The other winners who received prizes such as TV, mobile phone, home theatre, and blenders are Asian expatriates working in the Industrial Area.
“It is looking great, we are seeing more people here, from Kuwait and Oman, and other international visitors due to the new visa policies,” noted Alshaima al-Shaikh, head of tourism events at QTA.
The country’s biggest shopping festival, themed ‘A Brand New Tradition,’ will also witness a large number of retail outlets at 13 malls and shopping complexes offering discounts of up to 50% on various items.
The second edition of Shop Qatar will kick off from January 7 to February 7, 2018 with a series of nation-wide promotion offers, discounts, entertainment and public celebrations, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced.
Two top standard-setting bodies are proposing new guidelines for Islamic bonds that could increase investment in the instruments by making them more transparent and easier to structure.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banks, which are expected to witness slowdown in credit off-take for the next five years and face pressure to strengthen their capital base in view of Basel III norms, could however earn higher interest earnings from increased sovereign debt issuances and the openi