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HSBC reclaims bond crown in Mideast

Following $122bn in debt sales in 2021, governments and companies will probably front-load much of their funding needs this year

Kitopi launches its first kitchens in Bahrain and Qatar

The company, which turns four this month, will set up operations in Malaysia and Singapore next

Mideast’s biggest bank raised provisions and remains on alert

Qatar National Bank’s 2021 net income rose to QR13.2bn from QR12bn a year ago

Qatar Airways moves financial planning to Oracle cloud

Oracle Cloud EPM enables Qatar Airways to better connect financial data across HR, finance and enhance the company’s business modelling and planning

Rolls-Royce to get Qatari funding for small nuclear reactors

Qatar will invest $112m in Rolls-Royce SMR, the separate unit created for the project

Urban farming startup Infarm gets funding from Qatar wealth fund

The investment will be used to expand to more fruits and vegetables and open its first centre in Qatar in 2023

Qatar’s record bet on London homes sees $900m of sales

With construction complete on roughly 80 luxury homes at Chelsea Barracks, 92 per cent of the finished properties have found owners

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar after completing UAE trip

The visit marks the first by the Saudi leader since the GCC rift with Qatar was ended in January this year

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Qatar adds UAE, UK to travel red list

Effective Monday, November 15, there are 21 countries on Qatar’s red list

Qatar orders six gas ships from South Korea to boost exports

LNG is seen as an important substitute for fuels such as oil and coal

Qatar to invest billions in UK green technology site

The country is planning to build a science and engineering campus in the north of England

Saudi’s Dar Al Arkan and Katara Hospitality join hands to develop sea-front project in Qatar

The project marks Dar Al Arkan’s first entry into Qatar with the aim of driving the development of the luxury property market

Qatar says rejoining OPEC would not fit with its strategy

Qatar decided to leave the cartel in late 2018

Formula 1 heads to Qatar in latest win for 2022 World Cup host

The tournament will help boost the tourism sector

Qatar to hold its first elections on October 2

The Shura Council comprises a total of 45 members

Airlines see grounds for optimism over long-haul rebound

Growing optimism about a long-haul revival comes with shorter flights already on the road to recovery

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UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India removed from UK’s travel red list

These countries will be added to the UK’s amber list, with the changes coming into force from 4am BST on Sunday, August 8

Qatar Airways ready to buy Boeing, Airbus freighters – CEO

The carrier could place a “large customer order” for an Airbus A350 freighter or a new Boeing 777F before the end of Q3

Qatar wealth fund builds regional hub in Singapore to diversify

The fund has vowed to invest more in Asia and the US as it pursues growth and diversification after years of substantial investment in Europe

Qatar reopens to fully vaccinated international travellers with no quarantine

The decision will only cover travellers inoculated by vaccines approved by Qatar

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ and Qatar’s QIA among investors in latest Flipkart funding round

The latest funding round has boosted the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6bn

Commercial Bank of Qatar withdraws offer to raise stake in National Bank of Oman

The Qatari lender last month had offered $128m to raise its holding to 50.1 per cent from 34.9 per cent

Qatar Petroleum kicks-off first dollar bond sale in 15 years

The debt will help the Gulf state pump more gas from the giant North Field

Qatar Petroleum starts investor calls for debut jumbo bond

Qatar Petroleum is aiming to issue dollar notes with maturities of five, 10, 20 and 30 years

Qatar’s wealth fund says crypto needs to mature after wild ride

Bitcoin has lost more than 50 per cent from its mid-April high of almost $65,000

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Qatar Airways to resume direct daily flights to Sharjah from July 1

It plans to operate over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations worldwide by the end of July

Qatar says World Cup preparations on track despite pandemic

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the World Cup

Qatar freezes assets of six businessmen in widening crackdown

The assets of Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi, arrested Thursday over alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds, were also frozen

Qatari Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al-Emadi

Qatar orders arrest of finance minister over misuse of funds

Al-Emadi was named finance minister a day after Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over leadership of the country in June 2013

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Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region