News: Solar Testing Facility inaugurated at QSTP

Carl Atallah, president of Chevron Qatar Ltd (left) with Omran Hamad Al-Kuwari, CEO of GreenGulf (right) Doha, 2 December: Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), GreenGulf Inc. and Chevron Qatar Ltd today inaugurated the first large-scale Solar Test Facility in Qatar. The event was attended by the leadership of the partnering organisations and the presence of key Qatari [...]

News: Qatargas to deliver its first LNG cargo to Singapore

Doha, 2 December: Qatargas announced today that it will deliver the first ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Singapore next year.  The cargo is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2013, and will be used to commission Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd’s (SLNG) LNG Terminal being built on Jurong Island, Singapore. [...]

News: World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) honoured for its work in international education

Doha, 2 December: The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a global education initiative based in Qatar, was awarded the 2012 Magisterio Prize for Educational Leaders. His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, chairman of WISE, accepted the prize from Her Royal Highness Letizia Ortiz, Princess of Asturias in Madrid, Spain, on November 29, 2012. Established [...]

News: City wide recycling scheme launched in Doha

Doha, 18 November: Thanks to a COP18/CMP8 Doha legacy project, the first bulk recycling unit has been set up in the city centre, opposite the Ministry of Environment. The ambition is for the pilot scheme to be rolled out to become a nationwide programme. As part of the launch, staff at the Ministry of Environment [...]

Is the customer always right? - Part 2

IN PART 2 OF OUR SERIES ON CUSTOMER SERVICE IN QATAR, THEEDGE USES SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL TO REPORT ON REAL EXAMPLES FROM CONSUMERS How difficult is it to get a response to a customer complaint in Qatar? Using social media conversations as a starting point, Victoria Scott features some readers’ negative experiences with [...]

Is India the management and innovation hub of the future?

India’s economic rise has been dramatic. But as the growth slows, what does the future hold? The London Business School’s Lynda Gratton, a leading global management thinker, offers her personal view of a country, one with which Qatar has recently strengthened economic ties and relies upon for a substantial part of its blue and white [...]

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 [...]

COP18: Politics and Protocols

AS QATAR HOSTS THE WORLD’S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT LATER THIS MONTH, TheEDGE TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT TO EXPECT As Doha hosts the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Can ‘COP 18’ build on the successes of the previous conference, held in South Africa last year – or will negotiations stall again as they so [...]

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The Key to Investing in Global Real Estate

While most of the Middle East residents are still very wary of buying local property, sights are still set on global opportunities – of which there are many. Robert Pearce writes an introductory guide to successfully navigating international property markets. Understand the Legal Aspects First and foremost, do not get into something if you do [...]

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Hot Property: Qatar’s Real Estate Sector is Looking Up

Before the financial crisis, Qatar real estate was at a peak. But it has surged back, especially since Qatari legislators issued laws opening up the property market to foreign investors. Erika Widén looks at the current bullish status of the sector, examines some of the major developments in Qatar and investigates whether the local market [...]

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Qatar: World Cup 2022’s Real Effect on Real Estate

While the 2022 World Cup tournament will only last for approximately one month, as the second largest sporting event in the world, it is bound to have a major impact on Qatar over a much longer term, both before and after the event. Mark Proudley investigates the potential impact and trends that the country can [...]

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