Economy






Gulf states ‘need innovative funding solutions to keep up capital spending’

JEDDAH: GCC states may have to look at innovative dorms of finance to pay for its big infrastructure bill, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services



Ikea recalls ceiling lamps

HELSINKI: Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.






Tadawul to start trading from 10 a.m. local time

RIYADH: The Saudi Stock Exchange will start trading one hour earlier at 10:00 local time (07:00 GMT) effective from April 3, it said in a statement, as part of a move which also extends opening hours



Qatar, Pakistan sign 15-year LNG supply deal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said it had signed a 15-year import deal for up to 3.75 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from top producer Qatar, a major step in plugging the country’s energy

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