Qatar

November 18, 2013

Lusail Iconic Stadium: The spectacular venue will be used for the opening and final games. Encircled by a reflective pool of water, spectators will cross six bridges to enter the stadium. The entire arena is solar powered and (save for the boots of the players) will have a zero footprint. (Architects: Foster + Partners; capacity: 86,250)
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World Cup 2022 Stadiums are brought to you in all their glory -- here is a gallery of groundbreaking football stadiums set to be on display when the football kicks off in Qatar, 2022.

November 17, 2013

The demand in particular would spike for talent in senior leadership across sectors such as industry, construction and technology with both Dubai and Doha hosting global events like the Expo 2020 and Fifa World Cup 2022.
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A successful Dubai Expo bid could lead to a regional talent war with its GCC neighbour Qatar, according to top recruitment experts.

November 13, 2013

The Qatari market has also met the quantitative requirements as defined for emerging markets. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
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Qatar Exchange welcomed the decision of the Standard & Poors (S&P) Dow Jones to upgrade Qatar from a “frontier” to “emerging market”, describing it as a positive step that will attract further foreign investments to the Qatari stock market.

November 10, 2013

Ibrahimovic playing better than Ronaldo and Messi - Thiago Silva
22:06 GMT

The Brazil defender has thrown his backing behind the Sweden international as the football world prepares to vote for the world's best player over the past year

At the start of November, the bank returned a $500m deposit to Qatar after Qatar refused to renew it upon its maturity, Reuters reported last Wednesday.
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CEO of Signet Institute Angus Blair said that this decline should not come as a surprise.

Qatar Holdings will join other companies in investing in Blackberry. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
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Qatar Holding joined the group led by BlackBerry’s largest shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings in making the cash infusion after the company abandoned hopes of finding a buyer earlier this month.

  World Luxury Expo Doha, the fourth edition of the World Luxury Expo series, will be held at The St Regis Doha from November 14 to 16.
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he event will feature a selection of luxury categories such as fine art, high-end jewellery, fashion, handcrafted time pieces, designer furniture and exquisite table settings, luxury automobiles, fine dining, private aviation and luxury travel.

November 7, 2013

KPMG said its new team will be able to provide clients with world-class advice on some of the main issues facing banks in this industry.
04:55 GMT

"Islamic finance is a big growth area in the Middle East as it is growing 50 per cent faster than the overall banking sector," Mr Balasubramanian said.

November 6, 2013

Only first and business ticketed passengers can use Qatar Airways' premium lounge in Heathrow (Courtesy of Qatar Airways)
08:46 GMT

Qatar Airways (QR) allegedly broke Oneworld Airline Alliance rules barely a week after joining the airline group when it denied premium frequent flyers from accessing its luxury lounges in London and Doha.

November 5, 2013

Qatar's Ministry of Finance hopes the new borrowing rules will prevent spending splurges that could lead to a nationwide economic crisis similar to Dubai's 2009-2010 crash (Courtesy of Global Arab Network)
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Qatar's Ministry of Finance announced Tuesday that all state-owned companies in the country must seek the ministry's approval before engaging in any borrowing activity in an effort to avoid unsustainable debt levels.

November 4, 2013

In addition to adding the new four routes, Qatar Airways Cargo has added new Boeing 777 freighter services to its Seoul route (Courtesy of Wikimedia)
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Qatar Airways Cargo announced Monday that the airline has added four new routes to its freighter services, with shipping routes added and expanded in Beirut, Madrid, Paris and Tbilisi, Georgia.

October 30, 2013

Pictured: Marley and Lea Manga, aged 13 and 10, respectively. (Photo Credit: Gulf Business)
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Patrick Manga, a relative of French tennis great Yannick Noah, says he is even willing to relocate to Qatar if Marley, 13, and Lea, 10, get the backing of an organisation willing to bear their training and tournament expenses.


Zinedine Zidane head-butt statue in Doha Corniche is removed
 (Image Credit: Courtesy: Al Sharq)
05:33 GMT

The five-metre bronze statue depicting French footballer Zinédine Zidane’s infamous head-butt on Italy’s Marcro Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final match has been removed from Doha’s Corniche.

October 24, 2013

61 Syrian female detainees released by Syrian government in exchange for two Turkish Pilots and nine Lebanese Shia Muslims. [aljazeera.com]
13:08 GMT

Syrian government releases 61 female detainees as part of three-way deal to free Lebanese and Turkish hostages.

Would you consider Qatar a tourist destination?
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“Details of the ‘Qatar Tourism Sector Strategy 2030’ will be disclosed either in November or December,” QTA chairman Issa bin Mohamed al- Mohannadi said yesterday.