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  • Morgan Stanley Former Mideast Equity Head Joins Amwal as CEO

    Fahmi Alghussein, Morgan Stanley’s former head of Middle East equity sales and trading, has joined Qatar asset management company Amwal as chief executive officer.

  • A Little Less Rich: Qatar Gas Dominance Challenged

    Blazing gas flares 70 meters high brighten the night sky above Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 295-square-kilometer complex houses the world’s largest assemblage of liquefied natural gas plants and the biggest port for LNG exports on the globe. Ras Laffan chills to a fluid more gas in a year than Canada consumes and then ships it to run electric plants and warm homes from Tokyo to Buenos Aires. The gas facilities within its grounds produce almost a third of the world’s LNG exports, Bloomberg Markets will report in its May issue.

  • Hidden Qatar Billionaire Al-Thani Seen With Hotel Empire

    The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum sits 14 miles west of Doha, the capital of Qatar. A desert fortress with stone turrets and arched wooden doors, the museum’s 15 halls hold more than 15,000 artifacts, including ancient Qurans, Yemeni daggers and vintage American cars.

  • How Overprotective Paris Became the Center of Street Art

    One morning last fall, American graffiti artist Cope2 (real name: Fernando Carlo) walked up the Rue Oberkampf in Paris to a bare wall abutting the century-old Café Charbon. A bald, thickset man dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans and work boots, he contemplated the surface while a crew of helpers tested a ladder for weight and unpacked bags of spray paint. Donning a protective mask, the 45-year-old practitioner of New York’s so-called Wildstyle shook the day’s first aerosol can and confidently began a billboard-sized composition consisting of the word Cope rendered repeatedly in blue and green balloon letters outlined in black.

  • Suez Canal Scene by Egyptian Artist Sets Record in Dubai

    A watercolor and gouache work by Egyptian painter Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar depicting workers building the Suez Canal fetched $1.02 million, almost eight times its presale high estimate, setting an auction record for the artist last night in Dubai.

  • Suez Canal Scene by Egyptian Artist Sets Record in Dubai

    A watercolor and gouache work by Egyptian painter Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar depicting workers building the Suez Canal fetched $1.02 million, almost eight times its presale high estimate, setting an auction record for the artist last night in Dubai.

  • Dubai $45 Million Fair Stars Kapoor Mirror, Chastity Belt

    A mirror by Anish Kapoor and a chastity belt sculpture by Lebanese-Egyptian artist Lara Baladi are among as much as $45 million worth of contemporary art works on sale at Art Dubai.

  • Most Read on Bloomberg: Malaysia Search, S&P 500, Lloyds Trader

    The following list comprises the most-read Bloomberg News reports from the past week.

  • Saudi Allies Have Few Economic Tools to Pressure Qatar

    Saudi Arabia’s drive to make Qatar abandon its embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood may founder because of the limited leverage the Saudis and their allies can exercise over the world’s richest country.

  • Qatar Seen Tempering Muslim Brotherhood Support on Gulf Ire

    Qatar will probably soften its support for the Muslim Brotherhood to ease tensions with Gulf allies, which drove its credit risk to the highest level in three months.

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