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Harrods pays Qatari owners £118m dividend after record year - The Guardian

2014-10-30
Harrods pays Qatari owners £118m dividend after record yearThe GuardianOther interests include Air Harrods, which offers VIP helicopter charter, upmarket property arm Harrods Estates, and the exclusive Harrods Bank. Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, was founded in 2005 to help the Gulf state ...and more »

MIDEAST STOCKS-Frontier fund selling weighs on UAE, Qatar - Reuters

2014-10-30
Gulf TimesMIDEAST STOCKS-Frontier fund selling weighs on UAE, QatarReutersNational Bank of Abu Dhabi lost 5.3 percent and First Gulf Bank fell 2.4 percent. Telecommunications firm Etisalat edged down 0.4 percent after its Saudi Arabian affiliate Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) on Thursday requested that its shares be temporarily ...Frontier fund selling weighs on UAE; Saudi stocks downGulf Timesall 10 news articles »

China's Regional Bank Needs to Be More Multilateral, Abbott Says - Businessweek

2014-10-30
Sky News AustraliaChina's Regional Bank Needs to Be More Multilateral, Abbott SaysBusinessweekThe bank, first put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping in October of last year, is a key component of China's efforts to expand its regional influence. “It's got to be a multilateral institution with the kind of transparency and the kind of ...A CHALLENGE TO PESSIMISM Asian Investment Bank Will Finance Great ...Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)all 88 news articles »

Qatar budget spending falls 6.6 pct in fiscal Q1, revenue hits record - Reuters

2014-10-30
Gulf Business NewsQatar budget spending falls 6.6 pct in fiscal Q1, revenue hits recordReutersDUBAI Oct 30 (Reuters) - Qatar's government spending fell 6.6 percent from a year ago to 38.8 billion riyals ($10.7 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, while revenue soared to a record high, central bank data showed on Thursday ...Finance Qatar Budget Spending Falls 6.6% In Fiscal Q1, Revenue Hits RecordGulf Business Newsall 4 news articles »

Funds positive on Gulf equity markets despite oil price slide - Reuters

2014-10-30
Funds positive on Gulf equity markets despite oil price slideReuters"Current market levels in Saudi, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are attractive for an accumulation phase before the end-of-the-year earnings and dividends season," said Tamer Mostafa, vice president and fund manager at Union National Bank in the ...

Counter-terrorism bank will give cash to combat extremism - The Guardian

2014-10-30
The GuardianCounter-terrorism bank will give cash to combat extremismThe GuardianThe world's first global counter-terrorism “bank” will begin funding projects to stop violent extremism in five of the most “at risk” countries from next year, its interim director has said. In his first major interview since the Global Community ...

Islamic banking on the rise - Al-Monitor

2014-10-30
Khaleej TimesIslamic banking on the riseAl-MonitorSaudi Arabia topped the list with Islamic banking assets amounting to $260 billion, followed by the UAE with $90 billion and Qatar with $60 billion. The six GCC countries comprise 13 Islamic banks, which ... Malaysia is at the top of the list of ...UAE's Noor Bank CEO says more govt support needed for Islamic institutionsZawya (registration)all 151 news articles »

Combined net profit of listed firms rises - Peninsula On-line

2014-10-30
Combined net profit of listed firms risesPeninsula On-lineThere has been a positive story for listed banks in Qatar for the first 9 months of 2014, with robust asset growth; lower impairment charges; stronger asset quality; higher profitability; all coupled with capital adequacy ratios that remain above the ...Qatar banks' asset base sees QR78bn gain in 9 months: KPMGGulf Timesall 2 news articles »

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Commercial Bank of Qatar Q3 net profit jumps 79 pct - Reuters

2014-10-29
ArabianBusiness.comCORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Commercial Bank of Qatar Q3 net profit jumps 79 pctReutersThe strong loan growth for the quarter helped net interest income for the first nine months of the year rise to 1.9 billion Qatari riyals, 26 percent higher than the same period in 2013. The rise was boosted by the contribution of Alternatifbank (ABank ...Qatar's CBQ reports 79% surge in Q3 net profitArabianBusiness.comCommercial Bank of Qatar increases profit for nine months by 19 per cent to ...CPI FinancialCommercial Bank increases profit for nine months by 19% to QAR 1553 millionZawya (registration)all 16 news articles »

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up - Foreign Policy

2014-10-30
Foreign PolicyAfghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds UpForeign PolicyThe event also featured remarks by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Fred Hochberg, the president of the Export-Import Bank, whose future is also threatened by Congressional inaction. Since taking charge of the IMF in July ... But Lagarde and other ...