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The introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) in Qatar, a move the industry regulator says will boost competition, may indeed provide a boost for Vodafone Qatar, but with mobile penetration already at 165%, MBP may not be enough to completely level the playing field.

Aiming to reduce both its greenhouse emissions and its use of hydrocarbons to generate power, Qatar is looking to embrace solar technology. This could lead to the development of a local industry with the potential for exports in the longer term.

A bid by Qatar’s government to consolidate several years of economic expansion, while channelling a budgetary surplus towards large-scale capital works projects, helped the country achieve its aim of more moderate growth for 2012.

Local banks are turning to the capital markets to finance expansion as they set their sights on growth both in the domestic market and overseas.

The transport sector in Qatar has had mixed results so far this year, in part a reflection of its exposure to the global economy. However, the three leading transport firms listed on the bourse continued to post strong earnings leading into the last quarter of the year.

The Qatari construction sector is seeing renewed demand, stimulated by major projects linked to the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The building of stadiums and other projects should provide new opportunities for companies in the industry, which has seen increased competition and higher costs in recent years.