GettyImages-559151319 FEATURED STORY Unlocking the mystery and potential of human happiness

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made headlines last year when they were ranked as the 36th and 28th happiest countries on earth respectively, based in the most recent World Happiness Report, a global survey measuring contentment in 157 countries. The survey reflects a global trend where measurement of happiness in society and at the workplace is being treated as serious science and as a criteria for determining government policy. But how important is happiness really? Radhika Punshi and David Jones of The Talent Enterprise take a closer look.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 ›

The government has taken the initiative to build more labour cities in partnership with private companies. Pictured here is the new Labour City that opened last year in Sanaya Industrial Area in Doha. (Image Getty Images)

New land plots to increase labour accommodation supply

by  — 19 April 2016

The Qatari government’s recent move to reallocate 23 plots of land to private companies for developing temporary labour accommodation is not only expected to improve the living conditions of workers, but also reduce the cost of development, writes Nick Witty. read more ›

“It is very important to have clear strategies on how to connect with a new generation, and nowadays we see that generations are keen on online and social media presence,” says Milvin George, managing director, Officine Panerai, Richemont Group, Middle East. (Image FotoArabia)

Panerai consolidates its retail network by focusing more on boutiques

by  — 19 April 2016

In an interview with The Edge, Milvin George, managing director, Officine Panerai, Richemont Group, Middle East, shares the company’s expansion strategy and growth potential of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market. read more ›

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18 August International Conference on Science, Health and Medicine (ICSHM)

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5-6 September Future Interiors Qatar

Intercontinental Hotel The City, Doha

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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24-25 October Future Landscape Qatar

Doha, Qatar

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