Qatar

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)
15:01 GMT

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)
10:54 GMT

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)
09:41 GMT

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?
05:30 GMT

“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.

October 23, 2013

“The expatriate influx has also driven further demand for serviced apartments, where occupancy levels have increased from long-stay guests,” added Wolfe.
13:28 GMT

Average residential rental in Doha has risen 16 per cent year-on-year due to increased demand from expatriate inflow and a lack of supply in the market, said a report.

October 21, 2013

The contract is estimated to be in the range of 100 to 250 million euros. ($136 to $342 million), said a statement from the company.
08:16 GMT

Paris-based Technip, a world leader in the energy management industry, said it has won a key engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract for a strategically important offshore project from Qatar Petroleum.

October 2, 2013

The JV partners are to build the QAR 8.46 billion ($2.32 billion) Red Line North Underground line for Doha Metroon behalf of Qatar Railways Company.
14:34 GMT

The Red Line North Underground project includes two parallel 13km underground tunnels and seven underground stations between Msheireb and Lusail Marina.

September 30, 2013

The 2022 World Cup, normally a summer tournament, has been cast into doubt given Qatar’s searing summer temperatures.
10:57 GMT

Thomas Bach has claimed that he has received assurance from Sepp Blatter that the tournament will not clash with the Winter Olympics.

September 26, 2013

According to the ITF, a standard hiring contract for thousands of the airline’s female workers reads: “You are required to obtain prior permission from the company, in case you wish to change your marital status and get married.
09:26 GMT

Qatar Airways has come under scrutiny on Wednesday after it was accused of forcing its female workers to seek permission from the company when they decide to get married and notify them of pregnancy.

September 20, 2013

Ibrahimovic signs new 12-mln-pound PSG deal to end Man City's hopes
11:59 GMT

French club Paris Saint-Germain's star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new 12 million-pound contract at the club, ending growing interest from Premiership club Manchester City.

September 19, 2013

Qatar’s four Islamic lenders will almost double their asset base to $100bn by 2017.
10:52 GMT

Spending for the world’s most-watched sporting event will spur lending for roads, stadiums and hotels.

September 17, 2013

Qatar shows a high degree of investor confidence
11:28 GMT

AN overwhelming majority of 93 percent respondents rated current business conditions in Qatar's oil and gas sector as positive, and 86 percent believe that conditions will remain positive in the next 12 months.

September 16, 2013

The arbitration proceeding has been commenced in the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, said a statement from Depa.
11:40 GMT

Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) today announced that it has filed a Dh900 million ($250 million) international arbitration claim against the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).