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Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands of people took to the streets of Liberia's capital Monrovia Friday to protest rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test for President George Weah.

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday about its deteriorating deficit and snowballing debt, re-opening a political battle with populist-led Rome.

Qatar’s economy in robust shape: IMF

Qatar’s economy in robust shape: IMF

Qatar’s economy has successfully absorbed the shocks from the 2014-16 drop in hydrocarbon prices and the continuing diplomatic rift, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar ranks high in world's most competitive economy list 2019

Qatar ranks high in world's most competitive economy list 2019

Qatar’s strong performance across various fields has helped it rank 10 out of 63 high-income countries, according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 ...

India's Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

India's Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

India's debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement.

India's Jet extends cancellations after lenders fail to release funds

India's Jet extends cancellations after lenders fail to release funds

India's stricken Jet Airways appeared to be edging closer to collapse Monday after lenders failed to take a decision on whether to release crucial funds to keep the debt-laden carrier flying.

China's growth cools to 6.3% in the first quarter, shows poll

China's growth cools to 6.3% in the first quarter, shows poll

China's economy cooled further in the first quarter, according to an AFP survey of analysts, as Beijing resorted to tried-and-tested measures to combat tepid global demand and a bruising US trade war.

Turkmenistan starts work on nameless 'new city'

Turkmenistan starts work on nameless 'new city'

Ex-Soviet Turkmenistan's strongman leader broke ground on a new and presently nameless city close to the capital Ashgabat Wednesday.

Ezdan looking to nullify plan to delist from QSE as Qatar economy stays robust

Ezdan looking to nullify plan to delist from QSE as Qatar economy stays robust

Ezdan Holding Group is contemplating nullifying its earlier proposal to delist from the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) in view of the robust momentum in the domestic economy.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding with China to officially support Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

No relief for India bond market as RBI seen tightening money tap

No relief for India bond market as RBI seen tightening money tap

India’s central bank is seen curtailing its support for the bond market, dashing hopes of relief for investors reeling under two straight months of declines.