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Qatar and Hungary to sign economic cooperation
Hungary and Qatar are expected to sign a slew of agreements, including investment protection and double-taxation avoidance, this year to strengthen economic relations.
Qatar, Netherlands set to sign trade deals; LNG in focus
Qatar and the Netherlands may soon sign investment protection as well as double taxation avoidance agreements as part of efforts to improve economic and political relations between them.
Japan, Qatar reaffirm ties on energy supply, education
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani reaffirmed Tuesday at a meeting in Doha that they will cooperate in securing stable energy supplies for Japan, Japanese officials said.
Indo-Qatari labour pact to be amended soon
Sacking Indian employees at will could be reduced drastically in Qatar, if not eliminated, when a 1985 bilateral labour agreement is amended soon.
Progress seen for FTA with Qatar
The United States hopes the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Qatar will make some headway this year, a senior American official has said.
Qatar: US ’presents draft on free trade deal’
The US has presented a "first draft" of a free trade agreement to Qatar, HE the Finance Minister Yousef Hussain Kamal said.
Qatar-Singapore FTA to be formalised soon
Security cooperation agreement already signed and in action.
US official calls for more market access
Qatar should open up the insurance sector to 100% foreign ownership, do away with agents and consultants from trade deals and revoke the ban on American beef, a senior US Department of Commerce official urged yesterday.
US-Qatar FTA not yet in negotiations phase — ambassador
US ambassador to Qatar Chase Untermeyer said Tuesday the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Washington and Doha has not yet reached the official negotiations’ stage, but he brushed aside reports suggesting that FTA talks were frozen.
Nepal keen to sign labor agreements with host countries
Nepal is initiating the process of signing bilateral labor agreements with various countries that have been importing Nepali workers, state run Radio Nepal reported Friday.
FTAs: Much more than trade pacts
In keeping with the global trend, it is free trade agreement (FTA) talks galore in the Gulf. Apart from a deal with Lebanon, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are collectively and individually negotiating FTAs with the United States, European Union and India at present.
Qatari Energy Minister in Washington to boost trade talks
Qatari Energy Minister Abdullah Al-Attiyah met with US officials in Washington this week to boost stalled talks on a possible free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries
US envoy addresses Qatari businessmen
The US ambassador to Qatar, Chase Untermeyer, has said he hoped that Qatar follows into the footsteps of its GCC neighbours and concludes a free trade agreement (FTA) with his country.
Talk of FTA problems premature: US official
It is premature to say there are problems between Qatar and the US in the discussions towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs C David Welch said yesterday.
El Salvador keen on trade deal with Qatar
El Salvador, the world’s top coffee producer, is keen to sign a free trade agreement with Qatar.
Qatar halts trade talks with US
Qatar has frozen bilateral free trade talks with the United States, saying Washington was imposing preconditions that were not in Doha’s interest.
Qatar: US hopes for movement on free-trade pact in ’06
The US hopes to see during this year the beginning of the process to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Qatar, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer told a press conference on Thursday.
Bahrain societies flay move to normalise ties with Israel
Nineteen societies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have rapped moves to normalise relations with Israel and called for joint national and regional efforts to abort the US-initiated Broader Middle East project.
Singapore and Qatar close to ink FTA
Singapore and Qatar are close to signing a free trade agreement after ending their final round of negotiations yesterday, the city-state’s trade ministry said.
US eyes bilateral FTAs in Gulf
With free trade agreements, come political leverage. Realising this, the United States is moving fast to sign bilateral FTAs with Gulf countries - in the hope that Washington would be able to fill a vacuum because of the slowness of these Arab states in starting any regional trading mechanisms of their own.