21 April 2018
Qatari banks expect private sector credit growth in the country to pick up speed in 2018 as companies borrow and invest to expand their business, taking advantage of opportunities created by a...
29 March 2018
QNB, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has been named as Qatar’s Best Bank for Asia by Asiamoney magazine, during the GlobalCapital Asiamoney's Middle East Awards...
07 October 2017
The Qatar central bank's international reserves and foreign currency liquidity rebounded in August after falling steeply for two months because of sanctions imposed by other Arab states, official...
18 July 2017
BASREC CEO, Kareem Shamma, has issued the following statement in response to recent press reports regarding the financing of this major project in Qatar: “Contrary to recent reports Doha Festival...
29 May 2017
In the run-up to the adoption of IFRS 9 in January 2018, S&P Global Ratings has assessed the potential impact on the GCC banks that it rates. We expect that GCC banks will show resilience to the...
18 March 2017
The Middle East Sustainable Investment Forum (MESIF) was launched today with the goal of driving the responsible investing movement in Qatar and across the Middle East. The meeting, which convened at...
24 December 2016
Excess deposits by Qatar’s banks at the Qatar Central Bank increased to $2.6bn in September from $1.9bn in August, Samba Financial Group has said, suggesting the local lenders have “more spare cash...
15 September 2016
Qatari banks’ profitability is expected to decline over the next two years as low oil prices continue to create challenging economic conditions. The country’s GDP growth is expected to average 3.5...
09 August 2016
Adding yet another accolade to its growing trophy cabinet, Doha Bank, the largest private commercial bank in Qatar, has won the award for ‘Qatar Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year’ at the ‘Asian...
23 July 2016
The share prices of Italian banks collapsed following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). They are now trading more than 50% below their value at the beginning of 2016. While Brexit...
28 May 2016
QNB, a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed syndication of its 3-year EUR 2,250,000,000 senior unsecured Euro term loan...
19 April 2016
Today the Qatar Remninbi Centre (QRC) celebrates its first year of anniversary and is proud to announce new participating banks. The QRC is the first clearing centre in the MENA region to offer RMB...

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