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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.

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.

With the chocolate market in the MENA region predicted to reach USD 5.8 bn in 2016, success is indeed sweet for chocolatiers moving here.

The large proportion of small medium enterprises is tying their progress with the health of local economies.

Smart cities are the urban habitats of the future and as Qatar demonstrates, require advances in transportation, technology, infrastructure, sustainability and governance to improve the quality of urban life .

Soaring energy demands in the GCC are forcing governments to look beyond producing electricity and desalinated water solely through depleting oil and gas reserves.

Qatari-French relations have been always close but deeper and strategic ties were established during the presidency of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, and continue to flourish under current president Francois Hollande.

Although differences still remain, frequent meetings of Russian and Saudi officials are clearly marking a new era of Saudi (GCC)-Russian relations. While some analysts...

Vehicle loan directives, issued by the Qatar Central Bank in 2011, are here to stay despite dealers lobbying for them to revoked – a report.

A conversation with Qatar-based fashion designer about her brand and the success it has brought her.

In a nation that holds a host of investment possibilities, exchange-traded funds will also be a good bet.

Building a case for IT budgets

While Halal tourism in the GCC is growing, it still remains an underexploited market .

MARTIN KENDALL CITY CENTRE ROTANA Rotana has appointed Martin Kendall as the General Manager of City Centre Rotana in West Bay, Doha. Kendall was born in the...

A Qatar free zone and simpler licensing are on the young entrepreneur’s wish list.

AT A GLANCE Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality Age: 43 Education: Hospitality Management & Tourism Studies, University of Salzburg, 1991 Previous positions held: Chief...

It doesn’t pay to be insolvent in Qatar.

As phony goods flood the market, companies fight to protect their brands with support from the authorities – Part I.

Qatar is splashing out huge amounts on medical facilities.

Amplify your 2016 strategy by incorporating these findings into your plan.

By going into people’s homes and collecting and arranging the knick-knacks, figurines and other objects that will appear alongside his subjects in his portraits, Los Angeles-based Amir Fallah has been both obstructing and perpetuating the history of portraiture and patronage.


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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