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Saturday 29 September 2012
Xstrata and Glencore were scrambling to sort out their differences yesterday ahead of Monday's deadline to agree the final terms of an $80bn (£50bn) mining and commodity trading mega-merger between the two.
Thursday 27 September 2012
A man who contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus is now in a stable condition.
Friday 31 August 2012
Glencore's proposed £30bn takeover of Xstrata appeared to suffer a fatal blow yesterday as Qatar, a major shareholder with the power to virtually scupper the deal single-handed, said it would vote against the transaction.
Monday 27 August 2012
Unicredit sucked into sanctions row
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg called Qatar's bluff yesterday, giving the strongest sign yet that he will not cave in to its demands to hike his £30bn offer for Xstrata.
Saturday 18 August 2012
The Qatari sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy a fifth of BAA, the Heathrow Airport operator, for £900m in a transaction involving deals with three of its key shareholders.
Monday 13 August 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron has intervened personally to help a 12-year-old boy who wrote him a letter last year pleading for help after his family allegedly took and kept him in Qatar under false pretences, Downing Street confirmed today.
Saturday 28 July 2012
Shooter Bahia Al Hamad became the first Qatari woman to compete in an Olympics when she began her qualifying round in the 10 metre air rifle event at the London Games this morning.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The Syrian regime admitted for the first time yesterday that it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as it dismissed as "flagrant interventionism" an Arab League offer to provide a safe exit for President Bashar al-Assad and his family if he steps aside.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
If the Champions Series itself remains difficult to take seriously, even its harshest critic will celebrate the associated, twin blessings that were freshly amplified yesterday. One is the way it has caught the imagination of young, enormously wealthy sponsors from Qatar; the other is a Champions Day that needs only a better place in the calendar to complete its emergence as a legitimate new focus for the European Turf. Both those boons have now been reinforced by a new, five-year sponsorship deal with Qipco Holdings.
Monday 23 July 2012
The Arab League's secretary general has offered Syrian president Bashar Assad a “safe exit” for him and his family if he steps down.
Friday 13 July 2012
Valentino, one of Italy's most famous designers, has secured a spot in the vast wardrobe of Qatar's Royal family.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Mining giant Xstrata named 7 September as the new date for shareholders to vote on its controversial, £57bn merger with the Glencore commodities trading group.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Of the countries of the Arab spring that overthrew repressive regimes, the conflict in Libya was the most vicious and prolonged. This led to the conclusion that the people who would emerge in power would be the Islamist fighters who were increasingly in evidence.
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