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This archive includes articles from our monthly B2B publication - bq magazine. Articles available for viewing for free are from older issues and are meant to showcase the kind of content our readers can look forward to, if they subscribe to the monthly magazine.

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are increasingly important in today's business world. Due to the growing awareness of environmental issues, many companies are increasingly...

Often referred to as an architectural playground, the Gulf region is, despite plunging oil prices, enjoining a construction boom. According to MEED Projects, the...

Pradeesh VS is the general manager of ESET Middle East. His core responsibility is the management of the regional arm of the security major...

Qatar is leading the race in developing more powerful, state-of-the-art systems to enhance personal security for residents and more effectively protecting vitally important state...

Investor wealth or market capitalisation, a measure of liquidity on the exchange, was down by a substantial QR 30.37 billion (USD 8.4 bn) in...

Purchasing a motor vehicle is a major investment, whether the cost is paid in full or through installmen plans. Many buyers feel that once...

Billiards has a rich and long history with evidence showing it was widely played already in the 1600s. The sport is even mentioned in...

Residual oil in in mature oil fields constitutes up to 67 percent of the total petroleum reserves in the world. One promising tertiary oil recovery method is microbial enhanced oil recovery, which employs microorganisms to pull out remaining oil from reservoirs.

Whilst taking a stroll along the beautiful seaside at Katara, you may indulge in a refreshing new taste sensation, available for the first time right here in Qatar.

Logistics is playing a key role in Qatar’s economic development.

Global food demand is rising sharply and agricultural productivity is close to the expansion limit allowed by current technological farming techniques, which means mankind...

Taxation, illicit trade in tobacco products and finance of terrorism in the Middle East.

European airports and tourist boards have taken sides with Gulf carriers as the battle of arguments among stakeholders in the debate on Open Skies and level of liberalisation of the European market rages on.

Private education is inaccessible and unaffordable for many in Qatar and the UAE. Are students better off attending public schools then? – A report.

Despite the global shipbuilding slowdown, the GCC is developing into a dynamic maritime hub.

Qatar’s fabulous coastline, warm clear waters and sophisticated quayside developments make it a perfect place for water sports. It provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for all lovers of the water, from adrenaline pumping speedboat rides to a more gentle contemplation of the fascinating marine life, and this creates increased business opportunities in the sector.

The advantages and setbacks of starting a business in Qatar, and how to overcome the hurdles.

Once international sanctions on Iran are lifted, the country intends to make a strong re-entry into the hydrocarbons market.

In recent years Qatar has witnessed a construction boom especially with the hospitality sector as it prepares to accommodate armies of football fans from around the globe. Will Qatar be able to provide the required number of rooms and if so, will the country face accommodation overcapacity after the World Cup?

The recent period of usual slowdown witnessed a ‘surprise’ rally by QSE stocks.


Qatar is home to many different nationalities, with Qataris themselves only representing a minority. This extreme demographic shift has been taking place for the last several decades, but has skyrocketed in the last 10 years.

According to the QSA Labour Force Survey for the third quarter of 2014, average monthly wage in Qatar was QR 10,761, up 10 percent from 2013.

Similarly to its neighbors in the GCC, Kuwait relies heavily on its imported workforce. While the percentage of expatriates is not as high as in Qatar...

From GDP per capita,life expectancy, diabetes prevalence to the number of Keralites in the Gulf, we bring you a set of 40 maps explaining the Gulf.

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.
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