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QFC is launching Qatar PMI report by IHS Markit

QFC is launching Qatar PMI report by IHS Markit

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has launched a new PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) for the non-oil private sector, compiled by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

Sheikh Ahmed attends launch of Qatar pavilion at Hanover International Industrial Fair 2018

Sheikh Ahmed attends launch of Qatar pavilion at Hanover International Industrial Fair 2018

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has attended the launch of the Qatar pavilion at Hanover International Industrial Fair 2018, which runs until April 27.

Ecuador seeks partnership with Qatar’s private sector in investment projects

Ecuador seeks partnership with Qatar’s private sector in investment projects

Ecuador is seeking partnerships with major players in Qatar’s private sector in various investment projects such as tourism and food security, Ambassador Ivonne A-Baki said.

QEWC profit jumps 13% to QR394.38mn in Q1

QEWC profit jumps 13% to QR394.38mn in Q1

QEWC profit jumps 13% to QR394.38mn in Q1 Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has reported about 13% year-on-year jump in net profit to QR394.38mn in the first three months of this year.

Nakilat gets ISO 45001:2018 in occupational health and safety

Nakilat gets ISO 45001:2018 in occupational health and safety

Nakilat has become the first company in Qatar to be certified with the new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S) standard, issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

As Wells Fargo investors meet, CEO faces scrutiny

As Wells Fargo investors meet, CEO faces scrutiny

Wells Fargo & Co’s struggle to shore up money-laundering controls in its division serving companies may prove awkward for chief executive officer Tim Sloan as he faces shareholders today.

Poloz lays down some markers for cautious rate hikes in Canada

Poloz lays down some markers for cautious rate hikes in Canada

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is unapologetic about his cautious approach to raising interest rates.

European and US equities rise as trade tensions ease

European and US equities rise as trade tensions ease

European and US stock markets moved higher yesterday as trade and geopolitical tensions eased and bond yields pulled back from a key psychological barrier, analysts said.

SEC wants brokers to treat clients better

SEC wants brokers to treat clients better

Wall Street is known for making money by selling risky investments with complicated names. Some examples: equity indexed annuities, structured notes and leveraged inverse exchanged traded funds.

Most Asian markets fall with tech firms hit again

Most Asian markets fall with tech firms hit again

Asian markets mostly fell yesterday with technology firms extending last week’s sharp losses, following another plunge in Apple as investors fret over the once-lucrative smartphone sector

Elliott ramps up pressure on South Korea’s Hyundai

Elliott ramps up pressure on South Korea’s Hyundai

US activist hedge fund Elliott Management dismissed Hyundai Motor Group’s restructuring plan as insufficient yesterday and called on the South Korean conglomerate to adopt a holding company strategy and appoint more independent board members.

Greece crosses bailout targets again as debt-relief talks loom

Greece crosses bailout targets again as debt-relief talks loom

The European Commission confirmed yesterday that Greece beat its bailout targets again last year, strengthening the government’s case against demands to bring forward additional tax measures originally scheduled to kick in starting 2020.

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