News: UN makes COP 18 related climate change news available in Arabic

Beirut, November 23 (United Nations Information Centre)—The Humanitarian News and Analysis Service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (IRIN) has launched a new page on its website containing all climate change-related articles and stories in Arabic. The Arabic Climate change stories are available at the following link at which will be updated with [...]

News: Doha traffic chaos predicted for COP 18 event, residents urged to be aware and plan ahead

Doha, November 20 - Drivers should try to plan ahead and allow more time for their journey than they would normally during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, according to organisers. Traffic in the Qatar is expected to increase noticeably during COP18/CMP8. To help residents and participants, as well as to cut emissions, [...]

News: New passivhaus experiment to demonstrate low-energy living for Qatar’s communities

Doha, 18 November: Today Kahramaa, Qatar Green Building Council and Barwa Real Estate announced an experiment that intends to revolutionise Qatar’s green building industry. The three parties signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the Qatar case study passivhaus project called Baytna, which will create a building standard for Qatar that is truly energy efficient, comfortable, [...]

News: Qatar University President highlights region’s challenges on food security

Doha, November 14 - Five hundred (500) delegates from around the world were welcomed by Qatar University (QU) President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad to the international Food Security in Dry Lands (FSDL) conference which was hosted by QU on November 14-15. Delegates included ambassadors, ministers, government officials, policy-makers, development experts, scholars, researchers and representatives from [...]

Qatar’s banks challenge to compete globally

Qatar’s banking sector continues to maintain its progression due to the banking’s government dependence-related business and its domestic economy. However, Simon Watkins writes that Qatar arguably has a long way to go before it can compete globally. According to a report issued by the Qatar National Bank (QNB) at the end of September, pretty much [...]

An entrepreneurial Arab generation

How Qatar’s Silatech is helping an entrepreneurial generation of young Arabs achieve their business dreams across the Middle East and North Africa 26-year old Bashir worked in a nut shop in Sana’a, Yemen, but dreamed of opening a small business of his own. A Youth Fund loan from Silatech partner Al Amal Microfinance Bank allowed [...]

Local entrepreneurs talk small business sense

Entrepreneurs Al Ansari and Al Jaidah offer a dose of realism regarding Qatar’s often-hyped small and medium enterprise sector. With international ambitions, Techno Q has recently begun its first external project in Oman, and executive director Abdulla Al Ansari would like to see more Qatari companies develop outside of Qatar’s borders. “It makes you feel [...]

NEWS: Sports business congress and exhibition kicks off in Qatar

Doha, 12 November: ASPIRE4SPORT 2012, the Middle East’s leading sports business congress and exhibition, kicks off at Aspire Dome, Doha, with an inauguration led by senior officials, following the first of many all-star panels. The Congress and Expo will kick off with ASPIRE MED, the first of the three conferences including ASPIRE TECH AND ASPIRE [...]

RecentArticles: Issues

Vol 4 Issue 11 Nov 2012

In the latest issue of TheEDGE our cover story is the United Nations COP 18 summit on climate that is being held in Qatar this month. Mark van Dijk asks whether the summit will be able to build on the successes of the previous one held in South Africa last year. TheEDGE also spoke with [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 10 Oct 2012

This month’s cover story in about one of Qatar’s more contentious investments, The Shard, a skyscraper that sits on the bank of the river Thames in central London. We take a look at the differing sentiments it has generated from Londoners and Qatar’s role in the project. In this issue we also look at the [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 9 Sept 2012

The cover story for the September 2012 edition of TheEDGE features Qatar’s impending railway revolution, as we take a look at the cost and logistics of such a massive undertaking of infrastructure building, and the opportunities for local businesses. As the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 still lingers we compare the models of [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 7/8 Jul/Aug 2012

The Ramadan edition of TheEDGE will be for July and August of 2012, in it we cover the economic effects the Arab Spring has had on countries in the region, we also look at Qatar’s investments to develop its educational sector which they hope will transform their nation into a knowledge based economy. In other [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 6 Jun 2012

In the June 2012 edition of TheEDGE, the cover story takes a look at e-commerce, particularly in our home country of Qatar, where online retail and digital transactions have risen at a phenomenal pace in the past year and are set to grow faster and further in the next. We feature an exclusive interview with [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 5 May 2012

Vol 4 Issue 5 May 2012

The cover story of TheEDGE May 2012 Edition concerns the fact that for the first time ever, the three post-World War 2 generations of the ‘Baby Boomers’, ‘Generation X’ and ‘Generation Y’ are in the workplace simultaneously, a fact fraught with potential conflict. Deborah Rogers, Director of Human Resources at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 4 Apr 2012

The April 2012 Edition of TheEDGE  features a cover story on the Kony 2012 social media phenom that took cyberspace and the real world by storm in March 2012. Speaking to Qatar-based pundits, Mark van Dijk investigates the viral video, which received more than 100,000 hits in less than a month and what it means [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 3 Mar 2012

The cover story of the March 2012 issue of  TheEdge Magazine, ‘Qatar’s Catalyst for Business’ is an in-depth investigation by TheEDGE team into the status quo of Qatar’s ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’. In early 2012 we spoke to a number of role players and small businesses in the SME sector in the country, to find out whether [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 2 Feb 2012

Future potential energy shortage may occur in parts of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Edward Jameson investigates this paradoxical reality, which may seem unbelievable due to the abundance of fossil fuel in the region. Rachel Morris also looks at how assistive technology is coming to the fore in Qatar’s IT sector and we have an exclusive [...]

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Vol 4 Issue 1 Jan 2012

Rachel Morris writes about one of the most Googled words in the world, “innovation”, which is regarded as a new idea or method but is also the buzzword of the decade. Morris also looks at how recently Qatar ranked in the top 30 countries in the Global Innovation Index 2011 and is aiming to be [...]

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