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Qatar attends GCC integrity protection and anti-corruption agencies meeting

Qatar attends GCC integrity protection and anti-corruption agencies meeting

Qatar is participating in the fifth meeting of the agencies responsible for promoting integrity and combating corruption in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

GCC challenges: Kuwaiti Emir calls for collective action

GCC challenges: Kuwaiti Emir calls for collective action

The Kuwaiti Emir stressed the need for cooperation, consultation and meeting at all levels in order to face the deteriorating situation in the region and the growing challenges for the GCC.

Qatar economy to 'expand at fastest pace' in GCC in 2017, says QCB governor

Qatar economy to 'expand at fastest pace' in GCC in 2017, says QCB governor

Despite low global crude oil prices and a not so conducive economic environment, Qatar’s economy is projected to expand at the fastest pace in the Gulf Cooperation Council region in 2017, said HE the Qatar Central Bank Governor, Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud al-Thani.

GCC roaming charges reduced again, says CRA

GCC roaming charges reduced again, says CRA

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has coordinated the implementation of the second phase of the regulation on reducing roaming charges within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the benefit of telecom consumers in Qatar and the rest of GCC member states.

Qatar to outperform GCC peers on diversification: BMI

Qatar to outperform GCC peers on diversification: BMI

Qatar is slated to outperform the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on its first-mover advantage in diversification, and that the oil price recovery will support the GCC, enabling the governments ease their austerity drive to help boost investors and consumers' sentiments.

Gulf VAT rollout to fetch $25bn a year: EY

Gulf VAT rollout to fetch $25bn a year: EY

The value added tax (VAT), proposed to be introduced from 2018, is expected to generate revenues in excess of $25bn a year in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to Ernst & Young (EY).

Remittances from Qatar growing, says Xpress Money

Remittances from Qatar growing, says Xpress Money

Low oil prices have dampened remittances from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but Qatar has defied the trend with a 22% month-on-month growth in September this year and it is the best performing GCC country for Xpress Money, a global money transfer service provider.

Middle East unites in condemnation of Nice attack

Middle East unites in condemnation of Nice attack

Middle East states and leading Muslim clerics united Friday in condemning a truck attack that killed at least 84 revellers in the French resort of Nice, calling for a joint struggle against extremism.

Qatar hydrocarbon growth to be 'relatively elevated' this year: BMI

Qatar hydrocarbon growth to be 'relatively elevated' this year: BMI

Qatar’s hydrocarbon growth will be “relatively elevated” in 2016 compared to the next five years, as phases one and two of the $10.3bn Barzan gas projects are being finalised, BMI Research has said in a new report.

Moody’s says Qatar could hike electricity tariff

Moody’s says Qatar could hike electricity tariff

Qatar could increase the electricity tariff by 81% and 40% for residential and commercial connections respectively to reflect the actual cost per kilowatt hour (kWh), according to global credit rating agency Moody's.

Strong buying by GCC institutions lifts QSE by 81 points

Strong buying by GCC institutions lifts QSE by 81 points

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) institutions exerted stronger buying pressure to lift the Qatar Stock Exchange by 81 points.

Qatar construction promises to be GCC's 'most robust' in 2016: Meed

Qatar construction promises to be GCC's 'most robust' in 2016: Meed

Qatar’s construction market promises to be the “most robust” in the GCC in 2016, as it continues to award major contracts for the construction of new infrastructure to be used for FIFA 2022 World Cup, a new report has shown.