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The Resolutions of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Shareholders

       H.E. Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Doha Bank, announced that the Ordinary General Assembly of the Shareholders in its meeting held on 10/5/2016 has unanimously agreed for Doha Bank to:

     1. Issue Certificate of Deposits (CD) program whose main components would be as follows:

   ü The Bank will issue Certificate of Deposits (CD) either through an SPV guaranteed by the Bank or directly by the Bank as part of its     product suite.
   ü The program size would be up to USD 3.0 Billion.
   ü The total minimum amount per certificate will be USD 1.0 Million or equivalent and maximum USD 1.0 Billion or equivalent.
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Qatar Overtakes UAE As Most Competitive Economy In The Middle East

2016-05-30
Qatar has been named as the most competitive economy in the Middle East in the latest IMD World Competitiveness index, released on May 30. Qatar held on to its position of 13th in the table, making it the highest Middle East country in this year’s rankings.

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

2016-05-30
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker ...

Qatar may be first to launch 5G services

2016-05-30
DOHA: Qatar is expected to become the first country in the world to launch 5G mobile network services, said a top official of Ooredoo Qatar, country’s leading telecom services provider. In this regard, Ooredoo, the Qatar-based telecom giant, is ...

Bedaya hosts workshop on project financing

2016-05-30
Walid Saleh Hadeid speaking at the workshop. DOHA: The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (BedayaCenter), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Silatech recently hosted its monthly workshop. This month’s theme was ...

QDB, Qatar Shell unveil business opportunities worth $19m

2016-05-30
Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Qatar Shell have joined hands to provide business opportunities through six contracts worth QR70 million ($19.23 million) for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said a report. The value of the contracts for 2016 is ...

Qatar's current account deficit 'will be short-lived', says senior economist

2016-05-30
Qatar’s 2016 current account deficit, the first in almost 20 years, “will be short-lived and poses little risks” to the country's external balance and currency peg, as it has “enough financial buffers” to meet its immediate needs, said senior ...

Qatar’s debt bonanza stores up problems for future

2016-05-30
Qatar’s Central Bank is seen in Doha in this general view Photo- REUTERS Qatar is making hay while the sun shines. Taking advantage of investors’ hunger for yield, the Gulf state has just raised $9bn in the debt markets, the region’s biggest ever ...

Saudi Arabia and Qatar sign air transport agreement

2016-05-30
Abdulhakeem Albadur with Abdullah Al-Subaie. JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) signed an air transport memorandum of understanding (MOU) meant to regulate air traffic rights and the operational framework that exists between Saudi ...

Qatar Navy, project to confront underwater threats

2016-05-30
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be going ahead with a project to confront the underwater threats that might put the Qatari coast and the vital facilities in danger. The following 352-word report sheds light on the subject and tells ...

Fujitsu opens new office in Qatar

2016-05-30
Fujitsu, a global IT major, has strengthened its commitment to Qatar with the opening a new office in the country. Building on more than 15 years of commitment to the Qatari market, and a double-digit growth rate for the past five years, the inauguration ...

Qatar Overtakes UAE As Most Competitive Economy In The Middle East

2016-05-30
Qatar has been named as the most competitive economy in the Middle East in the latest IMD World Competitiveness index, released on May 30. Qatar held on to its position of 13th in the table, making it the highest Middle East country in this year’s rankings.

Qatar may be first to launch 5G services

2016-05-30
DOHA: Qatar is expected to become the first country in the world to launch 5G mobile network services, said a top official of Ooredoo Qatar, country’s leading telecom services provider. In this regard, Ooredoo, the Qatar-based telecom giant, is ...

Qatar's current account deficit 'will be short-lived', says senior economist

2016-05-30
Qatar’s 2016 current account deficit, the first in almost 20 years, “will be short-lived and poses little risks” to the country's external balance and currency peg, as it has “enough financial buffers” to meet its immediate needs, said senior ...

QDB, Qatar Shell unveil business opportunities worth $19m

2016-05-30
Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Qatar Shell have joined hands to provide business opportunities through six contracts worth QR70 million ($19.23 million) for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said a report. The value of the contracts for 2016 is ...

Qatar’s debt bonanza stores up problems for future

2016-05-30
Qatar’s Central Bank is seen in Doha in this general view Photo- REUTERS Qatar is making hay while the sun shines. Taking advantage of investors’ hunger for yield, the Gulf state has just raised $9bn in the debt markets, the region’s biggest ever ...

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

2016-05-30
DOHA, QATAR: The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side ...

Saudi Arabia and Qatar sign air transport agreement

2016-05-30
Abdulhakeem Albadur with Abdullah Al-Subaie. JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) signed an air transport memorandum of understanding (MOU) meant to regulate air traffic rights and the operational framework that exists between Saudi ...

Qatar Navy, project to confront underwater threats

2016-05-30
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is said to be going ahead with a project to confront the underwater threats that might put the Qatari coast and the vital facilities in danger. The following 352-word report sheds light on the subject and tells ...

Fujitsu opens new office in Qatar

2016-05-30
Fujitsu, a global IT major, has strengthened its commitment to Qatar with the opening a new office in the country. Building on more than 15 years of commitment to the Qatari market, and a double-digit growth rate for the past five years, the inauguration ...

Qatar raises its stake in Dubai Parks and Resorts

2016-05-30
Qatar Holding has lifted its stake in Dubai Parks and Resorts to 11 per cent after a Dh1.68 billion capital increase to fund the construction of a Six Flags amusement park set to open in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Qatari sovereign wealth fund had not ...

What you need to know about Ramadan in Qatar – 2016 edition - Doha News

2016-05-31
Doha NewsWhat you need to know about Ramadan in Qatar – 2016 editionDoha NewsRamadan is rapidly approaching, and it's a big deal in Qatar, a conservative Muslim country that goes a bit topsy-turvy once the fasting month begins. Whether this is your first Ramadan here or not, here's a helpful crash course (or refresher) on what ...and more »

Qatar companies warned about upcoming midday work ban - Doha News

2016-05-30
Doha NewsQatar companies warned about upcoming midday work banDoha NewsMeanwhile, some companies have previously told Doha News that they had already begun voluntarily observing the midday work ban, allowing their employees to cease working from 11:30am to 3pm. But with so many construction projects going on and ...

Qatar has the Middle East's most competitive economy - Doha News

2016-05-31
ForbesQatar has the Middle East's most competitive economyDoha NewsQatar has overtaken the UAE as having the most competitive economy in the MENA region, according to the results of a new survey. According to the Swiss business school's IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016, Qatar ranked 13th globally for the ...Qatar Overtakes UAE As Most Competitive Economy In The Middle EastForbesall 64 news articles »

Official: France may investigate Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid - Doha News

2016-05-30
Doha NewsOfficial: France may investigate Qatar's 2022 World Cup bidDoha NewsFrench authorities said they are considering launching an investigation into Qatar being awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Speaking on the French radio station Europe 1 yesterday, the country's financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette fielded a ...Revelations Coming? France Mulls Inquiry Into Qatar's 2022 World Cup BidSputnik InternationalFrench prosecutor considering Qatar 2022 World Cup investigationSBSall 31 news articles »

No Qatar Airways logo on new FC Barcelona kit - Doha News

2016-05-30
Doha NewsNo Qatar Airways logo on new FC Barcelona kitDoha NewsFC Barcelona has released the design of its new football strip – and for the first time in five years, it doesn't look like the word “Qatar” will be on it. The team has been in negotiations with Qatar Airways about renewing a sponsorship deal. Their ...Barcelona ditch the hoops as they unveil new kits for 2016/17FOXSports.comNew Barcelona kit shows the club returning to its roots after ditching Qatar AirwaysThe Drumall 28 news articles »

MOI: Refuse and report all panhandlers in Qatar this Ramadan - Doha News

2016-05-30
MOI: Refuse and report all panhandlers in Qatar this RamadanDoha NewsQatar's Ministry of Interior is forming some 35 teams to be on the lookout for people soliciting donations outside of public places this Ramadan. In a statement, the MOI has asked residents to report those “exploiting” the spiritual nature of the holy ...

Ooredoo Qatar rolls out super-speedy (but pricey) 1Gbps internet - Doha News

2016-05-29
Doha NewsOoredoo Qatar rolls out super-speedy (but pricey) 1Gbps internetDoha NewsHouseholds in Qatar now have access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the world, after Ooredoo launched its new 1Gbps fiber service this week. That kind of speed would allow a user to download a two-hour HD movie in two minutes, Ooredoo said.Qatar may be first to launch 5G servicesPeninsula On-lineall 7 news articles »

Burj Qatar shortlisted for $1 million world architecture prize - Doha News

2016-05-30
Doha NewsBurj Qatar shortlisted for $1 million world architecture prizeDoha NewsOne of Qatar's most iconic buildings has been shortlisted for a prestigious international architecture award. Doha Tower, also known as Burj Qatar, is among 19 buildings that have been chosen as finalists for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The ...

Qatar ministry announces new petrol prices for June - Doha News

2016-05-29
Doha NewsQatar ministry announces new petrol prices for JuneDoha NewsIn a video, it explained that many vehicles don't actually require higher-octane petrol and using it could be considered a waste of money and energy. However, some residents have reacted to the news by saying it's also not cost-effective to pay the ...and more »

CMC: New neighborhood markets in Qatar need a lot of work - Doha News

2016-05-29
Doha NewsCMC: New neighborhood markets in Qatar need a lot of workDoha NewsPlans for the markets were first announced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) in 2014, with the aim of reducing congestion in central Doha by bringing together bakeries, grocery stores, laundry services, banking options, pharmacies and other ...