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QNB Group launches new campaign to win ‘unique 4-day trip’ to London in private jet

QNB Group launches new campaign to win ‘unique 4-day trip’ to London in private jet

QNB Group launched a new campaign to win a unique four-day trip to London in a private jet in August 2020, in addition to accommodation in a luxurious five star hotel for five new Qatari customers upon opening of ‘QNB First’ salary account.

Markets get a boost from OECD’s update on global indicators

Markets get a boost from OECD’s update on global indicators

Commodities, not least industrial metals, received a boost this week from news that a phase-one trade deal had been reached. The Bloomberg Commodity Index was 2.2% higher on the week with all sectors recording gains.

Riksbank set to end negative repo rate after five years

Riksbank set to end negative repo rate after five years

The world’s oldest central bank stands to be the most significant this month as it pioneers a shift away from negative interest rates.

Woodford’s bet on UK firms comes good too late for investors

Woodford’s bet on UK firms comes good too late for investors

The rally inspired by the UK Conservative Party’s election victory has come too late for Neil Woodford, whose former flagship fund is being liquidated just as his bets on small and mid-sized UK firms start to pay off.

Carney looms over Trudeau’s quest  for next BoC chief

Carney looms over Trudeau’s quest for next BoC chief

A friendly lunch in Ottawa this week between Mark Carney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raises an interesting question: How large will the Bank of England governor loom in the search for a successor at Canada’s central bank.

Pound turns golden as Johnson’s big win puts a shine on Brexit

Pound turns golden as Johnson’s big win puts a shine on Brexit

The pound is sprinting towards the end of 2019 as the world’s best-performing major currency, yet there are still plenty of hurdles to continue the rally next year.

How China’s opening of the financial sector is going

How China’s opening of the financial sector is going

While the trade war was tangling the flow of goods between the US and China, the Chinese government was opening doors in another arena: Inviting more foreign banks, insurance providers and other financial services companies to set up shop.

A decade of trying and yuan trading has barely scratched the dollar

A decade of trying and yuan trading has barely scratched the dollar

Out of the depths of a global credit crisis that showcased an outsized role for the US dollar, Chinese policymakers forged a plan to raise the profile and influence of their own currency. That hasn’t panned out so well, and the coming decade may see yet new headwinds.

Indonesia files WTO lawsuit against EU over palm oil limits

Indonesia files WTO lawsuit against EU over palm oil limits

Indonesia has taken legal action against the European Union over stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels, marking a further deepening in trade tensions.

China economists see stability, not stimulus push in 2020 plan

China economists see stability, not stimulus push in 2020 plan

The Chinese government’s annual economic policy meeting which concluded last week signals a continuation of the current moderate stimulus strategy with only fine-tuning likely, economists said.

Al Khaliji moves to landmark new headquarters in Lusail City

Al Khaliji moves to landmark new headquarters in Lusail City

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji), has moved to its landmark new headquarters, Al Khaliji Tower, in Lusail City, beckoning the start of a new journey of growth for Qatar’s "next generation" bank.

Qatar's CPI inflation falls 0.69% year-on-year in November

Qatar's CPI inflation falls 0.69% year-on-year in November

Qatar's cost of living, based on consumer price index (CPI) inflation, declined 0.69% year-on-year in November 2019 mainly on fall in the indices of clothing, recreation, housing and transport ...

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