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Who built Qatar’s World Cup stadiums?
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #125
The U.K. aspires to become the "Qatar of hydrogen"
British prime minister Boris Johnson pledges to turn the U.K. into a leading producer of carbon-free hydrogen to cash in on a global boom.
Qatar leaving OPEC to focus on natural gas
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar, one of the smallest members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, will leave the cartel in January after nearly six decades. Qatar said the move allows it to focus on its natural gas industry. Qatar’s decision says a lot about the growth of natural gas in the world’s […]
What Qatar's diplomatic crisis means for the global helium supply
"There's been a lot of instability and drama in the helium market in the past few years."
FIFA corruption report has scandals but no disqualification
FIFA released a 2014 report looking at ethics violations in the World Cup host nation selection process for 2018 and 2022.
5 Mideast countries cut ties with Qatar
Simon Henderson of The Washington Institute says a major political crisis could affect the supply and price of oil.
When nations police what women wear
Here are just a few examples of how governments are trying to impose dress codes on women.
Al Jazeera America: What's the business model?
With lots of cash to throw into the launch, Al Jazeera America doesn’t need the kind of advertising revenue its competitors bring in.
Qatar curtails its foreign spending spree
The world's richest country has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it's landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation has started to focus more on spending at home.
Greece begins to sell islands to raise cash
Greece is reportedly selling off islands to raise money. The small island of Oxia is being sold to the royal family Qatar and more are on the block.