WILL the European Central
Bank ever act? This has
nearly become a rhetorical
question. Once again, the
ECB has failed to act. As
scores of economists have argued
repeatedly, the ECB can and should
have intervened in the bond markets
long ago by ...
CONGRESS is gone. Yeah, I
miss them, too. All the
members are off on a fiveweek
recess, after which
they’ll return for a few days,
then go away again, then hobble
back as lame ducks.
This is going to do terrible things
to the congressional approval rating.
MINISTER of Culture, Arts and
Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin
Abdulaziz al Kuwari inaugurated the
Waqif Arts Center at Souq Waqif on
Friday. The Centre's website was also
launched on the occasion.
QATAR Petroleum (QP) is set to sell its maiden yen-denominated bond this week in a deal that would raise the profile of Middle East credits among Japanese investors. But the bond may herald a trickle rather than.
"I'M one of those people who's always wanted to do an animated film," Anna Kendrick says. "I'm sure a big part of that was just growing up on animation, but I saw Finding Nemo (2003) and thought Ellen DeGeneres gave the most impressive performance ...
THE Ministry of Interior has warned all motorists against using mobile phones while driving. The ministry said studies have likened using mobile phone while driving to driving under the influence of alcohol. Speaking about this practice, Secretary of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Brigadier Mohamed Abdullah al Maliki said the use of mobile phone while driving is one of the biggest risks that lead to road accidents as it causes distraction to drivers ...
STARS of the hit comedy gag show in the Philippines, ´Banana Split´, will be staging a show at the Sheraton Hotel on August 24. Actress and former child star Angelica Panganiban and actor/model Zanjo Merudo will spearhead the family-oriented event which will also feature the Qatar debut of direct selling company, Doha Trendsetters. The event is being presented by Filipino Community Centre and...
QATAR Center for Voluntary Activity (QCVA) organised two Garangao events on Thursday and Saturday. The events were part of the cultural activities during the holy month of Ramadan. The first ceremony was held on Thursday, by Young Volunteer Team and Fazaa, in cooperation with Qatar Cancer Association and Sudanese expatriates. The second ceremony was organised by the Young Volunteer Team in the Rumailah Hospital on Saturday ...
QATAR Telecom (Qtel) said on Sunday that its Indonesian subsidiary Indosat has closed a $406 million sale and leaseback deal for 2,500 towers with Tower Bersama Infrastructure. "The cash proceeds from the transaction will be applied towards repayment of outstanding debt, on-going capital investment and general corporate purposes," Qtel said in a statement posted on Abu Dhabi bourse website. The payment for the deal consists of a cash ...
IRAQI Kurdistan´s crude oil is plentiful and easy to get at, rare among undeveloped energy re sources. The man managing it, a former North Sea engineer and consultant turned politician, knows how to attract investment. But the companies working there under contracts with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are not getting much out, and they are not getting paid, all because of a dispute over control with the national government in Baghdad.
CHINA´S central bank pledged on Sunday to intensify its monetary policy fine-tuning in the second half of this year and improve credit policy to bolster the real economy, echoing earlier government commitments amid an economic slowdown. The comments follow a meeting of China´s top policymakers last week which said Beijing would step up efforts to make policies more targeted ...
CHINA´S Wu Minxia won the women´s 3m springboard diving gold medal to draw level with Guo Jingjing as the most-decorated diver at the Olympics with six medals on Sunday. World champion Wu totalled 414.00 points from her five dives to beat teammate He Zi (379.20) and Mexico´s Laura Sanchez (362.40). Wu´s victory was China´s fifth gold medal from five events as they attempt an unprecedented sweep of all eight diving medals in London ...
DEFENDING champion Lin Dan beat great rival Lee Chong Wei in a gripping men´s final as China sealed a historic cleansweep of all five Olympic badminton titles on Sunday. The legendary "Super Dan" battled back from a game down to win 15-21, 21-10, 21-19, adding to his list of accolades as he became the first men´s singles player to win the Olympic title twice. Shortly afterwards, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng won the men´s doubles final 21-16, 21-15 against Denmark´s...
QATAR shooter Rashid al Athba fired a good round of 73 on the first day of the men´s trap qualifying at the 2012 London Olympic Games on Sunday. Battling a heavy downpour, Athba missed just two shots from three series of 25 each to remain tied at 73 with six others at the Royal Artillery Barracks that later welcomed bright sunshine. Michael Diamond of Australia came up with a solid 75 to lead ...
SONAKSHI Sinha feels its not right to call her latest song Go go Govinda an item number. It is a song with a difference, says the actress, who shares screen space with ace choreographer Prabhu Deva in the number. "The term ´item song´ is used very loosely today. Any solo number is termed as an item song. This is a good song with Prabhu, and is very different from other item numbers," Sonakshi said here on the sidelines of a promotional event ...
ACTOR Abhishek Bachchan, whose film Bol Bachchan has entered the Rs100 crore club, says the figure has become new age Bollywood´s ´silver jubilee´ landmark. The actor says there is no Rs100 crore "club". "I´ve just asked my team to find the address of where the Rs100 crore club is because I would like to have a cup of coffee there sometime. There is no such club," said Abhishek ...
POPULAR Punjabi singer Mika says he is set to feature in a film titled Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye, which will also star singer Shaan. "My friend Sunil Agnihotri (director) is making a film in which he had cast Shaan. Later, (production banner) Tseries said ´If you club Shaan and Mika, it would be great.´ So we are doing a movie," Mika said. "I am happy that someone thought that I can work in their film. The name of the film is very funny," he added ...
KURDISH rebels stormed a Turkish
army post on the Iraq border
Sunday, triggering fighting that killed
22 people in the latest clash since
Ankara launched a major offensive
against the outlawed PKK. Six soldiers,
two village guards and 12
Kurdish rebels were killed following
the assault on an army post in a village
A SUICIDE bombing in south Yemen
blamed on Al Qaeda killed 45 people,
local officials said on Sunday, as
residents voiced fears that a lack of
security personnel on the ground will
allow the jihadists to return. In the
east of the country, meanwhile, a
suspected US drone strike late on
Saturday killed five Al Qaeda militants,
a local official said.