104 FUN, FROLIC AND FOOD

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The oil pro­duc­tion freeze might cre­ate a bet­ter foun­da­tion for the price re­cov­ery in the sec­ond half of the year. Do fi­nan­cial regulators now have the nec­es­sary tools to pre­vent catas­tro­phe? Dou­ble-digit growth is on the books for the coun­try's boom­ing health­care mar­ket with sus­tained gov­ern­ment-led in­vest­ments and in­creased pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion.

sat down with Scott Grif­fen, Di­rec­tor of Press Free­dom Pro­grammes, for a chat about en­sur­ing free­dom of ex­pres­sion across the world in the face of out­dated crim­i­nal defama­tion laws. Is Saudi plan­ning to knock North Amer­i­can non­con­ven­tional oil/gas pro­duc­ers out of the game or is the US shale sec­tor more re­silient than ex­pected?

sat down with Gior­gia Abeltino, Di­rec­tor of Public Pol­icy, Google Cul­ture In­sti­tute, to un­der­stand more about Google's cul­tural drive and its need to make art and museum col­lec­tions ac­ces­si­ble to all. On the 400th an­niver­sary of Wil­liam Shake­speare,

watched the en­tire col­lec­tion of his plays (and son­nets) brought to life by the Re­duced Shake­speare Com­pany. A look at the 7th Edi­tion of the Qatar In­ter­na­tional Food Fes­ti­val. 10 16 20 22 88 90 96 102 NEWS BITES BANK NOTES O& G OVERVIEW REALTY CHECK AUTO NEWS TECH TALK MAR­KET WATCH DOHA DI­ARY

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