DOHA: Qatar will invest up to $13 billion in major infrastructure projects next year despite a slump in revenues resulting from low energy prices, the Gulf state's finance minister said on Tuesday. Ali Shareef al-Emadi predicted growth of 3.4 percent in 2017, in line with an International Monetary Fund estimate and up from a projected 3.2 percent this year. "Increasing the investment in mega projects reiterates the country's commitment to achieving its goals," Emadi told delegates at a Euromoney conference in Doha.…
2022 World Cup
MANILA: A defiant FIFA President Sepp Blatter said there would be no moving the 2022 World Cup from Qatar, despite widespread concerns about the bidding process that took the tournament to the Middle East for the first time.
BERLIN: Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures.
LONDON: FIFA should review the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar if an investigation shows that corruption played a part in the winning bid, English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke said on Tuesday.