Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) has expressed its disappointment at media reports that Qatar Airways will be filing a USD 600 million legal claim against it for causing a delay in the opening of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA)...
Qatar Airways has decided to file a USD 600 million legal claim against German Emirati joint venture construction company Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) for causing a delay to the opening of New Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways is the...
  Qatar’s first lifestyle hotel honoured as the ‘World's Leading Hotel & Residences’ at the World Travel Awards 2012 Doha, Qatar (13 December 2012) – W Doha Hotel & Residences underlined its dominance within the hospitality market at the World Travel...
The world’s best airline, Qatar Airways will be launching  its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia. It announced on Friday that it would begin   the Dreamliner's maiden flights from Doha to Perth  on February 1 ,2013 . Qatar Airways...
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...
Analysts and British energy companies said on Monday that Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the country while sending most of...
Despite a fall in construction costs over the past year, Qatar is still an expensive place to build compared to the UK, new research said on Monday. According to the annual EC Harris International Construction Costs Report, the UK is...
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...
A German media report said on Sunday Qatar is considering buying up to 200 tanks at a cost of around two billion euros ($2.46 billion). According to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine, Chancellor Angela Merkel...
Australia is expected to pip Qatar and become the world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer by 2020 as it unlocks gas reserves that could last more than a century, a report said on Sunday. The country is already the fourth biggest...
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed tourist arrivals from other GCC member states rose by 22% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, the Oxford Business Group said in its report on Wednesday. The tiny gas-rich nation saw an increase of...
FIFA named independent ethics investigators to look into allegations of wrongdoing including the selection of World Cup hosts, the association chief announced on Tuesday. former US attorney Michael J. Garcia has been named as head investigator for its ethics committee  and...
The Qatari royal family has bought iconic Italian fashion house Valentino for €700 million ($857.46 million), snapping one of the most prominent purchases it has made so far. Valentino said Mayhoola for Investments SPC, which is backed by a leading...
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said his airline will receive an upgraded version of Airbus SAS’s A380 superjumbo after refusing to take jets with wing faults. “Qatar Air insisted that Airbus provide us with the new, certified wing for the...
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...
Members of the Qatari royal family are in advanced talks to buy Valentino, one of the top Italian dressmakers, a British news website reported. Permira, a London-based private equity firm which owns the Italian label, and the Emir of Qatar are...
Qatar Airways, one of the Middle East's top and world's fastest growing airlines, has opened up a competition - 'Tweet-a-Meet' - for Twitter users. 'Tweet-a-Meet' enables a team of two persons to turn their virtual connections into real ones by...
Europe's tallest building has been officially unveiled in central London by the prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar, Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, and The Duke of York, Prince Andrew. The Shard's has emerged as the capital's most...
Reports coming from Qatar suggest the sheikhdom is planning to issue sukuk (Islamic bonds) for the first time in nearly a decade amid growing global demand for safe havens and sharia-compliant assets. Doha has mandated banks for investor meetings in...
Qatar and The United Arab Emirates are leading the Middle East for the second year running in overall innovation, a report said which calibrated the performance of 141 economies around the world on the basis of their innovation capabilities and...
Two years after buying the British luxury retailer from the Mohamed Al-Fayed family trust, Qatar Holding LLC announced on Tuesday its plans of opening Harrods-branded hotels in top cities around the world. An arm of the Qatar Investment Authority which has around $100bn...
Qatar's statistics authority said on Sunday the economy grew 6.9% year-on-year in inflation-adjusted terms in the first quarter of this year thanks to soaring construction industry projects in the Gulf state. The country's real gross domestic product (GDP) also increased by...
Qatar Telecom (QTEL) has expressed its interest in buying a stake valued at about $1.9 billion in Kuwait’s National Mobile Telecommunications Co. as part of its bid to boost portfolio and stave off competition at home. Qatar Telecom has offered National Mobile,...
Qatar General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) said on Monday it expected the country's economic growth to slow to 4.5% in 2013 from a projected 6.2% this year, due to looming risks in the global economy, particularly in the euro zone. The...
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,...
Human Rights Watch warned Qatar to honour its commitment to reform employment laws for migrant workers ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, amid fears that stadiums will be built using an exploited labour force. The New York-based rights watchdog...
Qatar is a leading aviation growth in the Middle East, thanks to the government's liberal aviation policies, which is fueling unprecedented growth in the global aviation industry. Industry experts say the tiny gas-rich nation's huge surplus, commitment to the aviation...
Qatargas said on Monday it has entered into a new long-term agreement with its largest Japanese LNG buyer, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), to provide liquified natural gas (LNG). Under the first long-term bilateral agreement, signed by Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh...
Qatar's state budget surplus shrunk to 2.9% of quarterly economic output in the third quarter of its 2011/12 fiscal year, amid increased public spending and dropping revenues compared with the previous three months, official data showed on Thursday. Preliminary estimates...
Qatari banks are borrowing record loans from foreign lenders to shore up their funding as the tiny gas-rich nation starts preparations to host the 2022 football World Cup. According to Bloomberg News calculations based on central bank data, net interbank borrowing...
Qatar is one of the biggest countries in the world in terms of investment in environmental research and development, spending around 2.8% of GDP. The tiny gas-rich nation said it will be participating in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...
Qtel said it has doubled its stake in Asiacell to 60% at a price of $1.47bn as part of its bid to capitalise on rising demand for mobile broadband in the country. The Qatari company said in an emailed statement...
FIFA is forming an independent committee that will most probably examine the World Cup bids made by Russia and Qatar to host the prestigious events in 2018 and 2022 respectively, a former British attorney general advising FIFA on reform...
Press Release Dubai, UAE - 29 May:  Mr. Patrick Choffel, CEO, Oman Insurance Company (OIC) , the largest insurance company in UAE and second largest in the Middle East, offers his personal and the company’s deepest sympathies and condolences to...
The chase to host the 2020 Summer Games was cut down to a three horse race between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo after Doha and Baku were dropped from the running by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. Doha, capital...
Qatar has become the 71st member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, after being accepted during the Annual Congress in Helsinki this weekend. The tiny Gulf desert nation has joined the ranks as a full member under the precondition of an...
Qatari government has announced plans to revive Tunisia’s second refinery and is seeking a partner for the $2bn project. “The costs of the project are very high, and it may require another partner,” Khalid Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s minister for international cooperation,...
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...
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has rubbished claims made by European airlines that Gulf carriers are unfairly grabbing aviation market share thanks to generous government handouts. Al Baker said in an interview that the 'whinging tactics' adopted by European...
Qatar's energy minister on Monday affirmed oil production in the Middle East remains stable and denied rumours of supply shortage in the market. "Supply from the Middle East has been reliable despite perceived disturbances in the region...there is no shortage...