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Qatar National Bank is set to acquire more stakes in banks around the world in the coming years

QNB eyes further international expansion Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank acquired stake in African financial institution in September

Qatar export markets

Qatar central bank governor eyes stronger ties with China Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Doha wants to lead Gulf in renminbi settlement

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030 Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Richard Thompson

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Qatar real estate

Faithful+Gould wins real Qatar real estate contract Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

UK consultant will provide project management services for large mixed-use development

Qatar will be focusing on investment in its health, education and transport sectors as the country pushes forward with its Vision 2030 plans

Qatar targets health, education and transport Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Finance minister calls for more participation by private sector

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo is building up its mobile banking capabilities

Ooredoo targets mobile banking growth Subscription Required

25 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Data services driving revenues for Qatari telecoms firm

Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Falling oil price could hit GCC petrochemicals says Qatar energy minister Subscription Required

24 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Downstream economics are expected to be ‘re-examined and re-assessed’, says Qatar Energy & Industry Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada

Oil production

Qatar cuts crude production Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Qatar output expected to be 500,000 barrels a day by end of November

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Firms will build customs area and associated infrastructure

The Qatar ruler's administrative office

Gulf ambassadors to return to Qatar Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE say the new agreement will help to unify the GCC

Qatar says it will introduce more legal protection for migrant workers by early 2015

Doha promises to reform labour laws Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Qatar says it will introduce more legal protection for migrant workers by early 2015

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Report did not find enough evidence of corruption to justify revote

Dolphin Gas pipeline network

Qatar increases gas pipeline exports to UAE on short-term basis Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Completion of Ras Laffan compressor project allows additional volumes, says Dolphin pipeline operator

Reservoir

Qatar expected to award mega-reservoirs in 2015 Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contractors have bid for five reservoir packages

Qatar long-distance rail project

Qatar yet to tender long-distance rail project Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contractors for the first phase were prequalified in mid-2014

Mall shopping in Doha, Qatar

Contractors extend bid bonds for Qatar mall Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Bid offers for Doha Marina Mall were submitted in late April

Khalifa International stadium in Qatar

Contractors given more time for Qatar stadium bids Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Closing date shifted to late December

Qatar

Contractors prepare to bid for Qatar's Salwa resort Subscription Required

3 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

The beachfront property will be managed by US operator Hilton

Qatar to tender airport expansion next year

Qatar to tender airport expansion next year Subscription Required

3 November 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Work involves development of concourses D and E

UK Prime Minister David Cameron meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Qatar signs security agreement with the UK Subscription Required

3 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Deal will see increased cooperation between the countries’ intelligence agencies

Analysis

Saad al-Muhannadi, president of Qatar Foundation

Interview: Qatar Foundation's president on the plan for the next 20 years Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

The organisation is reviewing its achievements after two decades of rapid expansion, says its president, Saad al-Muhannadi

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

Hi-tech: The Passivhaus features many environmentally friendly technologies

Doha Passivhaus sets green building standard Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

An environmentally friendly villa built as a pilot scheme in Qatar is setting a precedent in the GCC green building industry

Qatar banks net profits

Qatari banks post upbeat first nine-month results Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Some lenders post lower than expected loan growth

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Comment

Shanghai in China

China proves attractive to Qatari banks

27 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

China and Qatar central banks collaborate on currency deals

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

Qatar gas

Al-Sejeel just a blip in Qatar's grand plan Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha has a reputation for spending money on projects it believes in

Fertiliser production facility

Fertiliser industry facing tough times Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Global overcapacity could mean lower margins for expanding GCC industry

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Learning: Qatar has been watching Brazil 2014 closely

Doubts remain over Qatar 2022 Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

After Brazil 2014 has ended, the focus will return with greater intensity to Qatar and whether it can host the 2022 football tournament

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

Oil

Oil sector starts to reawaken Subscription Required

29 May 2014

Doha is increasing oil activity, hoping to shield the country against the shale gas revolution

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors

Doha

Stadiums are the new focus in Qatar Subscription Required

8 May 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors are now turning their attention to the 2022 World Cup stadium projects, although details of upcoming projects are still unclear

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Jeff Florian

Doha’s plan to review the number of stadiums it will build has raised doubts about the credibility of its bid

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription Required

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription Required

27 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir, Qatar

Dispute threatens GCC joint initiatives Subscription Required

25 March 2014

GCC leaders will be aware that all sides will be losers if the diplomatic dispute is allowed to escalate into a broader crisis

Regional metro schemes

New players to fill metro void Subscription Required

20 March 2014

With the region’s metro boom gathering pace, competition for resources is also mounting

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