0000142391_xl 2 FEATURED STORY Event in Doha in October to focus on cybersecurity

120 CIOs, CISOs, and Heads of IT and Security from Qatar’s key critical infrastructure sectors are meeting on October 10th, 2016, at the 9th edition Cyber Defence Summit in Doha, Qatar. Through focused networking sessions designed to facilitate deals, the participating decision makers will explore and source effective cyber security solutions from leading local and global solution providers.read more ›

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Qatar University College of Business & Economics (QU-CBE) and Qatar Financial Centre Authority sign MoU

by  — 25 September 2016

Qatar University College of Business & Economics (QU-CBE) and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 22 with the 'Big Four' accounting firms -- Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to establish collaboration on the development and the delivery of a tax awareness training programme for QU students. read more ›

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Key factors to consider when renting an office space in Doha

by  — 4 September 2016

Mark Proudley, director at DTZ Qatar, unravels the complexities of Doha’s commercial market, and provides some guidelines that companies need to follow when renting a new space. read more ›

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Business Interview: SAP’s Steve Tzikakis on adapting to local needs

by  — 14 July 2016

In Qatar for the SAP Forum held in Doha recently, Steve Tzikakis, vice president and general manager, South Europe, Middle East, Africa (SEMEA), SAP speaks to The Edge about its key business deals in Qatar and how the company has adapted its business model to suit local needs. read more ›

Oliver Cornock is the managing editor, Middle East, Oxford Business Group.

‘Developed’ market status: Qatar bourse’s next logical step

by  — 21 June 2016

Two years ago, when the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) was upgraded from ‘frontier’ to ‘emerging’ market status, many rightly heralded that as a major step forward for the state’s capital markets. The exchange now is on the path to its next evolutionary stage – ‘developed’ market status, the first among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, writes Oliver Cornock. read more ›

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Balancing energy supply with demand

by  — 29 May 2016

Has the term ‘energy efficiency’ merely become a buzzword in recent years? Has the energy crisis taken its toll on humanity to such an extent that we have become indifferent to its potential risks? No matter what your answers may be, the fact remains: balancing energy supply and energy demand, especially in the midst of climate change, will continue to be a pressing issue that affects humankind as a whole, writes Yasser Salah Al Jaidah. read more ›

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Green interiors: What are the challenges and scope for sustainable fitouts in Qatar?

by  — 2 May 2016

Although Qatar’s focus on sustainable construction has grown over the years with the promotion of green certification systems such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), the drive for green interiors and fitouts has lagged behind due to the lack of awareness and regulations. We speak to some of the architects and artists from Doha to understand the scope of sustainable interiors and challenges they face. read more ›

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Investing in reputation throughout the economic cycle

by  — 20 April 2016

The world over, in times of economic constraint, the temptation may be for business leaders to see reputation as an operating cost to be struck through with a red line, rather than an asset and source of value creation to continue to nurture. Reputation is one of the determinants of short- and long-term business success and therefore a valuable intangible asset, writes Neil Daugherty. read more ›

UPCOMING EVENTS

27-28 September 8th Edition Hotelier Summit - Middle East

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28-29 September 6th Edition RESCOM Summit - Middle East

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18-20 October Hospitality Qatar (HQ) 2016

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24-25 October Future Landscape Qatar

Doha, Qatar

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