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Qatar positions itself as MENA trade and investment hub

Qatar is forging a significant role in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as its forward thinking policies target entrepreneurs, businesspersons, commerce and startups.

According to Invest Qatar, this year’s Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) are expected to achieve the 'strongest investment momentum score' in the country with the surging tourism sector and countless...

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15/05/23

Qatar offers unlimited opportunities for Startups

Qatar has created world-class infrastructure and amenities to provide opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to launch startups in the State.

According to data from the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), 48,000 units including office space were registered in 2021, an increase of 1,000 units when compared to the previous year. Reports state that this figure is expected...

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07/05/23

Qatar attracts most FDI in ME and meets key partners

The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA) revealed that Qatar attracted 71% of all Middle East investment in the second quarter of this year.

The report provides quarterly updates on foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and monitors FDI flows both regionally and globally using in-house and third-party data sources.

The report also...

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25/09/22

More interest in social entrepreneurship in Qatar

Qatar is seeing an increase in social entrepreneurs dedicated to developing solutions to community based problems.

At a recent event, representatives of key stakeholders in the community of Qatari businessmen and women highlighted that helping micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in their digital transformation will help increase “Made in Qatar” products...

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18/09/22

Mega-solar power plants in Qatar for sustainability

Qatar Energy Renewable Solutions recently awarded a gigantic solar energy power plant contract to South Korea’s Samsung C&T.

The QAR 2.3 billion (USD 630 million) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract will see Samsung build two mega photovoltaic (PV) plants in the industrial cities of Ras Laffan (RLIC) and Mesaieed (MIC). Each plant will cover ten square kilometres and have...

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11/09/22

Qatar to build the most sustainable food supply chain

In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, Qatar has revealed its ambition to build a sustainable food supply chain. This project is also inspired by the government’s goal in diversifying and improving the economy while raising living standards, by maintaining a balance between economic, social, and environmental development as enshrined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.

There...

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04/09/22

Launch of labour re-employment platform in Qatar

Qatar Chamber(QC) has successfully launched its revised labour re-employment platform targeting the private sector.

The digital platform is administered in collaboration and cooperation with the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and aims to assist local companies to recruit available or out of contract local talent.

The latest version of the re-employment...

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28/08/22

Investors confident in Qatar’s non-energy sectors

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) data indicates the non-energy private sectors rapid growth according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey.

The rates of expansion in total activity, new work and outstanding business were among the fastest registered throughout the survey’s five-year history.

Qatar`s PMI indices are compiled from survey responses of 450 private sector companies....

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21/08/22

SMEs are key contributors to Qatar’s economy

The State of Qatar`s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) represent 97% of registered private sector companies and contribute 16% to non-oil gross domestic product (GDP).

“The Report: Qatar 2022” published by Oxford Business Group underlined that SMEs are the backbone of major economies around the world and important drivers of economic diversification and GDP growth.

[In order to promote...

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14/08/22

Qatar continues to grow and maintains trade surplus

Qatar`s real economic growth rate has grown by 2.5% based on constant prices according to figures released by the Planning & Statistics Authority (PSA).

The real economic growth rate is based on preliminary estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP). These estimates indicated a GDP of QAR 166.3 billion (USD 45.6 billion) in the first quarter of 2022 in a year-on-year comparison to last year’s...

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07/08/22

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