News: Qatar National Convention Centre set to host one of the largest conferences in the world

Doha, 8 November: With less than three weeks to go, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has intensified its preparations to take centre stage and host Qatar’s largest conference to date – the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 (COP18/CMP8). The event which will take place from 26 November to 7 December is expected [...]

News: Entrepreneurs Organisation Qatar, appoints new president

Doha, 7 November: The Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Qatar chapter has announced the appointment of Mohamed Jaidah as President to EO Qatar for the 2012-2013 year, under the international Entrepreneurs Organisation. The organisation brings together some of the most influential and socially aware entrepreneurs in Qatar, in an attempt to help their members learn and grow [...]

Interview: Khalid Al Jaber, A serial entrepreneur

As CEO of Innovation Group, Khalid Al Jaber is a 35-year-old Qatari who is involved in all four of his company’s divisions, in the information technology sector and filmmaking, as well model building for the construction, real estate and oil and gas industries, through the German-based Innovation GmbH. Al Jaber is also executive director of [...]

Virtualising Qatar’s Businesses

The virtualisation of business organisations and the challenges in the networking and data management industry TheEDGE spoke exclusively with Nimer Ghazal, country manager for Brocade Qatar about the virtualisation of business functions, the move to cloud based applications and the challenges for companies in managing their data in a time of information explosion. What is [...]

Qatar’s atomic future

Nuclear energy analyst provides evidence of Qatar’s atomic power ambitions by Jamie Stewart Evidence has emerged that the Qatar Ministry of Energy and Industry is moving forwards with its programme to develop nuclear power in the country. State-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum is seeking to employ a senior nuclear energy analyst, with responsibilities including playing [...]

Is Management Ideology the last bastion of American hegemony?

Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus did not learn their trade in North America? The London Business Schoolís Julian Birkinshaw, who has presented this condundrum to many of his esteemed international colleagues, writes that it is not easy to come up with a list of top experts who are not American, [...]

News: New NGO launched to enhance research and sustainability in Qatar

Doha, 25 October: As part of Qatar’s investment and long-term commitment to the environment, the Qatar Sustainability Network (QSN) was officially launched in Doha yesterday. At the launch, Nadia Aboul Hosn interim board member at QSN outlined the mandate as a network to cultivate a culture of research, science, and sustainability through active engagement of civil [...]

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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News: British construction industry set to increase focus on Qatar

Doha, June 28 - All eyes will be on London this month as it hosts the 2012 Olympic Games. But for Britain’s construction sector, the opening of the Games signals the end of its home market spike. With the UK now facing economic stagnation, attention is turning to the world’s fastest growing economy, Qatar. Over [...]

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News: S&P report expects gulf banks’ capital to remain high

PARIS (Standard & Poor’s) June 27 – Banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region have capitalization that generally exceeds their international peers’, says Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in its report Gulf Banks’ Capital Positions Compare Well With Those Of Global Banks, published this week. S&P’s risk-adjusted capital (RAC) framework, which it uses to [...]

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Using Smart Building Technology to Save Energy

The terms ‘intelligent building’ and ‘smart technology’ are bandied about in the media. However Martin á Porta explains how it is not only important to be aware of this technology but also to implement it for a greener future. We continually hear about new innovations to save energy in the news, documentaries, grassroots activism and [...]

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Qatar: From Green to Sustainable Construction

The theory of ‘green building’ does not necessarily relate to the colour itself, it goes far beyond that to protecting the environment and the use of vegetation that is naturally grown in the region, explains Erika Widén The state of Qatar was the number one producer of carbon dioxide emissions per capita in the world [...]

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Boom Town: Construction in Qatar

Much has been written about Qatar’s economy and its record-breaking growth. But this growth is fuelling an unprecedented construction boom which is seeing some of the region’s – if not the world’s – biggest projects currently underway in this tiny peninsula. And that was before Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World [...]

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