Qatar

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).

September 15, 2013

Ooredoo to sponsor Paris Saint-Germain
14:05 GMT

Paris Saint-Germain players Salvatore Sirigu, Javier Pastore, Alex, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Christophe Jallet in the new shirts and training kit with the Ooredoo logo. Ooredoo yesterday said it would sponsor the “2012/2013 France’s Ligue 1” champions Paris Saint-Germain.

September 13, 2013

First elimination round at "Battle of the Voice" (Image: Gulf Times/ Maria Imelda Enrile)
05:00 GMT

Expatriates are battling it out in Doha this month at Parco Mall. Singing hopefuls from all around the region and beyond have given it their shot and are not in the midst of elimination rounds.

September 12, 2013


The Qatar Exchange (QE) has 42 listed companies. Its aggregate market capitalization as of Sept. 10 was $144 billion.
13:51 GMT

The new capital market regulations including plans to launch a second market on the Qatar Exchange could double the number of listed companies in the next five years, MEED Qatar Banking Summit learned.

September 11, 2013

Qatar sent Egypt $3 billion in May of which it converted $1 billion into three-year bonds
13:03 GMT

Qatar agreed to convert a $2 billion deposit with Egypt’s central bank into bonds within a week, Youm 7 quoted central bank governor Hisham Ramez as saying.

September 9, 2013

The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries, found that relative construction costs across the globe have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year.
10:44 GMT

Qatar and UAE remain in the top 20 most expensive locations to build, and with inflation running at around five per cent per annum, KSA has continued to move up the cost curve.

September 7, 2013

Tom Jones will be performing at the Inter- Continental Doha beach this month. (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT

If Tom Jones is your idol and you're living in Doha, then you're in luck! The international star will be performing at the Inter- Continental Doha beach on September 17.