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

Doha, Qatar, August 13, 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, Khaola Saad Al-Tairey and Bashaer Ameer Al-Mulla each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Noora Mohammed Al-Baker, Hamad Aqeel Al-Shammari, Babiker Ali, Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari, Hessa Ibrahim Al-Hammadi, Khulood Esmaeil Mahmoudi, Hamad Ali Al-Marri, Aida Maath Abid, Abdulqawi Awad Al-Yafei, Adel Alawi Al-Sanabani, Ali Al-Kubaisi, Fatma  Aly, Jamal Mohammed Al-Baker, Abdelaziz Soltan, Turki Mansour Al-Qahtani, Mohamad ......read more

Barwa Bank declares the winners of Mastercard Weekend Offer

Doha, Qatar, August 8, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the final list of Mastercard Weekend offer winners, at the Bank’s headquarters. The winners were chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekends. The winners announced by Barwa Bank are: Mohamed Shawara, Mir Afroze Ali, Moeed Ahmed, Mohamed Janahi, Kamel Lafi, Ayesha Banu, Abdulla Jassim Al-Malki, Yousef Al-Jassim, Ateeq Khalid and Ali Al-Rumaihi. Each winner took home a travel voucher worth QAR 5,000. In addition to the prize, they earned loyalty points from Barwa Bank with every purchase using Mastercard. These points would be redeemable with Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Nojoom and other leading merchants across Qatar.   The offer was valid for ......read more

QIC Group reaffirms its commitment to CSR through partnership with Dreama

Doha, Qatar, 07 August, 2018:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region have collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans.  QIC Group has long focused on engaging in multiple CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values that create scalable impact.  Today CSR is considered an integral pillar for achieving sustainable development; not only in business, but ......read more

Burgan Bank's New In-house Learning & Development Center alongside Agreement with “Knowledge Club 2018” Pursues Excellence in Human Capital Development

Qatar, July 31, 2018:  Burgan Bank, one of the leading banks in talent and career development, announced its one-year sponsorship of leading knowledge transfer platform - Knowledge Club’s Season 2 workshops and seminars as part of its ongoing strategy to enhance its human capital capabilities through world-class training, strategic partnerships and supportive resources.  The agreement was signed with Vigor Events: the founder of the “Knowledge Club” and a first-class education and training provider in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The “Knowledge Club,” running for the 6th year, provides top companies and individual professionals an exceptional training and development experience. The comprehensive program will hold seminars, conferences, and experiential learning workshops ......read more

QIC Group reports Gross Written premiums of QAR 6.6 billion for the H1 2018

QIC reports 91% of the full year 2017 profits in H1 2018  Improved underwriting performance reflects portfolio shift to lower volatility business Doha, 25 July 2018 -   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, announced its financial results approved by the board for the first half of 2018.  In H1 2018 QIC Group recorded growth in Gross Written Premium (GWP) of 5% to QAR 6.6 billion. This performance reflects the steady and systematic expansion of QIC Group’s international operations, which has further expanded in select low volatility classes. The MENA markets continued to generate stable premiums and underwriting profitability, weathering unabated geopolitical headwinds. Against this backdrop, the Group reported profits to the tune ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – July 22, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced Mr. Abdulrahman Saad Al-Kuwari 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 Economy and Commerce. Thara’a offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari riyals, a first for Islamic banks in Qatar. 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 ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports H1, 2018 Net Profit of Qar 335 Million - 5% Growth Year on Year

Net profit of QAR 335 million, an increase of 5% year on year Increased Operating Income to QAR 617 million Operating expenses were QAR 166 million, 3% lower compared to H1, 2017 Deposit growth of 3% to QAR 33 billion Doha, July 19, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the first six months of 2018, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 335 million. This was driven by growing operating income, effective cost management leading to lower operating expenses.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director stated:   al khaliji continues to achieve robust profit due to the added momentum of our Qatar-centric medium term strategy. Our prudent risk management practices coupled with strong capital position have ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the 4th draw winners of Salary Transfer campaign

Doha, Qatar, July 18, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the fourth draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters.  The draw was held on July 5th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Nasr Merghani Mohamed, Mohamed Hedi Karmous, Juma Hamed Alsaadi, Khalifa Hamad AL- Subaey and Ahmed Isam Ahmed. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary Transfer promotional campaign offering customers a chance to win cash and other rewards that sum up to QAR 1 million. Customers opening new salary accounts ......read more

QDB organizes a workshop on national strategy for business incubators and business accelerators with the participation of 23 government and semi-governmental entities

As part of supporting small and medium enterprises Doha, Qatar, 17, July 2018:  Qatar Development Bank (QDB) organized a workshop on national strategy for business incubators and business accelerators, which was attended by representatives from concerned authorities responsible for entrepreneurship and development of small and medium enterprises in Qatar. During the workshop, the main challenges facing Qatari entrepreneurs were discussed, furthermore, appropriate solutions were developed and opportunities to support emerging projects by establishing a foothold in local, regional and global markets were explored. This strategy is the first of its kind in Qatar and in the Arab countries. It aims at nurturing business startup companies which help develop the business sector and young established companies who have ......read more

Barwa Bank awarded for its “Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar”

By the World Union for Arab Bankers Doha, Qatar – 12, July 2018 –   Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has been awarded for its ‘Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2018’, which was recently organized by the World Union for Arab Bankers (WUAB) in Beirut, a grand ceremony attended by an elite group of regional financial and banking leaders, industry experts and VIP guests. Commenting on winning, Barwa Bank stated:  “Being recognized by an important regional institution, such as the World Union of Arab Bankers, proves Barwa Bank’s commitment to providing a diverse range of the latest Sharia’h-compliant products within the best ......read more

QNB Group: Financial Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2018

Doha, Qatar, 11 July 2018, (AETOSWire): QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30 June 2018.  For the first half of 2018, Net Profit reached QAR7.1 billion (USD1.9 billion), up by 7% compared to last year. Total assets increased by 10% from June 2017 to reach QAR846 billion (USD232 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. The key driver of total assets growth was from loans and advances which grew by 9% to reach QAR604 billion (USD166 billion). This was mainly funded by customer deposits which increased by 9% to reach QAR614 billion (USD169 billion) from June 2017. This helped to maintain QNB Group’s loans to deposits ratio at 98.4% as at 30 June 2018.  The Group’s drive for operational ......read more

al khaliji wins the ‘Best Commercial Bank in Qatar' award at the Arab Banks Awards 2018

Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 :   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has been named as the ‘The Best Commercial Bank in Qatar’ at the 2018 Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence, organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB) and hosted by The Banking Executive magazine.  Al khaliji’s win – which took place during a Gala Dinner ceremony recently held in Beirut in the presence of a host of elite Bankers and International figures – is a recognition of the highest standards of innovation, performance and exceptional service quality of al khaliji. WUAB is a prominent non-profit Arab Forum that serves as an ideal platform for communication, networking, and information sharing, gathering under its umbrella today the ......read more

SMEs set for growing role as Qatar looks towards private sector diversification

Qatar, July 08, 2018:  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be set for a much more prominent role in Qatar, with the government stepping up efforts to collaborate with local companies as part of broader diversification plans.  Local SMEs were presented with a series of potential business opportunities at the third annual Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition (Moushtarayat), held in Doha from April 23-25. Coordinated by the Public Works Authority, Ministry of Finance and Qatar Development Bank (QDB), the event brought together small companies, large firms and government agencies, allowing the public and private sectors to interact while also providing a platform for state entities to showcase projects open for tender or direct assignment.  Moushtarayat 2018 saw more than 2000 ......read more

Qatar Moving to Promote Private Sector Development and Economic Diversification

Private-sector growth and the development of new sectors will be the focus of Oxford Business Group’s upcoming publication, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’. Doha, June 11, 2018:   Private-sector growth and new government initiatives to support long-term economic diversification and sustainability will be the focus of the global research, publishing and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group’s upcoming economic report on the country, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’.  New developments in Qatar’s economy, including measures to support non-hydrocarbon growth and priority industries including agriculture, manufacturing and defence, will be explored in OBG’s economic analysis. ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’ will provide in-depth coverage of the country’s diversification ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the 3rd draw winners of Salary Transfer campaign

Doha, Qatar – June 09, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the third draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was held on June 5th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Mohammed Abdullah Hashem, Mohammed Abdulaziz Farooq, Jaber Rashid AL-Sennari, Dolsicima Ucag Biason and Krishna Chandran Nair. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary Transfer promotional campaign offering customers a chance to win cash and other rewards that sum up to QAR 1 million. Customers opening new salary ......read more

Qatar Development Bank supports Qatari SMEs projects at the 2018 National Plastic Exhibition

Doha, 5 June 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in NPE2018, the world’s largest and most prominent plastics trade show and conference in the Western Hemisphere. NPE2018 took place from May 7th till May 11th in Orlando Florida, USA, and saw participation from 11 Qatari companies in the plastic industry as part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion. The Bank’s participation in this international conference stems from the their mission to strengthen and diversify Qatar’s private sector with a focus on developing SMEs’ competitive edge and export services in global markets. The Qatari participants under the Bank’s special pavilion included: Bu Matar Germany Factory for Plastic Products, Doha Plastic, Qatar ......read more

Barwa Bank launches its Corporate ATM

In line with its continuous endeavor to enhance corporate customers experience and efficiency  Doha – Qatar –June 4, 2018:  In line with its continuous efforts to provide innovative services to its corporate customers in Qatar, Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has launched its Corporate ATM at its main branch.  Barwa Bank's new Corporate ATM service, offering its corporate customers additional features that allow organizations to enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day business flow in the safest and most secure way possible, comes in line with the bank’s commitment to constantly enhance its customers banking experience. On this occasion, Barwa Bank said in a statement:   “In line with our commitment to providing ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the winners of its VISA Credit Cards FIFA World Cup offer 2018

Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced the names of two customers who have won a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.  Barwa Bank joined hands with Visa, the worldwide partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, for the promotional offer that was offered to both existing and new Barwa Bank Visa card holders. For every QAR 100 spent using Barwa Bank Gold and Platinum VISA cards, customers stood a chance to win two tickets to the CAT 1 match of the long-awaited football tournament scheduled to take place from 14th June 2018 to 15th July 2018. The winners, Ismaeel Ayodele Balogun and Mohamed Khiar Haimuor have been granted two tickets each along with a fully paid package to fly to Russia and attend the ......read more

QDB in Collaboration with Bedaya Center and Qatar Business Incubation Center Launches the "Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018" in its 3rd Edition

Doha, 27 May 2018:  As part of its continuous support for home-based businesses, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has launched the 3rd edition of “Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018” in cooperation with Bedaya Center and Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), during a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Saturday 26 May at The Gate Mall, in the framework of the bank’s Home-based Business National Program (HBBNP) for developing Home-based businesses which was launched in 2015 to support this sector, and in return these business will contribute effectively to the local economy. The “Ramadan Baazar Markets” was inaugurated by Mr. Ibrahim Al Mannai, Executive Director of Advisory Services and Incubations at Qatar Development Bank, Mr. Abdulsalam Abu Issa, CEO of Salam International, and Mrs. Aysha Al Mudahka, QBIC ......read more

QDB through its export development agency ‘Tasdeer' participated in FHA Singapore 2018

Doha, Qatar, May 23, 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in its ongoing endeavor to provide all means of support to help the food and beverages SMEs spread their wings in the global markets, through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2018, which was held from April 24-27, 2018 at Singapore Expo and Suntec Singapore.  Hosting a special Qatar pavilion, it offered a poised platform to SMEs to showcase their products and services and gain better business ties. FoodAsia, the largest food industry event in Asia-Pacific region, has a proven ability to attract the right profile and quality trade visitors from across Asia.  The list of participating companies included Qatar Meat Production Co, Global Farm for Agriculture, Agrico Organic Farms, Gulf Water Plant, ......read more

Barwa Bank launches Mastercard Weekend Offer

Doha, Qatar –May 21, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, launches MasterCard Weekend offer for its existing Barwa Bank Mastercard holders.  During the holy month of Ramadan, Barwa Bank offers its customers a chance to win exciting rewards when they make transactions using their MasterCard credit card during the weekends. The offer is valid till July 21, 2018.  The winner will be chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekend, starting Thursday morning till Saturday midnight. 10 winners stand a chance to win a travel voucher worth QAR 5,000 each. In addition, the customers would earn loyalty points with every purchase. These points would be redeemable with Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Nojoom and other leading ......read more

QFBA, in collaboration with CFA Society Qatar, hosted a free CFA Information Session

Doha, Qatar, May 19, 2018:   In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 towards developing human capital and as part of its mission, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with the CFA Society Doha organized a free CFA information session on Tuesday May 8, in order to create an awareness for finance professionals on the importance of being certified in a fast moving world and give participants an idea as to what they can expect from taking this course at QFBA. Participants from different sectors in Qatar such as Georgetown University, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Shell Qatar and KPMG in Qatar, have joined the session. QFBA, in collaboration with CFA Society, are successfully implementing programs that work towards creating a knowledge-based economy. Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al ......read more

Barwa Bank announces impactful campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan to enhance customer loyalty

Doha, Qatar – May 17, 2018 – Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced a slew of customers centric campaigns and initiatives for the holy month of Ramadan. In one of the initiatives, the Bank has launched Mastercard Weekend offer for its existing Barwa Bank Mastercard holders. The move has been taken in order to encourage the credit card holders to spend more using their cards during the weekends. This offer is valid till July 21, 2018. The winner will be chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekend, starting Thursday morning till Saturday midnight. 10 lucky winners stand a chance to win a travel voucher of QAR 5,000 each. Additionally, the customers would also earn loyalty points with every purchase. These points would be ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar – 13 May 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, Randa Abumaali and Lamiaa Gomaa Allak each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients; Mohammad Syed Mohammad, Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber, Mohamed Mohamed Hussain, Basma Ali, Abdulla Saad Marafi, Farideh Esmaeil Nowdaz, Iman  Ghommidh, Aydeh Almaridi, Oamar Ahmed Al-Mulla, Abdulla Hamad Al-Mohannadi, Jumah Idrees Al-Fadel, Shayah Mohd Al-Hamli, Yousuf Ali Almohannadi, Nasser Ebrahim Al-Emadi, Ali Mohd Al-Ghaffari, Shawqi A.Aziz ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the 2nd draw winners of Salary Transfer campaign

Doha, Qatar – May 07,  2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the second draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was held on May 6th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Ebrahim Haidar Abdulla, Mohamed Rahma Thulla Shafeeq, Mohammed Rabiah AL-Kuwari, Dayo Aristotle Santos and Saleh Abdulla Ismaeel.  The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary Transfer promotional campaign offering customers a chance to win cash and other rewards that sum up to QAR 1 million. Customers ......read more

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Bridgestone's annual tyre safety and ECO Station roadshow kicked off in Doha…

Doha, 24 March, 2013 – Bridgestone officially started off its third annual ‘Tyre Safety and Eco Station' (TSES) campaign recently in Doha. The TSES multi-purpose station - set up on the ground floor of the popular City Centre Mall– was officially inaugurated by HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim bin Faisal Al Thani, Chairman of Aamal QSC. The station - open to visitors from 2pm to ......read more

“Indiabulls” in association with “Doha Bank” to offer exclusive deals to NRI community…

19th March 2013, Doha, Qatar…..……… Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd, one of the largest listed real estate developers in India has tied up with Doha Bank to offer banks' NRI customers exclusive deals on properties in India.  Complimentary Home Loan eligibility checks, special offers on Indiabulls properties and exclusive promotion for Doha Bank Indian customers will ......read more

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