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,...
  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....
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,...
  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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Reports coming from Qatari capital said country's football authorities are still pondering whether to allow alcohol in stadiums in line with FIFA's mandatory laws while hosting the 2022 World Cup. A senior official insisted he did not see a...
Qatar Airways has added Libyan port city of Benghazi and Ugandan city of Entebbe as the two new destinations to its African portfolio. The two cities of Africa now make the total of 16 destinations that are covered by...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
India says it would like to increase its import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar, Qatar's English language daily reported on Tuesday. Speaking in Doha Monday, India’s minister for commerce, industry and textiles, said New Delhi wants to purchase 15m...
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 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...