Qatar

December 16, 2014

Even at current oil prices, analysts estimate Qatar’s state budget might break even next year; it has huge fiscal reserves to cover any deficits.
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Qatar predicted its economy would grow 7.7 percent next year, signalling the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas expects very little disruption to its finances

December 15, 2014

Their expansion reflects the determination of the energy-rich Gulf states to develop new sources of income to reduce their dependence on oil.
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With deep pockets and hundreds of new planes on order, Qatar Airways is one of a trio of fast-growing Gulf carriers seeking to further muscle into European markets.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
21:33 GMT

Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!

December 11, 2014

PSG squad
15:55 GMT

Despite being defeated by Luis Enrique's men on Wednesday, the club supremo still believes the French giants can soon be crowned kings of the continent

The deal is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with the proceeds going toward general corporate purchases.
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Constellation Hotels, part of the Qatar Holding investment vehicle, has reached an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group to buy its iconic InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel for €330 million ($405 million).

December 10, 2014

The Gulf carrier is one of Airbus's biggest clients, albeit a very demanding one.
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"We want everything to be absolutely perfect," chief executive Akbar al Baker said in June after postponing the delivery of 13 A380 super jumbo planes, eventually received in September.

The well-known cleric faces trial in absentia in Egypt over charges of  "agreement, incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft," according to Interpol. (AFP/File)
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The Muslim Association of Britain has urged the Qatari government not to extradite well-known Muslim Brotherhood supporter Yusuf al-Qaradawi to Egypt following an arrest warrant for the elderly cleric and several other Brotherhood supporters by Interpol Friday.

Qatar doesn’t produce enough chicken meat to feed its population, with imports set to rise 11 per cent next year.
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A chicken farm backed by Qatari investors will have capacity to produce 45 million kgs of chicken meat by 2018.

December 9, 2014

Earlier in October, Governor of the CBE Hisham Ramez announced the payment of $500m to Qatar.
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Foreign reserves reached $15.8bn at the end of November 2014, marking a $1.1bn decrease from $16.9bn in October.

December 7, 2014

The Sheraton Hotel is one of the prominent landmarks in Qatar, which has hosted numerous Arab conferences and GCC summits.
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The Qatar’s landmark hotel has been restored to its original 1982 glory as a new gigantic architectural building glorifying the past.

The cash bid, pitched at 350 pence per share, compared with the previous 295-pence-per-share or £2.2-billion offer that was rejected last month.
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Qatar's improved "final offer" to buy London's landmark Canary Wharf office quarter has been rejected, its owner said Friday, seemingly putting an end to a deal.

December 2, 2014

The regional projects tracker said for Qatar’s project market, the outlook from now to 2020 is extremely strong.
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Driven by FIFA 2022 and Qatar National Vision 2030, the country’s “active projects market” has been estimated at $285bn.

November 30, 2014

The UK’s Sunday Times newspaper said that it has submitted previously unpublished material providing further details of the allegations to a House of Commons committee.
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It also alleges that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in securing the winning bid and that the country gifted UEFA president Michel Platini a Picasso painting.

Ramez downplayed any negative impact on the foreign currency reserves after paying back the Qatari deposit,.
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Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Governor Hisham Ramez said that Egypt has repaid a deposit worth $2.5bn to Qatar on Friday based on a formal request from Doha.

November 21, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
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The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.