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Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year

Pakistan to ship 200,000 workers to Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup Subscription Required

23 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Initiative comes amid criticism of Qatar’s failure to improve worker rights

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing considers direct financing in wake of fund closure Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

US Export-Import Bank shutdown leaves $4.3bn exposure in guaranteed loans with UAE airlines

US senate to discuss Qatar corruption charges

US senate to discuss Qatar corruption charges Subscription Required

16 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Commerce subcommittee to ask questions about awarding of 2022 Fifa World Cup

Qatar announces industrial zone project

Qatar announces new industrial project Subscription Required

16 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Doha invites investors as it looks to develop major scheme

Doha in Qatar

World Economic Forum declares Qatar the world’s most efficient government Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Announcement is greeted with scepticism by academics

Qatar plans groundwater facility

Qatar plans groundwater facility Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Demonstration unit will be located at Doha South wastewater plant

Doha in Qatar

Former Qatari prime minister invests €1bn in Spanish retailer Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim acquires a 10 per cent stake in Spain’s biggest retailer

Qatar invests in $6bn project dubbed Australia’s Canary Wharf

Qatar sets up $600m fund with Singapore's Capitaland Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Real estate investment fund to focus on Asia and Europe

Infrastructure

Qatar awards economic zone contract Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Spanish - local consortium wins construction job

Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year

Italian contractor wins more work in Qatar Subscription Required

12 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Contract valued at $335m covers roads and infrastructure

Qatar

Qatar economy expanded by 4.1 per cent in first quarter Subscription Required

12 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Financial services, manufacturing and construction drive growth; hydrocarbon sector contracts

Qatar

QNB profits keep rising Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Booming economy sustains banking growth

GCC private jet service thrives

GCC private jet service thrives Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Qatar Airways expands service while Emirates airline’s private aircraft clocks 450 hours in more than a year

Qatar construction projects

Qatar awards World Cup stadium construction deal Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Multinational joint venture wins contract to build first new stadium

Aerial view of Nice and the Cote d'Azur airport

GCC investors sought for French airport stake Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Government to sell 60 per cent stake in Nice’s Cote d’Azur airport immediately

The planned Lusail development in Qatar

Qatar Rail seeks firms for Lusail Light Rail Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

International project management firms invited to bid

Sepp Blatter, president of global footballing body Fifa

Fifa chief says European leaders influenced World Cup votes Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sepp Blatter says Fifa should not be blamed for Qatar being named host of the 2022 competition

Roads

Ashghal tenders Qatar road works Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Only local contractors can bid for the contracts

Qatar projects market

Qatar to tender $31bn of projects this year Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Doha Bank says the construction sector will see double-digit growth

LNG ship

Qatar acquires full stake in LNG carriers Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Both carriers are chartered for 25 years to RasGas

Analysis

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

Power plant

Saudi Arabia and Qatar prop up GCC power sector Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Power contract awards down 58 per cent year-on-year

GCC oil and gas contract awards 2009-15

Kuwait buoys slump in GCC oil and gas spending Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Contract awards slow in key Middle East oil-exporting markets

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

GCC construction awards

Updated Fidic contracts to relieve project pressure Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Colin Foreman

A more collaborative form of contract is an opportunity for the region

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar

Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Gulf state is unlikely to be able to handle the increased scrutiny a deal will bring

Middle East steel usage

Imports depress GCC steel prices Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Reduced demand in China has steered its cheaper steel exports into the Middle East

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Moutaz al-Khayyat, CEO, Khayyat Contracting & Trading

Interview: Planning for business after the World Cup Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Moutaz al-Khayyat, the CEO of Qatari contractor Khayyat Contracting & Trading, has his eye on new markets, as he looks ahead to life after the World Cup

Cleaner reputation: Doha needs to demonstrate it is taking issues such as worker abuse seriously

Qatar's image problem Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Repairing Qatar’s battered reputation needs more than just spin doctors

Comment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

Wil Crisp

Qatari investment in Spain may help to combat World Cup opposition Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sheikh Hamad’s €1bn investment comes amid a Spanish legal attack on the 2022 World Cup

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Escalating open skies dispute begs resolution Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Dispute distracts and divides aviation industry players

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Colin Foreman

Time favours Russia, but not Qatar Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

A rebid held in 2017 would give new host enough time to prepare for 2022

Wil Crisp

Doha’s reputation mismanagement Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Real change is needed to win over Qatar’s critics ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Kevin Baxter

Qatar’s oil attracting the big players Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Al-Shaheen is one of the most technically impressive fields in the world

Wil Crisp

Losing the 2022 World Cup may help Qatar’s economy Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Fitch Ratings says if Qatar is stripped of the tournament its robust economic growth will continue

Colin Foreman

Oil price drop stress tests GCC projects Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

There are long term positives to the slowdown

Andrew Roscoe 2

Japanese gain ground in region’s utilities market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Doha in Qatar

Construction is risky business in Qatar Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Aecom encounters “delivery challenges” as industry braces for surge in disputes

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Re-tendering concession for technically challenging oil field is mystifying

Mark Watts

Downstream projects most under threat Subscription Required

4 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Refining and petrochemicals developments in the region are bearing the brunt of lower oil prices

Qatar shifts its project spending plans

Qatar shifts its project spending plans Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Falling energy prices have forced Doha to focus on infrastructure programme

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Steady growth forecast for Qatar’s economy

Gas field

Qatar’s oil dilemma Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

It’s LNG and not oil that is Doha’s core business and it should be concentrating its efforts there

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