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A free trade agreement between the UK and the GCC states is on the agenda. (File photo)
March 27, 2017 - 08:18 GMT
The UK is set to host the largest ever business delegation from Qatar as it seeks new investment deals ahead of Brexit.
Only residents with alcohol licenses are allowed to make purchases at the shop, with each given a monthly allowance calculated based on their wages. (File photo)
March 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Qatar and other GCC countries plan to introduce a selective tax this year affecting items including alcohol, tobacco and fizzy drinks.
Doha, Qatar. (File photo)
March 26, 2017 - 14:08 GMT
The introduction of a 5 percent value-added tax (VAT) in GCC countries will have a marginal effect on inflation, according to a new report.
Qatar, like other Gulf countries, has been seeking efficiency savings due to lower revenues from hydrocarbons. (Pixabay)
March 26, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
Qatar Foundation, the state-owned non-profit, will soon lay off around 800 staff, according to reports.
Qatar goes dark and green for Earth Hour. (Shutterstock)
March 26, 2017 - 08:54 GMT
On the occasion of “Earth Hour”, Qatar released data related to its domestic and industrial consumption of electricity.
Qatar’s World Cup hopes suffer big blow as Iran win
March 24, 2017 - 14:50 GMT
Qatar’s World Cup campaign was left in a shambles after they went down to Iran by a solitary goal in their crucial Asian qualifier in Doha yesterday.
Costing QR6.5 billion, Doha Festival City is set to be among the largest malls in the GCC when it opens in April. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 17:40 GMT
Qatar over the years has not only become a tourist destination but also a shopping haven.
Lincoln (Photo: globoesporte.globo.com)
March 23, 2017 - 17:21 GMT
At just 18 the playmaker has made a big impact at Gremio, and he is dreaming of following the footsteps of his idol Ronaldinho
The banned Middle East carriers include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 11:14 GMT
While airlines are still trying to assess the extent of financial hit from the gadget ban on US and UK flights, experts are already estimating big losses.
GCC governments have taken steps to shift the burden of funding services such as healthcare to the private insurance sector and away from government. (File photo)
March 21, 2017 - 15:13 GMT
Despite low oil prices and modest growth levels in 2016, S&P believes that the GCC health sector will still offer insurers opportunities.
Bukhowa will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s operations, as well as the management of the international corporate and institutional clients’ segment in Qatar. (Gulf Times)
March 21, 2017 - 12:55 GMT
Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Abdulla Bukhowa as its new CEO in Qatar, the first Arab and GCC national to assume this position.
Qatar's Hamad International Airport. (Shutterstock/ Elena Mirage)
March 20, 2017 - 11:15 GMT
Consumer aviation website Skytrax has just released its World Airport Awards 2017 and Qatar's Hamad International Airport is on the list.
Event organizers are yet to make a comment. (Twitter)
March 19, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
Event organizers are yet to make a comment.
Do you think Oyoon looks more like her mum or dad? (Elaph)
March 16, 2017 - 15:19 GMT
Her mama, Nada Zeidan, posted photos of the little one on social media.
The QSE chief said family businesses or more generally private companies are the long-term pipeline for stock exchanges. (File photo)
March 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Qatar's IPO market has not been immune to the economic slowdown, but QSE chief expects to benefit from privatization as well as listings from family businesses.
Photo: Qatar News Agency
March 14, 2017 - 16:32 GMT
Qatari team will participate in the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, which will kick off on Friday and continue until 25 March.