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Oxford Business Group signs Memorandum of Understanding with PwC Qatar

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.”

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.
About Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America Through its range of print and online products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms. The Report: Qatar 2015 will be produced in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence on developing countries in the regions they cover. OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis on the issues that matter for tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms currently operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

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