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    Qatar Airways looking to be big in America

    The rapidly expanding airline will take its total number of destinations to 77 when it embarks on its US route expansion programme on June 28 with four flights a week between Doha and Newark International …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, May 09 - 2007 @ 16:37
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    ictQatar quickly changing the face of Qatar’s telco sector

    Last month, ictQatar set the ball rolling when it sought the views of telecommunications operators interested in applying for fixed and mobile licences regarding the upcoming selection process. The council received heavy feedback during the …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, April 25 - 2007 @ 08:54
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    Al Khaliji: the latest bank to hit Qatar

    The Doha based Al Khaliji Bank is offering 17 per cent of its shares in the initial public offering to Qatari nationals only. Investors can snap up 120 million ordinary shares at a par value …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, April 18 - 2007 @ 09:21
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    Prices rocket for Qatar’s GTL projects

    The Pearl GTL project, which is being undertaken by Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell, is the world’s largest integrated GTL project and, also, the largest energy project ever undertaken in Qatar. Since the scheme …

    Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, March 15 - 2007 @ 11:27
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    The QIA is getting hungry for acquisitions

    A report in the UK’s Sunday Telegraph this month linked two Qatar backed funds with a bid for J. Sainsbury, the third largest British supermarket chain, while, just a few days later, details emerged of …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, February 28 - 2007 @ 10:24
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    The QNB goes from strength to strength

    In terms of its results, the QNB saw its net profits lift by 30.4 per cent last year to reach $550 million, as opposed to $420.6 million in 2005. The Bank saw a substantial rise …

    Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, February 15 - 2007 @ 09:02
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    Kahramaa aiming to power ahead

    Kahramaa is set to spend $3.5 billion this year, with around $2.1 billion of this, almost two thirds of the entire budget, going towards electricity infrastructure and electricity network development projects. Meanwhile, $357.3 million has …

    Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, February 01 - 2007 @ 10:23
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    Qatar’s $65bn non-energy mega projects start to emerge

    Delegates to the MEED conference on non-energy projects in Doha this week heard a series of vibrant presentations outlining progress to date and plans for the future.

    In the keynote address Minister of Finance Yousef …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, January 24 - 2007 @ 12:06
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    QFC, a new year brings a new appointment

    Rajat Gupta, the Senior Partner and former MD of consultancy firm McKinsey and Company as well as the United Nations Secretary General’s special advisor for management reform, became a Non-Executive Director of the QFC Authority …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, January 10 - 2007 @ 12:54
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    Qatar set for another good year

    Qatar’s GDP has been lifting steadily throughout the year, quarter by quarter, and if the figure of $55 billion, or QR200 billion, which was predicted by the Minister of Finance Yousuf Hussain Kamal in a …

    Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, December 27 - 2006 @ 10:20

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