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QDB spearheads new initiatives for Qatari businesses in Russian market

Qatar Development Bank’s (QDB) investment arm has assisted nine Qatari enterprises to enter the Russian market most recently as part of the “soft landing” program in association with the Skolkovo Foundation.

The initiative is part of QDB’s strategy to create more opportunities and possibilities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in line with the Qatar National Vision...

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13/05/21

Family-owned businesses in Qatar to adapt for a more sustainable future

The latest Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Middle East’s family business survey reflects the resilience of these very well established businesses in the region despite the pandemic.

The pandemic has emphasized the importance of embracing technology to retain old clients and...

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11/05/21

Scale 7 launches first wave of accelerator program for fashion and design industry

The first wave of the fashion and design accelerator program has been launched by Scale7, a collaboration of M7, the epicentre for design, innovation and entrepreneurship in Msheireb Downtown, and Qatar Development Bank (QDB).

It follows...

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09/05/21

Qatar to play a leading role and to be an internal hub for sports law

Qatar is positioning itself to become a regional and international leader in sports law and governance.

The country has already made significant progress and hosts the newly established Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal (QSAT), an independent organisation which resolves sports-related disputes through arbitration and mediation.

Also, Qatar...

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06/05/21

Approval for draft law to permit full foreign ownership of listed Qatari companies

The most recent announcement to permit full foreign ownership of Qatari companies listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is a push to attract more foreign direct investment and to underline Qatar’s strong position.

The move may translate into foreign direct investments of QAR 5.5 billion (USD 1.5 billion) into listed Qatari companies according to EFG-Hermes,...

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04/05/21

Qatar emphasizes the importance of sustainability in sports

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SCDL) and the Josoor Institute, a subsidiary of the SCDL, hosted a discussion titled “Football, Fashion and the Circular Economy” very recently. It was the latest event in the Josoor Institute’s sustainability series.

The panel discussed the concept of a circular economy, an economic system aimed at eliminating...

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02/05/21

Qatar and Turkey keep enhancing bilateral relations with trade and investment

The Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) and the Independent Industrialists & Businessmen Association (MUSIAD) from the Republic of Turkey met very recently to review the business ties between the two countries.

The meeting emphasized the investment opportunities and possibilities in Qatar and Turkey....

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29/04/21

Information governance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Qatar

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) recently hosted a webinar on information governance titled “DataOps in the Era of Big Data & AI”.

The event discussed data operations and information governance in small and medium-sized enterprises...

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27/04/21

Qatar’s General Tax Authority (GTA) raises awareness for the Dhareeba portal

In line with the Circular No. 2 of 2021, Qatar`s General Tax Authority (GTA) announced that all legal entities with a commercial registration or a tax card must submit their income tax returns through the Dhareeba portal (online).

It is important to differentiate between the standard tax...

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25/04/21

Qatar affirms support for transparent business policies and practices

The government of the State of Qatar has reiterated the commitment to improve the ease of doing business in the country and the affirmation to support transparent business policies and practices as well as a rules-based trade system.

Qatar has very recently completed the third Trade Policy Review at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in front of the members of the...

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22/04/21

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