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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.

Vibrant colours, stunning costumes, spectacular set design, breathtaking dancing and every kind of gravity defying acrobatics that you can imagine. Yes, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil is coming to Doha again, with Dralion, a tribute to the acrobatic arts tradition of China.

The precious yellow metal continues to draw interest from investors spooked by stocks and geopolitical uncertainty despite the recent drop in rates. Should you jump in and snap up some bullion?

Islamic microfinance may not be required in the GCC, but with over 300 institutions serving 1.6 million clients globally, its market size is estimated at USD 1 billion.

Serbia has been working on improving its FDI figures for a long time. Talks with possible investors from EU and USA haven’t amounted to much, but lately this Balkan country has found a new, much more promising partner in the UAE. Billions of dollars worth of contracts and memorandums have been signed and more talks are underway.

Cyber attacks, especially targeting energy companies, have built the case for greater security measures across the region.

These are truly changing times for banks. Credit to the real estate sector is increasing while personal lending is taking a back seat. The end of easy street may be near for consumers, but it’s getting better for the banks.

It’s a personal-finance truism that buying nice used cars instead of new ones makes good financial sense. bq examines the ‘sweet spot’ of the auto market in Qatar.

Cyber attacks, especially targeting energy companies, have built the case for greater security measures across the region.

Aviation turbine fuel costs bite off a large chunk of airline revenues to a point where many carriers around the world have been left floundering. The advent of gas-to-liquids jet fuel could well offer a solution.

These are truly changing times for banks. Credit to the real estate sector is increasing while personal lending is taking a back seat. The end of easy street may be near for consumers, but it’s getting better for the banks.

Serbia has been working on improving its FDI figures for a long time. Talks with possible investors from EU and USA haven’t amounted to much, but lately this Balkan country has found a new, much more promising partner in the UAE. Billions of dollars worth of contracts and memorandums have been signed and more talks are underway.

As the state acquires, builds, and redevelops properties in Greater Doha, and rents continue to rise, there is of a lot of action in the leasing game, but shop owners want to see more fair play.

Qatar has allocated a staggering QR195 billion in three consecutive financial years, since the FIFA bid victory, on development projects.

Sharjah may have lived under the shadow of Dubai for long but holds its own as a unique tourism destination.

It’s a personal-finance truism that buying nice used cars instead of new ones makes good financial sense. bq examines the ‘sweet spot’ of the auto market in Qatar.

As the state acquires, builds, and redevelops properties in Greater Doha, and rents continue to rise, there is of a lot of action in the leasing game but shop owners want to see more fair play.

Sharjah may have lived under the shadow of Dubai for long but holds its own as a unique tourism destination.

The GCC hits the 50 million mark this year with a large expatriate population contributing to this figure. How will this influence the nationalization drives, the oft-criticised kafala system, the labour force in general, among other issues? Economist Prof. Zafiris Tzannatos elaborates.

The GCC hits the 50 million mark this year with a large expatriate population contributing to this figure. How will this influence the nationalization drives, the oft-criticised kafala system, the labour force in general, among other issues? Economist Prof. Zafiris Tzannatos elaborates.

Aviation turbine fuel costs bite off a large chunk of airline revenues to a point where many carriers around the world have been left floundering. The advent of gas-to-liquids jet fuel could well offer a solution.

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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.

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