Latest articles from Qatar

No sign of gas boom abating

June 2, 2008

Only a decade ago, low energy prices and rising debts suggested difficult times ahead for Qatar but now it is a global-scale player, write Eleanor Gillespie and Jon Marks.

Good omens of upheaval

July 4, 2007

Qatar’s financial sector may be in for a shake-up as the country begins to fulfil the potential offered by huge oil revenues, writes Stephen Timewell.

More than a gas success story

July 4, 2007

As its gas boom continues, Qatar is attracting prestigious financial institutions interested in project finance and local wealth. Stephen Timewell reports from Doha.

Hard drive for business

October 2, 2006

The seriousness with which Qatar has approached the establishment of its financial centre shows the country is committed to attracting international business, writes Nigel Dudley in Doha.

Preventative supervision

August 7, 2006

Phillip Thorpe, chairman and chief executive of the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, tells Richard Dean of a heady year spent establishing a workable framework.

Brushing aside Qatar’s slump

August 7, 2006

Construction and oil booms are allowing Qatar to shrug off its stock market woes. Richard Dean in Doha explains.

Catering for the needs of international financiers

June 5, 2006

Paul Melly in Doha reports on Goldman Sachs’ decision to set up in the Qatar Financial Centre, a purpose-built entity with its own regulatory regime as well as employment and immigration laws, entirely independent of the rest of the country.

Competition hots up for local custom

June 5, 2006

Although there has been considerable international focus on Qatar’s project finance boom, local banks are concentrating on an unprecedented retail boom, write Paul Melly and Eleanor Gillespie.


January 2, 2006

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January 2, 2006

Yousef Hussain Kamal Minister of Finance Qatar

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