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QIC Group conducted in-house training program for staff

Qatar- July 17, 2019:  As part of its ongoing efforts to empower its staff with the right mix of technical know-how, business acumen and capabilities, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region recently conducted an in-house introductory training program on Risk Management & Insurance. With the support from its Senior Management, QIC Group consistently endeavors to fulfill its objective of facilitating knowledge sharing & enhancement by conducting in-house training programs that are considered pivotal for the development of its human capital. The in-house training programs are an integral part of the QIC Learning Academy, which was established last year. It focuses on providing comprehensive development programs in the form of formal and informal learning modules, mentoring and work-based experiences ......read more

“Bedaya” successfully concludes Summer Camp 2019

Aimed to raise awareness of entrepreneurship among students from 16 to 24 years Doha, Qatar – 16th July 2019:  Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, successfully concluded the inaugural episode  of the 2019 edition of its annual Summer Camp. The camp took place from 30 June till 11 July 2019, witnessed participation of a large number of students in age group of 16 to 24 years old. Meanwhile,  preparations are also underway for participants for the second episode of the 2019 edition of the summer camp, scheduled to be held from  14 July to 25 July 2019.  The Summer Camp included visits to successful projects owned by local entrepreneurs where students had the opportunity to work temporally and explore ......read more

Al-khaliji Board of Directors Will Meet on 23/07/2019 to Discuss Financial Results Ending on 30/06/2019

Doha- Qatar, 8 July 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. announced that its Board of Directors will meet on 23/07/2019 to approve the financial results ending on 30/06/2019.  

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QIC Insured highlights the necessity for securing travel & home insurances this holiday season

Doha 08 July, 2019:  In preparation for the holiday season, QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region highlights the importance of purchasing travel & home contents insurance.  TravelCare from QIC Insured offers various travel insurance plans namely, Regional, Fly Europe, Worldwide excluding USA, and Canada. It covers expenses for travel-related inconveniences and unexpected travel incidents such as missed flights, flight cancellations etc. ensuring hassle-free travels. In addition to travel insurance, securing a Home Contents Insurance ensures complete peace of mind especially when holiday-goers are away for a long period of time. The Home Contents Insurance covers for damage to personal belongings caused by accidental fire outbreak, sudden leakage of water from pipes ......read more

Msheireb Properties and Huawei Sign Cooperation Agreement to Bring Smart Experience Centre to Msheireb Downtown Doha

Doha, Qatar -  06 July  2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully built city district in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living and business, is intended to become home to Huawei’s Smart Experience Centre in Qatar.  The announcement was made earlier during a Signing Ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), and Huawei who is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.  This agreement aligns with the vision set for Msheireb Downtown Doha to be a city of firsts, constantly bringing into the country the latest and smartest technology solutions. For Huawei, this cooperation with the national real estate developer will help the company in ......read more

Qatar Insurance wins “Best Digital Transformation in Insurance Award”

Doha, 02 July, 2019:  Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has been conferred the “Best Digital Transformation in Insurance Award” at the inaugural edition of the Enterprise Transformation Summit that was recently held in Doha at the Doha Marriot Hotel. The summit recognised enterprises that demonstrated massive shift in operations as a result of embracing digital transformation. QIC Group was awarded for its advanced digital capabilities, implementing best-in-class digital technologies in the Retail and Medical Insurance space, thus creating a highly sophisticated and interactive digitized platform for its full suite of online insurance products and services. Not only did this lead to enhanced customer engagement, but it also facilitated increasing overall responsiveness, efficiency and ......read more

Msheireb Properties Publishes Two Books on the Development of Msheireb Downtown Doha and Msheireb Museums

Doha, Qatar, 29 June 2019:  Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced earlier the launch of two books developed in partnership with international researchers, architects, and urban planners, who  partook in the restoration and building process of Msheireb Downtown Doha and Msheireb Museums.  The book launch took place in two special ceremonies, last week, in London, and were attended by HE the Ambassador of Qatar to UK, Mr Yousef Al Khater, VIPs, industry key players, international stakeholders, and international media.  The first book, ‘Msheireb Museums: Transforming Doha’s Heritage Houses’, showcases Msheireb Museums, which form a historical restoration of four traditional heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the ......read more

Al Khaliji sponsors “Majd Qatar” nationwide campaign and book launch

Doha, Qatar, 27 June 2019:  Under the umbrella of its initiatives into the country’s national ambitions, al khaliji bank, Qatar’s next-generation bank, has sponsored the “Majd Qatar” (“Qatar Glory”) nationwide campaign and third book edition. Under the theme “Wise Vision”, the campaign was initiated and launched by Qatar’s Tawasol Center at the Museum of Islamic Art, with the attendance of several dignitaries, officials and media representatives from TV, radio and print outlets.  The campaign’s inauguration event coincided with the sixth anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani's accession to power. The book, Majd Qatar, highlights and documents the Qatari renaissance achievements and milestones over the past two years of blockade on the ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – 18 June 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shariah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Daleen Alkhatib and Abdul Rahim Mohamed 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: Osama Elattar, Samir Elmokadem, Shaikha Al-Mass, Rami Alzain, Ahmad Ghanem, Abdulrahman Alyafei, Rawdha Al-Abdulla, Azlan Osman, Abubaker Mohamed Kutty, Ahmed Mohammed, Racquel Ramos, Mercy Marquez, Noor Alkeilani, Kamarunnisa Faizal, Khalid Al-Ghanim, Lamiaa Allak, Ahmad Khan, Saad Al-Kaabi, Nouf Al-Sada, Khalid Al-Thani, Aize Al-Qahtani, Noora Almaraghi, Khadija ......read more

Key takeaways from Qatar's first-ever bank merger

Qatar - 09 June 2019:  Mirroring a trend seen across the Gulf, two lenders in Qatar announced the country’s first bank merger in a move officials say will support economic growth and the development of the financial and private sectors. On April 21 Barwa Bank and the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) signalled the finalisation of negotiations and clearance of regulatory requirements necessary to consolidate operations. The merged entity, which will operate as Barwa Bank, will have total assets of more than QR80bn ($22bn) and a shareholder equity base of over QR12bn ($3.3bn). Notably, the merger resulted in the consolidation of an Islamic bank – Barwa Bank – with conventional IBQ, with the new institution offering sharia-compliant services. The tie-up is a significant step forward for Qatar’s ......read more

Qatar Insurance distributes Iftar meals at three locations during Ramadan

Doha, 28 May, 2019:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, volunteers from Qatar Insurance – the leading insurer in the MENA region distributed 500 Iftar meals to general public during the holy month of Ramadan. Ahead of dusk and before Maghrib prayers, volunteers from QIC patrolled and distributed a total of 500 Iftar meals in phases at different locations. On the first day, Iftar meals were handed out at the traffic junction near Souq Waqif. On the second day, the Iftar meals were distributed at Doha Sports Stadium. Each Iftar meal was handed out to public along with a small bottle of water. Speaking about this noble initiative, Mr. Ahmed Al Jarboey, Senior Vice President MENA Retail & Motor of QIC Insured stated, “We are delighted to be a part of this community-focused ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – 22 May 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shariah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Almayasa Mohamad Al-Anqar and Noora Ebrahim Al-Abdulghani 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: Morad Onaceur , Abdulrahman Ali Al-Yafei, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Musab Ahmed Ahmed, Mohammadali Abrahim Sayedali, Sana Al-Rashed, Joyce Maria Dsouza, Melvin Nitura, Azeez Mohammed Mohammed, Reem Eisa Al-Kawari, Nouraldain  Abualrub, Mohamed Ali Saheb, Ahmed Yasin Yacoub, Mohd Alawi Al-Yafei, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Nelo Mandayo Ferry, Jasir ......read more

Qatar Post celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan and a year of record success with Annual Suhoor gathering

Doha, Qatar, May 18 2019:  Marking a year of milestone partnerships and developments for its business, Qatar Post held its annual Suhoor gathering for its employees, in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and of a record 2018 performance for the group.  The celebration took place on May 17, at the Ramadan tent in Kempinski Marsa Malaz Hotel.  In attendance were Qatar Post’s staff and senior leadership executives, among whom Mr. Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi, Qatar Post chairman and managing director, shared with attendees the group’s successes in 2018, as well as a glimpse of future plans and strategic areas of focus.  “The overwhelming state support Qatar Post has received in the past year, incentivizing both governmental institutions and bodies to use our services at scale, was our ......read more

QIC Insured launches “Pay your car insurance in 12 easy installments”

Doha, May 01, 2019:  QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region has launched the all new “Pay your car insurance in 12 easy installments” Applicable exclusive on purchase of full car insurance, now customers pay for their insurance in 12 easy installments at zero interest.  To take advantage of this new offer, customers can simply visit any branch of QIC Insured or simply log on to qic-insured.com and select the ‘Installments’ option in the payment page. Upon receipt of the first installment, customers will receive a payment acknowledgement and the comprehensive insurance policy will be emailed to the registered email address along with the scheduled dates for the remaining installments. Commenting on the launch of this new payment scheme ......read more

QDB announces accepting applications for registration in Al Furjan Markets Draw of phase 2 starting 1 May 21, 2019 through Al Furjan Markets mobile application

Doha- 29 April, 2019 –   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in its continued quest to support the growth and competitiveness of the business sector in the state, announced the registration for the first batch of phase 2 of Al Furjan markets raffle draw to award retail space, starting May 01, 2019. The registration process for the first batch of Al Furjan Markets, which is located in Muaither South, Al Khor, Umm Al Qarn, Al Kharaitiyat will last for 30 days, and the bank is inviting all Qatari citizens to apply through Al Furjan mobile application to supervise the governance of the raffle process and to ensure total compliance and transparency.  An integrated electronic system has been developed to allow applicants to apply for the the first batch of phase 2 of Al Furjan markets through Al Furjan mobile application, ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports a 4% Growth in Net Profit for Q1 2019

Net profit of QAR 176 million, up 4% year on year Operating income of QAR 289 million, reflects growth in fee income of 5% on Q1, 2018 Operating expenses are 5% lower compared to the same period last year Significantly reduced impairments charges, down 51% year on year The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 18.4% Doha, April 29, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2019 today with a Net Profit of QAR 176 million for the quarter. This represents an increase of 4% over its financial results for the same period of last year.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director stated: "We began the year on a solid footing, ......read more

QIC Group net profit increases by 15 % to QAR 272 million in Q1 2019

Gross written premiums at Q1 2019 stands at QAR 3.5 billion Doha, 29 April 2019:  Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region reports a net profit of QAR 272 million for the first quarter of 2019. The MENA markets continued to produce stable premiums with underwriting profitability, weathering geopolitical headwinds in the region. QIC’s international operations grew in select low-volatility segments and now account for 76% of its total portfolio. In Q1 2019 QIC adopted a more restrictive and selective approach to new business generation, reflecting the company’s continued focus on de-risking its book and placing more emphasis on low-volatility segments. Gross written premiums (GWP) remained stable at QAR 3.5 billion. The Group’s ......read more

Qatar Development Bank opens registration for “ROWAD Award 2019”

Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of “ROWAD Award 2019”   Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the second edition of Qatar Entrepreneurship award “ROWAD Award 2019”. This prestigious sponsorship is a testament to the leadership's keen interest in building the country's entrepreneurship ecosystem towards achieving economic diversification for sustainable development, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Besides, Qatar topped the global entrepreneurship environment, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report featuring 56 countries, which also confirms the leadership’s keenness in promoting ......read more

QIC Insured was the Platinum Sponsor of Football Championship organized by Hamad Medical Corporation

Doha, Qatar -  23 April, 2019:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer of the MENA region recently sponsored the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Football Championship.  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, the company’s role as a platinum sponsor highlighted its unilateral focus on being a responsible corporate citizen and demonstrated its full support to all sports activities and initiatives.  In view of the partnership, QIC Insured has provided special offers on car insurance, travel, home, personal accident benefit insurance & Anaya for HMC employees and their families. Commenting on the strategic partnership, Mr. Abdulla Y. Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC ......read more

Barwa Bank and ibq complete legal merger

Combined entity’s total assets are valued at more than QAR 80 billion Operational integration to be completed by Q4:2019 The first merger between banks in Qatar’s history The combined entity to operate under the “Barwa Bank” name Doha, Qatar, 22 April 2019 –   Barwa Bank has announced the official completion of its legal merger with International Bank of Qatar (ibq). The merger, which brings two of Qatar’s leading and most dynamic financial players under one roof, will establish a powerhouse Shariah compliant financial institution in both local and regional markets, backed by robust liquidity and solvency levels.    Under the first banks merger in Qatar’s history, this solid financial position will enable Barwa Bank Group to significantly contribute to ......read more

Al Khaliji Bank wins big at the European Magazine Awards

Doha, Qatar, 21 April 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is pleased to announce that it has won two prestigious awards- ‘Best Corporate Bank – Qatar’ and ‘Best Financial Inclusion Program – MENA’ at the recently held the European Magazine Awards.  The European Magazine, over the last several years, has been celebrating achievement, innovation and excellence through its annual awards program. It offers corporate organizations an insight into various achievements within a range of organizations. These recognitions add to the achievement of al khaliji bank in Qatar. On receiving the awards, Acting Group Chief Business Officer, Mr. Omar Al-Emadi said: “It is an outstanding achievement for us and on behalf of the entire ......read more

Heading: QIC Group honors its employees with long service awards

Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurance conglomerate in the MENA recently honored its employees with long service award certificates for completing 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of dedicated service at the company. The award ceremony was held at the QIC headquarters in West Bay. The long service award certificates were handed over to the awardees by Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group in the presence of senior QIC officials. Expressing his gratitude and appreciation during the event, Mr. Salem Al Mannai stated, “At QIC we believe that dedication and collective efforts of our staff play a significant role in achieving QIC Group’s set targets, growth and development of the company and in taking QIC to where it is today. We have always recognized the wide ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 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, Ahmed Fouad Menisy and Mohamed Abdunnaser El-Gamudi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber and Mohamed Yacine Ben Lamnouar. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Thara’a offers account holders the chance to win monthly cash rewards that sum up to more than 2,000,000 Qatari Riyals, and a grand prize ......read more

HSBC to Open the First Digital Branch in Qatar in Msheireb Downtown Doha

HSBC Msheireb to offer a seamless digital experience reinforcing Msheireb’s status as the world’s SMARTEST and most sustainable city district Msheireb Downtown continues to attract more local and global financial institutions Doha, Qatar, 13 April 2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living and business, will be home to the first HSBC digital branch in the country; HSBC Msheireb. The announcement was made during an agreement signing ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and HSBC Bank Middle East, Qatar, the largest international banking organisation in the country. The event was witnessed by the Lord Mayor of London, Peter ......read more

al khaliji announces the date of its Board of Directors meeting

Qatar, April 06, 2019:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC announces that its Board of Directors will meet on 29 April 2019 to approve and disclose the consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 31 March 2019.  

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Net profit exceeded 208 million Qatari Riyals, an increase of 15% Doha – Qatar, April 2018- Barwa Bank Group disclosed its financial statements for the first quarter ending 31st March 2018, where the Group has recorded a net profit of QAR 208.7 million, representing an increase of 15% as compared to the same period in 2017. His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, ......read more

Al Khaliji in association with HEC Paris hosts Masterclass for its Valued Customers…

Doha, April 28, 2018 –   In a joint effort between Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, and HEC Paris in Qatar, a leading provider of executive education, Al Khaliji Bank invited all private banking customers to attend an exclusive masterclass session on one of the most crucial topics ‘Managing in Challenging ......read more

al khaliji hosts their 6th Annual clay shooting competition in Doha…

Doha, Qatar – 25 April 2018 -   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, organized its sixth “Annual Clay Shooting Competition” at the Lusail Shooting Club. The competition welcomed numerous local and international corporate banks and companies to participate in the occasion. Launched in 2012, the first shooting event was ......read more

Qatar Development Bank to launch the “QDB Investment Forum”…

Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2018: As part of its commitment to promote innovative Qatari entrepreneurs and diversify the economy, Qatar Development Bank is launching the “QDB Investment Forum”, which is going to be held on the May 1, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Doha. During the Forum, Qatari Entrepreneurs, both start-ups as well as established ones, will meet with local and international ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports a 5.3% Growth in Net Profit for Q1 2018…

Net Interest Income of QAR 244 million, grew by 5.7% year on year Increased Operating Income of QAR 316 million Operating expenses were QAR 81 million, 3% lower compared to Q1, 2017 Net profit of QAR 169.6 million, an increase of 5.3% year on year The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 16.6% Doha, April 21, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al ......read more

QDB Launches the SME Tool Kit to give extra support to Local Entrepreneurs…

Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2018:   Envisioning to empower Qatari SMEs to harness growth, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced the launch of the first of its kind "SME Toolkit: Policies and Procedures Guidelines for SMEs owners" during a press conference held on Sunday, April 15 at the four Seasons hotel. The press conference was attended by Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – 16th April 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of its April’s draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Ahmad Mohd Al-Mohannadi and Sumaya Mehdar Alyafei each won a cash ......read more

QNB Group Financial Results For The Three Months Ended 31 March 2018…

Doha, 10 April 2018:  QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018. For the three months ended 31 March 2018, Net Profit reached QAR3.4 billion (USD0.9 billion), up by 7% compared to previous year. Total assets increased by 12% from March 2017 to reach QAR834 billion (USD229 ......read more

Barwa Bank's Agm Approves 14% Cash Dividend for Shareholders…

A strong performance in total asset standing at 48,6  billion QR, driven by a strong growth in the finance portfolio that reached 31.7 billion QR. Customer deposits reached 26.5 billion QR.  Doha – Qatar, April 04, 2018:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on ......read more

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) holds its Annual Ordinary General Assembly Meeting for the ...…

Doha, Qatar – March, 2018:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.  All items on the agenda were discussed, ......read more

QDB renews Al Dhameen program portfolio agreement with QIIB…

Doha- 12 March, 2018 -Buoyed by a strong two-year partnership, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has once again renewed its agreement with Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) for its very successful Al Dhameen program portfolio agreement, enabling further expansion of SMEs financing. The agreement was inked by Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of QDB, and Mr. Abdulbasit Ahmad Al-Shaibei, ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 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, Mr. Mohamed Omar Abdalkader and Mr. Khaldoun Nachawi ......read more

QDB successfully conducts ‘Business modeling' course…

Doha, Qatar – March 18, 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in collaboration with Strategyzer imparted a specially designed course ‘Business modeling and value proposition design’ for low-medium startups and entrepreneurs supported by the bank. The course was conducted at the Marriot Marquis – city center in Doha from 25 to 28 February 2018.  The ......read more

Shareholders approve raising QIC Group's capital to QAR 3.2 billion at AGM…

Shareholders approve recommended distribution of cash dividend payout of 15%  Doha, Qatar, March 04, 2018:  Despite being a challenging year, in 2017 Qatar Insurance, the leading insurance Group recorded strong operational performance, coupled with robust premium growth, taking Gross Written Premium (GWP) to QAR 11.7 billion, up by 18% vis-à-vis the same period in 2016. The ......read more

QIC Group to increase capital from QAR 2.7 billion to QAR 3.2 billion…

Shareholders approve recommended distribution of cash dividend payout of 15% Doha, 25 February, 2018: Despite being a challenging year, in 2017 Qatar Insurance, the leading insurance Group recorded strong operational performance, coupled with robust premium growth, taking Gross Written Premium (GWP) to QAR 11.7 billion, up by 18% vis-à-vis the same period in 2016. The underwriting results for ......read more

QFBA join forces with MUFG to develop Qatari talent…

DOHA, Qatar – 25 February 2018 –   The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently signed an internship partnership with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG) banking arm - The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, to host three Kawader internships at their Asian Offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.  The agreement between QFBA and MUFG is an extension ......read more

Barwa Bank claims two sought-after titles at the European Magazine Global Banking & Finance Awards ...…

Doha, Qatar – February 17, 2018 –   In recognition of its service excellence and innovative efforts in the Islamic Banking sector, Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, walked away with two esteemed titles at the European Magazine Global Banking & Finance Awards 2017.  The bank was named the ‘Best ......read more

Al Khaliji CFO attends focus group meet to review Business Studies - Accounting program at CNA-Q…

Doha, February 12, 2018:   Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, through its ongoing commitment to the communities in which it operates, continues to support students, by helping to build their knowledge to ensure academic excellence, which can in turn, enable them to gain the necessary expertise to achieve professional development and ......read more

Inaugural OBG Business Barometer: Qatar Ceo Survey Published…

Country is adapting to challenges, results indicate   Doha, February 06, 2018:  Almost all decision-makers interviewed for the first release of the Business Barometer: Qatar Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) remain upbeat about the local business environment, despite the ongoing boycott implemented by some of its GCC neighbours.   As part of its survey, ......read more

al khaliji gives recognition to long-serving and outstanding employees during its annual staff ...…

Doha, February 3, 2018–   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, recently held its annual staff gathering at Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. The event honored employees, and felicitated staff who completed 10 years in the bank for their loyalty towards the bank and its customers. In addition to this, outstanding performances of 16 ......read more

Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Development Bank collaborate to meet real business needs of Qatar…

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa sees cooperation with academia as a key to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs  DOHA, QATAR February 01, 2018:  Qatar Development Bank’s Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa stated that collaborations with academic institutions like Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) improve the services and support available to aspiring entrepreneurs in Qatar. ......read more

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