge

As Singapore’s government assesses any potential change to a planned travel bubble with Hong Kong following a spike in local virus cases, families on both sides of the South China Sea are waiting and watching with bated breath – again.

Middle Eastern airlines’ passenger traffic demand fell 81.6% in March compared to March 2019: IATA

Middle Eastern airlines’ passenger traffic demand fell 81.6% in March compared to March 2019: IATA

Middle Eastern airlines’ passenger traffic demand fell 81.6% in March compared to March 2019, improved over an 83.1% demand drop in February, versus the same month in 2019, IATA’s latest report has shown.

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