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Air New Zealand unveils economy class sleep pods

Air New Zealand unveils economy class sleep pods

Getting a good night's rest while flying economy class is impossible for most long-haul travellers. Air New Zealand aims to change that with its Economy Skynest ...

Coronavirus death toll surges past 1,000 as fears grow for Chinese economy

Coronavirus death toll surges past 1,000 as fears grow for Chinese economy

The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China soared past 1,000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities, while the prolonged disruption to factories and businesses ...

Qatar economy set to see gains on hydrocarbon, budget spending: Oxford Economics

Qatar economy set to see gains on hydrocarbon, budget spending: Oxford Economics

Qatar economy will see further improvement in the medium term; Oxford Economics said and noted the country’s GDP growth is seen averaging 2.9% in 2021-22.

China virus deaths rise to 170 as hit to global economy looms

China virus deaths rise to 170 as hit to global economy looms

Hundreds of foreign evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan entered quarantine on Thursday as deaths from a fast-spreading virus rose to 170 and markets shuddered at the impact of an inevitable big hit to the world's No. 2 economy.

New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi intends to sell its entire stake in the debt-crippled national carrier Air India, the government announced Monday, after failing previously to secure any bids for a majority share.

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

The new finance minister of debt-saddled Lebanon said he would meet with a senior official from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday for a ‘courtesy visit’ and not bailout talks.

Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Mumbai bets on all-night shopping to lift India's economy

Residents of Mumbai will be able to shop and dine out until dawn from late this month as the Indian city plans to lift restrictions on retail trading hours in order to boost the local economy.

IMF calls for 'urgent' action by India amid slowdown

IMF calls for 'urgent' action by India amid slowdown

India's government must take steps quickly to reverse the economic slowdown of an economy that has been one of the engines of global growth, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

IMF approves $2.9 bn Ethiopia aid package

IMF approves $2.9 bn Ethiopia aid package

Ethiopia will receive $2.9 billion in a three-year aid package to help economic reform, the International Monetary Fund has confirmed.

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Donald Trump kicked off Christmas vacation on Friday after a series of legislative victories gave him one of his best weeks in office -- apart from becoming only the third US president ever impeached.

ArcelorMittal completes acquisition of India's Essar Steel

ArcelorMittal completes acquisition of India's Essar Steel

The world's biggest steelmaker ArcelorMittal announced Monday that it has concluded its acquisition of debt-laden Essar Steel, a significant win for India's nascent bankruptcy law ...

'Our economy is stronger today than it was before the blockade'

'Our economy is stronger today than it was before the blockade'

HE the Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud al-Thani said that the celebration of Qatar's National Day, which falls on December 18 each year ...