Archive for the ‘Qatar’ Category

Qatar Airways To Take Control Of RwandAir

Prior to the pandemic Qatar Airways was looking at taking a 49% stake in RwandAir after already having invested in and taken control of the Kigali airport. The plan was to improve RwandAir’s systems and quality, and bring them into oneworld although it was not clear at the time whether the airline would become a full or ‘connect’ […]

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Qatar Energy Minister Hails China Partnerships on LNG, Renewables, Supertankers

Via South China Morning Post, an article on growing ties between Qatar and China: After his visit to Beijing to sign US$6 billion shipbuilding deal, Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi reports friendly meetings and good prospects for further cooperation Behind the shipping deal, there is strong demand for the Gulf state’s natural gas from China, which […]

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Algeria Signs $3.5B Deal with Qatari Firm to Develop World’s Largest Dairy Farm

Via Al Monitor, a report on a Qatari food giant’s recent announcement of a $3.5 billion agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to develop the world’s largest integrated dairy farming and production project in the south of the African country: Qatari food company Baladna has signed a $3.5 billion agreement with […]

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A $150 Billion Fortune Bolsters Qatari Royals at Critical Moment

Courtesy of Bloomberg, an article on Qatar’s Al Thani family’s fortune which is poised to swell alongside the expansion of the country’s natural gas production, cushioning it from a World Cup hangover: On a promontory jutting into the Persian Gulf, the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is an outlier among the skinny skyscrapers […]

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Will Qatar Take A Bite of the Juicy, But Green, Nigerian Apple?

Via The Africa Report, a look at the possibility for Qatar to invest in Nigeria: With Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund at almost $500bn, Nigeria – which is in dire need of foreign direct investment to shore up its currency – is hoping the Gulf nation will throw some money its way. Just weeks after Egypt […]

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Gulf Arab States Test Waters With Iraq Investment

Courtesy of Reuters, a report on growing Gulf investment interest in Iraq: Gulf Arab states pledge more investment in Iraq Ties growing after decades of strained relations Iraqi economy improving, helped by relative stability Questions remain over Iran’s influence In Baghdad’s Green Zone, a heavily fortified legacy from Iraq’s war-torn years, the glitzy Qatar-financed Rixos […]

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