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Etihad’s American dream continues

Etihad Airways is planning to expand further into the Americas following its launch of services to Chicago earlier this month, its chief executive said. The airline expects to fly to at least three more cities in the US and one destination in South America under its 10-year business plan, said James Hogan, the chief executive of Etihad. “The [...]

Qatar’s Sustained Economy Helps QFC Edge Over Rivals

By Siti Hawa Othman Doha (Qatar), Oct 6 (Bernama) -- Despite being a latecomer to the scene, the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), has an edge over other established regional financial centres such as Dubai and Bahrain because of Qatar's economic sustainability.The Chief Executive Officer and Director-General of QFC Authority Stuart Pearce said the [...]

MALAYSIA, QATAR LAUNCH NEW EFFORTS TOWARDS ENHANCING TRADE, ECONOMIC TIES

DOHA, Oct 6 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Qatar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held its inaugural meeting on Monday, focusing on efforts towards enhancing trade and economic ties. The meeting was co-chaired by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and Dr Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah, Acting Minister of Business and Trade and [...]

QATAR RANK UP ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

Qatar has climbed two places up on the annual Human Development Index, ranking 33 and figuring among the group of nations that have registered “very high human development” in the United Nations Human Development Report 2009 released yesterday. In the GCC, only Kuwait, ranking 31, is ahead of Qatar in the index, which is topped by Norway. [...]

Vodafone doubles international calling capacity

Doha: Vodafone Qatar Vodafone Qatar Loading... has doubled their international calling capacity to improve the experience for customers calling internationally. Most customers will have noticed a significant improvement. Demand for calling Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal remains very high. Vodafone Qatar Vodafone QatarLoading... is continuing to [...]

QAFCO-V PLANT SET FOR 2011 START-UP

Qatar's Deputy Premier Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah has announced that Qatar Fertiliser Company's latest expansion, Qafco-V, is 'on schedule' and will be completed in late 2010 or early 2011, Gulf Times has reported. Qafco-V, a 75:25 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Norway-based Yara International, will boost the fertiliser major's urea [...]

MASTER PLAN TO MAKE QATAR A MAJOR TOURIST DESTINATION.

Qatar has chalked out a master plan for the development of tourism in the country, which is expected to become a major destination in three to five years, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) chairman Ahmed Abdullah M al-Nuaimi said. “The plan includes developing sites across the country to cater to business tourists who would like to combine leisure [...]

TURKEY EYES MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN QATAR

DOHA: With a $100bn economy and a strong and vibrant contracting sector, Turkey is eyeing the mega infrastructure projects in Qatar. Turkish construction and contracting entities already have a fairly enviable presence here but they want a bigger role in infrastructure development. This is clearly evident with the arrival of a Turkish trade [...]

Qatargas erects new flare tower at Ras Laffan

Qatargas has crossed a ‘major milestone’ towards completing a new berth for liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers at Ras Laffan Port by safely installing a 68 metre-tall flare tower. The new terminal - LNG Berth 6 - will be capable of loading Qatargas’ latest Q-max tankers, each of which is 345 metres long. The flare tower is made up of three [...]

School nurses get tips on flu vaccination

Some 300 school nurses were yesterday given directions on whom they should inoculate against seasonal flu and how they should do so. According to director of Medical Education Dr Abdel-latif al-Khal, vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, so anyone with severe allergy to eggs should not be vaccinated. He also warned nurses that post-vaccine fever [...]

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