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Exclusive: HSBC lands top adviser role in Qatar for first time since Gulf row - sources

Jun 21 2019

DUBAI/DOHA HSBC has been hired by Qatari state-controlled port operator QTerminals to coordinate a planned $500 million loan, sources said, the bank's first mandate as top adviser for a deal in Qatar since a row erupted between Doha and its neighbors.

EXCLUSIVE-HSBC gets top adviser role in Qatar for first time since Gulf row - sources

Jun 20 2019

DUBAI/DOHA, June 20 HSBC has been hired by a state-controlled port operator in Qatar, QTerminals, to coordinate a $500 million loan, sources familiar with the matter said, securing its first mandate as top adviser for a deal in Qatar since a regional rift between Doha and its neighbours erupted.

With cows, chickens and greenhouses, Qatar takes on regional boycott

Jun 18 2019

(This June 5 story changes agricultural loan in paragraph 26 to reflect loan not taken, still being studied) | Video

Qatari president of PSG under graft investigation in France

May 23 2019

PARIS/DOHA The Qatari president of French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser al-Khelaifi, is under formal investigation in France for alleged corruption related to Doha's bid to host the athletics world championship, his lawyers said on Thursday.

Qatar stock exchange looks to new ETFs to attract more foreign cash

May 23 2019

DOHA, May 23 Qatar's stock exchange is developing two new Exchange Traded Funds, part of efforts by the Middle East's strongest performing stock market in 2018 to boost foreign investment, CEO Rashid al-Mansoori said.

Qatar disowns tourism official's comments on visas for 'enemies'

May 05 2019

DOHA A Qatari tourism official said the country would not grant visas to those it considers "enemies" in reference to Egyptian nationals seeking to enter the country amid an ongoing dispute, a remark that was later disowned by the Qatari government.

Semenya's future in doubt after she says no to medication to lower testosterone

May 03 2019

DOHA Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya's future was in doubt on Friday after she said she would not take medication to lower her testosterone levels to comply with new rules for the 800 metres.

Qatar says tightening Iran sanctions harms oil consuming nations

May 01 2019

DOHA Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington's decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.

Qatar National Bank first-quarter net profit rises 3.8 percent, loans up 5 percent

Apr 09 2019

DOHA Qatar National Bank (QNB), the Gulf's largest lender, reported a 3.8 percent increase in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, broadly in line with analysts' forecasts.

Qatar sues Luxembourg, UAE, Saudi banks in FX manipulation case

Apr 08 2019

DOHA/LONDON Qatar filed lawsuits on Monday against three banks, accusing them of causing billions of dollars of damage to its economy by what it called overseas currency manipulation in the wake of an Arab boycott against Qatar in 2017.

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