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Green buildings crucial for Qatar

CHRIS V PANGANIBAN The Peninsula 17.03.2009
Green buildings crucial for Qatar

DOHA: It is now crucial for the construction industry in Qatar to adopt green and sustainable buildings design, said Dr Yousef Al Horr, President of Strategy and Investment of Barwa Real Estate.

Doha to host Green Building conference

Property developers, architects, urban designers and providers of green technologies will converge here for a three-day conference on “Middle East Qatar Green Buildings 2009”, slated to start on March 17, 2009.

A royal touch for retailing

Karina Robinson International Herald Tribune 07.03.2009

Twin challenges cloud Qatar's growth

Robin Wigglesworth Gulf News 07.03.2009
A royal touch for retailing

Sitting in an improvised Arabian café outside his sandalwood-scented stand at Design Miami late last year, Sheik Majed Al-Sabah, nephew of the Emir of Kuwait, looked every inch the thin, fashionable cosmopolite.

Twin challenges cloud Qatar's growth

Despite a proliferation of towers under construction and an increase in gaudy hotels in Doha, the capital, Qatar can still seem sleepier than most Gulf countries.

Slowdown signs - Bank warns of burst in Qatar property

Kuwait investment bank Markaz has warned that the real estate bubble could burst in Qatar in the same way as it has in Dubai.

Qatari, Kuwaiti and Dubai shares retreated after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped to a 12- year low and as investors speculated regional companies may post declines in first-quarter profit.

Strata law needed to aid property market: Expert

RAYNALD RIVERA The Peninsula Qatar 03.03.2009
Strata law needed to aid property market: Expert

With the property sector growing at a fast pace, a strata law needs to be adopted in Qatar to ensure transparency and protection of the buyers, boost investment confidence and further expand real estate projects, an expert has said.

BARWA Real Estate records QR300m net profits

BARWA Real Estate posted net profits of QR300m in 2008. The company's assets jumped to QR24bn in 2008 compared to QR15.6bn in 2007 and equity rights increased by 150 percent to reach QR4.77bn in 2008 compared to QR3.22bn in 2007.


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