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Qatar seeks to end climate deadlock

Negotiators in Doha must extend the greenhouse gas-curbing Kyoto Protocol as an interim measure to rein in climate change and smooth the way to a new, global pact due to take effect in 2020

Liliana Mihaila

Amadi told AFP that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi assured him that there shouldn't be any difficulties for bringing construction materials and equipments into Gaza for a reconstruction project. (AFP Photo/ Mahmud Hams)

Qatar to channel goods via Egypt to rebuild Gaza

Despite their ideological closeness, ties between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Morsy’s Islamist administration have recently been strained following a deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai which prompted Cairo to demolish scores of Gaza smuggling tunnels.

Daily News Egypt

Negotiations to streamline Qatari investment obstacles underway

By Ehab El-Dobaby and Mohamed Ayyad Within the coming days, a number of officials and executive directors of Qatari companies operating in Egypt will engage in negotiations with the Egyptian government. The negotiations will hopefully streamline several conflicts pertaining to the investment contracts that were signed by these companies before the 25 January revolution. During …

Daily News Egypt

Qatari loan to Egypt secured

By Islam Serour President Mohamed Morsy announced Sunday a $2 billion loan from Qatar to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), after meeting with the Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in Cairo. In his first visit to Egypt Khalifa Al-Thani agreed to supply the Egyptian economy with the foreign currency deposits to bolster …

Daily News Egypt

Qatar delegates meet in Egypt

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, visited Cairo for the day Saturday to congratulate President Mohamed Morsy on his recent election victory. It was the first time the Emir had visited Egypt since Morsy took office. After they met with Egyptian officials, the Emir and his delegation attended an iftar hosted by …

Basil El-Dabh

Qatar builds yield curve with T-bill issues

By Mala Pancholia and Rachna Uppal /Reuters DUBAI: Qatar’s decision to expand its issues of Treasury bills is succeeding in draining excess liquidity from the banking system, but it also appears to have another, long-term policy purpose: building a complete Qatari riyal yield curve. That could have several benefits for the emirate, helping it fund …

DNE

Qatar to keep short-term debt issuance steady

By Regan Doherty and Martin Dokoupil / Reuters DOHA/DUBAI: Qatar’s central bank will keep issuing 4 billion riyals ($1.1 billion) in treasury bills every month, its chief said on Monday, suggesting that policymakers are still comfortable with strong bank lending growth despite higher inflation risks. The world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter is expected …

DNE

Qaradawi, controversial cleric and darling of Qatar

By AFP DOHA: Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has been refused a visa to France, shot to pan-Arab fame through Al-Jazeera television and has been a major supporter of the Arab uprisings. Accused in France of being anti-Semitic, the Egypt-born cleric threw his weight behind the NATO-led war on the regime of Moamar Qaddafi, …

DNE

Qatar: Banking goals

By Oxford Business Group Although the 2022 football World Cup is more than a decade away, analysts are already predicting increased loan activity and investment management in Qatar’s banking sector as the economy gears up to host football’s showcase event. Following the decision awarding Qatar the tournament on December 2, Moody’s Investor Service issued an advisory …

DNE

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