Daily Archives: January 8, 2017

Saudi national football team continues training in Abu Dhabi

Saudi national football team continues training in Abu Dhabi

Monday 1438/4/11 – 2017/01/09

Riyadh, Rabi’II 11, 1438, January 09, 2017, SPA — The first Saudi national football team on Sunday continued their training camp currently taking place in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.
The training camp is being held within the preparatory program for the second round of Asian finals qualifying for World Cup 2018.
–SPA
02:59 LOCAL TIME 23:59 GMT

Egyptian national team wins Arab Basketball Championship

Egyptian national team wins Arab Basketball Championship

Monday 1438/4/11 – 2017/01/09

Cairo, Rabi’II 11, 1438, January 09, 2017, SPA — The Egyptian national basketball team won the Arab championship.
The team won the title after their victory over the Moroccan national team in the final which was held on Sunday in Cairo.
–SPA
02:15 LOCAL TIME 23:15 GMT

Governor of Al-Qassim region to patronize opening Sports Forum

Governor of Al-Qassim region to patronize opening Sports Forum

الأحد 1438/4/10 هـ الموافق 2017/01/08 م واس

Onaizah, 10 Rabi’II,1438 AH, 08 January,2017 , SPA — Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim Region, will patronize on Tuesday the opening of the Sports Forum titled “Shadow Clubs between hope and reality” to be organized by Al-Arabi Club in Abha in cooperation with Quality Training Center in Dubai.
The three-day forum aims to find investment opportunities for clubs in accordance with the privatization of clubs, where it will include workshops and various courses by specialized international figures, in addition to more than 40 pavilions showing the real image of shadow clubs.
— SPA
16:06 LOCAL TIME 13:06 GMT

Tourist Projects inaugurated in Yanbu

Tourist Projects inaugurated in Yanbu

الأحد 1438/4/10 هـ الموافق 2017/01/08 م واس

Yanbu, 10 Rabi’II,1438 AH, 08 January,2017 , SPA — The Chief Executive Officer of Royal Commission in Yanbu Dr. Alaa bin Abdullah Nassif inaugurated here today a number of tourist projects in the seafront of the Industrial City of Yanbu.
The projects included a series of restaurants, a tourist resort on the beach area which is one of the unique projects in Yanbu Industrial City and the Kingdom, and contains 23 locations for caravans equipped for camping as well as a number of hotel projects.
— SPA
14:34 LOCAL TIME 11:34 GMT

Doha to Host “Art for Tomorrow” International Conference in March

Doha, Doha will host the third edition of the annual international conference “Art for Tomorrow”, organized by the New York Times and sponsored by Qatar Museums, from March 10 to 13, 2017.

Over 200 world-renowned art and cultural influencers from more than 20 countries, including museum directors, gallerists, curators, auction houses, collectors, entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions, lawyers, artists, architects, designers, urban planners, government officials and tourism organizations will take part in the conference.

The conference will investigate the issues that occupy the territory between art and public life. New boundaries, where and why art follows the rules or challenges them, and art’s role in creating and influencing personal, corporate, urban and national identities will all be explored. The event will also examine the role of art as a catalyst for economic growth and development, as well as a mechanism for city or corporate branding.

The conference will also offer an experiential dimension, including outings to an art lab, exhibitions, a desert trip, and museum tours.

The Capital Doha also hosted the second edition of the “Art for Tomorrow” conference with an overall theme of ‘Technology, Creativity and the City’ in March 2016.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Angola Reduces Oil Production

Luanda, Angolan state oil company Sonangol has cut its production by 78,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 1.673 million bpd as part of The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement to reduce production by 1.2 million barrels a day from January in a bid to reverse a slump in global oil prices.

The deal comes into effect despite Angola’s dire economic straits, as international economic growth slowed to about 1 percent in 2016 driven by a sharp slowdown in the non-oil sector.

The southern African nation is reeling from low oil prices, with oil comprising about 45 percent of its GDP and over 95 percent of its exports.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatar’s General Customs Authority Issue Customs Value Guide For Goods Estimate

Doha, The General Authority of Customs issued Customs Value Guide, which aims to ease the job of the authority’s good estimate department and sets a guideline for the estimate procedure of clearance companies and its employees.

In a statement issued by GAC today said that the guide is in a simple question and answer format, following the regulations and value of the customs in addition to the rules of executing them.

The authority mentioned that it issued the guide mainly to upgrade the valuing procedure and heighten the capabilities of its employees due to the importance of the customs value to determine the statistics of the mutual international trade volume which is used to envision the monetary and economical policies for the countries.

The guide covers all important customs questions such as the Qatari customs evaluations, the conditions to accept a deal’s value, the relation between the seller and buyer, the fees of insurances and shipping and other issues concerning customs valuation of goods.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatar Chamber Discuss Investment Opportunities with Djibouti’s Minister of Labor

Doha, Members of Qatar Chamber met today with Djibouti’s Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform Hassan Idriss Samrieh and its Ambassador in Qatar Tayeb Robla.

They discussed ways to improve trade ties, particularly the investment opportunities in ports. The Djiboutian Minister invited Qatari businessmen to explore other investment opportunities available in his country.

He described the opportunities available in his country as promising, particularly in contracting due to the developmental projects the government is embarking on. He added that the government is offering plenty of incentives to investors, in addition to Djibouti’s position which makes it a gateway to the African market.

The minister said that his visit to Qatar Chamber was due to the latter’s distinguished efforts in supporting the private sector. He expressed his hope that the coming period will see both sides sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

For his part, member of Qatar Chamber Abdullatif al Misnad said that the chamber welcomed cooperation with Djiboutian businessmen. He added that there was an inclination to increase investments in Africa. Al Misnad also expressed his appreciation to the Minister’s invitation to visit Djibouti to explore investment opportunities more closely.

Source: Qatar News Agency