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Qatar hard-pressed to repeat LNG feat Qatar hard-pressed to repeat LNG feat(0)

Qatar’s moratorium on natural gas development in its massive North Field is expected to continue for some time, but the country will likely face headwinds when it looks to revive developments in the world’s third natural gas basin. CONTINUE READING

Qatar weighs risks on road to 2022 World Cup Qatar weighs risks on road to 2022 World Cup(0)

As Qatar gears up to award projects worth USD 34 billion this year, the country will need to ensure that it tackles three key risks, according to Standard Chartered Bank …. CONTINUE READING

BlackBerry gets USD100m Qatari cash infusion BlackBerry gets USD100m Qatari cash infusion(0)

Qatar Holding ‘s USD 100 million investment in embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry is a bold bet that is high-risk, but may also turn out to be high-reward. CONTINUE READING

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Sheikh Tamim faces macro sustainability challenges Sheikh Tamim faces macro sustainability challenges(0)

It may appear to be the best job in the world, but it does come with its unique set of challenges. CONTINUE READING

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Gulf banks’ M&A hunger pangs seen growing Gulf banks’ M&A hunger pangs seen growing(0)

Gulf banks are showing renewed confidence and are hungry for acquisitions, especially as Western banks retreat. CONTINUE READING

Doing business in the Middle East Doing business in the Middle East(0)

 

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Middle East states fared poorly in a new edition of a survey that measures their business friendliness. The World Bank’s annual Doing Business 2013 report saw most countries in the region fall in global rankings. CONTINUE READING

MENA’s 5,000 richest individuals MENA’s 5,000 richest individuals(0)

The Middle East North Africa region welcomed 100 new ultra high networth individuals, as the region’s nearly 5,000-richest individuals avoided the worst of the global economic crisis and regional turmoil, according to Wealth-X, a Singapore-based wealth consultancy. CONTINUE READING

Qatar’s Commodity Empire Qatar’s Commodity Empire(0)

 

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Go with what you know – that seems to be Qatar’s motto as it unveils ambitious plans to dominate the global resources sector. READ MORE HERE

USD76Bn Of Gulf Debt Set To Mature By 2014 USD76Bn Of Gulf Debt Set To Mature By 2014(0)

More than USD76-billion of bond and sukuk debt is expected to mature by 2014, according to Kuwait Financial Centre ( Markaz ) research. CONTINUE READING

Rivals Threaten Qatar’s LNG Lead Rivals Threaten Qatar’s LNG Lead(1)

Qatar has ruled the liquefied natural gas (LNG) world for the past few years, but it will see the market flooded with new rivals eager to sign up Asian investors over the next five years, just when its own gas production lines goes flat. READ MORE HERE

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