FEATURED STORY Daruna aims to change the paradigm of labourers' housing

As vice chairman of Daruna Development, Joseph Lebaron discusses its corporate plans, what the company will add to the Qatari landscape, and its contribution to improving the living conditions of the migrant workers here, an issue, he concedes will attract international media attention until the 2022 World Cup is completed. By Aparajita Mukherjee. read more ›

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Qatar’s gas export strategies are having to become more flexible as dictated by unsteady energy prices and fluctuating demands. (Image Qatargas)

Qatar demonstrates greater flexibility on LNG export contracts

by  — 8 October 2015

Negative market reaction to recent news that India had begun talks with Qatar to import at least 10 percent less liquefied natural gas (LNG) this year and to review the level of such imports regularly (despite the terms of the fixed long-term import deal in place) has been mollified somewhat with a markedly more flexible attitude of Qatar manifesting itself over contract terms, writes Simon Watkins. read more ›


Sustainability can link economy to ecology: Salah Nezar

by  — 8 October 2015

Salah Nezar, sustainability director, QPM, talks to The Edge’s Aparajita Mukherjee about the status of sustainable construction in Qatar, and his role as the chairman of the 7th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit which will be held in November 2015 in Doha. read more ›

IPMS for Qatar

Qatar needs to adopt international property measurement standards

by  — 4 October 2015

With the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia already showing their commitment to adopt the International Property Measurement Standards, industry professionals are advocating the same for Qatar’s property market. By Syed Ameen Kader read more ›

Smart traffic

Can ITS solve Qatar’s road safety problem?

by  — 4 October 2015

Qatar’s road fatality rate is more than triple the rate recorded in some of the best performing developed countries in the world. That said, the country has started to address the road safety and transport expansion issue more seriously with the introduction of an intelligent transport system (ITS). But Qatar still has a long way to go to make its roads future-ready, writes Syed Ameen Kader. read more ›

Oliver Cornock, regional editor, Middle East, Oxford Business Group

Impact of Chinese meltdown on Qatar

by  — 4 October 2015

Dramatic news from Chinese markets made headlines worldwide in late August, while also leaving many emerging markets (EM) analysts wondering what the full fallout from Shanghai and Beijing would be, and in particular what this would mean for Qatar, analyses Oliver Cornock. read more ›



4-7 October ISQua Conference


11-13 October Employee Health and Wellbeing Conference

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

12-14 October Kitchen and Bathroom Accessories Exhibitions

Qatar International Exhibition Center

13-14 October Qatar Transport Infrastructure 2015

Sheraton Resort & Convention Hotel, Doha

13-15 October Global Hospitality and Horeca Show

Doha Exhibition Center

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