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The Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka says the number of individuals who went abroad for foreign employment during the first six months of this year has increased by 15 percent when compared to the respective period last year. Accordingly, over 134,000 Sri Lankans have migrated for foreign employment during that period. Sri Lanka has […]

The Gulf’s construction industry has been particularly hard hit by recent global financial shenanigans, but recent news from EC Harris, a UK based asset consultancy, suggest that in the coming year staff who work in the Saudi and Qatar construction industry can expect anything up to a 15% rise in their salaries, due to a […]

Some of the top Qatari employers are vying to recruit the best available talent in the market at the ongoing four-day Qatar Career Fair. RasGas will be participating in the Qatar Career Fair all week as a diamond sponsor and encourages Qatari nationals to visit their stand and learn more about the many career prospects […]

Exxon Mobil Corp and Qatar Petroleum have agreed to build a $6 billion plant in the Middle East country to produce chemicals for export to Asia. The project will be completed by 2015, the companies said today at a press conference in Doha, Qatar. Exxon will hold a 49 percent stake in the plant, which […]

Neptune snares Qatar deal

Australian outfit Neptune Marine is primed to start a $20 million combined services subsea inspection contract for Qatargas, the company’s first major project in the Middle East. The three year deal, which is due to start early in the new year, covers the inspection of Qatargas platforms, offshore pipelines and subsea connection facilities which lie […]

Qatar is on track to open its new $14 billion international airport in 2011 as the world’s largest gas exporter looks to diversify government revenues and stimulate employment, an official said on Sunday. Speaking at an aviation conference in Doha, Qatar, the chairman of the country’s civil aviation authority said the new airport would have […]

With Qatar Airways and other leading airlines going on an expansion spree, Qatar will need 1,200 pilots by 2013, making the demand for commercial pilots surge, said an official of an aviation institution visiting Doha. “Qatar Airways is expecting delivery of 182 aircraft by 2013 bringing the total number of operating aircraft to 250,” noted […]

Transfield Services Ltd. (TSE.AU) said Thursday that its joint venture with WorleyParsons Ltd. (WOR.AU) has a US$100 million contract for maintenance and other work with RasGas in Qatar. The work is a two-year extension of the joint venture’s existing contract, which has been expanded to include shutdowns, bringing its total value of work with RasGas […]

According to Qatar daily The Peninsula the starting price for the IPO is QR10 per share with an additional AED25 levied as service charges. The move will see the telecommunications company sell off 40 percent of its authorised share capital, with a total of 338.16 million ordinary shares on offer. Subscribers can collect application forms […]

Qatar Airways has expanded its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by increasing frequency between Doha and Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. On the Dammam route, five flights per week have been added to the schedule, bringing the total frequency on the route to 12 services each week. The new early morning departures from Dammam […]