Qatar

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.

September 5, 2013

The country’s strong performance in terms of competitiveness rests on solid foundations made up of a high-quality institutional framework (4th), a stable macroeconomic environment (6th), and an efficient goods market (3rd), the report said.
13:55 GMT

Qatar ranked 13th on the global list of the 2013-14 Global Competitiveness Report’s index and the first in the Middle East region.

August 29, 2013

Abe is on a six-day trip through Thursday that has taken him to Bahrain, Kuwait, Djibouti and Qatar.
12:09 GMT

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his country and Qatar have agreed to build a “partnership for stability and prosperity” and the three agreements signed during his current visit to Doha will further enhance the already strong bilateral relationship.

August 28, 2013

 Barcelona, Qatar Airways kick off partnership
16:13 GMT

Qatar Airways officially launched the start of its three-year partnership with FC Barcelona (FCB) at an event held on Tuesday at the club’s Camp Nou stadium.

Qatar Airways will work with FC Barcelona to create joint initiatives and will especially focus on connecting with the club's fans and also with underprivileged children to spread the love of the game to all corners of the globe, it added.
11:35 GMT

Addressing the media, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker, said: "The joining of FCB and Qatar Airways is truly history in the making. It is the first time we enter into such a landmark, significant sports partnership."

August 22, 2013

 Raul to lead Al Sadd against Real
15:17 GMT

Spanish legend Raul Gonzalez will lead his Al Sadd Sports Club in a glamour friendly against Real Madrid to contest the 35th edition of the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy in Madrid on Thursday.

August 20, 2013

Total state spending came in slightly below the initial plan of 178.6 billion riyals for the fiscal year that ended in March.
07:33 GMT

This is the first time that the government’s annual spending undershot its budget plan since 1990 – a sign of the difficulties which Qatar is having in pushing forward huge and complex infrastructure projects.

August 18, 2013

The formal framework of the Central Bank’s policy remains unchanged with the exchange rate fixed at QAR 3.64/$1.
15:47 GMT

"The riyal's (QAR) peg to the dollar is the cornerstone of the country's monetary policy," The Peninsula newspaper reports the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) as stating.

August 12, 2013

The latest addition to LVMH’s growing portfolio of five-star hotels consists of 39 rooms, suites and villas and was bought for an undisclosed sum.
10:04 GMT

LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, the French luxury goods conglomerate part owned by Qatar, has expanded its hospitality division.

July 30, 2013

Ex-Premier League footballer dies after `hot and humid` Qatar match
12:29 GMT

A former Premier League footballer has died a day after playing a match for a Qatari club, according to his team.