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Consortium signs Doha Metro Gold Line deal Subscription Required

24 April 2014, 7:42 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Construction deal for Doha Metro Gold Line is valued at about $3.3bn

Qatar confirms plans to open long-delayed airport Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Hamad International to be fully open to all carriers by May

Qatar retenders design contract for World Cup stadium Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 12:56 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Bidders sought for Lusail stadium project

Qatar scraps design tender for World Cup stadium Subscription Required

20 April 2014, 12:10 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Designs for Lusail Stadium ‘didn’t hit the right note’, says report

Qatar invites firms to prequalify for zoo project Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 11:12 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Work will involve building the New Doha Zoo

Consultancy team wins Doha metro management contract Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 8:29 GMT | By Colin Foreman

US/French joint venture will project manage Doha metro systems and rolling stock

Qatari group reaches settlement with Habtoor Leighton Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 13:08 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Dispute arose over long-delayed Doha City Centre expansion project

Qatar invites bids for main packages on mega reservoirs project Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 6:48 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Reservoirs will provide seven days of strategic water storage

Contractors submit bids for more Doha Metro work Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 5:37 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Contracts cover elevated sections of the urban rail network

Qatar First Bank upbeat on Qatar Exchange Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 5:27 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Qatar First Bank eyes listing but awaits regulatory approval

Up to 27 stocks could be included in emerging markets index Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 10:54 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Inclusion of more stocks will drive higher weightings for UAE and Qatar

QNB Bank reports first quarter profit increase Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 8:15 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Bank expected to support Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure building programme

Qatar bank gets approval to increase foreign ownership Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 8:14 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Foreign investors will now be able to hold 25 per cent of Commercial Bank of Qatar’s equity

Qatar awards first World Cup stadium construction contract Subscription Required

9 April 2014, 13:23 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Nine new stadiums are expected to be built ahead of the 2022 tournament

Rolling stock and systems bidders give presentations for Doha Metro Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 11:47 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Firms submitted bids for the multibillion-dollar Doha Metro contract in March

Contractors to submit bids for Doha Marina Mall Subscription Required

6 April 2014, 10:34 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Shopping centre will be built at Lusail to the north of the capital

Qatar to expand cement operations Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 14:13 GMT | By Mark Watts

Qatar National Cement Company signs deal for fifth production line

WSP wins design contract for Qatar road project Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 11:53 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Canada-based firm to design roads for phase one of Orbital Expressway scheme

Kahramaa extends bid deadline for Facility D water and power project Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 8:48 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Qatar announces record budget for 2014/15 fiscal year Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 8:18 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Bulk of new spending aimed at infrastructure and World Cup projects

Analysis

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014, 13:46 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription Required

10 April 2014, 13:21 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

Qatar banking sector

Qatar’s banks primed to support infrastructure growth Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 7:08 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Qatar’s Finance Ministry recently announced a spike in spending

Comment

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again

24 April 2014, 15:54 GMT | 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

10 April 2014, 15:39 GMT

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

10 April 2014, 15:24 GMT

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

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market

27 March 2014, 13:46 GMT | 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

25 March 2014, 9:06 GMT

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

20 March 2014, 16:26 GMT

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

Qatar's energy quandry

Doha considers energy options

20 March 2014, 16:05 GMT

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

13 March 2014, 13:49 GMT | By Jeff Florian

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

Sheikh Tamim: Remains unshaken on foreign policy

Sheikh Tamim faces next test

6 March 2014, 10:24 GMT | By Adal Mirza

As Saudi Arabian, Bahraini and UAE ambassadors withdraw from Doha, the region looks to the Qatari emir for the state’s next foreign policy move

Doha

Riyadh metro makes progress

27 February 2014, 12:58 GMT

While similarities exist, the Doha and Riyadh metro projects are being delivered using quite different procurement methods

Petrochemicals

Firms line up for Al-Karaana complex Subscription Required

20 February 2014, 16:15 GMT

Petrochemicals scheme will be followed by a near-identical project. Focus will switch to the football World Cup after projects are finished

Doha: Only 38 workers are working so far on stadiums

Doubts linger over labourer welfare in Qatar Subscription Required

13 February 2014, 13:33 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Qatar’s new guidelines for migrant worker welfare are restricted to projects related to the World Cup

Steel

Qatar committed to Algeria plant Subscription Required

30 January 2014, 13:59 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Joint-venture partners press ahead with $3.2bn steel facility and open doors for other investors

Awards

Local contractors dominate in 2013 Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 15:46 GMT

The small size and nature of most contracts awarded last year saw local firms capitalise

Qatar: Has been accused of exploiting workers

Bold moves key to saving face Subscription Required

19 December 2013, 13:51 GMT

GCC countries will have to employ bold labour reforms to repair their reputations, tarnished by allegations of workers’ rights abuses

Oil rig

Doha is not relying on LNG Subscription Required

5 December 2013, 13:21 GMT

The new focus on oil is a sure sign that Qatar wants to diversify its upstream operations and extend the life of its mature oil fields

Doha

Qatari banks will continue to grow Subscription Required

28 November 2013, 14:44 GMT

International and domestic growth opportunities bode well for Qatar-based lenders

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