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What’s behind the leadership change in Qatar?

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Normally, Qatar's internal affairs don't attract that much attention in the world. The small country in the Arabian Gulf, with a population of just...
Thai luxury hotel group to launch resort in Qatar

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Thailand's Minor Hotel Group, best known for its luxury hotel brand Anantara, has said it will be venturing into Qatar and launch its first...
Qatar emir resigns, hands over power to son

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It took just seven minutes of a televised speech to explain a change that is spectacular for the entire Gulf region: In a first...
Qatar braces for new leadership

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The oil-rich Gulf state of Qatar readies for fundamental changes in government which are expected to be announced on June 25, which has been...
Sarawak reaches out to Qatar investors

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Big deal is in the making, says chief minister
Doha Metro works awarded, Austrian firm gets mega-contract

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Austrian construction company Porr AG together with Saudi Arabia's Bin Ladin Group and a local contractor, has secured the contact for the Green Line...
Inside Investor sets focus on Sarawak

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Sarawak will see a high-profile business event on June 12 when Inside Investor launches its brand-new Inside Sarawak 2013 investment report.
High hopes for UAE, Qatar market status upgrade

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After five years in a row of missed opportunities, the UAE and Qatar are under consideration for a reclassification from their current frontier market status to that of emerging market, a move deemed overdue by some.
Qatar pledges $15b for Myanmar license

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Ooredoo, Qatar's national telecom company - formerly Qatar Telecom - said on June 5 that it would invest $15 billion in rolling out a...
Gulf investors need to look at the Myanmar story

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The Arab world is somehow reserved to deal with the newly opened economy of Myanmar. Apart from a few exemptions, not much interest has been shown yet in the many opportunities that Myanmar holds.
Vodafone, China Mobile skip Myanmar

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Vodafone and China Mobile, the world's two largest mobile phone operators, announced on May 31 that they would withdraw their bids for one of Myanmar's...
Look fast: Global resources hidden behind poor governance

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80 per cent of countries with global integral oil, gas and mining sectors fail to achieve good governance, displaying shortcomings in transparency and government accountability.
Qatar Airways’ expansion in Southeast Asia to pay off

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Qatar Airways managed to tap the expanding air travel industry with targeted network extensions at a time when many other global long-haul carriers are suffering from exploding overhead costs and cuts in business travel budgets.
Filipinos’ remittances to keep positive trend

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Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OWF) remained strong during the first quarter of 2013. The Philippines Central Bank forecasts a solid 5 per cent annual increase in remittances volume for the full year.
ASEAN business visa policy favourable for Qatar

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A multi-state visa for ASEAN visitors is a highly desirable and necessary way to improve the region’s growth prospects. And, this will be a great relief for business travelers who want to explore various opportunities in the region.
Looking East: Indonesia, the next opportunity for Qatar

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Indonesia, the largest economy and the most populous country in Southeast Asia, is opening up for more oil-related investments. The country needs new oil refineries to meet the domestic demand of its ever-growing population.
New investment index sends confusing message

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An newly published investment index by US media group and centrist think tank Foreign Policy, listing 102 countries globally for best returns, is based on a - to put it mildly - questionable and misleading methodology.
Qatar construction boom a big draw for ASEAN firms

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It is little known outside the industry that Qatar is a major destination for construction firms from ASEAN, especially from Malaysia and Thailand. Big names have a long-standing presence in the Qatari market.