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Qatar has successfully handled the effects of the embargo imposed on it by neighbouring countries since mid-2017. Authorities have presented a 2020 budget showing five years of high expenditure and a surplus of QR500m ($137.2m). Revenue is unchanged from the 2019 budget, at QR211bn ($57.9bn), while expenditure is forecast to increase by 2%....

 

On December 13, 2018 Qatar repealed the decade-long Income Tax Law (Law No. 21 of 2009) and issued the new Income Tax Law (Law No. 24 of 2018). Executive regulations (ERs) implementing Law No. 24 of 2018 were published on December 11, 2019. Highlights have been prepared based on the ERs accompanying Law No. 24 of 2018. The new ERs contain...

 

In recent decades, the pharmaceutical market has expanded its geographic reach. This trend appears to be here to stay; in a survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm PwC’s Strategy& team, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by 2018...

 

Qatar is fast-tracking the construction of a number of new hospitals and clinics as part of efforts to keep up with demand and establish the country as a regional and global leader in health care.

 

What is being done to ensure that health care infrastructure keeps pace with population growth?

 

Through a healthy stream of public investment and support, modern facilities and an innovative medical technology (medtech) segment, Qatar has established itself as a global leader for health care. In the 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index produced by the Legatum Institute, a UK-based think tank, Qatar ranked 48th out of 167 countries for health,...

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