Qatar

February 13, 2001

02:00 GMT

Work will soon begin on a venture carrying and distributing Qatari gas to the United Arab Emirates, Qatari Energy Minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiya said Monday.

February 12, 2001

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Qatar National Bank (QNB) announced Sunday, February 11, its 2000 profits rose nine percent to 491 million riyals ($134.9 million) from 452 million riyals ($124.2 million) in 1999.

February 11, 2001

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) will hold its next meeting of ministers in the Gulf state of Qatar from November 9 until 13, a spokesman said here Thursday.

February 7, 2001

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An agreement on the multibillion dollar Dolphin gas venture in which the emirate of Abu Dhabi carries and distributes Qatari gas will be signed soon, a specialist newsletter reported Monday.

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Qatar Central Bank decided Monday, February 5, to cut its interest rate on the riyal by half a point to 5.65 percent, in a move to cut lending rates and boost the local economy.

February 5, 2001

02:00 GMT

Qatar on Sunday announced a ban on beef imports from the European Union over fears of \"mad cow\" disease, following the example of its Gulf neighbors.

February 4, 2001

02:00 GMT

Qatar will issue an anti-money laundering law during the second half of the current year.

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A sharp rise in Qatari oil and gas exports in 2000 has left the Gulf state with an enormous trade surplus estimated at seven billion dollars.

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Qatar\'s Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, held talks Sunday with Sultan Qaboos on strengthening bilateral talks.

February 1, 2001

02:00 GMT

World Trade Organization boss Mike Moore Wednesday insisted protestors would be free to peacefully express their opposition to globalization when ministers convene in the conservative Gulf state of Qa

January 31, 2001

02:00 GMT

The Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani will pay a one-day visit to Algeria on Thursday.

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WTO officials meeting in Geneva Tuesday agreed to hold its annual meeting in Qatar despite sharp criticism from human rights groups who argued that the conservative Gulf state would have no qualms abo

January 28, 2001

02:00 GMT

Qatar plans liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to five more countries and has plans for energy projects worth more than $15 billion, the Gulf state's energy minister said in an interview published Sa

January 27, 2001

02:00 GMT

Qatar\'s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will pay a visit to Oman next month in response to an invitation by Sultan Qaboos bin Saeed.

January 24, 2001

02:00 GMT

A specialized training course on ISO 9000 and Quality systems-related internal auditing will be opened in Doha, Qatar next Saturday, with 20 represent