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Qatar's banking sector displays 'better cost-efficiency' among Gulf lenders

Qatar's banking sector displays 'better cost-efficiency' among Gulf lenders

Robust expansion in core earnings and better cost management have helped Qatar's banking sector display better cost-efficiency among Gulf lenders, according to experts.

Qatar’s banking sector maintains resilience, amid evolving regulatory landscape, technological changes: KPMG

Qatar’s banking sector maintains resilience, amid evolving regulatory landscape, technological changes: KPMG

KPMG has launched the inaugural edition of its annual ‘Qatar banking perspectives’ publication, examining key issues and trends in the global banking industry and how they impact banks in the country.

Turkey to explore Qatar’s banking sector, says envoy

Turkey to explore Qatar’s banking sector, says envoy

Plans are being explored to open Turkish banks in Qatar as part of Turkey’s efforts to widen its investments in the Qatari market, ambassador Fikret Ozer has said.

Qatar banking sector remains healthy with high asset quality, capitalisation: IMF

Qatar banking sector remains healthy with high asset quality, capitalisation: IMF

Qatar’s banking sector remains healthy, reflecting high asset quality and robust capitalisation; even as the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) should consider introducing additional indicators in the real estate ...

Qatar banks maintain growth trajectory in March: QNB

Qatar banks maintain growth trajectory in March: QNB

Qatar’s banking sector has grown in all its major parameters in March, registering year-on-year growth in its deposits, credit and assets, QNB’s latest country report has shown.

Moody's upgrades Qatar banking sector outlook to 'stable'

Moody's upgrades Qatar banking sector outlook to 'stable'

Global credit rating agency Moody’s has upgraded Qatar’s banking sector outlook to “stable” from “negative”, reflecting the resilience of the country's economy and banking system ...

Qatar’s banking sector 'very stable' and on solid footing: Dr al-Shaibei

Qatar’s banking sector 'very stable' and on solid footing: Dr al-Shaibei

Qatar’s banking sector is now very stable and on a solid footing thanks to QCB’s prudent policies, said prominent Qatari banker and CEO of Qatar International Islamic Bank Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei.

Qatar banks post more than 17% jump in deposit mobilisation to QR794.28bn

Qatar banks post more than 17% jump in deposit mobilisation to QR794.28bn

Faster expansion in domestic deposits largely mitigated the weakening overseas inflows, helping Doha's banking sector register a healthy more than 17% growth in total deposit mobilisation to QR794.28bn, according to the Qatar Central Bank figures.

Credit demand at Saudi banks to remain subdued: BMI

Credit demand at Saudi banks to remain subdued: BMI

Despite continued improvements in liquidity conditions in Saudi Arabia's commercial banking sector, credit demand will remain subdued throughout the rest of 2017, owing to a weak macroeconomic backdrop, BMI Research has said.

Sepp Blatter wants to keep 32-team World Cup

Sepp Blatter wants to keep 32-team World Cup

FIFA will hold an executive committee meeting on the day after the presidential election to decide how to distribute places at the World Cup.