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Qatar Airways Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Middle East’s first Dreamliner aircraft arrives in Doha.

Qataris Biggest Luxury Spenders In ME

Residents in Qatar spend up to $5,000 per month on luxury goods, says new report.

Qatar Holding Invests In The Chernin Group

Qatar’s investment vehicle puts a rumoured $100 million into the Peter Chernin-owned media company.

Qatar’s QNB Issues $1bn Bond

Qatar National Bank said that the bond attracted strong investor interest and was several times oversubscribed.

Qatar National Bank To Sell $500m In New Bond Issue

Price guidance for QNB’s new bond was released at 155 basis points over midswaps, with transaction expected Wednesday.

Qatar Petroleum Shifts GIS Stake To State Pension Fund

QP had owned 30 per cent of the company having previously spun off 70 per cent in 2008.

Credit Suisse And Qatar Holding In Asset Management JV

Aventicum Capital Management will focus on investments in emerging and frontier markets in the Middle East and Turkey.

US Clears Sale Of Missile Defense System To UAE, Qatar

The two Gulf countries are planning to buy Lockheed missile-defense systems worth up to $7.6 billion.

Overbanked Qatar Bulks Up For Infrastructure Boom

Local banks will have home-advantage when financing infrastructure projects but smaller assets than international lenders.

Qatari Draft Media Law Criticised By Rights Group

Human Rights Watch described the law as “a commitment to censorship”.

Saudi Labour Costs Highest In GCC

Construction labour costs in the Kingdom are 51 per cent higher than in Qatar, says new report.

Doha Bank Eyes London Share Sale To Boost Capital

The Qatari lender hopes to increase capital by up to $1.6 billion in 2013.

Emir Of Qatar Makes Historic Gaza Visit

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani denounces Israel’s policies and praises the people of Gaza on first ever visit.

UAE Salaries To Rise 5% In 2013

About 70 per cent of companies in the GCC are also planning to increase headcount next year, says new survey.

Qatar Telecom Q3 Profit Up 74%

The company made a third quarter net profit of 1.07 billion riyals while domestic revenue for the first nine months rose 9.4 per cent.

Qatar 2022 – Will They Make It On Time?

Senior spokespeople confirm that Qatar will meet its construction deadline for the World Cup.

Qatar Applies For Formula 1 Licence

The tiny Gulf state is looking to host pre-season testing and eventually its own grand prix at its Losail Circuit.

AC Milan Denies Plans To Sell Stake To Qatar

Reports claimed that Silvio Berlusconi was considering selling a 30 per cent stake to Qatar for 250 million euros.

Qatar Prospects Lure Region’s Top Bankers

Global firms and large regional names are losing their top talent to Qatari lenders who offer better pay and stability.

Qatar National Bank’s Q3 Profit Up 10.5%

Qatar’s indicator for sector performance in the region reports a 15 per cent rise in net profit for first nine months of the year.

Qatar’s Barwa To Sell $4.4bn In Assets To Repay Loans

The assets being sold include land in Qatar and the Barwa New Cairo project in Egypt.

Qtel To Buy KIA’s Stake In Wataniya

The Qatari telecoms operator is to own almost all of Kuwait’s Wataniya network as Kuwait Investment Authority sell up.

Qatar Islamic Bank Launches $750m Sukuk

Order books for the deal reportedly hit over $6 billion ahead of launch.

Barwa Bank Eyes Potential IPO On Doha Bourse

The Qatari lender, part-owned by Qatar Holding, revealed profits last year of 243.7 million riyals.

Qatar Airways Not Planning To Join Oneworld

Chief Executive Al-Baker says his airline will not join British Airways as part of the airline alliance.

Clash Of Cultures In Booming Qatar

As Qatar modernises itself for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, conservative traditionalists express concern.

Qatar Islamic Bank Plans Dollar-Denominated Sukuk

A whistle-stop tour of Singapore, UAE and London as Deutsche Bank, HSBC and QInvest LLC are mandated for the Islamic bond.

Qatar And France Agree Suburbs Relationship

The Gulf state will help set-up a Franco-Qatari fund aimed at investing millions of Euros into depressed French suburbs.

Credit Suisse Cuts Dubai Investment Banking Jobs

The investment bank is reducing staff in Dubai and relocating some jobs to Qatar, say sources.

Doha Bank Plans 50% Capital Raise In Q1 2013

The Qatari lender said that it will use the additional capital to meet strategic business requirements.