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QAFCO to seek profit in niche fertilizer products
October 25, 2014
Qatar Fertiliser Co. (QAFCO) plans to launch niche production of environmentally friendly fertilizers to meet rising demand in Western markets, the firm's chief executive said on Thursday.

The plan underlines a trend in several of the oil- and gas-rich economies of the Gulf: They are using their ample supplies of energy to widen their industrial bases and boost exports of non-energy goods such as chemicals.

Qatar's exports of chemicals and related products jumped...
QLC forum debates regional trends affecting country
October 25, 2014

Dr Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi, Sultan bin Rashid al-Khater and Afshin Molavi, senior adviser at Oxford Analytica, writer and journalist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) recently organised a State of the Region Forum for its leadership programme"......

HMC advises regular eye check-up for children
October 25, 2014

In recognition of World Sight Day, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has urged residents to practise proper eye care, learn about different eye diseases, and undergo regular eye check-up in order to avoid visual impairment.

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October 25, 2014
The visiting President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, invited Qatari businessmen to invest in some of the promising sectors of the Ecuadorean economy, including oil and gas, mining and quarrying, food and agriculture and tourism.

“We highly admire Qatar as a nation, and appreciate our relationships with the Gulf state, and I am here to deepen and strengthen the bilateral ties. We are ready to welcome you as well with open arms,” said President Correa in his address at a dinner hosted on his honour by Qatari Businessmen’s Association (QBA).


October 25, 2014
Qatar is likely to witness sharp rise in the Internet usage in the coming years, driven by increase in use of smartphones and tablet computers.

The growth in the number of Internet users will be among the highest in the GCC, according to the Arab Economy Knowledge Report 2014.

The number of users will jump to about 1.8 million in 2017 from about 1m in 2012, showing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent.

Oman will see a growth of 12 percent.

The Internet penetration in Qatar will be 67.27 percent in 2017 due to increase in the use of technology, compared...