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Peter Kovessy

Peter Kovessy is a reporter with Doha News. Prior to moving to Qatar in 2013, he was the editor of the Ottawa Business Journal in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.

Higher utility bills, new ‘sin’ taxes may be on the horizon for Qatar

In its semi-annual economic update yesterday, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) confirmed publicly for the first time that Qatar will introduce a 5 percent value-added tax in 2018 as part of a GCC-wide agreement.

Millionaires in Qatar increasing at highest rate in the region

The report by New World Wealth found that the number of wealthy people – which it terms “high net worth individuals,” or those with more than US$1 million (QR3.64 million) in net assets – in Qatar has increased by 80 percent since 2007.

Construction on new Qatar warships to begin in 2018

Italy’s Defense Ministry said the total value of the deal, which also includes weapons systems, is €5 billion (QR20.4 billion).

Qatar stands to collect more than QR700 million with fuel hike

Though the rising cost of petrol may only be putting residents out a few riyals a week, the windfall turns out to be a significant one for the Gulf state.

Regulator: Ooredoo’s gains in Qatar coming at Vodafone’s expense

Vodafone now brings in QR30 of every QR100 spent on mobile services by Qatar residents, according to Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority. That’s down from a peak of QR34.

Reuters: Qatar to spend $5.6 billion on Italian warships

The new agreement with the state-backed shipbuilder would be one of the largest additions in recent years to Qatar’s swelling maritime forces.

New campaign aims to sign up 50,000 more organ donors in Qatar

Officials want to increase the number of organ donors from 100,000 to 150,000 people.

James Reardon-Anderson named dean of Georgetown University in Qatar

James Reardon-Anderson, the founding dean of the university’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar who held the role from 2005 to 2009, is returning to serve a two-year term as dean starting next month.
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