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Qatar raises foreign ownership limit for stocks

Qatar's emir has issued a law providing for foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of listed Qatari companies, part of reforms to expand the stock market and develop the financial industry. "The law stipulates that non

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Qatar raises foreign ownership limit for stocks

Qatar's emir has issued a law providing for foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of listed Qatari companies, part of reforms to expand the stock market and develop the financial industry. "The law stipulates that non

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Qatari firm to raise foreign ownership cap to 49pc

Qatar's emir has instructed all companies listed on the country's stock exchange to raise their limit for foreign ownership to 49 percent in a move that could attract more liquidity to the buoyant bourse. The order announc

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Kuwait emir to visit, turn 'new page' in ties says Iran

Kuwait's emir will visit Iran at the end of the month to help turn a "new page" in bilateral ties, Iran's foreign ministry said on Tuesday, in the latest sign that Tehran seeks to improve relations with its Arab neighbours.

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Kuwaiti Emir undergoes minor surgery

Kuwait's 84-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has undergone a "successful minor surgery" at a hospital in the US, state news agency Kuna reported on Sunday. Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled the US-allied Gulf

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Qatar emir vows crackdown on inflation, corruption

Qatar will use all available tools to contain inflation while cracking down on corruption and business monopolies, its new ruler said in his first major economic policy speech since taking office. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,

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Kuwait emir in key US visit next week

The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, will visit President Barack Obama in Washington on September 13 to talk about Middle Eastern issues, the White House said on Friday. "The President looks forward to

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Kuwait's emir pardons people jailed for insulting him

Kuwait's ruler said on Tuesday he was pardoning all the people convicted of insulting him, after a year-long crackdown on politically sensitive comments about Gulf Arab state's leadership. Dozens of Kuwaitis have been char

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Kuwaitis go to polls for 6th time since 2006

A boycott by some opposition Islamists and populist politicians may help liberals and independents in Kuwait's election on Saturday, but there are signs voters are flagging as they go to the polls for the sixth time in seven years.

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Kuwait's ruling emir puts diplomacy first

Hours after Qatar's emir abdicated in favour of his son, Kuwait's ruler, in a classic diplomatic gesture, jumped on a plane to Doha to embrace the new young emir in person rather than sending a congratulatory cable as other Gulf Arab lea

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