Two years ahead of it's scheduled opening, a FIFA World Cup-themed shopping mall in Doha has attracted tremendous interest from some of the world's biggest retailers. Covering an area equivalent to 50 football pitches, the Mall of Qatar is being...
KFH Research latest report says the Qatar healthcare sector is expected to boom with the rapid increase in population due to large-scale projects announced and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar’s economy has been performing well which translates positively towards...
 "A multinational firm from UK has plans of  expanding its operations in the Middle East. Because of the cultural differences and marked business practices in the Middle East and GCC countries, they need guidance and legal representation in setting...
Qatar Rail has awarded four design and build contracts worth USD 8.2 billion for phase one of the Doha metro project. The project includes four rail lines and underground section in the centre of Doha. The rail network is part...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
The?State of Qatar will hold Advisory Council elections in the second half of 2013, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani announced last week. His announcement also included the ending of state monopolies and establishment of a free market economy. According...
Youth Driving Future of Mobile Communications around the World Ooredoo Chairman Leads Youth Delegation from around the world to Attend Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015 in Costa Rica Ooredoo and a delegation of young people from the MENA region and Southeast...
Qatar, the world’s richest country, is taking measures on an urgent basis to counter the challenge posed to its nation’s health by obesity. Last year, the tiny state of Qatar was ranked as the most obese nation in the world....
Qatar will be bidding alongside other top media firms to purchase the struggling U.S.-based online video streaming service Hulu. Hulu, owned by News Corp (Rupert Murdoch), Comcast and Walt Disney, will come under the hammer after failing to improve profitability...
A new report reveals the Qatar insurance industry has enjoyed 'boom times' in the last five years, with an annual average growth rate of 11.3 percent between 2008 and 2012. Boosted by strong economic progress, heavy investment in infrastructure development...
Undoubtedly, marketing is the communicating force for a business to promote its idea or selling proposition. However, what is more important is the form of marketing employed by an entity that determines the success of the communication strategy. And...
Experts leading a new public screening campaign in Qatar, named Action on Diabetes, have highlighted that an estimated 16 percent of the state’s adult population is diabetic. The campaign has based its findings on screening of adults between the ages...
Researchers from Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and their European counterparts, have completed their research to discover a genetic marker in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) are most likely to develop cancer. Scientists from Imperial College, London and CNRS-Lille,...
Qatar was ranked the most expensive country in which to build in the Middle East, according the 2013 International Construction Costs Report released today by global built asset consultancy EC Harris. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47...
The Arab world's first high performance luxury sports car, the LykanHypersport 2013 will be showcased at the Qatar Motor Show on the 29th of January. Only seven units will be produced of the ultra-luxury hypercar with the price set at...
Mobile broadband is the fastest-growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the State of BroadbandReport. In terms of Internet use, there are now more than 70 countries where over 50% of the population is online. The...
According to the International Obesity Taskforce, Qatar is the fattest nation in the world, where half of all adults are obese and 17% of the population is suffering from diabetes. By comparison America, which is often assumed to be the fattest,...
Qatar to post strong growth in 2015 backed by expansion of the non-hydrocarbon economy and the Barzan gas project. GDP might taper in 2016 and 2017. Qatar's economy is expected to register a real growth of 7.3 percent in 2015,...
SolarWorld, Germany’s largest but financially struggling solar firm, has approved restructuring efforts and paved the way for acquisition of a large stake in the company by Qatar Solar. Under the comprehensive restructuring plan, Qatar Solar will acquire a 29 percent...
Collaboration to Accelerate Mobile Internet Adoption and Create Value for Customers Across Ooredoo Markets South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel Group, a leading telecom company with a...
The Arab Spring did not only have long-lasting political repercussions for Middle East and North Africa, but it has also altered the region’s retail landscape and shaped the future for businesses and consumers. A new report by the Euromonitor International,...
With the rise of Qatar and the UAE as new Emerging Markets, several investment opportunities are attracting foreign investors to the region. With India and China losing some steam in terms of their emerging market glitter, the Middle East is...
Calls to curb extravagant spending by Qatari youth on foreign trips in summer. The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is under pressure from various segments of Qatar society to introduce stricter rules for disbursement of personal loans to Qatari youth. The calls...
Downtown Doha to build biggest GCC manmade square, in Doha, Qatar, as part of a plan to revitalise the historic and commercial centre of the city. The developer of 'Downtown Doha' has announced its plans to construct the Gulf’s largest...
Gas-rich Qatar has the highest density of millionaires in the world, where 143 out of every 1,000 households have private wealth of at least $1 million, followed by Switzerland (116), Kuwait (115), Hong Kong (94), and Singapore (82). The...
The economic boost in the Middle East has also extended to the stock market and stock market indices in the region. Most significant in this context are the stock markets in the UAE and Qatar which have gone up...
Qatar Holding has bought a 40 percent stake in a new 290,000-square metre skyscraper project near the centre of Milan, it was announced on Friday. Porta Nuova represents one of the most prestigious city center mixed use developments in Europe...
Qatar Non-Hydrocarbon Sector to be Worth Half of Qatar GDP by 2015. QNB Group Economists: 'Non-Hydrocarbon Sector' Infrastructure Investments Are Driving Double-Digit Growth. Future Development in Focus at The Euromoney Qatar Conference. Qatar's real GDP is expected to grow by 6.5...
The Doha-based Sidra Medical and Research Center, slated to open next year, plans to hire over 4,500 medical staff over the next two years. The state-of-the-art medical facility will provide healthcare services focused on obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. The hiring...
Business optimism in Qatar soars to its highest for nearly three years Dun & Bradstreet survey shows sharp rise in confidence in the Finance, Real Estate and Business Services sector Business optimism in Qatar has soared to its highest in nearly...
A new research published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Qatar has the worst ecological footprint per person in the world. The wildlife and environmental organisation also said that an ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous...
The latest figures released by Qatar Tourism Authority have shown an increase in visitors to the country. Hotel occupancy rate rose from an average of 58 percent to 67 percent, despite a 4.5 percent increase in the number of rooms...
The Qatari Financial Sector is making an increased effort to attract Foreign Direct Investment within the State of Qatar. According to  H.E Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Economy and Finance and Chairman of the Financial Markets Development Committee, this is...
After announcing its intention to acquire Current TV, Al Jazeera is struggling to retain distribution rights in the US. The deal is worth USD 500 million and key to Al Jazeera’s growth in the US cable market. The Qatar-sponsored network...
The UAE and Qatar receive upgrades to 'Emerging Market status' by Morgan Stanley Capital Investments. The upgrade facilitates foreign investment in both UAE and Qatar. New Emerging Markets. After a wait of several years, the equity index provider Morgan Stanley Capital International...
Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund, has decided to sell its 10 percent shareholding in Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PSE). However, the sovereign fund will retain its 17 percent stake in Volkswagen, Europe’s...
Qatar was recently upgraded to 'Emerging Market' from 'Frontier Market' status by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), and listed companies in the country are being watched by global investors, who seek better transparency and investor relations. According to state-owned Abu...
As Qatar steps up its preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, small firms are likely to miss out on their share of the pie and not benefit from the billions of dollars dedicated for new infrastructure projects. Qatar plans...
According to a Colliers International report, the Qatar economy has become one of the most vibrant in the Middle East and the world at large, on the back of its hydrocarbon reserves. The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report for...
Harrods, the world-famous London department store, recorded an 11% sales increase to £651.7m ($1bn) in the year to 28 January, with pre-tax profit rising 15% to £125.3m ($196.6m). Qatar Holding, owners of Harrods, bought the retailer from Mohamed Al Fayed for...