FEATURED STORY Will Qatar’s stake in PSG set a new standard in football investment?

For the last few years, Qatar has been hosting major sporting events. According to some analysts, the country’s growing interest in sports, particularly football, represents its strategic move to build a sports sector – an approach, which is considered to be far more comprehensive compared to those adopted by some other GCC countries. Barry Mansfield looks at whether Qatar’s substantial investments in world football, particularly with its prize acquisition, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), are based on sound business principles.read more ›

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This model, done by Innovation Technologies GmbH, shows the inside view of MyZeil Mall in Frankfurt City.

Construction models, more than just a marketing gimmick

by  — 23 November 2013

Making models for construction projects is more than just a marketing gimmick. Khalid Al Jaber explains why investing in good quality models is a good idea. read more ›

Richard Banks, regional director, Euromoney Conferences, tells The Edge that the unified regulatory strategy of Qatar will help develop the country’s capital market and make it a regional model for financial services.

Financing stable growth: From bonds to sukuk

by  — 18 November 2013

Richard Banks, regional director, Euromoney Conferences, in an exclusive interview with The Edge, offers his insights on Qatar’s role in the global financial world, the future of Qatar’s financial regulation, and how the sukuk and Islamic finance market could drive growth, all in the build-up to the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2013 to be held from 10 to 11 December. read more ›


Big Data in Qatar: More challenges ahead

by  — 14 November 2013

Companies in Qatar employing Big Data practices are seeing a significant impact on their businesses, according to a recent EMC survey of local businesses. However, Big Data still has numerous challenges to overcome. read more ›


Qatar business optimism index shows highest level of confidence in over three years

by  — 11 November 2013

According to the Business Optimism Index, Qatar has reached a three year high in the fourth quarter of 2013. The index reveals that optimism is at a level unsurpassed for 11 quarters. read more ›

Barwa Bank CEO discusses the bank’s business model

by  — 11 November 2013

CPI Financial has published its Top 100 Banks (in the GCC and the Levant) listing for 2012, based on six key variables – size of profits and balance sheet, growth rates of assets and liabilities, year-on-year growth in profits and return on equity – according to which Barwa Bank has moved up three places (from 41 in 2011 to 38). In an exclusive interview, Steve Troop, CEO of Barwa Bank spoke to The Edge about the bank’s business model and what the CPI ranking means to the institution. read more ›


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