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QFC working group unveils seven-point global policy agenda

QFC working group unveils seven-point global policy agenda

With fintech industry gaining traction across the globe at lightning speed, a working group at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has unveiled a seven-point global policy agenda, which includes enhanced cybersecurity, sovereign support and greater co-operation between banks and fintechs.

‘Book building regime’ awaits Qatar bourse IPO aspirants

‘Book building regime’ awaits Qatar bourse IPO aspirants

The initial public offering (IPO) market in Qatar is all set to witness drastic changes as companies wishing to go public will soon have a book building regime in place, it is learnt.

Qatar Airways Cargo handles 1.49mn tonnes in 2019-20

Qatar Airways Cargo handles 1.49mn tonnes in 2019-20

Qatar Airways Cargo division handled 1.49mn tonnes in 2019-20, up 2.8% on the previous fiscal, according to the national airline’s annual report.

QDB opens application for 'Resilient Award' for private enterprises

QDB opens application for 'Resilient Award' for private enterprises

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has announced that applications are now open for the ‘Resilient Award, which comes in “recognition and encouragement for the innovation, creativity, and resilience” exhibited by private sector enterprises during Covid-19 pandemic, thereby inspiring more SMEs to adopt...

Industries Qatar’s proposed purchase of QP’s 25% stake in Qafco to bring higher returns, build-up IQ’s presence in fertilisers: Al-Kaabi

Industries Qatar’s proposed purchase of QP’s 25% stake in Qafco to bring higher returns, build-up IQ’s presence in fertilisers: Al-Kaabi

Independent financial analysis has shown Industries Qatar’s proposed purchase of Qatar Petroleum’s 25% stake in the share capital of Qatar Fertilizer Company for a purchase consideration of $1bn will not only bring higher returns to the company but also build-up IQ’s presence in the fertilisers...

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

The new finance minister of debt-saddled Lebanon said he would meet with a senior official from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday for a ‘courtesy visit’ and not bailout talks.

Guatemala police arrest former presidential candidate Torres at her home

Guatemala police arrest former presidential candidate Torres at her home

Guatemalan police arrested former presidential candidate Sandra Torres at her home on Monday, on charges the attorney general's office said included suspicion of violating campaign finance rules.

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday, warning that future ties would be threatened if London failed to honour its commitments.

Indian auto execs seek tax cuts, easier finance access to revive sales

Indian auto execs seek tax cuts, easier finance access to revive sales

India's auto industry demanded tax cuts and easier access to finance for dealers and buyers at a meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday to discuss the sector's woes, sources said ...

IATA aims to generate $40bn in finance by 2035 for carbon reduction initiatives

IATA aims to generate $40bn in finance by 2035 for carbon reduction initiatives

IATA has set a target to cap carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, mitigate over 2.5bn tonnes of CO2 and generate at least $40bn in finance by 2035 for carbon reduction initiatives.

France pledges to fight for GE plant where 1,000 jobs at risk

France pledges to fight for GE plant where 1,000 jobs at risk

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday he would fight to save jobs at a General Electric (GE) plant in eastern France where more than 1,000 posts are threatened.

ICC Qatar to hold annual banking workshop on trade finance training

ICC Qatar to hold annual banking workshop on trade finance training

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Qatar is organising its fourth banking workshop titled ‘Trade Finance Training 209’ slated on March 27 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha.