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For the first time in Qatar, Ahlibank offers ‘contactless’ card ATM transactions

Ahlibank is the first bank in Qatar to deploy Near Field...

HBKU researcher competes in latest Stars of Science programme

Qatar-based Nour Majbour from Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU)...

Ooredoo launches new Qatarna 500 pack on high demand

Ooredoo has announced the launch of a new Qatarna 500 pack after...


QIB, Injaz kick off financial literacy scheme for students

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), in collaboration with Injaz Qatar,...


Significant rise in digital competence of unskilled workers

A large number of workers, mainly unskilled personnel employed in the...

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Netflix unveils $2 bn debt issue to fund new content

Netflix Inc announced its third tap of debt markets in a year on Monday, aiming to raise about $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in original shows and acquiring content ...

Peter Altmaier

Germany urges joint European stance on Saudi arms exports

European nations should take a joint stance on whether to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Monday.

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A woman stands next to police barriers, in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Khashoggi probe: Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements

Five Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are giving...


Two dead after migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

Two people died after a boat carrying migrants sank just 50 metres...

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Real estate, banking and transport segments lift sentiments on QSE

Robust thrust from real estate, banking and transport segments on Monday lifted sentiments on the Qatar Stock Exchange, which inched towards 10,300 levels.


Hedge fund managers accelerate their profit-taking in oil

Hedge fund managers accelerated their profit-taking in crude oil and refined fuels last week, as confidence in the previous price rally faltered and the market fell. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the six most important petroleum futures and options con


Drama galore as major banks in Europe report on a tumultuous quarter

Investors in Europe’s perennially underperforming banks are no strangers to disappointing earnings, but the third quarter brought an unusually large array of scandals and market turmoil that could test their conviction.

Jacob Pouncey

Cryptocurrencies: China leads the way

Emerging markets have a critical role in the cryptocurrency mining industry. This importance is due to the abundant manufacturing capacity and cheap electricity available in some emerging economies. China, by and large, plays a pivotal role in the industry.


China biotech keeps fans despite wild swings and high valuation

Chinese biotechnology stocks have been hit by a wave of bad news since the summer. Shares plunged about 30% from a peak through the end of last week as a vaccine scandal shook the entire healthcare industry.


Rupee forecaster ING gets more bearish as currency rebounds

ING Bank NV has lowered its year-end rupee forecast just as the currency is staging a rebound. Rising oil prices and political uncertainty ahead of state elections will see Asia’s worst-performing currency resume losses, according to Prakash Sakpal, an economist at ING in Singapore, whose new estima


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Qatar is now the second-most competitive economy in the region by securing second rank in the entire Arab world and 30th globally. Qatar has calibrated plans to enter the elite club of "10 most competitive economies in the world over the next 10 years". Do you think it is achievable?


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