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Qatar in a strong position for growth

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Staff writer | | 59 minutes ago
QatarQatar is in a strong position from which to continue its robust economic performance, and the years ahead will see a vast construction drive, in line with the principles of Qatar National Vision 2030 and catalysed by preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Oil and gas accounted for around 51.5% of Qatar's economic output in 2013, while developing downstream facilities that add value to energy by-products, for example, has helped build a portfolio of petrochemicals, chemicals and fertiliser companies and looks set to see Qatar's economic strength continue, according to Research and Markets.

With more than $222bn of projects in the pipeline, the construction sector's growth has been forecast at 15% for 2014, while spending on infrastructure is set to reach $150bn in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Against this backdrop, Qatar looks set to continue offering a wide variety of opportunities for foreign investors.

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