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Qatar’s diversification is driven by SMEs

It is a consensus that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the foundation of national economies in developed countries around the world.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the forefront in the diversification of the economy of the State of Qatar. They are playing an important role in the development of the country.

More than 96 percent of the 25,000 businesses in the...

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06/12/20

QICDRC’s role in promoting Qatar as a hub for investment

The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has celebrated the 10th anniversary. It has achieved a specialist reputation as an international court, while also promoting and supporting the development of the country`s business and investment environment.

Since the establishment of the QICDRC in 2009, it has upheld international best practices...

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03/12/20

QDB to hold a virtual Investment Forum in December

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced the first virtual edition of the Investment Forum to be held on Tuesday, 01/12/2020 under the theme ‘Business Transformation and Growth’.

The third edition of the annual event will be supported by the Investment Promotion Agency - Qatar (Invest Qatar) and the Ministry of Transport & Communication (MOTC) with large corporates, angel...

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01/12/20

Entrepreneurs pitch tech-ideas at QSTP’s virtual ‘Demo Day’

The local tech innovation community saw eleven groups of entrepreneurs pitch their ideas at the “Demo Day” of the 10th edition of the XLR8 programme of Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).

Despite of the limitations and restrictions with Covid-19, QSTP and the partners were determined to deliver their XLR8 programme and the final pitching day was held virtually...

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29/11/20

Manateq to invest in industrial zones

The Economic Zones Company – Manateq has announced to invest more than QAR 10 bn (USD 2.75 bn) as part of a five-year plan for new projects and to develop the infrastructure in the industrial zones of the country. The plans are in line with the long-term vision to diversify the energy-rich economy into a well-developed and sustainable country by 2030.

The money will be spent on new industrial...

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26/11/20

Qatar’s Attractive Investment Climate showcased

The benefits of Qatar`s free zones and the country’s attractive investment climate were recently showcased at a virtual event hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall.

The State of Qatar offers a lot of incentives for organizations to develop their businesses and projects in the country. It includes without limitation or restriction the benefits from trade ties with many third...

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24/11/20

QDB concludes Rowad Qatar 2020 for entrepreneurship

The Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference - Rowad Qatar 2020 - recently concluded in Doha. The event was organised by the Qatar Development Bank (QDB) as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) movement.

The theme was ‘Business Sustainability: My impact on my economy and my country’. The event featured interactive panel discussions and workshops in combination with engaging sessions on...

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22/11/20

Banking in Qatar – A Guide

This helpful guide will explain all about banking in Qatar.

The country maintains a substantial network of national and international banks and banking in the country is easy. Qatar’s Wage Protection System requires all working expatriates to have a local bank account.

Financial system

Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is a national bank and the monetary and regulatory authority...

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19/11/20

QBIC launches second wave of Lean Manufacturing Program

Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) recently launched the second wave of their Lean Manufacturing Program (LMP) for local entrepreneurs with the interest to learn more about the best practices in manufacturing and the ambition to set-up their own production facility. It follows hot on the heels of the successful first wave of the LMP, the first of its kind in the country.

The...

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17/11/20

GTA extends registration on Dhareeba portal

The General Tax Authority (GTA) has announced an extension for the registration on the ‘Dhareeba’ Tax Portal. The new deadline will be December 31st, 2020.

In addition, the General Tax Authority (GTA) has announced the dissolvement of the Tax Administration System (TAS). As a result, all tax data and information as well as the products and services will be available through the [Dhareeba Tax...

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15/11/20

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