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Trade between Qatar and United Kingdom at new heights

The State of Qatar and the United Kingdom will continue to expand the collaboration and cooperation in different opportunities and to continue to develop the long-standing bilateral trade relations.

Ministers from both governments reviewed areas of common interest aimed at strengthening cooperation in the trade,...

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03/07/22

Launch of “1000 opportunities initiative” in Qatar

The State of Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), recently launched the “1000 Opportunities Initiative” to facilitate partnerships between public and private sector.

The national initiative is powered by an electronic platform that allows local investors to secure stakes in major national and international companies operating in Qatar. It will...

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26/06/22

Qatar announces provisional commercial licenses

Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) recently launched a new service to issue provisional commercial licenses for all commercial activities.

The service will be jointly implemented with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Labour (MoL). It is part of country’s ongoing efforts to support the private sector and improve...

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19/06/22

Qatar launches advanced manufacturing hub at WEF

Qatar`s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) in cooperation with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) at the WEF.

The hub, which is a collaboration of key stakeholders in Qatar and the [World...

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12/06/22

Qatar Central Bank develops a new FinTech strategy

Qatar Central Bank (QCB) will launch a new fintech strategy during the fourth quarter of 2022.

The QCB initiative is part of a number of measures being implemented to promote a digital society as the country increases its digital offerings including in banking. Plans to license financial technology companies will be implemented soon.

The...

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05/06/22

Qatar and German relations continue to expand

The State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany aim to expand their strong commercial and economic investment ties.

The two countries recently signed several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) which build on the Qatari-German Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation...

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29/05/22

Qatar`s technology sector has a lot of potential

Qatar’s technology sector is expanding and offers new opportunities and possibilities in line with the progress in the digital transformation.

The topic was debated in a recent webinar named “Back to Global - Berlin Startups Explore Opportunities in Qatar” which was presented by Tasmu Digital Valley...

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22/05/22

Qatar is among top countries for entrepreneurs

The State of Qatar is ranking ninth on the list of top countries for entrepreneurs according to the National Entrepreneurial Context Index (NECI) 2021.

The top position is due to many factors including the country`s successful national development strategies...

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15/05/22

Qatar remains a promising market in the region

The State of Qatar is a very promising investment market according to a recent report by The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar).

The report “Invest Qatar Annual Report 2021” recorded a year of substantial growth which contributed over QAR 4 billion (USD 1.1 billion) of capital expenditure into the country.

[Last year saw the...

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08/05/22

Qatar’s trade surplus up 171 percent in November

Qatar’s foreign merchandise trade balance increased by 171 percent in November 2021 compared to November 2020 according to the latest figures released by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).

The year-on-year comparison represents the difference between total exports and imports which reached QAR 24.5 billion (USD 6.7 billion) in November...

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16/01/22

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