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QIIB briefs Qatar Academy students on Islamic banking

QIIB briefs Qatar Academy students on Islamic banking

Two student groups from Qatar Academy were hosted by QIIB as part of their ‘Professional Day’

Chamber, Turkish delegation push for setting up of manufacturing hubs in Qatar

Chamber, Turkish delegation push for setting up of manufacturing hubs in Qatar

Officials of Qatar Chamber and Turkey’s Electrical and Electronics Exporters’ Association (TET) have called for the establishment of manufacturing facilities to make Qatar an export hub for Turkish products.

Listed firms ‘need to bring in more women’ on their boards to improve Qatar’s ranking in ESG framework

Listed firms ‘need to bring in more women’ on their boards to improve Qatar’s ranking in ESG framework

Qatar, which has already seen an increasing number of women occupying decision-making positions, ought to encourage its listed firms bring in more women on their boards as part of strategies to further improve its ranking in the ESG (environment social governance) framework.

‘Green Swan’ event could trigger financial crisis: BIS

‘Green Swan’ event could trigger financial crisis: BIS

Climate change threatens to provoke “green swan” events that could trigger a systemic financial crisis unless authorities act against such risks, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

International Business Delegation Summit to take place in Doha on April 6-9

International Business Delegation Summit to take place in Doha on April 6-9

The International Business Delegation (IBD) Summit will take place in Doha from April 6 to 9. As part of this, the “i3 Forum” was hosted in Kuala Lumpur at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel.

Pinsent Masons holds Mideast arbitration symposium in Qatar

Pinsent Masons holds Mideast arbitration symposium in Qatar

International law firm, Pinsent Masons, has recently hosted the Middle East Arbitration Symposium in Doha, where leading lawyers and arbitration practitioners gathered to discuss best practices for streamlining arbitration to meet the needs and concerns of the construction sector.

Weaker economic conditions take toll on Islamic finance growth

Weaker economic conditions take toll on Islamic finance growth

The global Islamic finance industry will continue to grow at a comparably slow rate of around 5% in 2019 and 2020 in terms of assets, according to the newly issued “Islamic Finance Outlook 2020” by US-based business intelligence firm S&P Global Ratings.

New Indian law to protect foreign investors to exclude tax demands

New Indian law to protect foreign investors to exclude tax demands

New legislation will improve protection for foreign investors in India by offering relief from possible policy changes but will uphold the state’s right to tax them, according to its draft and government documents seen by Reuters.

Asia markets mixed after recent gains, but mood remains upbeat

Asia markets mixed after recent gains, but mood remains upbeat

Most Asian markets were mixed yesterday as investors took a step back after last week’s rally, though the mood remains upbeat after the China-US trade pact was signed, and the global outlook appears a little rosier.

Red-hot Swiss franc burns Davos wallets, carry trader short bets

Red-hot Swiss franc burns Davos wallets, carry trader short bets

The usually staid Swiss franc is one of the hottest currencies of 2020, with gains against almost all major peers.

IMF slashes global growth estimates for 2020-21 but sees improving outlook

IMF slashes global growth estimates for 2020-21 but sees improving outlook

Improving US-China trade tensions have eased uncertainty and the world economy may have hit bottom but a sharp slowdown in India is creating a drag worldwide, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday.

Masraf Al Rayan posts net profit of QR2.17bn in 2019

Masraf Al Rayan posts net profit of QR2.17bn in 2019

Masraf Al Rayan has posted a net profit of QR2.17bn during the year that ended on December 31, 2019, a growth of 2.3% from the previous year.

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