BY now, nearly everyone has
heard of the BRICS (Brazil,
Russia, India, China and South
Africa). Less known are the
CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia,
Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South
Africa) and MIST (Mexico, Indonesia,
South Korea and Turkey).
These acronyms are the product of...
TWO of the nation's
smartest analysts have just
come out with reports on
how the presidential election
looks six months out.
Bill Galston of the Brookings
Institution argues that at this
point President Barack ...
THAILAND's Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday
called upon Qatari investors to
explore investment opportunities in
her country, especially in the agricultural
and food industry sectors.
Speaking at the business reception,
AL RAYYAN Club was eliminated from the AFC Champions League following a thrilling 3-4 home loss to Al Jazira of the UAE on Wednesday. Already qualified, Al Jazira finished on top of Group A with 16 points, while Esteghlal...
JADE Jagger twirled in front of a mirror as she tried on a crocheted Vanessa Bruno jacket at Le Mill, a large and fashionable concept store near Mumbai's docks. It was a momentary distraction from her more serious task at hand: holding her first fine-jewellry.
THREE enterprising Qatar University (QU) students are blazing a trail on the e-business scene with plans to set up two online companies which will operate across the Gulf region. ´Alimni´ and ´Mujala-TEC´ are the names of the students´ business plans that won first and second place in the recent Al Fikhra competition. The young accounting students Haya Khalid al Noaimi and Dabia Khalifa al Noaimi from the College of Business and Economics (CBE) ...
QATARGAS sponsored the ´Young Members Activities´, held as part of the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition (POCE) which concluded on Wednesday. The POCE was held at the Qatar National Convention Centre under the patronage of the Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada. The Young Members Activities kicked off with a Student Chapters Officers.
DPS-MODERN Indian School student delegates are taking part in the 13th Annual Global Classrooms International High School Model UN Conference (GCIMUN) which got underway in New York on Tuesday. The conference — to end on May 19 — will bring together students from around the world to discuss diverse and pressing international issues such as the role of women in peace and security, the elimination of racism and xenophobia, and the ...
DEMAND for natural gas has been growing at such a pace that it will emerge as the major source of fuel by 2040, ExxonMobil Qatar President and General Manager Bart Cahir has said. Speaking at the last day of the International Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition, Bart said, "By the year 2040, the world´s population will reach nearly 9 billion and the economic output will double. These factors will raise the global energy demand by...
ASIAN energy giant PetroChina plans to join with Shell Canada and major energy companies in Japan and South Korea in developing a liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia. Shell will hold a 40 percent stake in the project, with Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina each holding 20 percent shares, the Chinese state oil and gas company said on Wednesday. The plan calls for large...
FACEBOOK has increased the size of its initial public offering by almost 25 percent, and could raise as much as $16 billion as strong investor demand for a share of the No.1 social network trumps debate about its long-term potential to make money. Facebook, founded eight years ago by Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room, said on Wednesday it will add about 84 million shares to its IPO, floating about 421 million shares in an offering expected to be priced...
QATAR 2022 Supreme Committee Secretary- General Hassan al Thawadi called on Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand on Tuesday. Shinawatra hailed Qatar´s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and said her country is looking forward to discuss areas of potential co-operation in the area of sports between the two countries. The visit concluded with the prime minister and her delegation viewing an official documentary...
THE Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) authorities expressed delight as its hall echoed with joyous cries of under-6 boys and girls on Wednesday. About 600 boys and girls from eight schools in Qatar participated in the kids festival, organised by the QVA to ´catch them young´ and train for the future. The hall, decorated with hundreds of coloured balloons, gold and silver streamers, had slides and various exercise and drill stations. Also there were several ...
VETERAN defender Rio Ferdinand was the highestprofile casualty on Wednesday as England manager Roy Hodgson unveiled his squad for the European Championships. After intense speculation about whether Hodgson would risk picking Ferdinand and Chelsea captain John Terry in the same squad, an announcement confirmed that it was the Manchester United centre-half who...
IT started with a Chanel lip gloss. After learning that her favourite shade, a light golden brown called Brick, was being discontinued, Jennifer Fisherman-Ruff bought up the remaining 37-piece stock of the product at Henri Bendel. That was a little more than 15 years ago. Since then, Fisherman-Ruff, 42, a publicist in the borough of Manhattan, has stockpiled a variety of products, including a discontinued eye shadow (also Chanel) and a custom-blended Prescriptives ...
BRITNEY Spears and Demi Lovato are joining the panel of judges on The X Factor this fall, part of Fox´s effort to boost its underperforming music competition shows. The network´s executives also promised changes for American Idol. While Idol remains Fox´s centrepiece, as it has been for the past decade, it has lost a quarter of its audience this year. Fox is adding two new comedies and a drama in the fall, pumping new life into Glee with guest stars ...
KATRINA Kaif is c u r r e n t l y working with Bollywood´s three leading Khans - Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman - in three different projects. So possessive is the actress about them that given the chance, she won´t let anyone else work with them. But she was reticent on who her favourite Khan was. "It doesn´t make sense to me. It is unfair," Katrina told reporters recently when asked to pick her favourite Khan. "If you ask any of the Khan´s to choose one of their ...
QATAR and the UAE are likely to
attract significant capital flows in
additional foreign investment
should they be upgraded to
emerging market status by MSCI
this June, said Peter Gotke, vicepresident
at BNY Mellon.
The UAE is more likely be
upgraded to emerging market
status, he said.
ARAB Museum of Modern Art
(Mathaf) will be closed from May
27 for summer maintenance and
preparations for a new exhibition
coming this fall. The museum will
also mark the end of its first solo
artist exhibition, ‘Cai Guo-Qiang:
Saraab’, with a lavish closing ceremony
scheduled for Saturday. A
fun-filled day awaits visitors from
11 am to 6 pm.