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Qatar on right track towards building diversified, sustainable economy, says PSA president

Qatar on right track towards building diversified, sustainable economy, says PSA president

HE the President of the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) Dr Saleh Mohamed Salem al-Nabit said that Qatar is on the right path towards building a diversified and sustainable economy in order to achieve its Qatar National Vision 2030 goals.

Omicron travel curbs spell more misery for South African tourism

Omicron travel curbs spell more misery for South African tourism

South African tourism was just getting back on its feet when local scientists’ discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant prompted a slew of travel curbs that threaten to bring more pandemic gloom to the country’s fragile economy.

The West’s wasted crisis

The West’s wasted crisis

The silver lining in the gloomy cloud of the pandemic was the opportunity it gave the West to mend its ways. During 2020, rays of light shone through. The European Union was forced to contemplate a fiscal union.

Omicron reminder for global economy: Dig in for a longer war

Omicron reminder for global economy: Dig in for a longer war

Fears that Omicron might be resistant to existing vaccines shaved roughly $2tn off global stocks on Friday, but markets settled down on Monday.

Europe’s big payday remains elusive even as inflation surges

Europe’s big payday remains elusive even as inflation surges

Visions of spiralling wage inflation in the euro zone have dominated the talking points of conservative central bankers in recent weeks as they called for a moderation in central bank stimulus.

Lessons from Digital India

Lessons from Digital India

Both the Chinese and the more recent Indian experiences show that digitally enabled growth engines are extremely powerful, and can be introduced faster

Starring Omicron: new face of present and clear danger

Starring Omicron: new face of present and clear danger

As the world continues to reel from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, which is completing its two-year run on the planet, the panic button is being pressed again with the surfacing of newly discovered B.1.1.529 strain.

Risks of new Covid scare spark rate rethink in markets

Risks of new Covid scare spark rate rethink in markets

Risks of a new Covid-hit to economic activity are clobbering expectations for rate hikes next year from the world’s major central banks, a potential setback for the dollar and other currencies where wagers had been most aggressive.

Qatar drive for environment protection

Qatar drive for environment protection

I admire how the first families were able to settle in different places where they had to adapt to the changes, within a surrounding that was full of challenges. This is the example of a country like Qatar.

Reeling in a deal to save the ocean

Reeling in a deal to save the ocean

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs. It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean.

New Franco-Italian alliance in Europe

New Franco-Italian alliance in Europe

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and French President Emmanuel Macron are on track to sign a bilateral accord – the so-called Quirinale Treaty named after the Roman palace – designed to boost their countries’ industrial and strategic co-operation.

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