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September 30, 2020

The telecom service providers - Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar - have ported more than 2,000 fixed numbers from one service provider to another since the launch of the Fixed Number Portability (FNP) service in March 2020, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has reveald.
FNP enables residential and business telecom consumers to switch to the service provider that best meets their needs, while keeping their existing fixed numbers.
Consumers who wish to change their service provider, should visit one of"...


QU, CCQ sign MoU for academic cooperation
September 30, 2020

Doha: Qatar University (QU) and the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner in the academic field and conducting joint research.

The MoU was signed by QU President Dr. Hassan Al Derham and President of the Community College Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Nuaimi.


HSBC named 'Best International Bank in the Middle East'
September 30, 2020

Doha: HSBC has scooped multiple honours in Asiamoney’s annual awards for banks with the best capabilities to connect customers in Asia and the Middle East, including the marquee title of Best International Bank in the Middle East.

HSBC was named the Best International Bank in the Middle East and the Best Transaction Bank in the Middle East at the Asiamoney Middle East Best Bank Awards 2020....

Industrial sector PPI up 4.9% in August, says PSA
September 30, 2020

Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has released the monthly producer price index (PPI) of the industrial sector for August 2020 with the base year 2013. The PPI for August 2020 is estimated at 40.9 points showing an increase of 4.9 percent, when compared to July 2020.
On year-on-year (Y-o-Y) basis, the PPI of August 2020 showed a decrease of 33.1 percent compared to the PPI of August 2019.

September 30, 2020

It’s business as usual for both merchants and consumers attending the second edition of the Doha Trade Fair 2020 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). The 10-day event, which opened on Thursday, is considered to be the first ever exhibition which opened to the public after the Qatari government has lifted the restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For many of the visitors, life must go on amid the pandemic. And for merchants, the trade fair offers them a boost of confidence"...

September 30, 2020

Doha: IKEA, one of the world’s largest home furnishing brands has recently announced the launch of its e-commerce store in Qatar, enabling local shoppers to order their favourite items online and pay with a credit card. In order to ensure fast, safe and convenient online payment experience IKEA teamed up with Qatar National Bank, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, to provide reliable local acquiring services combined with Mastercard’s payment gateway platform.

QNB offers"...