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October 19, 2017

Meeting planners for international associations met with local industry representatives in a session hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) to introduce event planners to potential hosts.
The planners represented international associations looking to host their upcoming congresses and conventions to be held from 2019 to 2024. The associations include the Global Association of International Sports Federations,"...


Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit Kuwait and Qatar
October 22, 2017

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Sunday will travel to Kuwait on a two-day official visit at the start of a Gulf tour that would also take him to Qatar.

According to the official news agency SUNA, al-Bashir would discuss with the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani the bilateral"...

Moderate ‘uptick in Qatar inflation’ likely on rising hydrocarbon prices
October 22, 2017

Rising hydrocarbon prices and fiscal consolidation measures will cause a “moderate uptick” in inflation in Qatar over the years ahead, BMI Research has said in a new report.
Overall, BMI Research forecasts inflation in Qatar to average 3% in 2018 and 3.2% in 2019, from 1.7% in 2017.
But the Fitch Group company expects inflation in Qatar to “remain subdued” over the months"...

Oman Qatar Insurance steady on first day of listing
October 22, 2017

Oman Qatar Insurance Company’s (OQIC) shares closed at 160 baisas on listing on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM).

The company offered shares on the Muscat bourse at the same price in one-month subscription.

A total of 1.06 million shares were traded on the bourse on the first day of listing, generating a turnover of OMR168,843. The trading witnessed a high of 164 baias, while"...

October 22, 2017

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani conducted a two-day tour of Indonesia on Oct 17 and 18 to step up bilateral ties, especially in the economic fields.

Visiting Indonesia for the first time since both countries established relations 41 years ago, the Qatari Emir came to Indonesia to explore various economic cooperation and trade, because the value of the two-way trade between the two countries was still relatively small, namely US$900 million last year.

According to the Spokesperson of the"...

October 22, 2017

Qatar has achieved 75 percent self-sufficiency in poultry and over 47 percent in dairy production and after the blockade an increase of 25 percent and 20 percent was recorded respectively.

“The credit of a sudden increase goes to the dairy and poultry farms which acted quickly for increasing their production capacity to meet growing demands of local market availing the opportunity to grab the market shares of blockading countries,” said"...