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April 22, 2019

Doha: Ooredoo announced the launch of a new arm of its retail network; Ooredoo Express shops. These new, smaller franchise model shops are intended to increase the telco leader’s reach and ensure customers can find an Ooredoo shop wherever they are.

The telco market leader is leveraging relationships with getting into joind ventures to install Ooredoo Express shops at various locations around town. The new shops will be located within existing"...


MOTC launches Qatar Open Data Portal
April 22, 2019

Doha: In a move to make government data easily accessible, the Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, launched the Qatar Open Data Portal yesterday.

The portal, that will be a gateway to government data, will make it easy for all stakeholders to access, share and reuse the data. The Minister, in"...

HMC’s trauma psychology service supports severely injured patients
April 22, 2019

A new trauma psychology service launched in 2018 by Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Hamad Trauma Center is providing emotional support to more than 25 patients a week affected by their traumatic injuries.
In Qatar and the wider Gulf region, trauma is the leading cause of death and injury in the young adult population. Every year, the Hamad Trauma Center receives between 2,000 and 2,500"...

Qatar, UNWTO review relations in aviation industry
April 22, 2019

Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti met with the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili.

The two officials reviewed the relations between the State of Qatar and the UNWTO in the field of aviation industry and means of further enhancing them.


April 22, 2019

Barwa Bank on Sunday said it had completed its legal merger with International Bank of Qatar (ibq).
The merger, which brings two of Qatar’s leading and most dynamic financial players under one roof, will establish a powerhouse Shariah-compliant financial institution in both local and regional markets, backed by robust liquidity and solvency levels.
Under the first banks merger in Qatar’s history, this solid financial position will enable Barwa Bank Group to significantly contribute to the"...

April 22, 2019

DOHA: Qatar Petroleum, for and on behalf of Qatar Petroleum for the Sale of Petroleum Products Company (QPSPP), has concluded a 10-year sales agreement to supply Thailand’s SCG Chemicals with a total of 3 million metric tonnes of light naphtha starting from April 2019.

This long-term supply agreement is the first QPSPP naphtha feedstock sale to an end-user in Thailand, highlighting QPSPP’s push for more direct sales with established end-users.