Women in Qatar may be ambitious and eager to join the workforce upon graduation, but they constantly face invisible barriers of tradition in a male-dominated society. More Qatari women have university degrees than men, yet female participation in the workforce...
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...
The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways has been awarded the Best Cabin Crew in the World by readers of the Middle East edition of the magazine Business Traveller. The award was presented at a gala event held at...
Official government information reveals that Qatar’s job market is still heavily dominated by foreign workers, while women are working much harder than men. The first quarter data shows that for each Qatari worker, there are as many as 16 expatriates...
  In a deal worth an estimated USD 1.3 billion, the Gulf state of Qatar has bought a five percent stake in Indian telecom firm Bharti Airtel. Under the deal, Bharti will issue 199.9 million new shares at a 7.3 percent...
Qatar and UK have joined hands to establish an independent, not-for-profit institute in Doha for understanding the financing, risk appraisal and management of large complex infrastructure projects. The newly launched Institute for Infrastructure Studies will strive to become the global...
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,...
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...
Online travel market  exceeded an estimated USD 944 million in 2012 Amadeus co-sponsors PhoCusWright report on ‘Assessing the Online Travel Opportunity: The Middle East’ Qatar’s travel market is expected to grow steadily from USD 5.4 billion in 2012 to USD 7.7...
  A new report has predicted that Qatar will soon become a "key international distribution hub" for Shariah-compliant products as the Islamic finance market grows at an unprecedented pace. Qatar Financial Centre Authority in its first 'Mena Asset Management Barometer' suggests...
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...
Although Qatar successfully won it's bid to host the World Cup in June or July of 2022 -- concerns about player health have surfaced due to Qatar's hot summer weather. This has compelled Qatar's organizers to announce a winter...
  A news report by London’s The Sun newspaper has revealed that Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund may be eyeing UK retail chain Marks & Spencer in deal worth estimated to be USD 12 billion. The retail giant boasts about 1000 global...
  The Gulf state of Qatar retained its ranking as the world’s wealthiest nation in 2012, with it's per capita income rising to USD 106,000. The Washington-based Institute for International Finance (IIF) reported that Qatar's per capita GDP at purchasing power...
 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...
Qatar is First of Company’s Global Markets to Unify as Ooredoo At a major event in Qatar last night, leading communications company Qtel (Qatar Telecom) rebranded as Ooredoo. More than 2,000 people attended the event, which was broadcast live on Qatar...
  The Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera is on the lookout for a new office in New York and may consider moving into the former headquarters of the New York Times newspaper. After the acquisition of Al Gore’s Current TV for USD...
  For the first time in 40 years, Qatar has made the discovery of new gas reserves near the massive North Field. Government sources reveal that the newly discovered small offshore field contains about 2.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas....
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...
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 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...
A new global survey has ranked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE as top investment destinations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These countries have been favored due to a stable business and political climate. Conducted in...
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...
The Qatar Foundation has revealed that Qatar will soon open an astronomy and space centre to boost local interest in celestial bodies and promote research activities in the field. Speaking to the Gulf Times, Dr Khalid al-Subai, the director of...
As Qatar prepares itself to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup mega event, newly published figures highlight that construction costs in the country will surge by up to 18 percent in 2017 from current levels. Prepared by MEED Cost Indices,...
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure and cities, industry and healthcare sectors, has signed a complete turnkey solution contract with Qatar Steel Company to build a high-voltage substation. The 220/66/33-kilovolt (kV) substation...
British commodity trading and finance investment firm DVK Group and a Qatari royal are currently in negotiations to launch a Shariah-compliant investment fund targeted solely at Arab women. With a capital target of up to USD 500 million, the fund...
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...
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...
ictQATAR, Qatar's government entity under the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology in its latest report titled 'Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals' has revealed that Qatar's Internet penetration is among the best in the Arab region...
The global payments and technology company MasterCard has announced the official opening of its dedicated office in Qatar's capital, Doha. The announcement was made at a launch event that was held in Doha on 23 January and was hosted by...
It would be prudent to say that  there has been a resurgence in interest and the promotion of Art  in the Middle East in the past decade. Multitude of Art Museums and Galleries have come up in countries like...
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...
 "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 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...
We live in a corporate age which is in constant dynamics,always paving way to innovation and excellence. The old ways give rise to the new, belief systems change and opportunities are constantly throwing up greater challenges and growth prospects...
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...
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...
The UK retail giant WHSmith has announced its plans to open eight shops at the delayed New Doha International Airport (NDIA). It is expected that the retailer will occupy around 8,000 square feet of space at the new airport,...
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...