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Qatar's packaged food industry to take heavy hit amid diplomatic crisis

Qatar's packaged food industry is expected to take a severe blow following the announcement that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are cutting diplomatic ties...

8 Jun 2017

QATAR

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade...

6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

SA, Qatar strengthen relations

Infrastructure development between South Africa and Qatar is set to intensify in the future. This emerged after a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in Doha during a visit by Zuma, who stopped over in Qatar earlier this week while en route to the World Economic Forum, set to take place in Davos.

26 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010