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Qatar Chamber gears up for ‘Made in China 2017’ expo

Qatar Chamber gears up for ‘Made in China 2017’ expo

The staging of the third ‘Made in China’ exhibition from November 16 to 19 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) reflects “robust Qatari-Chinese relations,” an official of Qatar Chamber has said.

QIB receives two awards from Global Finance

QIB receives two awards from Global Finance

Qatar Islamic Bank has received two awards from Global Finance for being the ‘Best Islamic financial institution’ in the GCC and Qatar, for 2017.

Economy minister meets Singapore’s minister of Trade and Industry

Economy minister meets Singapore’s minister of Trade and Industry

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani and Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry S Iswaran met on the sidelines of the ‘Qatar-Singapore Economic Forum’ in Singapore yesterday.

Russia’s Sberbank plans Islamic finance entity, to propose regulatory change

Russia’s Sberbank plans Islamic finance entity, to propose regulatory change

Russia’s largest lender Sberbank is considering setting up an Islamic finance entity and will propose regulatory changes to facilitate Shariah-compliant business, a senior bank official told Reuters.

Malaysia’s Islamic finance urged to embrace fintech

Malaysia’s Islamic finance urged to embrace fintech

Islamic banks and financial service providers in Malaysia, which is currently riding out a slowdown in global growth of the sector, have been told they should develop more new products and embrace innovative tools from financial technology (fintech) startups in order to better navigate through the c

Rate hike is near as BoE heads for tipping point, says Carney

Rate hike is near as BoE heads for tipping point, says Carney

Mark Carney reaffirmed that the Bank of England is close to its first interest-rate increase in over a decade, as inflation hit 3% and one of his colleagues said the economy is approaching a “tipping point.”

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to return to Ryanair to help fix pilot problems

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to return to Ryanair to help fix pilot problems

Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer to tackle the pilot shortages that has resulted in it cancelling more than 20,000 flights over the winter season.

Jokowi scouting for private investment as Freeport row lingers

Jokowi scouting for private investment as Freeport row lingers

Indonesia will turn to private investors for the hundreds of billions of dollars in investment needed to develop the archipelago’s infrastructure and natural resources, President Joko Widodo said, brushing off claims he was increasingly becoming an economic nationalist.

‘India likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform’

‘India likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform’

India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2% of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an effort to recapitalise banks, an adviser to the prime minister said yesterday.

Major Europe markets end lower, but Madrid rises

Major Europe markets end lower, but Madrid rises

Europe’s major stock markets ended lower yesterday as investors digested key economic data and US bank earnings, dealers said.

Sensex ends lower; rupee weakens

Sensex ends lower; rupee weakens

The NSE Nifty closed at a new peak of 10,234.45 in range-bound trade yesterday, continuing its record-setting run for the third session amid optimism over corporate earnings and strong buying by domestic investors.

EM equities slip from 6-year high

EM equities slip from 6-year high

Emerging market currencies such as the Turkish lira and Chinese yuan were squeezed by a stronger dollar yesterday after reports that a policy hawk could be the next US Fed chair, while emerging stocks slipped off a six-year high.

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