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The 15th Asian Games in Doha have not been blessed with the best of luck. The shine was taken off an original and spectacular opening ceremony by persistent heavy rain which, rather than prove to …Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, December 14 - 2006 @ 09:08
The company, capitalised at $1 billion, launched the mixed use Lusail project, the largest real estate development in Qatar, last December and has seen impressive sales returns on the phases released thus far. But Qatari …Read full article » Qatar: Tuesday, November 28 - 2006 @ 17:23
In order for a country to realise the potential of vast reserves of oil and gas, it must develop a climate of trust. This trust must be fostered – not just with international investors who …Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, November 22 - 2006 @ 09:03
But the end of Qtel’s monopoly, the last remaining in the telco industry in the Arab world, had been anticipated for some time and now, as Qatar’s Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology goes …Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, November 15 - 2006 @ 10:47
Work on such a large-scale project has perhaps understandably slipped a little behind schedule and the man-made island’s first residents are now set to move in towards the end of 2007, almost a year later …Read full article » Qatar: Thursday, November 02 - 2006 @ 09:45
The bank’s first project will see it act as the lead promoter of a new $2 billion Smart Industrial City which is set to provide a major boost to the country’s technology, electronics and manufacturing …Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, October 18 - 2006 @ 10:24
Reports in recent weeks had speculated about the possible cancellation of a $5 billion deal with Boeing to buy 20 of its 777 aircraft, comprising 14 extended range and six long range models.
But Qatar’s …Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, October 04 - 2006 @ 12:04
But the dramatic growth of a well paid expatriate workforce, which outnumbers the local population by more than three to one, alongside a shortage of accommodation for these workers, has seen rental prices go through …Read full article » Qatar: Wednesday, September 20 - 2006 @ 12:43
This week saw the launch of Qatar’s third English language daily newspaper, the Qatar Tribune, while the delayed launch of the much anticipated Al Jazeera International TV channel is expected very shortly.
The new …Read full article » Qatar: Monday, September 04 - 2006 @ 08:51
As if to prove the point, just last week the British business daily, the Financial Times, linked the Qatar Investment Office with a possible joint bid for German owned Thames Water, a UK based water …Read full article » Qatar: Tuesday, August 15 - 2006 @ 14:05