Qatar Articles & Analysis

With the fall in oil prices underlining the dangers of an over reliance on hydrocarbons revenues, Qatar has continued to forge ahead with its economic diversification drive in 2016. Non-hydrocarbons growth now outstrips hydrocarbons growth, with several big-ticket construction projects, an increasingly dynamic financial services sector and a growing reputation as a tourist destination all fuelling non-oil expansion.

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Chapter | Accountancy & Tax from The Report: Qatar 2016

This chapter contains an overview of the tax framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Qatar, including a rundown of the tax rules that apply to businesses and how moves to widen the tax base are likely to affect future policy.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Wadih AbouNasr, Country Senior Partner, PwC Qatar.

Chapter | Economy from The Report: Qatar 2016

Over the past half-decade Qatar has posted robust economic growth on the back of strong hydrocarbons revenues, state-led infrastructure development and a rapidly maturing financial sector. According to Standard & Poor’s, from 2010 to 2015 it was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, posting average annual GDP growth of 8.6%. Qatar is the world’s top exporter of liquefied...

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Qatar 2016

The Guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Qatar and contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Qatar 2016

This chapter contains an outline of the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Qatar, including the rules and regulations for foreign investors, the guidelines for incorporating a new company, a rundown of the foreign property ownership laws and regulations, and a review of the new changes to the Labour Law.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from James Elwen...

Chapter | Retail from The Report: Qatar 2016

The combination of high disposable income, a growing population and rising tourist arrivals makes Qatar an attractive market for retailers of all segments. On the back of real GDP growth of 3.7% in 2015, private consumption was expected to have expanded by 9.5% in 2015, according to BMI Research. This surge is projected to continue, with household spending forecast to increase by an average of...

Chapter | Media from The Report: Qatar 2016

Qatar has cultivated significant soft power over the last decade by hosting international events, stepping up to play a role in diplomatic mediation and developing itself into a regional and global media hub. In the mid-1990s the authorities took ambitious steps in establishing the news network Al Jazeera, which has gone on to become a highly regarded cornerstone of international broadcasting...