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EU, UK to step up Brexit talks despite limited progress

EU, UK to step up Brexit talks despite limited progress

Brussels and London pledged yesterday to step up the pace of Brexit trade talks to try to strike a deal by the end of October, after the latest round of negotiations ended with no major breakthrough.

Toyota bets on China fuel cell future with FAW and other automakers

Toyota bets on China fuel cell future with FAW and other automakers

Toyota Motor Corp is teaming up with five Chinese companies including Beijing Automobile Group Co and China FAW Corp to develop fuel cells for commercial vehicles, seeking to push deeper into China and the market for the alternate energy source.

Strong ‘Made in Qatar’ trademark growth seen despite blockade: Qatari entrepreneur

Strong ‘Made in Qatar’ trademark growth seen despite blockade: Qatari entrepreneur

The ‘Made in Qatar’ brand, which has continued to strengthen its presence in both the local and international markets, is seen to expand its footprint further despite an ongoing economic blockade

China takes initial steps towards $3tn real estate market

China takes initial steps towards $3tn real estate market

For the longest time, the only way to get exposure to China’s real estate market, for mom and pop investors at least, was to buy a house.

Record wave of local debt in China leaves foreigners wary

Record wave of local debt in China leaves foreigners wary

China’s success in luring foreigners into its domestic debt market, the world’s second largest, faces a new test in coming months as officials try to drum up interest in a record wave of bonds from local authorities.

Asia equity markets extend rally on massive stimulus

Asia equity markets extend rally on massive stimulus

Equities rallied again yesterday on optimism over the easing of lockdown measures, massive stimulus and signs that the worst of the global economic downturn may be over.

Insurance sector in Qatar expected to rebound in 2021: A M Best

Insurance sector in Qatar expected to rebound in 2021: A M Best

Qatar's substantial fiscal headroom to absorb liquidity issues will buttress the insurance sector and the premiums are expected to rebound in 2021

European markets end massively higher on easing of lockdowns

European markets end massively higher on easing of lockdowns

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic powered ahead yesterday, lifted by numbers showing the US economy is generating jobs by the millions again, completely wrong-footing pessimistic analysts.

QSE index adds 379 points as easing of Covid-19 restrictions lift sentiments

QSE index adds 379 points as easing of Covid-19 restrictions lift sentiments

The lifting of sentiments on the gradual easing of Covid-19 related restrictions had its reflection on the Qatar Stock Exchange, which saw the addition of 379 points in its key index and more than QR20bn in capitalisation.

Laid-off oil workers get wooed by clean power in Texas

Laid-off oil workers get wooed by clean power in Texas

Jeff Bishop’s LinkedIn post gets right to the point: “Houston Oil & Gas Folks — we’re hiring in Texas” for jobs in clean tech.

BA owner IAG considering legal challenge on quarantine

BA owner IAG considering legal challenge on quarantine

The owner of British Airways is considering launching a legal challenge against the UK’s looming quarantine plan, in the latest sign of a breakdown in relations between airlines and the government over the coronavirus pandemic.

UK politicians rebuke HSBC as top Asia executive backs China

UK politicians rebuke HSBC as top Asia executive backs China

Several British politicians criticised HSBC Holdings Plc’s support for China’s sweeping proposed security legislation for Hong Kong, soon after the global lender’s top executive in Asia publicly showed his support for Beijing.

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