Gulf Times - economic-blockade
'Hamad Port shipping costs drop 31% since blockade'

'Hamad Port shipping costs drop 31% since blockade'

Operations at Hamad Port has helped bring down shipping costs by 31% despite an economic blockade imposed on Qatar by three of its Gulf neighbours, SAK Holding Group has said in its monthly real estate report.

‘Blockade altered dynamics of home-based businesses for better’, says official

‘Blockade altered dynamics of home-based businesses for better’, says official

Following the June 5 economic blockade, Qatari entrepreneurs are now changing the dynamics of running home-based businesses, an official said.

Qatar has not missed oil and gas shipment, says al-Sada

Qatar has not missed oil and gas shipment, says al-Sada

HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada emphasised that Qatar continued supplying oil and gas to its clients worldwide.

Qatar startups, manufacturing sector gain more govt support

Qatar startups, manufacturing sector gain more govt support

Qatar startups and the manufacturing sector “are getting more support” from the government, which has laid out a number of self-sufficiency and sustainability-related projects, an official of a Qatari company said.

Blockade ends up driving more tourists to Qatar

Blockade ends up driving more tourists to Qatar

The economic blockade on Qatar imposed by the Saudi-led bloc has resulted in more foreign tourists from other regions visiting the country in the first half of 2017, according to a Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) report.

‘Siege reveals stronger, economically independent Qatar’

‘Siege reveals stronger, economically independent Qatar’

The repercussions of the economic blockade, three months after it was imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, have declined revealing a stronger and economically independent Qatar, SAK Holding Group said in its latest report.

Qatar emerging stronger despite economic blockade

Qatar emerging stronger despite economic blockade

Qatar has proven its ability to overcome the challenges of the economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, earning the praise and respect from both the international and regional communities, Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman has said.

Qatari food processing firm eyes exports to Europe

Qatari food processing firm eyes exports to Europe

Unfazed by the economic blockade, a Qatari food processing company is expanding its operations and increasing production capacity, said an official, who also revealed plans to export Qatari food products to European countries.

Blockade fails to dent apparel business

Blockade fails to dent apparel business

The economic blockade imposed by the Saudi-led bloc failed to have its desired effect on the apparel business in Qatar as robust spending by the residents of the country boosted demand.

Food companies laud QC role in removing import obstacles

Food companies laud QC role in removing import obstacles

The Committee on Agriculture and Environment at Qatar Chamber has held a meeting with importers of foodstuff to follow up on the flow of food imports and ensure that the local market is well-supplied with food commodities.

Qatar tops Mena infrastructure market despite blockade: BMI

Qatar tops Mena infrastructure market despite blockade: BMI

Robust outlook beckons Qatari construction industry, notwithstanding the economic blockade by the siege countries, according to BMI, a Fitch company.

Qatar Chamber to identify losses of firms from siege

Qatar Chamber to identify losses of firms from siege

Qatar Chamber (QC) has launched an initiative aimed at identifying losses sustained by Qatari companies from the economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, it was announced on Wednesday.