Doha Bank honoured with “Company of the year award” by Qatar University
March 22, 2017
Doha Bank, one of Qatar’s largest private commercial banks, was honored “company of the year award” by Qatar University on 20th March. On receiving the Award from Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, President of Qatar University, Dr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO said the award was given for Doha Bank’s contribution to sustainable development in Qatar. He said” Doha Bank believes in Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 which aims to direct Qatar towards a balance between developmental needs and the protection"...
Commercial Bank of Qatar considers global bond
March 20, 2017
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) is in talks with banks about a potential international bond issue that will most likely be denominated in US dollars, sources familiar with the matter said. If the deal goes ahead, CBQ would join a growing number of banks from the region tapping the international debt markets this year with the aim of improving capital reserves and boosting capital ratios to counter the impact of lower international oil prices. CBQ, the Gulf Arab state’s third-largest bank by assets, is looking at a benchmark-sized transaction, which conventionally means upwards of $500 million,...
Commercial Bank of Qatar considers international bond issue: sources
March 19, 2017
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) is in talks with banks about a potential international bond issue that will most likely be denominated in US dollars, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
If the deal goes ahead, CBQ would join a growing number of banks from the region tapping the international debt markets this year with the aim of improving capital reserves and boosting capital ratios to counter the impact of lower international oil prices.
Biobank conference ends with call for creating regional network
March 15, 2017
The second annual Qatar Biobank Conference concluded yesterday with a discussion on the potential creation of a regional biobank network in the Middle East and Africa.
“Such an initiative would be the natural next step for national biobanks,” said Dr Asma al-Thani, chairperson, Qatar Genome Programme Committee and board vice chairperson of Qatar Biobank, in her
“With individual nations moving forward with their biobanking strategies, a regional biobank network would prove crucial in disseminating more knowledge about the impact that genes, lifestyle...
Barclays Qatar Targets Said to Make Last Plea Before Charges
March 15, 2017
Former Barclays Plc executives sent final pleas to the U.K. Serious Fraud Office arguing they shouldn’t face prosecution related to a 2008 fundraising campaign involving Qatar, as the agency prepares to announce whether it will charge anyone in the probe, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Doha Bank sponsors College of the North Atlantic Qatar’s Al Ruwad Regional Business Case Competition
March 15, 2017
Driven by its commitment to continuously playing a more active role in supporting educational and social responsibility initiatives in Qatar and beyond, Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar, has announced its sponsorship of the annual “Al Ruwad Regional Business Case Competition”, hosted by the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar from March 24 – 26, 2017.
As part of the sponsorship,"...
QNB Group: India Reforms to Support Growth after Demonetisation
March 15, 2017
According to the report, it is expecting real GDP growth to accelerate to 7.4% in 2017/18 as spending rebounds from the shock of demonetisation; in 2018/19 and 2019/20 growth should fade slightly on fiscal consolidation. Successful implementation of important reforms should support investment growth—for example higher public capital spending and a new harmonised goods and services tax (GST) should increase inter-state trade and attract foreign capital.
Qatar Biobank meet draw global experts
March 14, 2017
Leading biomedical experts convened yesterday for the opening of the second Qatar Biobank Conference at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
The two-day event is being held under the theme ‘The Impact of Biobanking on Precision Medicine Initiatives,’ brings together top medical practitioners and researchers in biobanking, genomics and personalised medicine to discuss the field of biomedical science and the growing use of precision medicine to improve clinical outcomes.
Dr Hamad Al Ibrahim, Executive Vice-President of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D),...
Amec Foster Wheeler: Al-Zour, Kuwait Contract Win
March 10, 2017
Amec Foster Wheeler announced today the award of a contract by Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. (PIC), a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), for the integration project between its Olefins III, Aromatics II and ZOR Refinery in the State of Kuwait. The contract covers Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) leading to Project Management Consultancy (PMC) for the project.
Deutsche Bank's Qatar, China Investors Said to Back Rights Offer
March 9, 2017
Qatar’s royal family and China’s HNA Group Co., two of Deutsche Bank AG’s biggest investors, plan to buy shares in the lender’s 8 billion-euro ($8.4 billion) rights offer with a view to increasing their stakes, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani, former prime minister of the Gulf state, and the former emir of the country, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, are considering boosting their current"......
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