A real estate report highlighting the Doha real estate market is expected to remain stable and may even witness a surge in unit sales and rentals over the coming months. In the residential real estate sector, the Al Asmakh Real...
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...
 The Financial Times, one of London’s most prominent publications, has reported that Qatar is in talks with the government of UK to invest up to USD 15 billion in several key infrastructure projects. Sources close to the negotiations have revealed...
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,...
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...
Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics has decided to undertake a set of annual surveys to keep track of different economic indicators and progress across various sectors of the Qatari economy. The surveys are aimed at providing accurate data...
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker claimed in a controversial statement that only "two dominant carriers" have a future in the Middle East. The Qatari executive made his prediction at this week's Arabian Travel Market event in Dubai. “I still confirm that...
Media reports show that the Qatar Airways chief has blamed a U.S. contractor for causing further delay towards completion of the Hamad International Airport (HIA). According to Dow Jones, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, the San Francisco-based Bechtel...
A senior Qatari official said investment authorities are applying for the status of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) in China with an aim to seek investment quota of $5 billion. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, minister of energy and industry of Qatar,...
It has been reported that an unknown consortium from Qatar and the UAE is preparing to make a world record bid of USD 2.25 billion for English Premier League football club Arsenal. The bid is almost twice the 2011 valuation...
Qatar Airways has announced an international online competition 'To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways', giving visitors to its social media channels an opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Visitors simply register online, earning a chance to win the main...
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is believed to be actively seeking new acquisition targets across the world to diversify its already growing portfolio of assets. A new report by the KPMG, revealing investment trends of sovereign wealth funds (SWF’s) in...
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...
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...
The Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has entered into a strategic commercial partnership with Kenya Airways to expand rapidly across Africa. The code-sharing agreement will allow Etihad to place its EY code on Kenya Airways flights from Nairobi to 27 destinations...
Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa continued to record robust growth in profitability, with Net Profit for 2012 exceeding QR8.3 billion, up by 11.1% compared to 2011. QNB Group's Key Financial...
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 Airways announced on Tuesday it is joining an alliance of airlines including American Airlines, British Airways and nine other carriers that coordinate routes and allow passengers to earn frequent flier miles on each other's flights. The agreement will help...
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 Airways, one of the leading airlines in the Middle East region, has decided to temporarily ground its fleet of 787 Dreamliners amid safety concerns. The move comes after similar steps were taken by regulators in India, Japan, Europe and...
A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) says Arab countries must improve their economic competitiveness to create more employment opportunities in the region. Findings of the Arab World Competitiveness Report were shared at the WEF Middle East meeting...
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...
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...
Qatar's booming revenues from liquefied natural gas more than tripled budget surplus to 44.5 billion riyals ($12.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended in March, an Islamic bond issue prospectus showed on Monday. According to a Reuters calculation, the tiny Gulf nation is...
Qatari authorities announced they have awarded a second contract worth QAR4.5bn ($1.2bn) to Middle East Dredging Company to commence dredging work at the new sea port in Doha. The project on what is claimed as the world's deepest sea...
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...
Qatar signed a deal billion dollar with Royal Dutch Shell as part of its bid to develop its petrochemicals industry with the help of multinational corporations. The agreement was signed in Doha by Qatar's energy minister, Mohammed Al Sada,...
 "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...
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...
QNB Group announces financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2013  QNB Group's Key Financial Indicators: • Net Profit exceeded QR2.1 billion, up by 6.7% from same period last year • Total Assets stood at QR380 billion, up by 22.2% from...