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al khaliji takes part in TAWTEEN launch event as the Sponsor

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in continuation to its strategic goal of empowering Qatari youths and enhancing the jobs market in Qatar, took part in the TAWTEEN launch event as one of the proud sponsors. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior, the event took place on February 18 and 19, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel. The program was launched amid the presence of dignitaries, the large participation of official bodies and entities, energy sector companies, and a wide spectrum of service providers and supporting industries.  Hosted by Qatar Petroleum, TAWTEEN is the localization program for services and industries in the energy sector, specifically for ......read more

al khaliji hosts its 5th Annual Football Tournament

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting the health and wellness of its community members, recently hosted its Annual Football Tournament for the fifth year in a row. The initiative was held in support of Qatar’s National Sport Day and comes as part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.  Held on Saturday 16 February 2019 at AL Saad Club, the Bank’s 5-A-side Football Tournament, saw the participation of teams from several organizations and served as a platform to foster the values of community, sportsmanship and positive team spirit among participants.  The competing teams were from leading institutions such as, Qatar Investment Authority, Georgetown University, Ooredoo, Mannai ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the February draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar – 17 February 2019 – Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Fatemah Abdalah Ali and Milad Mahmood each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Mahmoud Mohammed Al-Yafei, Loai Al-Tawil, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Kholoud Amralla Al-Emadi, Jassim Mohamed Fakhroo, Saeta Salem Al-Qarah, Mehanna Sultan Al-Naemi, Ahlam Yousuf Al-Baker, Al-Anoud Hassan Al-Sahli, Sirish Nallamatla, Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber, Mohammed Talha, Sheikha Wadha Qassim Al-Thani, Lulwa Hasan Bureshaid, Tahira Abdulwaris, Kayingil Mohamed, Ranya ......read more

Barwa Bank celebrates 8th National Sport Day with employees and families

Doha, Qatar 17 February 2019: Barwa Bank hosted a fun and engaging sports program for all its employees, in support of the eighth National Sport Day in collaboration with Al Ahli Sports Club.  The bank’s participation in the National Sport Day is in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to create awareness on the importance of sports and fitness in achieving a sound and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, helps in the development of a strong, prosperous society. The Group’s employees and members from the executive management participated in the event along with their families. Activities and sports events included rope challenge, climbing challenge, golf, yoga session, kids section, and a football match.  For children below five years, a kids area was arranged for them to enjoy the day ......read more

Barwa Bank launches the new mobile banking application

Doha, Qatar, February 11 2019: Doha, Qatar, February XX 2019: Barwa Bank the most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank in Qatar has announced the launch of its mobile application for all customers to meet their daily financial needs. Barwa Bank new mobile application can be used on smart devices and is compatible with both IOS and Android. The new application is designed to offer customers speed, efficiency and maximum security while accessing their accounts and executing the banking transactions.  This application includes new services and features including Barwa Bank rewards, money transfer with Western Union and cardless cash withdrawal services. With Barwa Bank Rewards, customers can now view their loyalty points and redeem at a wide range of redemption options including booking flights or hotel bookings, car ......read more

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to run the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030

DOHA, Qatar – 06 February 2019 –  Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.  The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved participation of Qatari employees from all QFC entities. Commenting on the occasion, Qatar Financial Centre CEO Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida ......read more

QIC Board of Directors Meeting

Qatar, February 04, 2019:  Please be advised that QIC Board of Directors' in their meeting held today on 3rd of February. 2019, reviewed the company's performance, the financial information for the year 2018, the auditor's report and the profits realized (QR. 646 Million). The board recommended Cash (Dividends 15 %) from the share par value, i.e. QR. (1.5)                      QR. for each share, Also the board has proposed increase in capital by (QR77.042.580) through the private shares issuance (7.704.258) shares. Share price is (QR36/57) per share ((QR 10) nominal value + (QR26/57) share premium). Only the minority shareholders of the subsidiary QIC Capital, registered in Qatar Financial Center, has full rights of subscription In addition, the board also proposed to change the nominal value of the share price to be one Qatari ......read more

QIC records a substantive profit growth of 57% to QAR 664 million

QIC contributes QAR 10 billion annually in the Qatari economy  Global Operations represent 77% of total gross written premiums  Qatar Re ranks 27th amongst the global top 50 reinsurers  Doha, 03 February 2019 - Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region yesterday announced its financial results for 2018.  Following a meeting of the Board of Directors, which was presided over by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman & Managing Director, the Board approved the financial results.  Despite an adverse backdrop, QIC Group, being a diversified insurance Group with international presence, in 2018 recorded Gross Written Premiums (GWP) of QAR 12.6 billion, an increase of 8% compared to 2017. Weathering heightened global market ......read more

QDB announces the Launches of the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program “Khutwa”

Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2019: As part of its pursuit to stimulate entrepreneurship in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program “Khutwa”. The registration to the program starts on the 3rd of February 2019, while the course starts on the 24th of February for 12 days, followed by special consultation sessions for participants to identify their project ideas and the type of support provided to them.  Khutwa program is aimed to train and develop retirees to learn basic skills of entrepreneurship, through a package of training programs and advisory services to enter the world of entrepreneurship to establish and manage a sustainable successful business. The target audience for this course is Retired Qatari males and females. Upon ......read more

Al Khaliji's Humanoid Robot Noor Introduces Latest Banking Products to HIA Passengers

Doha, January 31, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, introduced its state-of-the-art humanoid robot to Hamad International Airport (HIA) passengers with the aim to inform the public about the bank’s latest offerings, bringing them closer to al khaliji’s innovative banking solutions.  Nicknamed, Noor, the humanoid robot has been interacting with departing passengers at HIA for a period of 2 weeks, acting as an informative pit-stop station updating the public on the current services and products that the bank is offering.  Noor was first introduced and launched at al khaliji’s Um Lekhba branch, in May 2018. Noor has been designed to be genuine day-to-day companion and guide. She is the first humanoid robot capable of recognizing the principal ......read more

Qatar Insurance Group holds blood donation drive

Doha,  Qatar, January 29, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group - the leading insurer in the MENA recently held a blood donation campaign at QIC Headquarters in West Bay. The campaign was organized in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Blood Donation Unit. HMC mobilized its blood donation bus along with its medical unit to assist in the successful completion of the blood donation drive. For QIC Group the blood donation campaign serves as an important Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which creates scalable impact for the society, environment and its people. Like all other businesses, QIC Group considers CSR as a cornerstone for the sustainable development of the society and spares no effort to fulfil its CSR duties. By participating in various social initiatives and environmental engagements, QIC Group ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy announces the launch of its “Generation 2030” program

DOHA, Qatar, 28, January 2019:  In pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), proudly announces the launch of a national development solution for employees who have been on the job for up to three years. Known as ‘Generation 2030”, the program will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between. Commenting on the occasion Dr. Khalid Al Horr, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, said: “The “Generation 2030” program has been launched after identifying the needs within the ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the grand prize winner (QAR 1 million) of Thara'a savings account

January 23, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are distributed on both a monthly and biannual basis to customers holding a minimum balance of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. On a monthly basis, there are 21 ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports a Strong Increase in Net Profit for 2018

Net profit of QAR 608 million, an increase of 10.5% year-on year Net Fee and Commission Income of QAR 189 million, an increase of 4% over last year Operating expenses lower compared to 2017, to QAR 329 million Impairments significantly lower; a decrease of 40% year on year Strong Liquidity position, well above regulatory requirements Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 today with a Net Profit of QAR 608 million.   The consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 were approved by the Board of  Directors of al khaliji during its meeting held in Doha on 20 January 2019. The figures are subject to Qatar Central Bank’s approval and ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the grand prize winner (QAR 1 million) of Thara'a savings account

Doha, Qatar – January 21, 2019:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are distributed on both a monthly and biannual basis to customers holding a minimum balance of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. On a monthly basis, there are 21 ......read more

Qatar Insurance sponsors Kahraman Beads Exhibition at Katara

Doha, Qatar, 10, January, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara Exhibition for Kahraman beads. Commencing from 10th January, the first edition of the exclusive exhibition will display rare and expensive beads made of authentic Kahraman (Amber) from around the world.  A first of its kind, the exhibition will bring together traders and collectors of Kahraman beads, along with experts making the beads by hand from natural fossilized resin.  The exhibition will also showcase how Amber beads are measured, perforated and various parameters for quality tests. Commenting on the distinctive sponsorship, Fahad Al Suwaidi, Deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations stated, “As the leading ......read more

Qatar Insurance announces promotion of three senior executives

Qatar Insurance announces three senior promotions Qatar Insurance announces leadership roles within the Group Doha, 8 January, 2019:   Qatar Insurance Group recently announced the promotion of three senior executives, Mr. Fahad Al Suwaidi as Deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations; Mr. Ahmad M. Zebeib as Deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical WLL, and Mr. Ahmed Al Jarboey as Senior Vice President of QIC MENA Retail and Motor Claims. The significant promotions form an integral part of Qatar Insurance’s strategic succession plan, Qatarisation and consistent efforts towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. QIC Group has consistently attracted, motivated, developed and retained Qatari talent. Pursuant to its consistent efforts at aligning with this goal, QIC Group has not only attracted, but has ......read more

QIC Insured opens two new kiosks at leading malls in Qatar

As part of its expansion strategy, QIC Insured - the retail division of Qatar Insurance and the leading insurer in the MENA region has recently opened two new kiosks at City Centre Mall and Mall of Qatar. The new kiosks are located near the East Gate at the Mall of Qatar and in the basement of City Centre Mall.The working hours of the new kiosk at City Centre is Saturday-Thursday, 11am-7pm.  The working hours of the new kiosk at the Mall of Qatar are from Saturday-Thursday, 10am-10pm and Friday from 5pm-11pm. Offering an open lay-out and lighting that exudes a modern and receptive look, the new kiosks are well positioned to service the insurance needs of walk-in customers for car insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, personal accident benefit.    Commenting on the recent expansion of QIC Insured network, Mr. ......read more

QIC Group celebrates Qatar National Day

Doha, 18 December, 2018:  Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region celebrated Qatar National Day by renewing its commitment towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. To celebrate the spirit of the glorious day, QIC staff donned white and Anabi colors of the Qatari national flag.  Speaking about the significance of the Qatar National Day, Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey  Qatar Insurance Group President & CEO of QIC Group stated, “On this special day, we express our gratitude to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for his wise leadership and his guidance. We reflect on our glorious past and map the journey that QIC has accomplished over the past 54 years alongside the growth and development of the nation.” He further mentioned, ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the December draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar, 16 December 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Issa Ali Al-Ansari and Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients:  Sahar Kamel Zarandah, Mubarakah Saeed Al-Marri, Hally Sanicas, Salem Saeed Al-Khelaifi, Nafja Abdul Rahman Al-Maadeed, Kathy Sok Theng, Amel Mohamed Al-Yafei, Yusra Mohamed Al-Maskri, Fatima Abdul Rahman Al-Mohannadi, Ghanim Nasser Al-Nuaimi, Rashid Hamad Al-Adbah, Mohamed Ahmed Al-Alwi, Khaled Mohammed ......read more

QDB launches FinTech Pitching and Coaching day

With a view to empower FinTech Start-ups Doha, 13 December 2018 –   As part of its continuous efforts in supporting SMEs and Qatari entrepreneurs towards developing Qatar and building a knowledge-based economy with a strong focus on some of the key sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched today the “FinTech Pitching and Coaching day”, as a new step towards achieving great strides in the FinTech sector and create a technology driven landscape for future generations.  The event, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel Doha, was attended by guests from Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East to offer their significant contribution towards a unified cause of leading a fintech economy. This event was a great opportunity for representatives from the banking and investment sector to explore the ......read more

Qatar Development Bank successfully hosts Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw ceremony

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the draw was fully automated and was supervised by an international audit firm under the supervision of a committee composed of members from the Ministry of ......read more

Qatar Development Bank successfully hosts Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw ceremony

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the draw was fully automated and was supervised by an international audit firm under the supervision of a committee composed of members from the Ministry of ......read more

QDB gets 13 thousand applications for electronic raffle draw for Phase I of Al Furjan markets project

Doha, Qatar, 04 December 2018 –  Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the overwhelming response received by Phase I of Al Furjan markets project. The bank received 13,266 applications from the opening date on October 21 till the closing on November 19.  QDB will host a Raffle award ceremony on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons, Doha and the event will specially be dedicated to a number of successful applications being received by QDB, reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project and also inform people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  The raffle draw will be very transparent given the fact that it will be fully automated process and has been supervised by an international audit firm under the supervision of a committee composed of QDB ......read more

QIC Insured launches QIC Safe Driver App at the International Traffic Safety Conference

QIC Insured participates at the International Traffic Safety Conference & launches QIC Safe Driver App Doha,  Qatar, November 28, 2018:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region participated in the International Traffic Safety Conference, which was attended by traffic safety experts, a number of Excellences, Ministers, officials, dignitaries, researchers, specialists in transport and traffic safety and many governmental entities.  The highbrow conference, which addressed a number of topics, related to traffic safety, driving behavior, transport safety and security etc. also served as a launch pad for QIC Insured’s latest offering, namely, the QIC Safe Driver App. Working relentlessly towards its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission for safer roads in ......read more

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Qatar-Based Seib Insurance and Reinsurance Co. LLC Outlook Revised to Positive; ‘BBB', ‘gcAA' ...…

In a short span of one year May 30, 2017 – Doha, Qatar:  In light of its exceptional growth and outstanding performance throughout the past year, Seib Insurance and Reinsurance Company LLC (Seib) S&P Rating has revised its outlook of Seib to positive from stable and affirmed its BBB counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings and is also affirming its gcAA Gulf ......read more

Doha Bank Won the “Best Bank Governance – Qatar 2017”…

Dubai, May 23, 2017:  Doha Bank won the “Best Bank Governance – Qatar 2017” at Capital Finance International (CFI) co Awards 2017 in Second week of May 2017 at London.  In recognition of the award, Dr. R. Seetharaman Doha Bank CEO said “The Best Bank Governance award is a recognition for Doha Bank Board for its active involvement in promoting excellence in ......read more

Barwa Bank honored as “Leading Bank in Islamic Services and Products in Qatar” by the World Union ...…

Doha, Qatar – 22 May 2017:  Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has received the award of ‘Leading Bank in Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at the ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2017’, which was organized by the World Union for Arab Bankers (WUAB) on May 12th in Beirut.  The ......read more

Doha Bank Wins “Best Regional Commercial Bank” at Banker Awards 2017…

Dubai, May 14, 2017:  Doha Bank has been named the 'Best Regional Commercial Bank' for the fifth time in a row at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2017. The awards were presented in Dubai on 11th May 2017 at Emirates Tower Hotel, Dubai. Dr R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, received the award on behalf of Doha Bank and said “To be recognised as the foremost ......read more

Doha Bank Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in final phase…

Dubai, May 10, 2017:  Qatar Exchange and HSBC organized the Annual Investment Forum 2017 on 8-9 May 2017 at New York Palace Hotel.  Mr. Rashid Ali Al-Mansoori, Qatar Exchange CEO   said, “Qatar exchange aims to provide more products this year to encourage investments from global investors. The Exchange traded fund (ETF) is part of this initiative of Qatar Exchange. This would ......read more

Siemens wins EUR790 million substation contract in Qatar…

Biggest-ever contract for Siemens in Qatar Contract for 35 substations received from KAHRAMAA    Project supports country’s ambitions for a reliable power transmission network  Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017:  State-owned utility Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has awarded Siemens the largest contract to-date in Qatar for the expansion ......read more

QNB Group inaugurates its Riyadh branch in Saudi Arabia…

QNB Group CEO: Entry into the Saudi market is due to QNB’s competitive edge Riyadh, 6th May 2017:  QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has inaugurated its branch in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Senior bank officials and distinguished representatives from the banking and business sectors attended an inauguration ceremony held under ......read more

Barwa Bank launches a new credit card in partnership with Qatar Charity…

Doha, Qatar – 03 May 2017 – In the framework of giving back to the community in which it operates, Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah-compliant service provider, has launched the country’s first ever credit card that cares for the society, in partnership with Qatar Charity, during a press conference that was held on May 3rd at Sharq Hotel in presence of ......read more

Forbes Middle East honours Al Meera for its contribution in developing Qatar's economy…

Doha, Qatar – May 03, 2017 – Forbes Middle East, in partnership with the Minsitry of Economy and Commerce, recognized Qatar’s top 40 listed companies in a ceremony titled ‘Celebrating Qatar’s Success’, held recently at St. Regis Doha. During the ceremony, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C), received an accodlade from Forbes Middle East in recognition of ......read more

al khaliji wins ‘Al Dhameen Best Partner Bank Award' for 2017…

Doha, May 03, 2017 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless support to local entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country, has won “Al Dhameen Best Partner Bank Award” for 2017 by Qatar Development bank (QDB).  al khaliji claimed the coveted title following its ......read more

QIC Group reports 15% growth in GWP to QAR 3 billion in Q1 2017…

Doha, 26 April 2017:  Qatar Insurance, Qatar’s leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African region has made a good start to the year by chalking up robust financial results for the first quarter of 2017.  The Board of Directors approved the consolidated financial results at the board meeting that was held recently. On the back of solid expansion across its ......read more

Milaha Reports Net Profit of QR 236 Million for Q1 2017…

April 25, 2017. Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017.   Key financial highlights: •    Operating revenues of QR 648 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to QR 767 million for the same period in 2016 •    Operating profit of QR 185 million for the three ......read more

Doha Bank Hosts Its Annual ‘Beach Clean-up' Event to Celebrate the Earth Day in Collaboration with ...…

Dubai, April 24, 2017: Continuing its efforts to spread the message of environmental protection and sustainable living, Doha Bank joined hands with Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and the Al Wakra Municipality to host a ‘Beach Clean-up’ event at Al Wakra Beach, under the theme ‘Save The Beaches For The Future’ to show its commitment to the ......read more

Doha Bank achieves 2.9% profit growth with impressive ratios…

Dubai, April 19, 2017: His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, announced Doha Bank's financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Net profit for the first quarter of 2017 recorded an impressive QAR 364 million as compared to QAR 354 million for the same period in 2016 showing an increase of 2.9%. H.E. Sheikh Fahad said ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the April draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize…

Doha, Qatar – 16 April 2017 – Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of their most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As such, Mr. Ali Laith Rasheed and Mr. Morad Mohamed Tonsi Mohamed Ragab each won a cash prize of QR ......read more

QIC Insured is the official insurance partner of the Qatar Motor Show 2017…

QIC Insured launches “Pay your full car insurance in easy installments” at the Qatar Motor Show Doha, 18 April, 2017: QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of QIC- Qatar’s leading insurer is the official insurance partner for this year’s Qatar Motor Show which starts from April 18 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). At the motor show, QIC Insured ......read more

The 34th International Finals of the Global Management Challenge concludes in Doha and the winners ...…

Doha, Qatar - April 15, 2017 – The 34th International Finals for the Global Management Challenge (GMC) competition has recently concluded in Doha, which was hosted by the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with ADNAR Group, in the period from 10 to 12 April 2017. The final results of the GMC competition showed the National Team of Macau taking the lead, which scored ......read more

Doha Bank Re-ignites Qatar's Property Market with New Loan Offer at 3.99% with 12 Months Payment ...…

Dubai, April 13, 2017 – Doha Bank announced the launch of its new retail home loan offer which now features an interest rate of 3.99% for the first year. What makes this offer so irresistible is also the 12 months payment holiday offered to customers with a an option to get up to QAR 20,000 to offset the early settlement fees whenever you are transferring your home loan from another bank to ......read more

Changing dynamics make financial markets more volatile, says Doha Bank Group CEO…

Dubai, April 11, 2017: Doha Bank hosted a knowledge sharing event titled “New world order and opportunities” at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi recently. The speakers at the event were Mr. Craig Wing, Partner and Future Strategist at Future World and Mr. Kamal Sharma, Director & G10 FX Strategist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. Speaking at the event Dr. ......read more

QNB: Financial Results For The Three Months Ended 31 March 2017…

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the three months ended 31 March 2017. For the three months ended 31 March 2017, Net Profit reached QAR3.2 billion (USD0.9 billion), up by 12% compared to previous year, delivering a consistently high profitability. Total assets increased by 35% from March 2016 to reach QAR743 ......read more

Intesa Sanpaolo expands corporate & investment banking in the UAE and Qatar…

New offices opened in Doha and Abu Dhabi  The new offices, alongside its existing Dubai presence, will be part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Corporate and Investment Banking Division (CIB) which has a growing footprint in 29 countries. The increased presence and commitment to the Gulf region will help support the international growth plans of Italian businesses, as well as strengthen the ......read more

ICAI Dubai Felicitates Doha Bank CEO…

Dubai, April 11, 2017: The ICAI – Dubai Annual Conference was held on 7th and 8th April 2017 at the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies, Academic City, Dubai. The Theme of the Conference was: "FUTURE OF FUTURE” H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Honourable Cabinet Member & Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development, Government of UAE inaugurated ......read more

Qatar First Bank held AGM…

6th April, 2017 (Doha, QATAR) : Qatar First Bank L.L.C. (Public) “QFB” held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday to discuss the bank’s results and future outlook after releasing financials for the year ended 31 December 2016 and announcing the launch of the second phase of the cost rationalisation plan. QFB’s Board of Directors, chaired by QFB chairman Abdulla Bin ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim Fashion Announces Franchise Partnership With Crate & Barrel…

Home Furnishings Specialty Retail brand marks Majid Al Futtaim’s first entry into the Home Fashion and Furniture market Dubai, UAE – April 3, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced the signing of an agreement with Crate and Barrel to operate their stores and showrooms in ......read more

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