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Moody’s affirms QIIB rating at ‘A2’ with stable outlook

May 31, 2020 Read More

Qatar Steel becomes first company in Middle East to achieve ‘1 Rosette’ rating from UK CARES

April 13, 2020 Read More

IMF welcomes Qatar’s quick response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020 Read More

Masraf Al Rayan Ordinary General Assembly elects new Board Members

March 19, 2020 Read More

General Tax Authority announces extension on tax returns by two months

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IMF harps on sustained structural reforms in GCC

February 24, 2020 Read More

In-Depth: Trade deal fails to ignite commodity

January 20, 2020 Read More

QNB focuses on Southeast Asia to expand: Al Khalifa

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IMF revises Mideast growth projection slightly lower, forecasts strong growth for 2021

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Sharp jump in Qatar-US monthly trade volume

January 19, 2020 Read More

Ahlibank reports QR675.2m net profit for 2019

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QIB net profit surges 10.9% to QR3.05bn

January 16, 2020 Read More

US-China pact reaffirms vow to avoid competitive devaluation

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US and China sign phase one of trade deal

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GWC net profit surges by 9% to QR249.1m in 2019

January 15, 2020 Read More

QIB named ‘Best Islamic Bank in Qatar’

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QNB full-year net profit grows 4% to QR14.4bn

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Monthly inflation inched up 0.46% in December ’19

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NPIM announces completion of 49% equity stake acquisition in Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

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Qatar Financial Centre records exceptional 33% growth in 2019

January 14, 2020 Read More

Qatar-Turkey trade reaches QR5.69bn during first nine months of 2019

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Gold prices jumped 17% in 2019 driven by strong demand

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US-China trade deal a mixed success for Trump

January 13, 2020 Read More

S&P projects $170bn sukuk issuance in 2020; Qatar key player in 2019

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Boeing faces $5 billion tab on 737 Max simulator training

January 12, 2020 Read More

Gold steadies with US, Iran stepping back from the brink

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Qatari non-oil exports set to exceed pre-blockade levels: QDB official

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight capacity increased by 2.6% in November

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European shares rebound from early losses as US-Iran tensions ebb

January 9, 2020 Read More

Foreign firms wary as China launches investment law

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Markets stabilize after being roiled by Iran missile attack

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Qatar Central Bank’s international reserves continue to grow

January 8, 2020 Read More

Singapore sees ‘strong interest’ in digital bank licenses

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Prime Central London property prices forecast to rise by 18%

January 7, 2020 Read More

Qatar signs long-term LNG deal with Kuwait

January 6, 2020 Read More

Huge public spending to boost real estate growth: Ezdan

January 5, 2020 Read More

Asian markets eye increased exports to Qatar

January 2, 2020 Read More

Credit facilities rise to QR1,026.5bn

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Qatar-Mexico trade and economic cooperation to strengthen further

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Fitch forecasts subdued home price growth in 2020

December 31, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s growing startup ecosystem seeks more private sector-led investment funds

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Global economy will witness consolidation in 2020: Top banker

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IPAQ announces expansion of Turkey’s Dogus Group Holding into Qatar

December 30, 2019 Read More

Wheat could be surprise winner of the US-China trade deal

December 29, 2019 Read More

Facing US trade uncertainty, China seeks closer ties with neighbours

December 26, 2019 Read More

WB projects Qatari economy to grow by 3.2% in 2021

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Bitcoin options introduction subdued in wake of futures letdown

December 24, 2019 Read More

Pound’s political reality check offers insight into 2020 trading

December 23, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s investments in food industries increase by 126%

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Qatar to increase downstream gas investments; retains position as Mena’s top gas exporter: APICORP

December 22, 2019 Read More

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai awarded $242 million pay package

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Opec+ cuts not enough to lift prices

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Businesses and investors upbeat on Budget 2020

December 17, 2019 Read More

What is actually in the US-China ‘Phase One’ trade deal?

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China deal lifts US stocks into record territory

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Qatar-Spain trade volume witnesses 21% jump

December 16, 2019 Read More

Qatar-US strategic alliance strong in all fields, says Finance Minister

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In-Depth: Trade deal lifts commodities

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Logistics parks: Manateq and QIB sign deal to finance investors

December 15, 2019 Read More

Upside potential for oil prices in 2020

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Prime Minister of Malaysia and Qatari businessmen discuss ways to expand bilateral economic cooperation

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Qatar Investment Authority to invest $450 million in Adani’s Mumbai power unit

December 12, 2019 Read More

China’s bitcoin miners scoop up greater production power

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Lebanon 2019 budget deficit ‘much bigger’ than expected: Finance Minister

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Baladna to make stock market debut today

December 11, 2019 Read More

Less action plans, more action’: EU Commission under fire over money-laundering overhaul

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A 5,000-year-old plan to erase debts is now a hot topic in America

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QPAY joins Qatar Financial Centre platform

December 10, 2019 Read More

QC, Turkish metals sector to boost cooperation ties

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QNB to embrace digital transformation

December 9, 2019 Read More

Manateq awards QR1.5bn project to GWC

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Qatari economy to accelerate growth in 2020: Commercial Bank

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Real estate market sees solid pickup: Ezdan

December 5, 2019 Read More

Massive Qatari investments in US help boost American job market

December 4, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s economic outlook remains positive

December 3, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s business sector to benefit from labour law reforms: ILO official

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Lagarde says ECB will be ‘resolute’ on inflation mandate

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Steady rise in banks’ credit facilities; service sector overtakes real estate

December 1, 2019 Read More

Swiss luxury, pharmaceuticals companies eye Qatari market

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Investcorp closes nearly $45m deal

November 26, 2019 Read More

Kazakh Invest offers attractive returns for Qatari investors

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Qatar’s new investment laws among most competitive in the region: TBY Qatar Editor

November 25, 2019 Read More

In-Depth: Commodities caught between weak data and trade hopes

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Is the global manufacturing recession coming to an end?

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Mena lending conditions improve in Q2 this year, but at a slower pace

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Qatar and Russia to boost economic, trade cooperation

November 21, 2019 Read More

Public sector loans increase to QR286.5bn

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Fitch affirms Doha Bank at ‘A’; Outlook Stable

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Qatar banks can largely fend off tougher 2020

November 20, 2019 Read More

Qatar, Germany to explore new investment opportunities

November 19, 2019 Read More

Qatar ranks top in GCC Islamic banks’ liquid asset ratio

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London Stock Exchange lists QIIB’s $300m Sukuk

November 17, 2019 Read More

QSE’s benchmark index gained 88.64 points last week

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After $9 billion writedown, Mexicans fume over airport chaos

November 12, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Malaysia economic ties to see major boost

November 10, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Turkey trade strong, grows by 85%

November 3, 2019 Read More

Bank Indonesia cuts policy rates further to support economy

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Brazil invites Qatar to take part in $400bn investment opportunities

October 29, 2019 Read More

175 Jordanian companies set up in Qatar during first nine months of 2019

October 28, 2019 Read More

Global growth is slowing and the strength of the recovery is uncertain

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Qatar, Austria trade up 5% in 2018, says Qatar Chamber Chairman

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QIIB net profit rises 5.7% to QR777m

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Globe-trotting Lebanese lenders face toughest test at home

October 27, 2019 Read More

Turkish lira steady ahead of interest rate decision

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Trump again attacks Fed, says central bank ‘derelict in its duties’

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Industries Qatar reports QR2bn net profit for first nine months of this year

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Commercial Bank net profit rises 19.4% to QR1.50bn

October 23, 2019 Read More

Turkey targets over $1.1bn exports to Qatar by year-end

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Govt and public sector deposits rise to QR266.5bn

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Italy is Qatar’s strategic investment partner: Al Kuwari

October 22, 2019 Read More

Baladna IPO offers great opportunity for Qatari investors: CFO

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Qatar-Italy trade up 23% in H1 2019

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High-profile New York investment meet discusses FDI potential in Qatar

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Factor investing adoption uptake continues apace in equities & fixed income

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Qatar-Italy trade up 16%: QC Chairman

October 20, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s Industrial Production Index in August rises 1.1% Y-o-Y

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Face saving US-China trade deal is just political smoke and mirrors: QNB

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Dollar is not the haven it used to be for em currency traders

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Qatar dairy company Baladna to raise around $392 million in IPO

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al khaliji reports 6% year-on-year growth in net profit

October 16, 2019 Read More

GWC posts 10% growth in Q3 net profits

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America’s ‘green economy’ is now worth $1.4 trillion

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Marginal rise in annual inflation

October 15, 2019 Read More

Qatar has major plans to develop new liquefaction facilities

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Are US-Chinese tariffs on almost everything the ‘new normal’?

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China Sept exports fall 3.2%, imports down 8.5%, below forecasts

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PwC Qatar, QFC lay out approaches on data privacy in Mideast region

October 14, 2019 Read More

Policy reforms reflect Qatar’s economic strength: IPA CEO

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September real estate deal value reaches QR1.47bn

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Moody’s upgrades Apicorp’s credit rating to ‘Aa2’ with ‘stable’ outlook

October 13, 2019 Read More

Is India ripe for a rebound?: QNB

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Qatar-Spain trade value grows to €1.2bn: Envoy

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QSE index closes at 10,227.52 points

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Qatar’s non-energy private sector signals returning growth momentum: QFC

October 9, 2019 Read More

In-Depth: Weaker dollar propels gold to the next level

October 8, 2019 Read More

QCB’s international reserves rise for 20th consecutive month

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US-China trade war a significant headwind for global GDP growth

October 6, 2019 Read More

EU girds for trade riposte after US ups ante on tariffs

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SoftBank’s plans for second mega-fund hit by WeWork debacle

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‘Invest in Qatar’ attracts huge response from foreign investors

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Post-blockade proves Qatar’s remarkable resilience: Al Jaida

October 2, 2019 Read More

Portfolio flows to Emerging Markets at $37.7bn in September

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Bitumode Qatar makes great strides in self-sufficiency drive

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Qatar sets perfect example for would-be energy exporters in Mediterranean

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Omar Alfardan highlights Commercial Bank’s growing interests in Turkey

September 30, 2019 Read More

Polish banks haunted by Swiss franc mortgages in European court

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Qatar’s investment in healthcare sector at QR22.7bn

September 29, 2019 Read More

QNB’s Hong Kong branch will be gateway for its clients to mainland China

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Fiat Chrysler to pay $40M fine for overstating sales numbers

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Hunt for tax havens fuels $47 billion stampede into muni debt

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Thomas Cook France declares insolvency

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GCC countries should rethink social services models to ease pressure on governments

September 26, 2019 Read More

South Africa’s economy enters 70th month of downward cycle

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UN calls for ‘Global Green New Deal’ to boost world economy

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Qatar’s Construction Institute set to open next week

September 25, 2019 Read More

World’s wealthiest families are stockpiling cash as recession fears grow

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Qatar Chamber launches electronic system to evaluate customer satisfaction

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Moody’s outlook for Qatar’s banking system remains stable

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Top asset managers underscore need for better corporate engagement with investor community

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Qatar banking sector ends H1 with solid performance: PwC

September 24, 2019 Read More

QNB joins UN corporate sustainability initiative

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Prepare for a world with more tariffs, US Fed’s Bullard says

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Mandatory IR rules for listed companies effective in October

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IRClass foresees strong growth in Qatar’s shipping industry

September 23, 2019 Read More

QFC expands platform to more FinTech providers

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Biggest banks are less likely to wreck the economy than a decade ago

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Turkey turned up heat on banks after standoff over bad loans

September 22, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Ukraine to boost trade cooperation

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QSE’s main index closes at 10,512.06 points

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Trade talks seen as unlikely to mend US-China divide

September 18, 2019 Read More

Euro zone’s 140 billion-euro interest windfall could allow spending boost

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In-Depth: China buying lifts hope of agriculture sector

September 16, 2019 Read More

Money reserves and counterpart assets at QR74.6bn

September 15, 2019 Read More

CPI-based monthly inflation up 1.16% in August

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EMs volatile amid sharp sentiment swings: QNB

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France, Germany blast Facebook’s Libra, back public cryptocurrency

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QSE’s main index gained 208.46 points last week

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Qatari banks improved liquidity and profitability in first half: Fitch

September 11, 2019 Read More

Technology hands start ups key to $5.1 trillion FX market

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The challenges Brexit poses to Britain’s economy

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Qatar listed banks record strongest NII growth in GCC

September 10, 2019 Read More

Commercial Bank to issue bonds worth up to $700m: CEO

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Russia’s huge gold stash is now worth more than $100 billion

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Qatar-Singapore ties to get major boost

September 9, 2019 Read More

Tech disruption: GCC banks catch up as clients become more demanding

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US seeks trade deal with a post-Brexit Britain

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Greece must restore its credibility, new prime minister says

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Islamic finance contracts estimated to reach $2.5trn

September 8, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Singapore trade volume expands to over QR26bn

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QFC joins Islamic Financial Services Board

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US leading indicators are flashing warning signs

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Qatar PMI rises, outlook remains strongly positive

September 5, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s economic reforms evoke positive response from investors

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Qatar, Indonesia trade volume increases by 154% to $877m

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Investing in research-intensive institutions is key to economic diversification in GCC: PwC

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Qatar-China trade volume up 30% to $13.5bn

September 4, 2019 Read More

Qatar committed to incentivise private sector

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Blockade helped Qatar unlock its real potential: Minister Al Kuwari

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QCB issues treasury bills worth QR600m for September

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Listed banks’ net profit rises by 4.7% to QR12.55bn in H1

September 3, 2019 Read More

Economic growth leads to peak demand for utilities

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Arab-Italian Business Forum to shed light on Qatari economy

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Investors urged to support Qatar’s growing tech startup industry

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Pound slides on en election speculation, Brexit uncertainty

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ECB must do more to stave off weak economic growth

September 1, 2019 Read More

QCB’s total assets grow by 23.7% to QR233bn

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Strong consumer spending propping up US economy

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US, France to lead talks on a global digital tax

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US economy slowing, but consumers limiting downside

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Foreign net inflows into Qatar equity market stood at $2.2bn in 2018

August 29, 2019 Read More

QFC reports increase in new business in H1

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Private sector deposits grow to QR365.5bn

August 28, 2019 Read More

QSE benchmark index breaks 10,000 levels on broad-based gains

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Real estate deal value at QR10.82bn in H1

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Qatar’s trade surplus at QR13.2bn in July this year

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Sukuk issuance set to climb 6% to around $130bn in 2019

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Qatar-US trade volume surges to QR12.34bn in H1 2019

August 27, 2019 Read More

GCC listed firms’ aggregate net profit slides 14.7% in Q2

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SMEs fast shifting to online payment system

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Bitcoin bullied into tighter trading range with top at $11,800

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Trump, Abe say US and Japan have agreed in principle on trade deal

August 26, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Singapore trade grows 10% to $7bn

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GCC bond issuance surges to record $40bn in Q2

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Qatar’s current account surplus expands to QR60bn

August 25, 2019 Read More

QNB: Divergent economic performance across Euro area causes problems

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Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

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Lower Lebanon credit rating shows need for reform: analysts

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China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports

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QSE index gained 3.09% last week

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QFC joins World Alliance of International Financial Centres

August 22, 2019 Read More

Global sustainability can be improved only by gender equality: Top banker

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Qatar’s Industrial Production Index in June up by 1.9% year-on-year

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Real estate trading volume at over QR312m for week beginning August

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More than QR2.89bn real estate deals recorded in July

August 21, 2019 Read More

Aviation sector fuels Qatar’s growth: Official

August 20, 2019 Read More

Lebanon’s Aoun vows to tend to economic, financial reforms

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QCB: Qatar to register strong economic growth this year

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Qatar economic growth to accelerate in 2019-2020: QCB

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UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

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A heightened US-China Financial War Imperils Global Economy

August 8, 2019 Read More

Qatar-Russia investment volume at $13bn

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Domestic banks’ cross-border assets concentrate in Europe

August 7, 2019 Read More

Qatar real estate market sees rise in supply of outdoor retail space

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$123.2bn Sukuk issued globally in 2018

August 4, 2019 Read More

Qatar Central Bank cuts lending rate by 25 basis points

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Rate cut to spur GCC non-oil growth: IIF

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IMF downgrades world growth, warns of ‘precarious’ 2020

July 25, 2019 Read More

Qatar fully out of blockade’s economic impact: QCB

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GCC looks to add 7GW renewables by early 2020

July 23, 2019 Read More

In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

July 22, 2019 Read More

GCC fiscal expansion continues in 2019; lower budget deficits forecast for 2020

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How a conflict in Gulf could impact commodities markets

July 21, 2019 Read More

QNB Economic Commentary: Natural gas is by far the cleanest fossil fuel: QNB

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Online presence for businesses a must, not an option: Expert

July 18, 2019 Read More

IPA will help augment Qatar’s FDI inflow

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QIIB net profit rises by 5.5% to QR510.6m

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QIB profit grows by 7.5% to QR1.42bn; assets at QR154.6bn

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Woqod posts QR548m net profit in first half

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Foreign investments in Qatar rise to QR722.6bn in Q1 this year

July 17, 2019 Read More

Commercial Bank’s net profit grows to QR934m

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Pakistan central bank raises key interest rate to 13.25%

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QFC’s ESO releases its annual report

July 16, 2019 Read More

Investments worth $209bn needed in Mena power sector

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Masraf Al Rayan achieves net profit of QR1.07bn in H1

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NDS-2 hastens Qatar’s growth

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Inflation edges up 0.67% in June

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Qatar dominates GCC contract deal value in May

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US exports to Qatar jumps over 100% in May

July 15, 2019 Read More

Fiscal policy to the rescue in the Eurozone

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Want to invest responsibly? A new breed of stock exchange aims to help

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Erdogan says Turkey will make serious rate cuts: Haberturk

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Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term

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Bank of England agents help policy makers see through Brexit economic noise

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QFC Regulatory Authority imposes $100,000 penalty on financial services company

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Credit growth by Islamic banks records highest in service, industries sectors

July 14, 2019 Read More

Tech startups attract growing number of entrepreneurs

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Italy to keep underperforming peers after 2019 stagnation

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Another European company blames the economy for a profit warning

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Kahramaa awards 34 contracts worth QR 565 million to local companies in first half of 2019

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Dollar holds on to gains as investors rein in pricing for big rate cuts

July 11, 2019 Read More

Qatar Investment Authority leads $150 million investment round in Byju’s, Indian learning app

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QNB net profit rises by 4% to QR7.4bn; assets at QR887bn

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Qatar’s automobile market records robust growth in May

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Nakilat achieves 7% increased profits

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Qatar’s trade surplus reaches QR68.8bn

July 9, 2019 Read More

Geopolitical risk could see GCC banks require sovereign support

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Qatar Central Bank’s forex reserves rise to $52.7bn

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Qatar Chamber to bolster ties with Iraqi counterpart

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GCC market to benefit from India’s gold duty hike

July 8, 2019 Read More

After Deutsche Bank cuts, where will the growth be?

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GECF LNG exporters to benefit from US-China trade war

July 7, 2019 Read More

QR1.37bn real estate deals in May

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Leaders pause for a breath at the G20 Summit

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Qatar’s industrial sector PPI slows down

July 4, 2019 Read More

Qatar sees significant rise in water project contract awards

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GCC hosts $43.7trn in liquid assets, set to finance economic growth

July 3, 2019 Read More

Qatar-World Bank deal to stimulate private sector

July 2, 2019 Read More

Gold sinks most in a year as trade truce deals blow to bulls

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Beware growing risks to global growth: QNB

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Hong Kong turns an old airport into billions worth of luxury condos

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Qatar among world’s leading countries in tech adaptability: Expert

June 2, 2019 Read More

Global energy investment stabilises above $1.8trn

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Brexit uncertainty a persistent drag on the UK economy: QNB

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Pakistan approves 20-billion rupee fund to support stock market

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QIA leads over $500m strategic growth investment in SoFi

May 30, 2019 Read More

US removes India from currency watch list, China stays

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Technology to revolutionise Qatar’s industries within years

May 29, 2019 Read More

QGMD amends article of association for stock split

May 28, 2019 Read More

Bitcoin jumps toward $9,000 in best-performing month since 2017

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Nigeria’s president signs ambitious 2019 budget

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Qatar-Spain trade volume reaches QR5.09bn

May 27, 2019 Read More

Businesses need to be dementia-friendly: Expert

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Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism

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Turkish lira weakens again over shaky U.S. ties

May 26, 2019 Read More

China has more weapons in US tariff war – but do they work?

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Taiwan’s growth, rising wages may not keep Tsai in power

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Qatar Chamber calls on private sector to hire more Turkish workforce

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JRE expands portfolio; launches UK Property Management Service

May 22, 2019 Read More

Qatar Chamber discusses issues of private schools

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Eden Project seeks to ‘breathe new life’ into former Australian mine

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Google says services on Huawei phones still will function

May 21, 2019 Read More

Qatar’s industrial production almost stable in March this year

May 20, 2019 Read More

QSE index at 9,873.43 points

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Adopting a circular economy could save billions: Report

May 15, 2019 Read More

Bayer nears 7-year low after $2 bn award in Roundup trial

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Bitcoin vaults above $7,000 as cryptocurrency rally gains steam

May 14, 2019 Read More

China hikes tariffs on US goods after Trump warning

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South Korea’s latest big export: Jobless college graduates

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Cory Booker’s tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

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QIB wins 3 awards from Global Finance

May 13, 2019 Read More

Pakistan agrees another multi-billion IMF bailout

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Companies trying to do good face stiff competition – from each other

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Afghan refugee entrepreneurs thrive in Turkey

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Qatar-Switzerland trade rises by 28% to $3.7bn

May 12, 2019 Read More

Uber’s IPO joins ranks of Wall Street flops

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Qatar Stock Exchange index closes at 10,027.17 points

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China’s BRI to provide a ‘big push’ for infrastructure investments: QNB

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Trump ‘happy’ to keep tariffs on Chinese goods; Beijing prepares retaliation

May 9, 2019 Read More

Energy Sector holds ‘Annual Qatarization Review Meeting’

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Waymo at 1,000 riders: the self-driving frontrunner inches forward

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World-class Swedish CNG buses to hit Qatari roads before 2022 FIFA Cup

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Kahramaa, Umm Al Houl Power sign pact to increase water desalination capacity

May 7, 2019 Read More

Almana Group signs partnership agreement with Dahua Technology

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Oil rises as Middle East tension drowns out trump trade threats

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Fact Check: Trump’s fallacious tariff tale

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Hassad launches solar-powered irrigation technology

May 6, 2019 Read More

Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new hint about his successor

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Capital flows to Emerging Markets seeing a rebound in 2019: QNB

May 5, 2019 Read More

Project Qatar 2019 attracted more than 14,500 visitors

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Qatar Chamber urges private sector to respond to humanitarian initiatives

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Qatar stock exchange seeks to gain retail investors with stock split

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Kahramaa signs contracts to expand facilities and boost networks

May 2, 2019 Read More

With big business touting ethics, how do small social brands survive?

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Tirana’s ‘pyramid’ puts checkered past behind it for new tech future

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Nakilat holds meeting on ‘Empower the Future’ for its employees

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QFC puts fintech in spotlight at ‘Qatar Day’ in London

May 1, 2019 Read More

Vodafone Qatar reports highest 149% quarterly net profit growth in history

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GCC banking sector continues to boast strong balance sheet

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Qatari, German businesswomen sign MoU to enhance cooperation

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Project Qatar opens; over 500 companies showcase products

April 30, 2019 Read More

Huge response from private sector on hiring Jordanians: QC

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12 Argentinian firms seek opportunities in Qatari market

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Bangladesh jobs website aims to curb abuse of migrant workers

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Why Airbus isn’t pouncing on Boeing’s 737 MAX turmoil

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Philippine rate cut is a matter of timing, says central bank governor

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito ends reign marked by modernisation

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Turkish companies explore investment opportunities in Qatar

April 29, 2019 Read More

Thailand’s Dusit International makes grand debut in Qatar

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Woqod net profit increases by 9% to QR327m for Q1

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First tea factory carrying Lipton & Red Label brands opens in Qatar

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Kenya secures $2.23 billion from China for tech city, highway

April 28, 2019 Read More

Trump says he welcomes China, Russia help over North Korea

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QSE index gained 102.94 points last week

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71 sponsors extend support for Project Qatar

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John Crane opens Qatar’s first dry gas seal repair facility

April 25, 2019 Read More

UDC reports QR176m net profit for Q1 2019

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GU-Q hosts workshop on ‘Re-imagining Regional Security in the Middle East’

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QIMC achieves QR33.9m net profit in Q1

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Turkish tech VC Bogazici turns attention to Qatar

April 24, 2019 Read More

Demand for service industries on the rise, as major construction projects head towards completion

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Qatar Stock Exchange receives Ministry approval for Baladna IPO

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Huge response to Qatar Chamber’s people with special needs hiring initiative

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Brexit capital Boston still struggling with divide

April 23, 2019 Read More

Wells Fargo’s CEO Search makes its annual meeting ‘less relevant’

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Tesla shows off self-driving technology to investors

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US to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

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Qatar keen on women empowerment

April 22, 2019 Read More

QIIB net profit grows by 5.1% to QR266m in Q1

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Nakilat net profit rises 9% to QR236m for first quarter

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GWC posts QR59.5m net profit in Q1

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QSE index gained 89.12 points last week

April 21, 2019 Read More

China’s economy responding to healthy policy stimulus: QNB

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QNB signs deal with Turkish firm to offer real estate consultancy services

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Celebration of Japan’s new era big opportunity for business

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Donors pledge nearly 900 mln euros to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral

April 18, 2019 Read More

Turkey, Balkans trade volume rises over past 15 years

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Chinese tech investors turn attention to GCC

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Commercial Bank net profit grows by 6.4% to QR431m

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Dell Technologies: A trusted partner for Qatar’s digital transformation

April 17, 2019 Read More

QGIRCO set to open major project in Algeria

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QIIB wins ‘Best Islamic Bank Award 2018’ from REDMoney

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Qatari investments in Amman Stock Exchange amount to $1.3bn

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Over 25 Azerbaijan firms seek investment avenues in Qatar

April 16, 2019 Read More

Consumer Price Index edges down in March

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Inside SoftBank’s push to rule the road

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QGIRCO board gets approval to implement future growth plans

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Qatar’s hospitality sector records strong growth; hotel occupancy rate up 7%

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