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UK firms net $1.6bn Qatar World Cup contracts

British construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth £1 billion ($1.65 billion) including roads and drainage network besides hotel and museum projects linked to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The biggest contract

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Qatar World Cup - a focal point for growth

Available indicators of Brazil’s economic activity during the 2014 Fifa World Cup are as dismal as the performance of its national team in the final match. As a number of Brazilian host cities shut down on the days when matc

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Qatar World Cup stadium to have classrooms, offices

Classrooms in a stadium? Yes. One of the stadiums Qatar is building for the 2022 Fifa World Cup will have various facilities that will help it serve as a centre for community events. The Education City Stadium will have classrooms

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Qatar’s economy brightest in Mena despite distant risks

While the figures may not be as spectacular as they once were, the outlook for Qatar’s economy is still one of the brightest in Mena, with few immediate downside risks, says a special report in The Gulf. Despite some relativ

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Fifa to monitor treatment of workers in Qatar

Fifa, football's world governing body, has promised to closely monitor treatment of migrant workers building the 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar. This assurance follows reports that labourers on the first stadium under cons

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Qatar to implement new expat worker reforms

Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the country gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps we

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World Cup success for Sabic’s Lexan sheet

Thousands of fans at the Fifa World Cup 2014 matches enjoyed a wonderful new experience – courtesy of Sabic’s high-performance Lexan sheet and systems. These lightweight, high-impact and UV-resistant polycarbonate materials

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World Cup success for Sabic’s Lexan sheet

Thousands of fans at the Fifa World Cup 2014 matches enjoyed a wonderful new experience – courtesy of Sabic’s high-performance Lexan sheet and systems. These lightweight, high-impact and UV-resistant polycarbonate materials

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We will host 2022 World Cup, asserts Qatar

The 2022 World Cup will take place as planned in Qatar and the country has nothing to hide over allegations of corruption during the bid process, the tournament communications director Nasser Al Khater said on Wednesday. "We&

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Qatar World Cup loss 'will hit project spend'

The direct impact on Qatar from a potential loss of the World Cup 2022 hosting rights is small, but the country's broader infrastructure pipeline worth $100 billion could face delays, a BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report said.

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