|Qatari women set to launch fashion magazine|
a foray into the fashion and lifestyle world, three young Qatari
women have joined hands to launch an English magazine from Doha.
Named HauteMuse, the magazine will be published quarterly. Talking
to Qatar Tribune, Fatma Hamad al Thani and Noor Rashid al Thani,
both owners of the magazine, said that each issue would be theme-based
with an innovative layout. "We will...
|UK Monarchy: How Relevant?|
the flag-waving and the street parties to celebrate the marriage
of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, bigger questions
about the relevance of the monarchy to modern Britain lurk like
uninvited guests. Extravagant living in a time of austerity
abrades public sensibilities; unearned privilege is resented,
while snobbery and elitism are seen as dangerously outmoded.
|THE PRICE OF
|COL Moamar Qadhafi is a vain man. Like
the other Arab dinosaurs he has his dyed hair, his designer
shades, his spoiled children and his compound full of sycophants.
He doesn´t want, one day, to be dragged from a rat hole
like Saddam Hussein or hauled from a bunker like the Ivory Coast´s
Laurent Gbagbo. So what´s his calculation? Does he have
one at all? Here in liberated eastern Libya, where the tricolour
Qadhafi banished now flies...
Qatar Exchange fell
1.15% last week
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a negative performance during the five trading days of the week starting April 24. The official QE Index decreased by 1.15 percent over previous week´s closing and finished the week at 8,548.30 points.
in 2011 |
|SAUDI Arabia will post a 95 billion riyal ($25 billion) surplus this year, despite its record spending plans, based on an average oil price of $95 per barrel, a state-owned bank said on Saturday. The biggest Arab economy rolled out its third consecutive record budget for 2011, planning to spend 580 billion riyals, and has also announced additional fiscal handouts of over $100 billion to be spent on infrastructure and other projects. "Our estimates for the surplus, despite the government´s increased spending plans, are expected to reach close to 95 billion riyals and government spending is expected to reach close to 846 billion riyals," National Commercial Bank´s chief... |
$1.2bn profits in Q1 |
Inc recorded a fivefold profit surge
and raised its 2011 profit forecast
as customers bought new heavy equipment
to replace old machines that aged during
the economic downturn. The world´s biggest
maker of earth-moving gear said on Friday
that strong demand for equipment used
in mining helped revenue rise, while
demand for construction equipment has
been slower to recover — a trend that
it said allows it plenty of room to
grow sales and profit in the coming
years. It raised its full-year profit
forecast to a range of $6.25 to $6.75,
a range that at its midpoint is 24 cents
above Wall Street´s prior forecast and
|Enterprise Qatar holds
meet to support SMEs |
Qatar (EQ) will act as the catalyst
and principle driver of Qatar´s entrepreneurial
spirit by assisting small and medium
enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs
through various programmes and products
tailored to meet their specific needs.
Speaking to the press on Saturday, Noora
al Mannai, deputy project director of
Enterprise Qatar said, "Enterprise Qatar
will help young entrepreneurs in getting
funds from banks and equity funds to
help them grow, double their size and
achieve success in the coming years.
We will help companies if they need
legal advice, new initiatives and suggestions
to improve their business. "The amount