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Eric Knecht

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.

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

Apr 08 2019

DOHA/LONDON, April 8 Qatar said on Monday it had filed lawsuits against three banks, accusing them of using what it called overseas currency manipulation to sabotage its economy in the wake of an Arab boycott against the country in 2017.

Qatar's 'desert rose' museum opens at last

Mar 27 2019

DOHA Qatar on Thursday will open the doors to one of its most lavish cultural projects yet, a sweeping national museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that lays out the tiny Gulf state's origin story and gas-powered rise to riches.

U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

Mar 13 2019

(Corrects troop numbers in paragraph 17 of March 12 story to say "about 17,000 foreign troops" instead of "about 14,000 U.S. troops".)

As FIFA eyes World Cup expansion, rights groups say workers at risk

Mar 12 2019

DOHA FIFA's drive to expand World Cup 2022 and stage it beyond Qatar risks including host countries that do not meet the soccer governing body's own standards on rights and labour, campaign groups said on Tuesday.

U.S., Taliban talk troop withdrawal, counter-terrorism at peace talks

Feb 26 2019

DOHA/KABUL American and Taliban officials looking to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan began their most detailed and high-level discussions yet on foreign troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism on Tuesday, officials close to the peace negotiations said.

UAE eases Qatar shipping ban amid continuing dispute

Feb 20 2019

DUBAI/DOHA The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

Feb 17 2019

DOHA/DUBAI Qatar's Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

Feb 15 2019

DOHA/DUBAI Qatar's Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.

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