Qatar growth ‘normalising’ after World Cup boom — IMF

Economic expansion in Qatar is starting to normalise after the 2022 World Cup, according to a team from the International Monetary Fund.

UAE President, Qatar Emir leaders call for de-escalation in Gaza

UAE President, Qatar Emir call for de-escalation in Gaza

The two leaders emphasised the need to prioritise the protection of civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law

Sinopec, QatarEnergy sign 27-year LNG supply deal

Sinopec signs new 27-year LNG supply deal with QatarEnergy

The deal, signed at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, is the third long-term supply deal between the two entities

Most GCC central banks hold interest rates unchanged

UAE, Qatar central banks hold interest rates, tracking US Fed move

GCC central banks normally change their interest rates in lockstep with the US Fed as Gulf states’ currencies are pegged to the dollar

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Italy’s LNG deal with Qatar shows how hard it is to quit gas

Key to natural gas’ staying power in Italy’s generation mix is the country’s high level of industrial energy demand

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Strait of Hormuz: The world’s most important oil artery

About a fifth of the volume of the world’s total oil consumption passes through the Strait on a daily basis

QNB Group’s nine-month net profit surges by 8%

QNB Group’s nine-month net profit surges by 8%

The bank’s deposit base rose by 4 per cent between January and September to reach $226bn

Qatar foundation stone laid for North Field Expansion Project Image courtesy QatarEnergy

Qatar begins work on major gas field expansion project

Along with LNG, the North Field expansion project will produce 6,500 tonnes per day of ethane gas, which will be used as feedstock in petrochemical industries

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Qatar

UAE President visits Qatar for International Horticultural Expo 2023

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani welcomed President Sheikh Mohamed and his delegation upon their arrival in Doha

Hilton takes over management of The Plaza Doha (Image: Supplied by Hilton)

Hilton signs management agreement for The Plaza Doha

The hotel is included within its LXR Hotels and Resorts portfolio

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Qatargas rebrands to QatarEnergy LNG

The name change reflects QatarEnergy’s continued commitment to LNG as a critical source of energy for decades to come

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Qatar hosts Huawei’s Seeds for the Future 2023 programme

Under the initiative, Huawei hosted the Tech4Good regional competition in Doha, targeting youth with ideas that can address social issues by leveraging the latest ICT technologies

Manchester United get fifth bid from Qatar

Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim wins Manchester United takeover bid: Reports

The sale of Manchester United has been a long-drawn process with the current owners the Glazers reportedly weighing their options

Abesq Doha Hotel and Residences opens in Qatar (Image: Supplied by Abesq Doha Hotel and Residences)

Abesq Doha Hotel and Residences opens in Qatar

Located in the city centre, it features 283 rooms, suites and serviced apartments

Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport rolls out digital wayfinding solution

Distributed across the airport, wayfinding and directory devices with QR codes will allow passengers to get from one point to another

Qatari banks’ external debt

Qatari banks’ external debt: Is the problem over?

One of the main sources of concern for the Qatari banking system has been the build-up of external debt


UAE, Qatar embassies resume operations

Both parties emphasised that this move reflects the determination of the leaderships of both nations to strengthen Arab cooperation

UAE, Qatar central banks maintain key interest rates

UAE, Qatar central banks keep interest rates steady, tracking US Fed move

The move by the Fed to leave its benchmark rate unchanged suggests that higher borrowing costs have made some progress in slowing inflation

Qatar investor set for a spending boost

Qatar’s top dealmakers get ready for a spending power boost

The country’s wealth fund remains one of the biggest investors in Europe, with stakes in companies such as Glencore and automaker Volkswagen

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Qatar Real Estate Forum 2023: Building for the future

The event in Qatar brought together key figures and leading industry names from across the GCC who shared their perspectives on growing and managing their countries’ built industries

Manchester United get fifth bid from Qatar

Manchester United: Sheikh Jassim reportedly submits fifth bid

The club finished third in the Premier League in the 2022/23 season and was defeated by Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup final

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Qatar Airways enhances its QVerse metaverse offering

The airline has added areas within Hamad International airport as well as onboard its aircraft that users can explore using their personal devices

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Qatar Real Estate Forum’s inaugural edition begins in Doha

The two-day forum brings together the real estate supply chain operating in Qatar under one roof

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club (Image: Sourced from Qatar Airways Newsroom)

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club can now be linked to select Visa and Mastercard credit cards

It will allow the airline’s loyalty programme members to collect and spend Avios on purchases at a range of partners in Qatar

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Qatar Airways resumes flights to Bahrain

It has commenced with a daily flight between the two destinations, and will increase it to thrice-daily services later this year

UK Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch

UK Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch on Gulf states tour

Badenoch’s trip comes as the total trade between the UK and GCC reached a record high of GBP61.3bn in 2022

Qatar sets up a $275m market-maker fund

Qatar allots $275m to a new market-making programme

The initiative will help enhance liquidity in the market, improve price discovery and diversify the capital markets

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Qatar stocks could attract up to $3.5bn on free float plan

The Gulf state is considering the plan on the hopes that more trading would raise investment returns, reduce costs and help with diversification

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Most GCC central banks raise interest rates tracking US Fed move

Central banks in the GCC usually track the Fed’s policy rate moves as their currencies are pegged to the US dollar

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Oreo Cafe opens at Doha’s Hamad International Airport

The cafe in the new North Node offers a wide selection of sweet inventions including Oreo milkshakes, muffins and cheesecakes