Posted on June 12, 2014

The latest developments in Qatar’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects will be given extensive coverage in a forthcoming report to be produced by the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG).

The Report: Qatar 2015 will look at the new growth areas, including technology, tourism and manufacturing, which are emerging on the back of the country’s bid to diversify its economy. The publication will also shine the spotlight on Qatar’s oil and gas sector, analysing its efforts to expand domestic output and build the petrochemicals segment and downstream production. OBG has signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PwC Qatar for its forthcoming report. Under the MOU, OBG will have access to the professional services firm’s resources, which will be used to compile the Accountancy & Tax Chapter of The Report: Qatar 2015.

OBG’s Regional Director, Jana Treeck, said that she was delighted to have PwC on board for its 2015 report, which, she said, came against a backdrop of heightened economic activity in Qatar. “Qatar has upped the tempo of many of its ambitious projects, particularly those earmarked for a key role in its FIFA 2022 World Cup preparations, while other sectors of the economy, such as research and development, are ripe for development,” she said. “I’m thrilled that PwC will once again play a part in helping us provide investors who are considering Qatar’s potential with the information they need on the country’s tax regime.”

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Stephen Anderson, Country Senior Partner at PwC Qatar, agreed that the country’s huge infrastructure and construction drive, coupled with the government’s economic diversification efforts, were generating significant interest among investors. “Qatar’s bid to enhance its business environment and hand the private sector a greater role in its projects, have caught the eye of international investors,” he said. “We look forward to working closely once again with Oxford Business Group’s team on their accountancy and tax research which, I’m sure, will help guide and inform interested parties looking to expand in the state.”

The Report: Qatar 2015 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. The publication will be available in print or online.