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Saudi bourse ‘to open to foreigners shortly

| About Qatar | October 24, 2011

Saudi Arabia could shortly open its stock exchange to foreign investors, Deutsche Bank’s head of Mena equities said, a move which would allow international capital to own shares outright on the Middle East’s largest bourse for the first time. “I do see it happening very soon,” Ahmed Beydoun told Reuters in an interview. “The Saudis have been very vocal in the last month on that and their desire to be included in MSCI. They say they would like to open up but all the factors have to be considered.”

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Turkey Earthquake

| About Qatar | October 24, 2011

An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude rocked eastern Turkey yesterday, with a seismological institute saying up to 1,000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.

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Qatar to move ahead with bid to curb smoking

| About Qatar | October 24, 2011

Qatar is mulling a move to increase tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in a bid to curb their use

Manama: Qatar is mulling a move to increase tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products in a bid to curb their use.

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Qatar Newspapers

| About Qatar | August 13, 2011

1     Gulf Times / Newspapers
English newspaper published by Gulf Publishing & Printing Company WLL; web site carries front page news, local news, world news, sections on Islam, finance and sport, classifieds etc
2     Al Sharq / Newspapers
Arabic daily newspaper
3     Al-Rayah / Newspapers
Arabic language newspaper published by Gulf Publishing & Printing Company WLL
4     Gulf States / Newsletter
Fortnightly publication that provides hard-hitting news and political risk analysis on the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states -- Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE -- and Iran, Iraq and Yemen
5     The Peninsula / Newspapers
English language daily; web site has sections on news from Qatar and the world, business, sports, entertainment, etc; also features currency exchange rates, weather in Doha, oil prices, gold and silver prices etc
6     Al Watan / Newspapers
News site in Arabic
7     Qatar Tribune / Newspapers
English language newspaper published by the QIM Group; site sections include news, business, sports, chill out etc

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