Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Qatar’s National Vision 2030

Emirate looks to build an economy driven by knowledge and SMEs, not by oil and gas

At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

For more than two decades, Qatar has been moving its economy away from hydrocarbons towards information technology and learning. This shift to a knowledge-based... Sep 01, 2017

Others | Middle East | Qatar


FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

World Cup makes Qatar a catalyst for change to bridge the gap between Western world and Middle East

An artist’s impression of Al Rayyan Stadium, which will have a 44,000-seat capacity

In 2022, Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern nation to host the FIFA World Cup–a highly anticipated month-long event that has been known to provide... Aug 24, 2017

Others | Middle East | Qatar

The New Qatar

Banks and QBIC look to unlock the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs

At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

Encouraging entrepreneurs and building a thriving SME sector is integral to the National Vision 2030 plan to develop a sustainable and diversified economy... Aug 16, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Finance Qatar

Financial institutions support Vision 2030 plan through education, environment and sustainability initiatives

Dr. Ragharan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank

Despite facing challenging times due to low oil prices and economic uncertainty, Qatar’s top financial institutions have not let their vital corporate... Aug 07, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Islamic Banking Qatar

Unprecedented growth of Islamic banking as it looks to enter world stage

Business leaders in Qatar and around the world say Islamic banking and finance is set for continued growth that may last until the end of the decade Jul 14, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah

Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East

Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, one of the architects behind Qatar’s transformation into the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, has established... Jun 04, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar

New investment law to give foreign investors more access to local market

Since its establishment in 2005, the Qatar Financial Center (QFC), located in the financial heart of Doha, has been a gateway to onshore business and has facilitated foreign investment through its unique business and financial platform

QFC, an onshore financial and business center, offers its firms 100% foreign ownership, unlimited repatriation of profits, no restrictions on trade currency... Jun 02, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Energy Policy

Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East

Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, one of the architects behind Qatar’s transformation into the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, has established... May 05, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar

U.S.-Qatar Relations

U.S. at the forefront of Qatar’s intensified investment strategy

Amongst QIA’s U.S. investments is a stake in jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Heightened cooperation in education, security, trade and QIA’s strategy shift, investing $35 billion in the American economy, set a new milestone... Apr 26, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Getting ready for FIFA 2022

Infrastructure spending spree ahead of FIFA World Cup in 2022

Cranes over Doha city

Lower oil prices will not curtail the the planned $200 billion spending bonanza on stadiums, ports, airports, a new rail network, hotels and roads ahead... Mar 29, 2017

Infrastructure | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Goes Global

Banking champion sets sights on global expansion

Adel Mustafawi, Group CEO, Masraf Al Rayan

The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has a plan: keep expanding internationally and elevate its status to that of... Mar 23, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

Renewable Energy

World’s leading gas exporter wants to become champion of renewable energy

Qatar is one of the few countries that can handle the full LNG production chain: upstream, downstream and transport, for which the country has the largest LNG tanker fleet in the world

Big investments such as the $10 billion Barzan Gas Project will help Qatar to secure its leading position in LNG production in the face of growing competition.... Feb 27, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar

CSR underpins a pillar of Qatari development

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman
CEO of Doha Bank

Qatar needs to speak up and share its achievements with the rest of the world, states Dr... Dec 19, 2016

Islamic finance to shape Qatar’s economic future

Adel Mustafawi
Group CEO of Masraf Al Rayan

Involved in all sectors of the economy, leading financial services provider Masraf Al Rayan... Aug 05, 2016

Enterprise in synch with national vision

Adel Ali Bin Ali Al Muslimani
Chairman of the Ali Bin Ali Group

One of the largest retail and distribution companies of quality international products and... Aug 04, 2016

Record results highlight Qatari potential

Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari
CEO of QInvest

Despite having proved its resilience, particularly after the 2008 crisis, and being expected... Jul 16, 2016

CBQ looks to ‘wake up’ private sector with specialist SME services

Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi
CEO of the Commercial Bank of Qatar

The entrepreneurial beginnings of one of the largest banks in the country, as well as its... Jul 15, 2016

Universities critical partners in Qatar’s sustainable progress

Dr Hassan Al-Derham
President of Qatar University

President of Qatar University Dr Hassan Al-Derham shares his evaluation of Qatar’s... Jul 14, 2016

Qatar’s ‘infrastructure rush’ to continue apace in years ahead

Ali Al-Khalifa
CEO of Astad Project Management

Astad Project Management has been involved in the development of the most iconic projects... Jul 13, 2016

Ambitious projects bolster Qatar’s tourism sector

Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla
CEO of Katara Hospitality

Building up a portfolio of iconic landmark developments has made Qatar-based Katara Hospitality... Jul 12, 2016

QNB targets strategic, opportunistic growth

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari
Group CEO of Qatar National Bank (QNB)

Group CEO of Qatar’s largest bank, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari... Jul 04, 2016

“SMEs are the cornerstone for achieving a sustainable and diversified economy in Qatar”

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa
CEO of Qatar Development Bank

Jun 26, 2016

A helping hand

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
CEO Qatar Charity

In a world where times of crisis are set to become more frequent and more serious, Qatar... Jun 20, 2016

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector

Bassel Gamal
Group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank

The country’s leading Sharia-compliant lender, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) now controls... Jun 19, 2016

QBIC sparks new energy into startups & SMEs

Aysha Al Mudahka
CEO of Qatar Business Incubator Center

Significant support is on hand from all sides for Qatar’s potential startups and SMEs... Jun 17, 2016

Edutainment at Katara Cultural Village uses the past to unite the future

Dr Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti
General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara

A long-held vision to position Qatar as a cultural beacon of art, theater, literature, music,... Jun 17, 2016

Education & commerce boost US-Qatar understanding and relations

Robert A. Hager
Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar

Six major prestigious US universities have full campuses in Qatar and US involvement is... Jun 16, 2016

Bourse bolsters Qatar’s investment appeal

Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange

CEO of one of the world’s most highly respected bourses in the world, Rashid bin Ali... Jun 08, 2016

Unique fuel distributor expands its reach

Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
Chairman of Woqod (Qatar Fuel)

Despite low oil prices, profits rose 11% at Woqod (Qatar Fuel) and its solid performance... May 15, 2016

QCB assures confidence in Qatar with a solid financial framework

Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani
Governor of Qatar Central Bank

Governor of Qatar Central Bank Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani explains the dynamic changes,... May 11, 2016

“Starting any business in Qatar is a great opportunity”

Ghazi Al Mannai
founder and CEO of Cellini Tailors the flagship brand of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company

Upper Reach talks to Ghazi Al Mannai, founder of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company... Apr 25, 2016

Qatar focuses on quality in horseracing

Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi
General Manager of the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club (QREC)

Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi, General Manager of the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club (QREC),... Mar 28, 2016

Nakilat’s strategy supports “strong and solid” marine industry

Abdullah Al Sulaiti
Managing Director, Nakilat

In an exclusive interview with Upper Reach, Abdullah Al Sulaiti, the managing director of ... Mar 17, 2016


Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia




AREA - comparative:

slightly smaller than Connecticut


848,016 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 0.1%

industry: 69.8%

services: 30.1% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

AGRICULTURE - products:

fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish


liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair


$54.93 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 51

$43.96 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)

EXPORTS - commodities:

liquefied natural gas update paises set descripcion = LNG; petroleum products, fertilizers, steel

EXPORTS - partners:

Japan 31.3%, South Korea 16.5%, Singapore 9.1%, India 8.1% update paises set descripcion = 2009)



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