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...
The Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME), Britain's largest standalone Islamic bank, plans to set up an office in Dubai to expand on it's offerings in capital markets and wealth management. The bank is experiencing 15 percent growth...
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...
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...
Qatari economy grew at a rate of 14% last year amid a boom in energy exports. The inflation-adjusted double digit figure means the country's economy expanded at one of the highest growth rates in the world, albeit on a slower...
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...
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...
According to a Bloomberg report, Research In Motion is preparing to open stores across the Middle East where demand for its BlackBerry phones has been on rise despite gloomy sales in the US. Sandeep Saihgal, managing director of RIM’s Middle...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Place:?Qatar Story: Opening of new Eco-friendly mall Qatar sees itself as the 'greenest' gulf nation there is, re-enforcing this fact with various developments happening in this oil-rich nation. Continually adapting Eco-friendly methods,Qatar will soon become the most sustainable nation of the...
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 says it is considering a revamp of its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers in the country and introduce a new system that is in line with international labour standards. Under the current system, all foreigners must be sponsored...
  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....
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...
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,...
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 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 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...
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