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Chinese banks extend $166.5bn in new loans

Chinese banks extend $166.5bn in new loans

Chinese banks extended more credit than expected in August, buoyed by demand from home buyers and companies, but there are signs that credit growth may have reached a peak as tighter monetary conditions filter into the broader economy.

Slumping dollar is turning China’s yuan into surprise haven

Slumping dollar is turning China’s yuan into surprise haven

Two years after Chinese policy makers devalued the yuan, an act that torpedoed global markets, traders are starting to view the currency as a sure bet.

Hamas leader hails Iranian military support

Hamas leader hails Iranian military support

In a rare meeting with a small number of journalists, Yahya al-Sinwar said Iran was "the biggest supporter" of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

Jailed German nurse suspected of 84 further murders

Jailed German nurse suspected of 84 further murders

A former German nurse serving a life sentence for murdering patients is suspected of killing 84 further people by injecting them with heart medication, investigators said Monday.

Dovizioso clinches British MotoGP

Dovizioso clinches British MotoGP

Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso won the British MotoGP at Silverstone yesterday and usurped Marc Marquez atop the riders’ standings after the Spaniard’s race was ended by a mechanical problem.

FM receives message from Swaziland

FM receives message from Swaziland

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has received a written message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of the Kingdom of Swaziland, Mgwagwa Gamedze, pertaining to bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them.

QFFD launches several projects in Sudan

QFFD launches several projects in Sudan

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) yesterday held a ceremony to announce the signing of a number of Qatari development projects in Sudan.

Blockade has made Qatar stronger, says al-Kaabi

Blockade has made Qatar stronger, says al-Kaabi

The ongoing blockade has made Qatar stronger, Qatar Petroleum (QP) president and CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi has stressed.

PM holds talks with French envoy

PM holds talks with French envoy

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met yesterday with French ambassador to Qatar Eric Chevallier.

Blockade unlikely to hinder Qatari LNG shipments through Strait of Hormuz: Moody’s

Blockade unlikely to hinder Qatari LNG shipments through Strait of Hormuz: Moody’s

The shipments of Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels through the Strait of Hormuz could be unhindered despite the current economic blockade by the siege countries, according to global credit rating agency Moody’s.

Germany coach Loew relishes Mexico test

Germany coach Loew relishes Mexico test

Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

Cartoon characters at Belgian beach fest

Cartoon characters at Belgian beach fest

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life superheroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of the world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals.