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Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts

Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson , Andrew Roscoe

Work involves building pipelines that will link reservoirs and new desalination scheme with water network

The Sharq Crossing project involves building three bridges interconnected by subsea tunnels

Doha receives Sharq Crossing prequalifications Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Estimated $12bn project split into eight packages

Qatar Investment Authority has purchased a stake in Hong Kong-based department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings

Qatar Investment Authority makes Hong Kong investment Subscription Required

20 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Asia markets hold potential for sovereign wealth fund

Qatar invites bids for sewerage network assessment

Qatar invites bids for sewerage network assessment Subscription Required

15 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consultancy tender involves studying life expectancy of sewage pressure mains and trunk sewers

Doha

Contractors to submit Sharq Crossing prequalifications Subscription Required

15 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

There has been much speculation about the future of the project in recent months

Kahramaa investment

Firms prepare bids for Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

13 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bids due in early January for reverse osmosis facility

Qatar National Bank reports increase in net profits

Qatar National Bank reports increase in net profits Subscription Required

13 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Lender’s assets rise to new high

Bid deadline extended for $6.4bn Al-Karaana complex

Bid deadline extended for $6.4bn Al-Karaana complex Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Qatar Petroleum and Shell give consortiums more time to formulate tenders

London Stock Exchange

VTB Capital expecting to close Qatar finance deal shortly Subscription Required

2 October 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

Transaction follows Qatar Holding’s purchase of an equity stake in parent VTB Group

GCC water storage projects

Qatar receives bids for mega reservoirs packages Subscription Required

28 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will provide up to seven days of strategic water storage

LNG ship

Australia will never match Qatar's gas profits

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Australia’s liquefied natural gas projects are massively over budget

Qatar puts Al-Sejeel petrochemicals plant on hold

Qatar puts Al-Sejeel petrochemicals plant on hold Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Joint venture partners to look at alternative plans that could give higher yields

Libya's prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has accused Qatar of arming Islamist militias

Libya accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says planes delivered weapons to militias

Doha

Qatar ejects senior Muslim Brotherhood members Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Brotherhood leaders say they are looking for a new base for the group’s international operations

Analysis

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

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

Comment

Qatar gas

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

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

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

Qatar's energy quandry

Doha considers energy options Subscription Required

20 March 2014

Qatar Petroleum is determining how to move forward with the North field and is also investing in its oil fields

Doha

Worker scrutiny threatens Qatar growth Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | By Jeff Florian

If Doha’s ability to hire foreign labourers is hampered, this could delay projects and curb growth

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