Gulf markets mixed as Qatar falls, Dubai gains

Feb 2 (Reuters) – Qatar’s stock market was the worst performer among mixed Gulf bourses on Thursday amid volatile energy markets, while Dubai shares ended higher on a strong banking sector performance. The Qatari stock index (.QSI) dropped 0.9%, falling for a fourth consecutive session, with most of its constituent stocks in negative territory. Index … Read more

Most Gulf markets fall, Abu Dhabi ends higher

Jan 30(Reuters) – Most Gulf stock markets closed lower on Monday, tracking global peers, as looming interest rate hikes by major central banks including the US Federal Reserve weigh on investor sentiments, while Abu Dhabi bucked the trend. Investors expect the Fed to raise rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday, and any deviation from … Read more

Pro-Western, retired general Pavel sweeps the Czech presidential vote

Pavel wins in runaway vote over ex-PM Babis Pavel is given clear support backing Ukraine, West Pledges to end divisions brought by Babis, incumbent Zeman Voter turnout record high in presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and high NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday with … Read more

Factbox: FACTBOX Georgia on his mind: Donald Trump troubled by more legal woes

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Donald Trump could learn soon whether he or any associates will be charged or cleared of wrongdoing in a Georgia probe into his efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat, one of a series of legal threats looming over the Republican former US president: GEORGIA ELECTION TAMPERING PROBE On Tuesday, the … Read more

Rupert Murdoch scraps proposal to combine Fox, News Corp, eyes Move sale

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday withdrew a proposal to reunite News Corp (NWSA.O) and Fox Corp as the company is also exploring a sale of Move Inc, which operates the Realtor.com website, to CoStar Group, according to a regulatory filing and sources familiar with the process. Three sources familiar with the matter … Read more

US home sales slump to 12-year low; glimmers of hope emerging

Existing home sales drop 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, sharpest annual decline since 2008 Median house price rises 2.3% from year ago WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – US existing home sales plunged to a 12-year low in December, but declining mortgage rates raised cautious optimism that the embattled housing market could be … Read more

How Americans Are Tricked Into Buying Fake Food – CNBC

How Americans Are Tricked Into Buying Fake FoodCNBC Food fraud secretly infiltrates kitchens across America — here’s how to avoid itCNBC View Full Coverage on Google News

Donald Trump’s company to be sentenced for 15-year tax fraud

NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Friday will learn how the company that bears the former US president’s name will be punished after being found guilty of scheming to defraud tax authorities for 15 years. A New York state judge will impose the sentence after jurors in Manhattan found two Trump Organization … Read more

George Pell Dies: Controversial Catholic Figure, Cardinal George Pell, Dies Aged 81 – The Project

George Pell Dies: Controversial Catholic Figure, Cardinal George Pell, Dies Aged 81The Project Death of George Pell prompts sorrow from supporters and condemnation from abuse survivors | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) Pell will always be seen as a servant of the Church, not its flockSydney Morning Herald View full coverage on Google News

Trump executive Weisselberg prepares for jail on Rikers Island

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) – A longtime executive for Donald Trump is expected to be sent to New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail after being sentenced on Tuesday for helping engineer a 15-year tax fraud scheme at the former president’s real estate company. Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s former chief financial officer, pleaded guilty … Read more