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Climate activists rally for German vote ‘of a century’

Climate activists rally for German vote ‘of a century’

Hundreds of thousands of climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, rallied in cities across Germany yesterday ahead of weekend elections as frontrunner Olaf Scholz called for a “change of government” after 16 years of Angela Merkel at the top.

Industrials, telecom stocks propel benchmark above 11,200-mark

Industrials, telecom stocks propel benchmark above 11,200-mark

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) saw its key index settle above 11,200 points this week as about 13% constituents either reached or neared their 52-week high.

QCB finds significant growth in value of traded notes in 2020

QCB finds significant growth in value of traded notes in 2020

The new currency regime, fifth in series, triggered a "significant" double-digit growth in value of traded notes in 2020, according to the Qatar Central Bank (QCB).

Renewable firms pinning hopes on Taro Kono winning race for Japan PM

Renewable firms pinning hopes on Taro Kono winning race for Japan PM

Renewable energy companies are betting that the leading contender in the race to become Japan’s next prime minister, Taro Kono, will unleash changes allowing more market access and a fairer playing field after years of neglect.

German business morale falls as ‘bottleneck recession’ bites

German business morale falls as ‘bottleneck recession’ bites

German business morale fell for the third month running in September, hit by a “bottleneck recession” for manufacturers in Europe’s largest economy that shows no sign of easing, a survey showed yesterday.

ECB’s Lagarde says many causes of inflation spike are temporary

ECB’s Lagarde says many causes of inflation spike are temporary

Many of the drivers of a recent spike in eurozone inflation are temporary and due to fade in the next year, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said.

Increasing prospects for M&As in GCC takaful industry: Moody's

Increasing prospects for M&As in GCC takaful industry: Moody's

The Islamic insurance sector in the Gulf Co-operation Council, or GCC, is all set to witness consolidation to enhance efficiency and comply with more demanding regulations, according to Moody's, a global credit rating agency.

Qatar retail segment sees new operational models such as ‘revenue share’ deals: KPMG

Qatar retail segment sees new operational models such as ‘revenue share’ deals: KPMG

Qatar’s retail segment is experiencing the advent of new operational models such as ‘revenue share’ deals, which according to KPMG, “offer a combination of base rent and turnover percentage to ease the rental burden on retailers.”

QSE crosses 11,200 as local retail investors turn bullish

QSE crosses 11,200 as local retail investors turn bullish

The Qatar Stock Exchange Thursday gained 63 points to cross the 11,200 levels as local retail investors turned bullish.

BoE sees growing case for rate rise as inflation outlook darkens

BoE sees growing case for rate rise as inflation outlook darkens

The Bank of England said the case for higher interest rates “appeared to have strengthened” on Thursday after it nudged up its forecast for inflation at the end of the year to over 4%, more than twice its target rate.

China tells Evergrande to  avoid near-term default

China tells Evergrande to avoid near-term default

Financial regulators in Beijing issued a broad set of instructions to China Evergrande Group, telling the embattled developer to focus on completing unfinished properties and repaying individual investors while avoiding a near-term default on dollar bonds.

Dubai turns page on Covid with hottest jobs market in two years

Dubai turns page on Covid with hottest jobs market in two years

What may have been the steepest population decline in the Gulf region is giving way to the hottest jobs market Dubai has seen since China detected its first coronavirus case in December 2019.

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