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Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete

Doha Hilton Double Tree hotel complete Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local firm confirms completion of hotel project in Doha

Kindergarten schools

Ashghal awards six school contracts Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Qatar’s Public Works Authority presses ahead with social infrastructure

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (left) met US President Barack Obama in Washington on 24 February

Qatar calls for increased security cooperation with US Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Emir warns that Middle East is near brink of collapse

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Fifa officials recommend winter World Cup Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Meetings in Qatar reviewed dates and other 2022 sporting events

Qatar to introduce labour law reforms

Qatar to introduce labour law reforms Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Authorities discuss changes to laws and worker rights as World Cup preparations intensify

Kahramaa investment 2013-18

Qatar downsizes Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Industrial water capacity is removed after shelving of major petrochemical schemes

Doha metro station

Qatar awards metro contract Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Joint venture awarded project management contract for Doha Metro

Doha metro

Doha metro systems contract awarded Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

A Japanese-led consortium is set to be awarded the systems contract for the Doha Metro

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Chinese-led consortium awarded contract for work on Qatar’s port project

Doha in Qatar

Qatar recalls Cairo ambassador Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Gulf state had reservations about Libya air strike

Water reservoir

Banks await award on Qatar’s mega-reservoirs Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Project opens up opportunities for contractor financing

Al-Khaliji profit

Al-Khaliji Commercial Bank to expand bond programme Subscription Required

12 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

CEO hopes the increase will be in place before year-end

Qatar National Bank headquarters building in Doha

QNB selects banks for $3bn loan Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Qatar National Bank says facility is for general corporate purposes

Dubai in the UAE

Dubai is the most sustainable city in the region Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi appear in list of most sustainable cities

Al-Wakrah stadium

Qatar working on five World Cup stadiums Subscription Required

5 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Fifa requires a minimum of eight stadiums for the 2022 tournament

Construction

Tender costs set to increase Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tender price inflation set to increase across the GCC as construction activity maintains steadiness amid falling oil prices

Bids in for Qatar World Cup stadium

Bids in for Qatar World Cup stadium Subscription Required

2 February 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Al-Bayt stadium will be built in Al-Khor

Qatar reopens long-distance rail prequalification

Qatar reopens long-distance rail prequalification Subscription Required

2 February 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Firms first submitted documents in early 2014

Canary Wharf, London

QIA secures another London acquisition Subscription Required

29 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

QIA-led consortium acquires parent company of Canary Wharf group

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets

PwC urges Qatar to deepen capital markets Subscription Required

29 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Initial public offering market expected to gather pace in 2015

Analysis

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription Required

19 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Average LNG import prices to Japan

GCC LNG exporters hit as prices plummet Subscription Required

14 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Lower Asia demand growth and tumbling crude price signal weak liquefied natural gas market in 2015

Comment

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

The supply chain in Qatar will continue to be tested this year as other more essential projects continue to be built, such as the main stadiums

Sharq Crossing delay good for Qatar

20 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Construction market already overheating as other more essential projects continue to be built

Qatar makes hard decisions on petrochemicals

Qatar makes hard decisions

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Cancelling the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project is a big decision, but sends an ominous warning to contractors

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Shanghai in China

China proves attractive to Qatari banks Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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

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