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Qatar will invest up to $13 billion in major infrastructure projects in 2017

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Qatar will invest up to $13 billion in major infrastructure projects in 2017 despite a slump in revenues resulting from low energy prices, according to the Finance Minister. Al-Emadi predicted 3.4% growth for next year, resonating with an IMF estimate and up from the forecasted 3.2% in 2016. “Increasing the investment in mega projects reiterates the country’s commitment to achieving …

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Qatar’s New Labour Law Takes Effect

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Contract system replaces Kafala Change of jobs made easier Valid contract must for job visa Exit from country ‘guaranteed’ Officials promise strict implementation Law No. 21 of 2015, the new law that abolishes the Kafala (sponsorship) system and guarantees greater flexibility, freedom and protection to Qatar’s more than 2.1mn expatriate workforce comes into force on Tuesday. The eagerly-awaited law introduces …