Qatar

November 21, 2013

Etihad has gained a foothold in the lucrative Indian market. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:23 GMT

Etihad is set to acquire a 24% stake in India's Jet Airways

November 20, 2013

The country’s ‘Aa2’ foreign and local-currency government bond ratings stand along with similar ratings of Kuwait (‘Aa2’ stable) and the UAE (‘Aa2’ stable).
18:57 GMT

Qatar, which enjoys the “highest” sovereign ratings in the Middle East and “sound” external position, has the lowest break-even oil price in the Gulf region, according to global credit rating agency Moody’s.

Based on interviews with workers, officials and employers, the report found that abuse was rampant on the sites of many multinational firms working on world cup projects.
03:55 GMT

“Employers in Qatar have displayed an appalling disregard for the basic human rights of migrant workers. Many are taking advantage of a permissive environment and lax enforcement of labour protections to exploit construction workers.”

November 19, 2013

Amnesty International (AI) has said it has time and again raised the issue of the sponsorship (Kafala) and exit permit systems, but no commitment to repeal these have been given to them by the Qatari authorities till date.
09:48 GMT

In contrast, sponsors have the power to prevent their workers from moving jobs, can block workers from leaving the country without needing to provide any justification and have the right to terminate a worker’s employment and have his or her residency permit cancelled by the authorities.

LPG demand has surged due to increased demand from countries like China and India. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:32 GMT

Qatar is set to step up its chemicals, petrochemicals and LPG output in the coming years, said HE the Minister for Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

November 18, 2013

Fifa responds to Amnesty International‏: Qatar addressing labour laws
15:38 GMT

Football's governing body has claimed that the Arabian state has already begun addressing allegations of "human rights abuses" on work sites

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)
13:05 GMT

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.
03:55 GMT

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)
05:00 GMT

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.
08:44 GMT

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)
05:44 GMT

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.
04:55 GMT

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.