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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

Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) announces the launch of its new professional development and training program “The Powerful Leader”

Building leadership skill sets among finance professionals DOHA, Qatar –25 November  2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in its quest to bring newer paradigms for the Qatari executive leadership, is pleased to announce its latest exclusive product, “Powerful Leaders”, an executive coaching proposal for the thought leaders of the nation, aimed at optimizing business management capabilities.  This initiative is driven by QFBA in partnership with “executive training solutions”, entwined with the principle that every business leader has an independent vision and with little guidance, excellence can be achieved for ideal business results and growth. Drawing from its pool of learning professionals and expert practitioners from around the region and the world, custom ......read more

INJAZ Al-Arab Gears-up for the 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition to be held in Kuwait

Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 25 November 2018:   INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete over 12 award categories before their peers and a panel of high-profile judges.    Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the event will welcome over 180 attendees from INJAZ teams, volunteers and chaperons. The competition will conclude with a glittering award ceremony to be held on November 28, welcoming over 400 guests, including high-school and university ......read more

al khaliji hosts Qatar University students for an intriguing session on “Risk Management”

Doha, November 24, 2018 –   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in its quest to expand the horizons of Qatar’s next generation, recently hosted an informative session on “Risk Management” for the students of Qatar University.  The session offered insights into the nuances of managing financial risks and mitigating potential losses. The session comes as part of the bank’s efforts to provide comprehensive information to students and prepare them to manage risk in organizations. The session was hosted by Mr. Oliver Schwarzhaupt, Group Chief Risk Officer, al khaliji Bank, who discussed in detail the importance of risk management and offered ways to deal with financial crises. “Human capital has been given utmost importance in Qatar ......read more

Heading: QIC ranked as Top Investment House from MENA region

Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2018:    Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Benchmark Research. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won by their investors.   More than 290 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks and insurance companies/sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was based on the number of votes received from top-rated analysts, economists and strategists, sales  teams and traders in these institutions. In ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – November 19, 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, Hassan Mohamed Darwish and Arshad Karim 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:  Prisciliano Padua Villaviza, Bashaer Khalid Al-Arfaj, Khalid Rahman Jaffar, Aisha Ali Abu Alshwarib, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Ibraheim Mahmoud, Fatima Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud, Nasser Emair Al-Naemi, Mubaraka Salem Al-Wasmi, Sajid Atique , Mohammed Abdulla Al-Kuwari, Nabseel Cadirikanakka Pillandagath, Abdulla Mohammed ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully completes “Coffee with CEOs” series

Aimed to inspire youngsters DOHA, Qatar – 15 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), as part of its corporate connect endeavor, takes pleasure in announcing that it has successfully completed “Coffee with CEOs” series, for the 2018 Cohort of its quality qatarization program, Kawader.  The event series was intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with young motivated Qataris who are currently working in the financial sector or aiming to do so in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and industry wisdom. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will be continued till November end. Through this series, the undeterred efforts of QFBA paid off well towards shaping the future of new age finance ......read more

QDB honors top 50 SMEs at the SME Excellence List 2018

Doha, Qatar, November 15, 2018:  In its strides to continuously keep motivating the efforts made by SMEs in the growth of the national economy, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber and Qatar Exchange, honored top 50 SMEs at a glittering ceremony held at St. Regis hotel on November 14, 2018.  During the second edition of the SME Excellence List 2018, the awards were presented to these deserving SMEs under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Chairman of Qatar Development Bank (QDB); Mr. Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Qatar Chamber Director-General; and Mr. Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange, along with other ......read more

MEEZA joins Qatar Central Bank to host the 5th Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector

Doha, November 15, 2018 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, will be one of the essential sponsors for the Qatar Central Bank annual event– 5thConference of Information Security in the Financial Sector. The event will be held on November 18-19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. MEEZA CEO, Eng, Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari will be delivering a key presentation on Cyber Security Threats to industry stakeholders. The conference threw light on information security, the challenges it faces and infrastructure improvements. Stability of our financial system is the fundamental pillar that Qatar Central Bank and other ......read more

QIC Group renews membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah (ABHA) International Foundation

Doha, 13 November, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Energy and Sustainable Development in Qatar. The signing ceremony, which took place at the QIC Headquarters in Doha, was attended by Mr. Ali Saleh Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC Group, Mr. Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, Member of the Board of Trustees, Al-Attiyah Foundation, and Mr. Reda I Ali, Managing Director, Al-Attiyah Foundation. Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali ......read more

QDB makes major announcements during the ongoing Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018”

Doha, Qatar, 13 November 2018:   The ongoing Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018”, which is taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, is witnessing greater traction from Qatari companies with an aim to expand their horizons and offer sustainable growth paradigms to Qatari youths and SMEs. In this regard, Qatar Development Bank organized today two press conferences held at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), announcing the launch of SME definition in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as became the frontrunner in launching the first ever SportsTech accelerator for the MEA region. Both initiatives will mark a new era of growth for Qatari companies and will tremendously aid in achieving Qatar National Vision 2030. The SportsTech Accelerator ......read more

QDB kicks off Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018”

As part of its continuous support to empower talented Qatari Youth, and under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior HE Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry inaugurates Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018” Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa: We will continue supporting entrepreneurship to secure a significant international role for Qatar in this field IMB invests more than QR 100 million in Qatar in an innovative technology that will be used for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa Signing ceremony to launch Qatar SportsTech accelerator Doha, 12 November 2018 -   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in keeping up with its strides to offer growth paradigms to new age entrepreneurs, launched today the Qatar ......read more

Lysys group of companies continues to demonstrate strong commitment to the Qatari market with its participation at Milipol Qatar

Qatar, November 08, 2018:  Lysys group of companies continues to demonstrate strong commitment to the Qatari market with its participation at Milipol Qatar, the international event for homeland security and civil defense in the Middle East.  During Milipol Qatar, Lysys Group was represented by Lysys Qatar WLL and Encode.   Lysys Qatar (www.lysys.com) is a technology company with expertise and a successful track record in systems integration for security and ICT systems for critical infrastructure as well as industrial automation, professional and enterprise communication systems.  Lysys is operating in Qatar since 2011. It maintains in Doha a large team of experts, system integration engineers, software developers and an experienced program management team. Throughout its operation, Lysys has managed to establish ......read more

Executives Across Region Cautiously Optimistic Despite Rollercoaster Year

OBG Business Barometer: Gulf highlights growing role of private sector  Dubai, November 06 2018:   Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many. As part of its survey on the economy, the global research and consultancy firm asked almost 900 C-suite executives from across the Gulf’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment.  The survey was launched on November 6, 2018, at Nasdaq Dubai, with the results now available to view in full on OBG’s Editors’ Blog at: ......read more

QIC Insured, official insurer of Qatar Motor Show gathered huge response

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:  QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of QIC and the official insurer of the Qatar Motor Show (QMS) attracted more than 10,000 visitors during the event. Held under the theme “Driving to Innovation”, the motor show also served as the launchpad for the all new QIC Orange – a scheme offering a no frills, low cost comprehensive car insurance in Qatar.  Audiences of every age group gathered to meet, greet and take selfies with QIC Insured’s lucky mascot “Eddie the camel”, which was one of the highlights of the QMS. In addition, approximately 3,000 QIC Orange branded stress balls were handed out to the visitors during the show. Available exclusively through the online portal, qic-insured.com, the newly designed QIC Orange scheme offers customers low ......read more

Qatar is in full charge to spearhead Sports Tech. Entrepreneurship scene regionally

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:   As part of its leading role in supporting startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in various sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announces the launch of the first SportsTech accelerator in MEA region powered by Startup Bootcamp the global player in accelerating Tech. Startups, with the goal to become the leading and central point in the region for sports innovation.  The initiative aims to attract the worlds’ most promising Sports technology startups, to further boost the sports industry and contribute towards the accelerated growth shaping up in the Qatar sports business. The accelerator is now open to startups globally, and the first program will commence in February 2019. Startups can start applying on www.qatarsportstech.com, till December 2018. QDB has always been a ......read more

QIC Group conducts Pink Month campaign

Doha, Qatar, October 31, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group, the region’s leading insurer recently conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness forum to increase medical awareness of breast cancer and highlight the importance of its early detection amongst its female workforce.  Themed as The Pink Month campaign, the month long campaign kicked off with distribution of a pink awareness ribbon coupled with awareness presentation by the medical team to educate female staff about the risk factors, FAQs, its prevention and early screening methods that can save lives. Qatar Insurance Group is very proud to support such awareness initiatives for the well-being of the community. It demonstrates our Human Resources department’s ongoing commitment to raise awareness for the wellbeing of our community, and shows our support for ......read more

Massoun & Commercial Bank host an interactive workshop

Massoun & Commercial Bank host an interactive workshop to strengthen Insurance Partnership Doha, Qatar, 30 October 2018:  Massoun Insurance Services LLC. – a Joint Venture between Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) and its bancassurance partner Commercial Bank – recently hosted an interactive workshop with the Bank’s Wholesale Banking team. The session shed light on the achievements of Massoun over the years and detailed its future plans with Commercial Bank to further enhance its suite of insurance products and improve the client experience for its corporate customers.   Held at the Commercial Bank Plaza building, the workshop served as an excellent platform for exchanging views and enhancing teamwork.  Addressing the audience, Ms. Ruba Hasan, General Manager of Massoun, said: “We ......read more

QIC Group reports net profit growth of 54% to QAR 474 million for first nine months of 2018

The Group’s net underwriting result increased to QAR 378 million, compared with a to a loss of QAR 103 million for the same period last year QIC Group is constantly expanding its low severity high frequency business which now constitutes a significant portion of the total portfolio. Doha, Qatar, October 24, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region yesterday announced its financial results for the first nine months ended September 30, 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 of the Board of Directors, the Board approved the financial results.   The MENA markets continued to produce stable premiums with underwriting ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports Q3, 2018 Net Profit of Qar 469 Million – 3.5% Growth Year on Year

Net profit of QAR 469 million, an increase of 3.5% year on year Net Fee and Commission Income of QAR 154 million, an increase of 2% year on year Operating expenses were QAR 247 million, an improvement of 3.4% to Q3, 2017 Impairments decrease by 28% year on year Liquidity remains strong resulting in an improved Loan to Deposit Ratio Doha, Oct 23, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 469 million. This improved net profit was a result of effectively managing margins, controlling costs and a reduction in impairments.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director stated:   “al khaliji has delivered consistent growth in profitability, ......read more

al khaliji holds awareness session to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doha, Qatar – 17 October 2018 –   On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, organized a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Program ‘Screen for Life’.  During this seminar, ‘Screen for Life’ team presented a lecture about breast cancer symptoms, stages and prevention methods, in addition to Mammogram, which is the early detections test every woman between 45-69 should do once every 3 years. The lecture included also details about the suites where women can get screened.  Al khaliji was keen to maximize the opportunity for participants of the seminar to gain a wide perspective and promote a message of hope.  “Breast ......read more

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UAE, 4 February, 2015 - Brazil continues to cement its bilateral trade relations with Arab countries as reflected in a surge in exports from the region. According to statistics released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), collective exports from the Arab World to Brazil recorded a substantial increase in 2014 to reach a total of USD 11,427 billion. The key products imported from the ......read more

QNB Ranked Best Bank Brand in the Middle East and Africa for 2015 by Brand Finance…

Doha – 01 February 2015 : QNB, “One of the World’s Strongest Banks”, has been confirmed as the most valuable banking brand in The Middle East and Africa according to The Annual Survey carried out by Brand Finance and published by The Banker Magazine, an affiliate to the international acclaimed Financial Times newspaper. Highlighting the extent of its top ......read more

AXA's First Shop opens in Qatar City Centre; committed to spread footprint…

AXA’s First Shop opens in Qatar City Centre; committed to spread footprint In a step that reinforces its commitment to expanding its footprint within Qatar, AXA Insurance Gulf – one of the largest and the leading non-life international insurers in the region – has announced the opening of its first AXA Shop in the country. The AXA Shop, situated on the Ground level of ......read more

Doha Bank achieves sustainable performance with best performing ratios…

Dubai, January 20, 2015: His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, announced Doha Bank's financial results for the year 2014. Net profit for the year 2014 recorded an impressive QAR 1,354 million which represents a growth of 3.1 per cent as compared to QAR 1,313 million for the ......read more

Leading Insurance Broker in the GCC Expects Increasing …

Industry to Witness Rapid Growthas Employee Benefits become Determining Factor for Successful Recruitment in Region’s Competitive Business Environment DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Insurance and savings penetration will continue to rise in 2015 due to developing regulations and increased awareness about the importance of financial security, according to Nexus Group, the region’s ......read more

5th Qatar International Businesswomen Forum to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Jawaher ...…

Doha – 14 December 2014: The Qatari Businesswomen Association and Interactive Business Network, organizers of the 5th edition of the Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBWF), announced that the 5th Qatar International Businesswomen Forum under the patronage of HH Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, wife of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, The Emir of Qatar, ......read more

Doha Bank organised “Dhow Cruise” for Qatar Jewellers…

Dubai, December 10, 2014:Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar,recently organized a get together eventexclusively for Bullion related business customers with a unique theme titled “Sailing with Gold”, an exciting traditional dhow cruise journey in Doha Corniche waters on 6th Dec 2014. The event was well attended by the leading jewellers in Qatar. Addressing at the ......read more

Doha Bank Provides Project Finance to Kharafi National…

Dubai, December 04, 2014: Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, has successfully closed a Project Finance deal of KD 25 Million with Kharafi National of Kuwait.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity to finance Kharafi National. Doha Bank is committed to supporting the wider business community in Kuwait. For this reason, we see the potential to further grow our ......read more

Barclays crowned best private bank in Qatar…

01 December 2014 – Doha, Qatar: Barclays was recently crowned ‘Best Private Bank in Qatar’ at the inaugural WealthBriefing GCC Region Awards 2014.  One of five firms shortlisted in the category, the triumph is yet another milestone in Barclays’ drive to be recognised as a leading player in the MENA private banking space. Cedric Lizin, Head of Middle East and North ......read more

Qatar's Strategic Focus will Deliver Financial Stability, say Senior Leaders at Euromoney Qatar …

Oil and Gas-Producing Nations Likely to Come Under Pressure from Falling Asset Prices; Global Economy Requires Concerted Effort to Resist Stagnation and Resolve Debt Issues Doha, Qatar The global economy is being pushed off-track by a rising range of pressures that require concerted action, and oil and gas-exporting nations in particular face new risks, according to global financial leaders ......read more

Banks should strengthen their fight against financial crime to protectagainst reputation risks, ...…

Dubai, October 16, 2014: Banks should strengthen their fight against financial crime to protect against reputation risks, said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank at the fifthUS- MENA Private Sector Dialogue on correspondent banking, which was hosted by the Union of Arab Banks at BNY Mellon, New York on 14th and 15th October 2014. Dr. Seetharaman participated in the session on the topic ......read more

Banks should strengthen their fight against financial crime to protect against reputation risks, ...…

Dubai, October 16, 2014: Banks should strengthen their fight against financial crime to protect against reputation risks, said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank at the fifth US- MENA Private Sector Dialogue on correspondent banking, which was hosted by the Union of Arab Banks at BNY Mellon, New York on 14th and 15th October 2014. Dr. Seetharaman participated in the session on the topic ......read more

QNB Group, one of the World's Strongest Banks and the leading bank in the Middle East and North ...…

QNB Group, one of the World’s Strongest Banks and the leading bank in the Middle East and North Africa, announced its results for the nine months ended 30 September 2014. For the nine months of 2014, Net Profit was QR8.0 billion (USD2.2 billion), up by 12.6% compared to last year. The Group’s prudent cost control policy and strong revenue generating capability allowed it to ......read more

DohaBank and Indian Embassy organize business meeting for the ‘Vibrant Gujarat 2015 Middle East ...…

Dubai, September 07, 2014:Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, and the Indian Embassy, Doha,co-hosted a business meeting for the “Vibrant Gujarat 2015 Middle East Delegation” held recently at the Doha Bank Auditorium in its Head Quarters, West Bay, Doha.H.E. Mr. Sanjiv Arora, Indian Ambassador, Qatar, accompanied the Indian delegation led by Mr. B. B. Swain, IAS, ......read more

QNB acquires a 12.5%1 stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the leading pan-African bank…

Doha, 6 September, 2014 -  QNB, “One of the World’s Strongest Banks” has today announced the acquisition of a 12.5%1 stake (both ordinary and convertible preference shares) in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. This strategic partnership with a leading pan-African bank is a fundamental step towards QNB’s strategy of being a MEA Icon by 2017. Ecobank ......read more

Doha Bank CEO honored with Lifetime Achievement Award…

Dubai, August 24, 2014: The Institute of Directors, Tamil Nadu State Chapter hosted the Global Summit 2014 on Business Excellence on August 22 and 23, 2014 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai – India. The theme of the Summit was “Business excellence through Boardroom best practices”. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank participated in the function and was honoured with “Life Time ......read more

Doha Bank achieves 5% profit growth with impressive ratios…

Dubai, July 17, 2014: His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, has announced Doha Bank's financial results for the first half of 2014. Net profit for the first half of 2014 recorded an impressive QAR 787 million as compared to QAR 748 million for the same period in 2013 showing an increase of 5.2 per cent. H.E. Sheikh Fahad ......read more

Doha Bank CEO receives PhD in Global Governance from European University…

Dubai, June 29, 2014: Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, has received a PhD in “Global Governance” from European University recently. Dr. Seetharaman received the doctorate at a convocation event held in Geneva –Switzerland recently. The function was attended by Mr. Adolf Ogi, former president of Switzerland and senior ......read more

Regulatory reforms should achieve balance between economic growth and financial safety, says Doha ...…

Dubai, June 22, 2014: “Regulatory reforms should achieve balance between economic growth and financial safety”, says Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank. Dr. Seetharaman addressed at the International Arab Banking Summit 2014, which was held under the High Patronage of H.E Mr. Francis Hollande – President of French Republic, held recently in Paris, France. The panel ......read more

Doha Bank Named the Best Regional Commercial Bank at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards…

For the second consecutive year ​Doha Bank Named the "Best Regional Commercial Bank" at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards Dubai, June 06, 2014 - For the second consecutive year, Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, has been named the ‘Best Regional Commercial Bank’ at The Banker Middle East Industry Awards, which was recently held in ......read more

Oil sector is expected to drive Kuwait project space in 2014, says Doha Bank Group CEO…

Dubai, May 26, 2014: “Oil sector is expected to drive Kuwait project space in 2014”, said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, at a knowledge sharing session in Kuwait on ‘Projects and Contracts Opportunities and Challenges’ hosted by Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar. The event was well attended by economists, major contracting companies and ......read more

Sustainable urban development requires innovations, says Doha Bank Group CEO…

Dubai, May 14, 2014: A range of issues including higher fuel prices, climate change and fresh water depletion turn to be major challenges to urban growth, according to Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar. These challenges provide an opportunity to demonstrate that growth can occur at lower rates of environmental degradation, albeit innovations ......read more

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