Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
However, depending on tower lease arrangements, increased inflation may temporarily curtail the expected benefits due to higher indexation of lease costs,’ Moody’s said ... However, deleveraging was modest because we added back around $440mn of Moody’s-adjusted capitalised lease to our debt calculation,’ Moody’s said.
IN In Lanao del Sur’s capital, a new café/restaurant culture is emerging offering pastas, chicken wings and French fries... Fortunately he was hired in a construction company in Qatar as a financial controller ... With a capital from his savings in Qatar, London and from his parents, Omar leased a site and developed the place.
Mace carrying out work at at 81 Newgate Street under £270m deal ... The revamped building at 81 Newgate Street is due to complete in 2025 ... HSBC will leave its current office when its lease expires in 2027. The building, which was originally built by Canary Wharf Group, is now owned by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund which bought it for £1.1bn in 2014 ... .
1 of 4. UAE IS THE MOST PREFERRED NATION ... Remarkably, three Gulf nations, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, appear in Arab youth’s top-five list of model nations for the first time in 9 years ... Gulf News ... Industry veterans like Akbar Al Baker of Qatar Airways and Steve Udvar-Hazy of Air Lease warned that the current trend may lack economic justification.
QatarEnergy also entered into contracts to build, lease and operate 60 LNG carriers as part of its historic shipbuilding program to support the North EastField and North South Field expansion projects, with the expectation that the number will increase to about 100 tankers in the future.