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QCB in process of issuing security controls applicable to fintechs

QCB in process of issuing security controls applicable to fintechs

The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is in the process of issuing information security controls that will be applicable to all the fintech segments, following the launch of the National Information Security Standards Framework by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2019.

Opec+ spikes oil; gold drops to a fresh nine-month low

Opec+ spikes oil; gold drops to a fresh nine-month low

The almost synchronised commodity rally seen during the past few months continues to be challenged by an ongoing rise in US bond yields causing risk adversity and a stronger dollar. Metals of most colours, including copper, traded lower while Saudi Arabia’s push for higher prices helped drive crude

Qatar seen primed to become global hub for arbitration

Qatar seen primed to become global hub for arbitration

Qatar, which has excellent hearing facilities, has the potential to become a hub for international arbitration for which Doha should contemplate establishing an institutional framework within its international court and dispute resolution centre (QICDRC), according to a renowned international commer

Ooredoo celebrates business partners at virtual event

Ooredoo celebrates business partners at virtual event

Ooredoo recently held a virtual awards ceremony to name and celebrate its ‘Partners of the Year’ for 2020.

Turkish exports to Qatar seen to breach $1bn level in 2021

Turkish exports to Qatar seen to breach $1bn level in 2021

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on global export markets last year, Turkey’s exports to Qatar is expected to recover and anticipated to cross the $1bn mark in 2021, an official of a Turkish consultancy firm has said.

QBIC announces opening of registration for 3rd wave of Lean Manufacturing Programme

QBIC announces opening of registration for 3rd wave of Lean Manufacturing Programme

Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) has announced that registration for the third wave of the Lean Manufacturing Programme (LMP) is now open and will run until May 20, 2021.

Dukhan Bank net operating profits exceed QR1bn in 2020

Dukhan Bank net operating profits exceed QR1bn in 2020

Dukhan Bank Board of Directors recommends 10% cash dividend distribution to shareholders for 2020

Biden nears big win as $1.9tn stimulus goes to final vote

Biden nears big win as $1.9tn stimulus goes to final vote

President Joe Biden is on the cusp of his first legislative win with the House ready to give final passage to his $1.9tn Covid-19 relief plan, the second-biggest economic stimulus in US history.

Libya unity govt to restore its oil and gas ministry

Libya unity govt to restore its oil and gas ministry

The new Libyan unity government will restore an oil and gas portfolio as one of 27 ministries to administer the war-ravaged Opec member until December elections, according to the office of the prime minister-designate.

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to lead $700bn hydrogen market

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to lead $700bn hydrogen market

Sun-scorched expanses and steady Red Sea breezes make the northwest tip of Saudi Arabia prime real estate for what the kingdom hopes will become a global hub for green hydrogen.

Traders across Wall Street set to make significant profits

Traders across Wall Street set to make significant profits

Traders across Wall Street are poised for significant profits from the freeze that roiled energy markets and left swaths of the US without electricity last month. That is, if they can collect.

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China’s February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier when Covid-19 battered the world’s second-biggest economy, customs data showed yesterday, while imports rose less sharply.

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