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July 22, 2019

FOLLOWING the award of a five-year programme funding by Qatar Foundation’s Qatar National Research Fund and co-funded by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) through the Academic Health System (AHS), the region’s largest diabetes research project, the Qatar Diabetes Prevention Programme (QDPP) is all set to begin.
“Diabetes is one of the most pressing health conditions in Qatar. It is estimated that at least 17 percent of the adult Qatari population has diabetes and this number is expected to rise"...


QNB Economic Commentary: Natural gas is by far the cleanest fossil fuel: QNB
July 22, 2019

One of the biggest challenges that humanity faces is how to provide the energy need to lift billions of people out of poverty while avoiding catastrophic climate change. We introduced this topic in a recent economic commentary: Natural gas essential for transition to low carbon energy where we focused top-down on the factors driving energy demand and greenhouse gas “emissions”, mainly carbon dioxide"...

QP’s ‘Tawteen’ initiative receives huge response
July 22, 2019

DOHA: Qatar Petroleum’s localisation initiative “Tawteen”, launched on February 18, 2019 had a large participation of official bodies and entities, energy sector companies, and a wide spectrum of service providers and supporting industries.

Tawteen offers new business opportunities for investors. These opportunities"...

Global airline share prices recover in June after sharp fall in May
July 22, 2019

Global airline share prices rebounded in June, driven by the outperformance of North American airline stocks. Prices of international airlines stocks increased by 6 percent following the sharp fall of 10 percent in May, a latest report released by International Air Transport Association (IATA) show.

The IATA report said that since"...

July 22, 2019

DOHA: Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Qatar, has announced the appointment of Braik Ali Al Marri as Chief Retail Banking Officer, Ala Azmi Masoud Abumughli as Chief Wholesale Banking Officer, and Peter John Clark as Chief Operating Officer.

The appointment of Al Marri falls in line with Doha Bank’s Qatarization strategy and a culture to grow and promote talent from within. Almarri, who previously held the role of Acting Chief"...

July 22, 2019

DOHA: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) & Mall of Qatar (MoQ) have been awarded the “Best Gift Card in Qatar” 2018 by Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments. The award recognizes QIB’s and Mall of Qatar’s efforts in successfully launching the first mall gift card powered by a Bank in Qatar, achieving fantastic sales, customer acquisition and high brand visibility in the market.

The Gift card, which was launched for the"...