March 2005
Middle East Monitor: The Gulf;Mar2005, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p9
Country Report
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The article presents information on political, economic and business environment in Qatar. Doha is reportedly fast-tracking plans to sell off its shares in controversial satellite television channel Al-Jazeera, under pressure from foreign governments including the U.S. and key Arab states. While foreign investment will be concentrated in the lucrative energy market, the country hopes to boost its finance sector to rival Gulf banking giants Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The Economy Minister Sheikh Mohamed al-Thani confirms that the country is discussing a possible bilateral Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.


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