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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

Qatar Petroleum plans $10bn bond sale for gas expansion

The company is seeking between $7bn and $10bn of five, 10- and 30-year notes

Qatar seeks Covid-19 vaccinations for all World Cup visitors

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the FIFA event

Qatar stocks surge on plans to allow full foreign ownership

The cabinet approved a draft law that will allow overseas investors to own up to 100 per cent of listed companies

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Qatar Airways enhances codeshare agreement with JetBlue for flights to US cities

It comes as a result of an expanded codeshare agreement reached with JetBlue

Revealed: Top 5 most powerful Arabs in Qatar

The highest ranked Arabs originating from Qatar in Gulf Business’ annual Arab power list

How chartered accountants can play a key role in the fight against climate change

Chartered accountants must lead the businesses they work with to integrate climate change risk into organisational strategy, finance, operations, and communications

GCC’s consulting market shrinks 12.4% in 2020

The GCC consulting market is now worth around $2.7bn

Qatar, Saudi deny immediate Israel normalisation plans

The UAE became the first Gulf Arab nation to agree to normalise ties with Israel

E-scooter service TIER expands to Doha, Qatar

TIER’s e-scooters feature more eco-friendly swappable batteries

Ooredoo eyes 30% of Indonesian market after Hutch deal completes

Ooredoo is also considering expanding its digital payments and sales segments

Scoring a goal: Following the AlUla Declaration, how will Qatar’s growth plans fare?

Normalisation of ties with the GCC, the upcoming FIFA World Cup and economic reforms are painting a positive picture for the gas-rich nation

Covid-19: UK adds Oman, Qatar to travel ‘red list’

This move is to protect the UK against new variants of the coronavirus infection

Dubai-based Kitch to expand Lebanon’s restaurant Barbar across GCC

Hybrid cloud kitchen/store front operator to offer Barbar menu at dine-in and delivery

Trade between UAE, GCC worth Dhs229bn in 2019

Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s top trading partner, with a total of Dhs113.2bn in trade exchange in 2019

Qatar ships first oil cargo to UAE since Gulf embargo ended

Qatar loaded about 700,000 barrels of oil onto the tanker Abu Dhabi-III on March 4

AlUla agreement: What does resetting ties with Qatar mean for the GCC region?

The resumption of ties with Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt will boost the regional economy with certain sectors set to witness a significant impact

Qatar Airways adds flights to Africa as carrier expands network

Its network currently stands at 120 destinations, with plans to reach 130 routes by the end of March