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Qatar ready to fight for 2022 World Cup

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have indicated they will not relinquish the right to host football's showpiece event easily, whatever the fall-out from Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as Fifa president. Blat

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Qatar defends 2022 World Cup bid

Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in soccer's governing body Fifa and said it would carry on with plans to stage the event. Qatar's World Cup organising committee said

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Qatar, Bahrain banks among bidders for HSBC Turkey

Potential bidders for HSBC's Turkish business include ING Group, Qatar National Bank (QNB) and Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp (ABC), people familiar with process said on Friday. Four sources said Dutch bank ING and Qatar Nati

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidentia

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Qatari-led group wins $4bn battle for Canary Wharf

A Qatari-led consortium looked set to win its long-running battle to buy Songbird Estates on Wednesday after the owner of London's Canary Wharf business district dropped its opposition to the $4 billion offer. Songbird said it

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Qatar unsure about 2024 Olympics bid

Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official has said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle. "We don't know i

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BA-owner back with higher bid for Aer Lingus

The owner of British Airways has made a third takeover approach to Aer Lingus, offering to pay €2.5 ($2.89) per share or around €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) in total for the Irish airline, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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England had best bid for 2018, says Fifa official

England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big

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‘Too early to know shareholder intentions on Qatari bid’: Songbird

Songbird Estates, the subject of a 2.6 billion pound ($4 billion) hostile takeover bid from a Qatari-led group, said it was too early to speculate on the intentions of the majority of its shareholders. The company, the owner of Lo

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