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08 Aug 2017

Australian firms to explore opportunities in Qatar: Doha Bank

Several senior business executives in Australia have expressed their keen interest to explore business and investment opportunities in Qatar at an event organised by Doha Bank recently. Doha Bank hosted an event on August 4 2017 at Shangri- La Hotel, Sydney on the topic “Qatar – A sustainable performer”. The

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ADB2
08 Aug 2017

SEWA BOT project paves way for more Public Private Partnerships

Last month Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) awarded its first Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract for the development of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Sharjah’s east coast region of Kalba. The deal follows much research and debate regarding the future role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the emirate

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saudi-power-plant
02 Aug 2017

Saudi’s SWCC gets advisors desal privatization

A number of banks have submitted bids to Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to advise on the privatisation of its $7.2 billion Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, banking sources said, as the kingdom gears up for several state asset sales, reported Reuters. Mizuho, BNP Paribas and

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31 Jul 2017

Dubai Investment Forum preparations set to start

Preparations for the ‘Dubai Investment Forum’, a consolidated platform whose aim is to entice investors and commensurate region’s development with the trends of globalisation, is set to begin later this year in Dubai, UAE. This follows an instruction from HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince

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25 Jul 2017

Dubai economy will continue to expand: Sheikh Ahmed

Dubai’s economy is expected to expand further over the next two years after having outperformed global economic growth and defying downward trends that prevailed worldwide in 2016, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of Economic Development Committee. The results of

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File photo of an aerial view of Atlantis hotel seen with The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai
24 Jul 2017

Large investment projects to boost Dubai’s growth

Dubai’s economy is expected to expand further over the next two years after having outperformed global economic growth and defied downward trends that prevailed worldwide in 2016, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council and Chairman of Economic Development Committee. The results of

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Qatar-tourism
19 Jul 2017

4-star hotels ‘will sustain hospitality sector’

Increased development in the country’s 4-star hotel segment will help sustain Qatar’s hospitality sector, a Qatari property developer has said. Jaafar Ali Jaafar al-Saraf, board member of Zukhrof Trading and Contracting, also emphasised that Qatar is “resilient enough” to weather the impact of the economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia

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Seminar
13 Jul 2017

Islamic Finance for PPPs Training To be held in Doha by PPP Experts

This course is designed to explain the features of Islamic project finance and highlights the parallels to, and principal differences with, conventional project financing. Common among all Islamic finance structures is that no interest can be charged. Rather, the financier charges a mark-up or shares in the profits of the

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05 Jul 2017

50% off data, calls for UAE senior citizens

50% discount on Etisalat’s data packs and up to 50% discounts on du’s post-paid packages and 100% additional balance for prepaid customers UAE senior citizens get bigger data packs and longer call credits for less, thanks to a new “Year of Giving” initiative. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation

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kuwait-city
03 Jul 2017

Kuwait to invite bids for new labour city

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) will soon invite bids for a project to build a new city for expatriate workers in Kuwait. The city, to be developed in the Al Jahra governorate in the north of the country, will accommodate nearly 20,000 labourers, said a report attributed to the

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