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Rising housing demand driving up inflation

An estimated 25,000 new housing units are expected to come into the market in 2014 as demand would likely soar to a record between 20 and 25 percent in the year, says a prominent real estate development company.

Envoy sees 16% rise in Italian exports to Qatar

Italy’s exports to Qatar could reach about 1.2bn euro this year, a 16% increase compared to last year, ambassador Guido De Sanctis has said.

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SHARQ CROSSING TO CONNECT HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO DOHA’S BUSINESS DISTRICT AND CULTURAL HUB AND CREATE ICONIC ENGINEERING WONDER FOR QATAR

Under the patronage of H.E the Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP), Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar’s Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ today unveiled one of the country’s most important infrastructure projects that will provide an iconic image for the city of Doha

Ooredoo and QNB Extend Pioneering Business Partnership

Ooredoo and QNB today announced their commitment to continue providing innovative services that enhance the customer experience, thanks to the extended partnership between the two leading organisations.

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Qapco targets 50% Qatarisation with new job openings: CEO

Qapco’s strategic Qatarisation target is to reach 50% with more than 1,500 job openings up for grabs for Qataris at its new petrochemical complex, said Qapco vice chairman and chief executive officer.


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New system ‘to prevent contract manipulation’

Qatar’s Ministry of Labour will establish electronic links with its counterparts in labour-exporting countries in order to prevent any manipulation of employment contracts offered to construction workers, the government has informed Amnesty International.

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QDVC opens up labour camp to media inspection

Just one day after Amnesty International released a critical report on the status of Qatar’s construction workers, QDVC, a Qatari shareholding company, arranged a media tour of its labour camp and project sites to demonstrate its ‘transparency’ and ‘excellent working conditions’ offered to their

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Vodafone Qatar posts smaller Q2 loss

Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, made a smaller second-quarter loss in line with analysts' estimates as its mobile subscriber base increased by about a quarter and customers spent more on phone services.

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FM meets Japan PM

Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. They discussed relations and cooperation in various fields. Dr Al Attiyah also held separate talks with his counterpart Fumio Kishida.


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