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  1. Qatar bids for more Asian tourists

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... of oil and gas while Asian companies, especially those from China, participate in a lot of the infrastructure projects in Doha,' he said. To distinguish itself from other Gulf countries ... investment, the US$14.5 billion Doha International Airport is set to open in 2012, which could handle 25 million passengers a year. The number of hotel rooms will also be increased to 29,000 by 2013 ...

  2. News - World - CULTURE

    30 cultural and natural sites eyed for World Heritage status at Unesco meeting in Doha

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha Unesco meeting will discuss Inca trails that span six countries, and a French cave with some of the world's earliest known paintings 30 sites vie for help ... Heritage status at a Unesco meeting in Doha. At least 30 natural and cultural sites, including the Arbil Citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan, are vying to get the UN cultural body's prestigious ...

  3. News - World - TRADE

    It's do or die for Doha trade deal at WTO Bali meeting

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:31pm by Reuters

    ... in 1995; or a failure that kills off the Doha round of trade talks and casts the WTO into obsolescence. The 159 WTO members have pushed the crisis to the brink by failing to finalise the text ... to pick up the phone and call their peers and, given what little is left on the table, why should they bother?" The WTO has already significantly lowered its sights since a decade of Doha ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - STRATEGY

    Doha Bank aims to triple China lending

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Qatari lender counts on Gulf states' growing ties with the mainland and HK to spur business with a view to forming local partnerships Doha Bank aims to triple China lending Doha Bank, the third-largest commercial bank in Qatar by assets, seeks to triple its lending in China as a prelude to possible tie-ups with banking partners on the mainland ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    WTO must seal deal on cross-border trade to reinvigorate Doha talks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by VICTOR FUNG

    ... Victor Fung Victor Fung says developing nations would reap most of the gain in GDP growth, jobs and exports A WTO deal to ease cross-border trade can bolster stalled Doha negotiations New World Trade Organisation director general Roberto Azevedo has been in office barely a month, but already he has helped reboot the stalled Doha Round of world trade negotiations. Signs of his ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Cutting down metal production will in turn reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 2 per cent and will not cause any hardship China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week On Monday government climate negotiators from around the world will arrive in the Qatari capital Doha to spend two weeks trading accusations and recriminations amid a mood ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's top Doha negotiator attacks lack of climate control progress

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Fears that no concrete deals will be reached this year to slow global warming as 190 nations meet China's Doha negotiator attacks lack of progress China's top climate negotiator has taken a swipe at the Doha climate talks one week into negotiations, complaining of a lack of progress and underscoring concerns that no concrete deals to slow ...


    Analysis of UN climate deal in Doha finds more questions than answers

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha Doha deal provides more questions than answers The fractious debate at the UN climate talks in Doha point to a rocky road ahead to a new, global 2020 deal on saving the earth from calamitous global warming. Negotiators applauded as conference chairman Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah of Qatar rushed through a package of deals he called the Doha Climate ...


    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... MONDAY Tennis: Scottsdale Classic ATP tournament, Arizona; Dubai Open ATP tournament; Acapulco Open ATP/WTA tournaments, Mexico; Qatar Open WTA tournament, Doha (all until Sunday). Table tennis: World Team Championships, Doha, Qatar (until Sunday). Cricket: International tour match, Jamaica v England, in Kingston (until Wednesday). TUESDAY Hockey: Men's Olympic qualifying ...

  10. Pearl of Arabia

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Keith Mundy

    ... completely new horizons- the infinite possibilities that gush forth with petroleum wealth. Today, in the capital city of Doha, an old fishing village conquered by concrete and turbocharged ... Aladdin's Cave. In their eyes, Doha's Aladdin's Kingdom, a mega amusement park, would be just one wonder among 1,001 amazements. No matter how far or how high Doha reaches, however, ...




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