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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.

Auto parts are 10 to 30 percent costlier in the GCC than globally.

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

Purely Honey doesn’t just aspire to sell good quality honey, but also educate about its benefits.

More food does not lead to food security in Qatar’s case. Sustainable production and supply play key roles as does the involvement of the private sector.

The first of the planned three Special Economic Zones (SEZ) was recently launched in Qatar. Ras Bufontos resides on 4.1 square kilometers of land close to the new Hamad International Airport, and it is specialized for companies in technology, energy, construction, infotech, transportation and other sectors.

There are currently 14 malls in Qatar, offering shopping and entertainment to the ever growing population. However by 2015 end, that number is expected to double, as 14 new malls are scheduled to open their doors in or around Doha.

What do the region’s low-cost carriers bring to the market and what does this mean for their competitors?

State-of-the-art technologies and sustainable practices can save the GCC from thirst.

The Top 10 global natural gas exporters.

There are indications that the laws in Qatar might take into account the recent changes in the local business environment. Authorities need to recognise the archaic bankruptcy laws in the country are in need of an upgrade.

With an accelerated shift toward smartphone adoption, the Middle East will witness a comprehensive smartphone market share of over sixty percent by the end of 2015.

With rising GDP and the rapid growth of internet technologies, less developed countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are emerging as competitive players in the global real estate market, and thus becoming increasingly attractive to investors.

Qatar is spending billions of dollars each year to import a number of goods from a variety of different countries. Analysis of Qatari import statistics over the last five years shows that the USA consistently ranks as the number one nation from which Qatar obtains goods.

How indispensable will exchange houses be in the implementation of the new Wage Protection System in Qatar?

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...

The textile industry is growing fast in the Gulf where some countries are emerging as textile manufacturing and trading centres.

PPC studies and figures suggest that in 1990, in Qatar, per capita consumption of water was 182 cubic metres, which rose to 230 cubic metres in 2000 and to 400 cubic metres in 2012 – a report.

Art objects, clothing, furniture, architectural models, spacecraft tools, even guns and bones. All these and much more can be 3D printed. And with key patents expiring in 2014, a new 3D printing revolution might very well be underway.

The cost of education in Qatar has increased by 11.4 percent since the year 2013. One of the main reasons for this substantial increase, say school authorities, is the imposition of new governmental safety rules.

The next wave of renewable power is bigger, cheaper, and multi-megawatts stronger than ever before. And it's about to go online, floating offshore in the North Sea.


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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