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By Staff writer On Saturday, January 30th, 2016
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Foton and KBN unveil new truck for GCC markets

sheikh khalid Bin Nasser at the Launch China’s front runner in commercial vehicles, Foton International along with exclusive Qatari distributor, Khalid Bin Nasser (KBN) for Trucks and Buses, launched the Foton More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
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QNB Expects Oil Prices in 2016 at $44

Qatar National Bank’s (QNB) weekly report forecast that the average price of oil for 2016 will be $44. The conclusion, the bank said in a statement, was one of three likely scenarios they plotted for 2016. More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 82.03 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 82.03 (-0.82%) points when the bourse closed trading at 9,959.67 points on Tuesday. The daily turnover increased to QR 129,196 Million with a volume of 3,481,577 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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Ooredoo Launches Qatar’s First Ever Dedicated Inland Sea App

Ooredoo has today launched a dedicated Inland Sea application, aimed to help easily navigate people through the desert dunes to safe spots and tourist attractions. The application, which is the first ever Qatar More...

By Staff writer On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Real Estate Transactions Worth over QR248 Million Last Week

Real estate transactions between December 20 and 24 for the real estate sales contracts registered at the Ministry of justice are worth QR248,825,499. The Ministry said in its weekly report that the list of properties More...

By Staff writer On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 115.62 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 115.62 (-1.11%) points when the bourse closed trading at 10,313.74 points on Sunday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 67,433 Million with a volume of 2,011,338 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Up 0.38 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index slightly gained 0.38 points when the bourse closed trading at 10,398.33 points on Tuesday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 199,765 Million with a volume of 4,852,697 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 28th, 2015
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Qatar Foreign Merchandise Trade Surplus was QR 10.9 billion

The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics has released preliminary figures of the value of exports of domestic goods, re-exports, and imports for November 2015. A brief analysis of the data is given below: More...

By Staff writer On Friday, December 25th, 2015
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Ooredoo Qatar, Nokia Networks Boost Network up to 375 Mbps

Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia Networks today announced the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) three-band carrier aggregation technology on the Ooredoo Supernet. Nokia technology enables the operator to provide higher data More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Qatar Stock Exchange Organizes Lecture on Margin Trading

As part of the policy, aiming to promote knowledge and investment awareness among all market participants, Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) today organized a lecture on margin trading service. The lecture was delivered More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Qatar Chairs OAPEC Ministerial Meeting

The State of Qatar chaired the 95th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), which was held in Cairo today. HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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QNB Bullish on Qatari Equities

QNB expressed Friday their optimism on the performance of the Qatar equity for the long-term, saying that the selling made as response to declining oil prices this year were overdone. A report released today by More...

By Staff writer On Friday, December 18th, 2015
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Woqod Estimates QR1028 Million for 2016 Budget

WOQOD Board of Directors, Chaired by Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, held its ordinary meeting on the evening of Wednesday 16 December 2015, at WOQOD Tower, Al-Dafna, More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Gains 72.23 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 72.23 points (+0.74%) when the bourse closed trading at 9,862.03 points on Wednesday. The daily turnover increased to QR 2.280 Billion with a volume of 7,044,666 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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Real Estate Trading Volume Hits QR One Billion in a Week

The total value of trading in real estate sales contracts registered with the Real Estate Registration Department at the Ministry of Justice from December 06 to December 10 amounted to QR 1,446,304,311. According More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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QNB Selected as “Best Customer Experience – Overall Bank in Qatar”

QNB, was named “Best Customer Experience – Overall Bank in Qatar by Ethos Integrated Solutions. The prestigious award was announced during the 11th Annual Customer Experience Benchmarking Index awards More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 371.17 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 371.17 points or -3.71% when it closed at 9,643.65 points on Sunday. The daily turnover increased to QR 262.143 Million with a volume of 6,910,161 shares from 4,226 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Qatar Gas Tanker Arrives in Poland

The first-ever gas carrier from Qatar arrived in Poland on Friday to help the eastern EU member diversify its energy supplies and reduce its dependence on Russia. The Al Nuaman vessel carried 210,000 cubic metres More...

By Staff writer On Friday, December 11th, 2015
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QIA Owns 10.5% of Accor Hotels Group’s Shares

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) Wednesday announced it has signed an agreement with Accor Hotels Group, Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) of Saudi Arabia and Oxford Properties, an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement More...

By Staff writer On Friday, December 11th, 2015
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Qatar Stock index Drops 4.02 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 4.02 points or -0.04% when it closed at 10,014.82 points on Thursday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 256.232 Million with a volume of 7,039,401 shares from 4,125 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Hassad Food Makes Strides in Qatar’s Food Security

Qatar’s premier investor in the food and agri-business sectors, Hassad Food, aimed since its establishment to build a global portfolio of trusted product brands that spans across various markets, and operates More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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QIB Named Bank Of The Year Qatar 2015

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has been recognized for the first time as the “Bank of The Year -Qatar 2015” by The Banker magazine– the World’s longest running international banking title and the leading More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Real Estate Trading Volume Hits QR One Billion in a Week

The total value of trading in real estate sales contracts registered with the Real Estate Registration Department at the Ministry of Justice from November 29 to December 3 mounted to QR 1,406,064,016. According More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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QCCI, Tatarstan Chamber Sign MoU

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) and Tatarstan Chamber signed here Tuesday a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a view to strengthening cooperation ties between the two countries. The MoU was signed More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Qatar Stock index Drops 91.49 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 81.49 points or -0.78% when it closed at 10,418.47 points on Monday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 235,298 Million with a volume of 5,037,663 shares from 3,269 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Ooredoo and Es hailSat Sign Major Agreement

Ooredoo and Es’hailSat Monday signed a major development and collaboration agreement that will see the two leading Qatari companies work together on a range of new satellite and world-class communication services More...

By Staff writer On Monday, December 7th, 2015
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QNB Group Hold Annual Strategy Conference in Doha

QNB Group, held its annual Strategy Conference this year under the theme ‘Shaping an Icon’, in Sharq Village and Spa hotel, Doha. The two-day Conference was hosted by the Group Chief Executive Officer More...

By Staff writer On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 75.32 Points

Stock Exchange (QSE) index lost 75.32 points (-0.71%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,479.28 points on Thursday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 213.221 million with a volume of 5,021,527 shares from 3,102 More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Gains 444.24 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 444.24 points (+4.40 percent) when the bourse closed trading at 10,535.05 points on Tuesday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 687,215 million with a volume of 15,344,771 More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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Qatar Airways Launches Daily Service to India’s Nagpur

Qatar Airways will offer non-stop flights to Nagpur from Doha, effective Tuesday, taking the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. “We are delighted to More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Qatar to Host First Gulf Forum on Standardization in Education

Qatar will host the first Gulf Forum on Standardization in Education on December 8-9 with the participation of a number of experts and specialists in the fields of education and standardization in the GCC states, More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Maersk Oil Celebrates First Graduates From Qatari Development Programme

A group of 14 young Qatari professionals at Maersk Oil Qatar have become the first graduates of its Qatari Development Programme (QDP). The bespoke two-year rotational programme is designed to support Qataris in More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Qatar Finance and Business Academy Launches KAFA A

Abdulaziz Al Horr, CEO, QFBA Qatar Finance and Business Academy launched KAFA’A, a championing Training & Competency framework and initiative aimed at elevating and advancing Qatar’s financial services sector More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Gains 31.25 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index gained 31.25 points (+0.30%) when the bourse closed trading at 10,553.46 points on Sunday. The daily turnover dropped to QR 109.939 Million with a volume of 2,652,425 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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QNB Organizes Sign Language Training Course

QNB organized a sign language training course titled “Methods of Communicating With the Hearing Impaired – Sign Language, the Mother Tongue” at QNB’s Mathaf tower in Doha. The course was dedicated More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 29th, 2015
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Ooredoo Launches VSAT Services in Qatar

Ooredoo today announced the launch of an enhanced VSAT service in Qatar, aiming to connect businesses to the Internet in a faster, secure and more cost-effective manner, as the company continues to introduce new More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Qatar Shell Hosts Society of Petroleum Engineers

Qatar Shell hosted recently the third Board meeting for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Qatar Section at Shell’s Doha headquarters. In welcoming all the committee members, Rob Sherwin, General Manager More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Qatar Participates in 31st Session of COMCEC

The State of Qatar took part in the 31st session of the Standing Committee of the Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), currently being held in Istanbul under the More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 100.30 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 100.30 points (-0.95%) when it closed at 10,511.50 points on Wednesday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 175.426 Million with a volume of 3,977,680 shares from 3,396 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Real Estate Trading Volume Exceeds QR 400 Million in a Week

The total value of trading in real estate sales contracts registered with the Real Estate Registration Department at the Ministry of Justice from 15 to 19 November amounted to QR 424,730,431. According to the weekly More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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QNB Organizes 3rd Asset Management Forum

Qatar National Bank (QNB) hosted the 3rd Asset Management Forum, which focused on providing financial corporate solutions and discussed relevant economic and financial topics. The purpose of this forum was to enhance More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Receives “Asia Pacific Airline of The Year” Award

Qatar Airways was named Asia Pacific Airline of the Year at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence held in Singapore. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be named CAPA Asia More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Qatar Stocks Close Lower

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 23.99 points or -0.22% when it closed at 10,836.19 points on Sunday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 142.77 Million with a volume of 3,864,068 shares from 1,743 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Maersk Qatar Pushes Qatarization Drive

Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) has launched the latest phase of its recruitment campaign to showcase employment opportunities to Qataris. The country’s largest offshore oil producer said the programme titled ‘Find More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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QNB Named Best Transaction Bank in Middle East and Africa

Qatar National Bank (QNB) was recently distinguished as the “Best Transaction Bank in the Middle East & Africa” at The Asian Banker’s Middle East & Africa Transaction Banking Awards 2015 held More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Hamad International Airport Wins Best Airport Award

Hamad International Airport Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has won the Best Airport Award at the first Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards ceremony which took place in Singapore More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Qatar Participates in 17th Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum

The 17th Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) began today in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Qatar’s delegation to the meeting is led by HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Energy World Qatar Opens Doors to Public

Energy World Qatar (EWQ) 2015 Thursday opens doors to public at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre expo organizers said today. The ten-day expo is organized by long-term partners Qatar Petroleum and Qatar More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Gains 25.37 Points

Qatar Stock Market Qatar Stock Exchange index gained 25.37 points or +0.23% when it closed at 10,827.66 points on Wednesday. The daily turnover increased to QR 179.564 Million with a volume of 4,171,592 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Energy Minister Opens ConocoPhillips Qatar New Headquarters

HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada on Wednesday opened the new state-of-the-art headquarters of ConocoPhillips Qatar that highlights the relationships the company has created in Qatar More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Qatar Seeks to Prolong Life Span of Construction Projects

Dr Mohamed bin Saif Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment for Laboratories and Standardization Dr Mohamed bin Saif Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Construction of a New Lift Boat Built in Shipyard-Qatar Completed

Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDIL), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, announced that a new Qatari-built liftboat named Al Safliya, which was More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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QNB CEO Confirms Importance of Information Security and Its Impact on Daily Life

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, CEO, Qatar National Bank (QNB) The Group CEO of Qatar National Bank (QNB) Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari confirmed the importance of information and Internet security and their vital role in the daily More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Wraps up Successful Week at Dubai Airshow 2015

Qatar Airways concluded a successful week at the Dubai Airshow, showcasing three of its latest-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350, A380 and the airline’s 25th Boeing Dreamliner, the B787. Vice President and More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Qatar Stocks Close Higher

Qatar Stock Exchange Qatar Stock Exchange index gained 29.95 points or +0.28% when it closed at 10,860.28 points on Sunday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 215.202 Million with a volume of 5,414,608 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Vodafone Qatar Mobile Users Rise 8%

Qatar’s second telecom operator Vodafone Qatar [QSE:Vodafone Qatar] reports an 8% increase to 1,486,000 cellphone subscribers for the first-half period ended September 30 compared to the same period in 2014. In More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 13th, 2015
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Qatar :One of the Fastest Growing Countries in the Region

Doha, Qatar Qatar has been one of the fastest growing countries in the region and the near-term macroeconomic outlook remains strong, said a statement issued by Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 12th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Joins Royal Aeronautical Society

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar airways and Martin Broadhurst, President of RAeS Qatar Airways on Tuesday joined the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, during More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 12th, 2015
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Qatar Stocks Close Lower

Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 93.45 points or -0.85% when it closed at 10,853.57 points on Wednesday. The daily turnover decreased to QR 279.34 Million with a volume of 6,016,288 shares from 4,126 deals compared More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 9th, 2015
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Qatar Stock Index Drops 217.69 Points

Qatar Stock Exchange Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 217.69 points or -1.90% when it closed at 11,221.61 points on Sunday. The daily turnover increased to QR 243.18 Million with a volume of 5,230,107 shares from More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 8th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Receives Its Latest Dreamliners

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 24th and 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliners recently in a ceremony at Boeing’s production facility in Everett, USA. As the Middle East launch customer for the Boeing 787, Qatar More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, November 7th, 2015
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Qatar Petroleum Announces its Crude Oil Price of October 2015

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced its official prices for Qatar onshore and offshore crude of October 2015. The company set Qatar onshore crude oil price at $ 46.25 per barrel and offshore crude oil at $ 44.00 More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 6th, 2015
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Qatar Tourism Authority Continues Efforts to Attract European Tourists

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has revealed that it will launch the new Qatar Destination Brand at the IBTM exhibition, to be held in Barcelona from November 17 to 19. In a press statement on Thursday on the sidelines More...

By Staff writer On Friday, November 6th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Receives Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qatar Airways said today it has received its 24th and 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a ceremony at Boeing’s production facility in Everett, United States. As the Middle East launch customer for the Boeing 787, More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Qatar Stocks Close Lower

Qatar Stock Exchange index edged down 4.42 points or -0.04% when it closed at 11,512.17 points on Wednesday. The daily turnover increased to QR 298.687 Million with a volume of 5,407,577 shares from 2,801 deals More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Qatar Chamber Hosts Foreign Investment Roundtable

Dr. Ali Hamid Al Mulla , the Assistant Secretary-General of (GOIC) A foreign investment roundtable held here Wednesday at Qatar Chamber as part of a joint program development between the Gulf and European sides More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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QSE Hosts 6th Annual Investor Relations Conference

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) hosted the 6th Annual Investor Relations (IR) Conference in Doha in association with the Middle East Investor Relations Society (MEIRS). The event targeted all Qatari listed companies, More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Qatar Executive Honored as Best Business Aviation Operator of 2015

David Edwards, Executive Vice President of Qatar Executive Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, has been honored with the Best Business Aviation Operator of the Year 2015 award by the prestigious More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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QSE Listed Companies Report Net Profits For 9 Month

Qatar Stock Exchange With the end of disclosure period for the third quarter of 2015, forty two companies out of the forty three listed companies at Qatar Exchange (QSE) have disclosed their financial statements More...

By Staff writer On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Qatar Investment Authority entered a joint venture with Brookfield

HE Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani, CEO of Qatar Investment Authority with Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield Asset Management. Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) announced today that it has entered in a More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Euromoney Conference in Qatar

Qatar’s prospects for delivering growth during a period of international economic turbulence will be under review in a special session at The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015, set to run from 9-10 December 2015 More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Real Estate Trading Volume Exceeds QR One Billion in a Week

The total value of trading in real estate sales contracts registered with the Real Estate Registration Department at the Ministry of Justice from 18 to 22 October mounted to QR 1,239,912,229. According to the weekly More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Qatar Finance, Business Academy Announces 2016 Programs

Dr. Abdulaziz Al Horr, CEO Finance and Business Academy Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) on Monday announced its new programs and courses for 2016 as it continues efforts to enhance the level of competencies More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Expands Its Network in UK

Qatar Airways announced an new expansion in its network in the UK by operating a new service between Doha and Birmingham, from 30th March 2016. The carrier said in a press release today that the new destination More...

By Staff writer On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Organizes Los Angeles Pop-Up Event

Thousands of Los Angeles residents turned out to enjoy the “Discover Qatar Airways” pop-up event, hosted throughout the weekend at The Grove. The unique event celebrated the upcoming daily, non-stop More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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International Trade Center Chief Lauds Qatar as Model for Free Economy

Arancha Gonzalez, (ITC) Executive Director International Trade Center (ITC) Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez has hailed Qatar as a model for free economy that is linked to innovation and international partnerships. Speaking More...

By Staff writer On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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Qatar Development Fund, Carter Center Sign Partnership Agreement

Stephen Blount , Director of Special Health Projects, Carter Center sing the agreement with Ali Abdullah Al Dabbagh, Executive Director, QDF The Qatar Development Fund (QDF) and the Carter Center have signed a framework More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Qatar Tourism Authority to track performance metrics

Qatar Tourism Authority has entered into a partnership with STR Global to track the performance metrics of its hotels and expand benchmarking services throughout the country’s hotel industry. Year-to-date through More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Qatar’s WPS postponed by 3 months

The government of Qatar has delayed the launch of the much awaited wage protection system (WPS) which was due to be launched , August 18. Qatari newspaper The Peninsula reported that the launch has been postponed More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Lighting market worth $3.5bn by 2020

As ‘green’ infrastructure investments increase in the GCC, Frost and Sullivan predict lighting market to be worth $3.5bn by 2020. The current market worth $2.5bn is projected to grow at a compound annual growth More...

By Staff Writer On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Lamudi makes UAE debut

Online real estate market place, Lamudi, has launched its operations in UAE with ambitions to capitalise on a real estate market which generated investments exceeding $831m in H1 of this year. Launched in 2013, More...

By Melanie Mingas On Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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GCC lags behind OECD countries’ healthcare systems

Current healthcare facilities across the region lag behind those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, according to healthcare director of AECOM, Carl McKenzie. In an More...

By Melanie Mingas On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Gulf infrastructure projects up 78% to $86bn

Awards for commercial and civil infrastructure projects in the Gulf region reached values of $86bn in 2014, up 78% on 2013 contract awards. The materials handling sector has seen huge gains on the back of the announcements More...

By Melanie Mingas On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Qatar Jordan post double digit performance declines

Hotels across the Middle East and Africa reported declines in occupancy, ADR and revenue per available room during June 2015, with Jordan and Qatar experiencing the worst drop in performance. Data from STR Global More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Sunday, May 31st, 2015
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Bedaya Center’s workshops to benefit young Qataris

  The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, has been organising regular Skills Workshops for both entrepreneurship More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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$3.6 bn power and water plant project announced

As Qatar readies itself to host football fans from all over the world for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, it unveils its latest ‘world cup infrastructure project’: a $3.6 billion power and water plant. International More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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GCC hospitals to achieve paperless mission

Paperless hospitals in the GCC could become a reality as early as next year, an expert has said. Offering better quality and safety measures, reduced errors, increased efficiency, improved practices and long-term More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Project Qatar 2015 concludes successfully

Project Qatar 2015, the 12th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, held at the Qatar National Exhibition Centre showcased 2000+ companies and brands to spread over 41,500 square More...

By Staff writer On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Qatar Stocks Close Lower

Qatar Stock Exchange Qatar Stock Exchange index dropped 81.68 points (- 0.64%) when the bourse closed at 12,607.60 points here Thursday. The traded value today dropped to QR 552.14 million with a volume of 17,343,195 More...

By Staff writer On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Qatar Cement Reports QR 420.3 Million Net Profit in 2014

Qatar National Cement Company Qatar National Cement Company reported on Thursday its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014, revealing a net profit of QR 420.3 Million in 2014 compared to QR 433.3 More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Finance Minister Meets Iraqi Counterpart

Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance with Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Minister of Finance HE Minister of Finance Ali Shareef Al Emadi met here today with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari, on the sidelines of More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Commercial Bank Announces 2014 Financial Results

Commercial Bank of Qatar The Commercial Bank of Qatar and its subsidiaries and associates announced on Monday its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, revealing that it made a net profit of QR 1.94 More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Qatar Airways Announces Four-day Sale to Celebrate Qatar Sports Day

Qatar Airways Announces Four-day Sale to Celebrate Qatar Sports Day Qatar Airways is celebrating Qatar’s 4th National Sports Day with a fabulous four-day promotion offering customers in Doha up to 40% savings More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Minister of Energy Announces Important Research Areas on Environment

Mohammed Saleh Abdullah Al Sada, Qatar, Minister of Energy and Industry HE Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh Abdullah Al Sada announced existance of a lot of important projects and research More...

By Staff writer On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Ooredoo to Host Activity-Packed Festival of Sport on Qatar Sports Day

Ooredoo to Host Activity-Packed Festival of Sport on Qatar Sports Day Ooredoo has announced its activity-packed schedule for Qatar Sports Day, designed to engage with people across Qatar and encourage them to take More...

By Staff writer On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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QIIB Reports QR 826 Million Net Profit for 2014

Qatar International Islamic Bank Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) disclosed its financial results for the full year 2014, showing that it achieved total revenues of QR 1.52 Billion, while its net profit amounted More...

By Staff writer On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Qatar, Saudi Arabia Among Top 40 Investors in Research and Development Last Year

Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Qatar and Saudi Arabia made up the top 40 investors in research and development worldwide in 2014, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) said More...

By Staff writer On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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Qatar Exchange Index Gains 621.03 Points This Week

Qatar Stock Exchange Qatar Exchange index gained 621.03 points (+5.22%) this week when the bourse closed Thursday at 12,520.66 points. Trading value during this week increased by 73.36% to reach QR 3,512,095,718.22 More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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MENA Reveal of Jaguar XE and Range Rover Sport SVR at Qatar Motor Show 2015

Jaguar XE – lightest, stiffest, most aerodynamic Jaguar ever built Jaguar XE Exhilarating performance, precise handling and supple ride offered with the XE Range Rover Sport SVR – fastest and most powerful More...

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