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Qatar ministry scraps monopoly on import of 35 food items

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) said yesterday that it was scrapping the import monopoly for 35 items, as part of a wider attempt to cut household costs, improve availability and open up the market to new suppliers.

Education, entertainment push Qatar’s cost of living up again

This was thanks largely to hikes in the cost of transport, which increased by 2.8 percent, and recreation and culture (up 2.4 percent).

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.
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