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Qatar’s Central Bank Comfortable With Interest Rates

Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani estimates two to three per cent inflation for 2012.

Qatar Islamic Bank Board Backs $1.5bn Sukuk Programme

The bank has hired HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and QInvest to manage the issuance.

Qatar First Investment Bank Buys London Properties

The Qatari bank has bought the properties as it looks to capitalise on London’s growing demand for high-end real estate.

EFG Hermes Shareholders Approve QInvest Deal

Egypt’s biggest investment bank, EFG Hermes and Qatar’s QInvest had reached an agreement in May 2012.

Qatar Keeps Glencore Guessing On Xstrata Bid

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has built up a stake of more than 12 per cent in mining company Xstrata.

Algeria Would Take Pre-Emption Right Over Qtel-Wataniya Plan

Qatar Telecom has already received approval to buy the remaining 47.5 per cent stake in Wataniya for $2.2 billion.

Qatar Tops Region In Global Competitiveness Ranking

Saudi Arabia came second, followed by the UAE in the World Economic Forum’s annual ranking.

Al Jazeera Website Hacked By Syria’s Assad Loyalists

The hacking attack is the latest in a wave of cyber attacks on news agencies and energy companies in the region.

Qatar National Bank To Buy SocGen’s Egyptian Arm

The bank has hired JP Morgan to advise on its planned buyout of the French bank’s Middle Eastern asset.

Qatar LNG Producer Rasgas Office PCs Hit By Virus

The company confirmed that operational systems both onsite and offshore are secure and that production is not affected.

Qatar Telecom Repays $3bn Loan Facility

The state-owned operator repaid the five-year syndicated term loan from existing funds.

Qatar-Barclays Payments Face Fraud Probe

Fees from Qatar Investment Authority paid to the British bank are being scrutinised by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

Qatar Has Highest Construction Costs In ME

The increasing volume of activity in the build-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup has pushed up costs in Qatar, says study.

Biggest Banks In Qatar

Massive public spending and impressive GDP growth saw a bumper year for Qatar’s banking sector.

Qatar Buys 22% Stake In China’s CITIC Capital

CITIC, partly owned by China’s sovereign wealth fund, did not give financial details of the investment.

Glencore’s Bid For Qatar’s Xstrata Wavering

New ratio demand leaves the commodity giant at a loss as potential mining deal looks close to collapse.

Qatar Luxury Group Buys Stake In Anya Hindmarch

The Qatari-owned investment company increases its luxury goods portfolio with British fashion brand.

Qatar Inflation Rises To Record 2.2 % In July

Qatar inflation rose to its highest level so far this year in July, driven by furniture, textiles and home appliances.

Qtel Gets Regulatory Nod To Buy Wataniya Stake

Qatar Telecom has received approval from Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority to buy a stake in Wataniya for $2.2 billion.

Qatar Agrees $406m Contracts For 2022 World Cup Metro

A mix of US, British and Qatari firms will all manage the various lines and stations as part of the planned $36 billion system.

Qatar Deposits $2bn To Support Egypt

The Gulf state is aiming to provide a much needed boost to support Egypt’s declining economy.

Top Ten Salaries in Qatar

Qatari salaries witnessed the highest increases as the tiny Emir state embarks on a rapid development plan ahead of the World Cup 2022.

Qatar Airways Partners With Canadian Carrier

Qatar Airways has entered an interline agreement with Canada’s short-haul carrier, Porter Airlines.

Industries Qatar Q2 Profit Inches Up, Meets Forecasts

The petrochemicals firm posted a net profit of QR2.14 billion in the second quarter of the year.

Qatar Holding Plans To Raise Stake In Qatar Insurance

The Qatari sovereign wealth fund currently owns around 12 per cent of Qatar Insurance.

Qatar’s Barwa Real Estate H1 Profit Slumps 21.1%

The Qatari property developer made a net profit of around $163 million in the first six months of the year.

Olympics: Qatar Wins Bronze In London 2012

Shooter and rally driver Nasser Al Attiyah claimed the bronze in the men’s skeet competition, Qatar’s first medal in 12 years.

Olympics: Qatar Eyes Major Global Sporting Role

Qatar aims to host international events and become the sporting hub for the MENA region, the country’s Olympic Committee chief has said.

Qatar Awards Tram Contract To Siemens

Under the million-dollar contract, Siemens will supply 19 trams, technology and equipment to Qatar Foundation.

Azerbaijani Bank Plans Qatar Presence

International Bank of Azerbaijan, the country’s largest lender, hopes to start operating in Qatar in the first quarter of 2013.