U.S. stocks retreated this week, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index having its biggest decline since December, amid weaker-than-estimated housing data and reports showing manufacturing contracted in Europe and China.
Stocks rose on March 23 as a jump in oil prices lifted energy shares. The rally failed to help the industry avoid posting the worst performance for the week among the S&P 500’s 10 groups, falling 3 percent as Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) slumped 11 percent. The Dow Jones Transportation Average lost 2.5 percent, the most since Nov. 25, as FedEx Corp. tumbled amid a disappointing earnings forecast. Apple Inc. (AAPL) advanced 1.8 percent after announcing its first dividend in 17 years.
Ahli Bank posts 9-month net profit of QR503.5mn
Ahli Bank has posted a net profit of QR503.5mn for nine months up to September, thus “maintaining its underlying performance” as against the corresponding period of 2015.
The bank’s balance sheet gr
Mega projects drive insurance growth in Qatar’
Mege projects and this is why, as an international company, we are interested in Qatar,” country head Salim Mansour told Gulf Times on the sidelines of the opening of AXA’s new shop at The Pearl. The