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MEEZA and QDB Sign Partnership Agreement to Advance Qatar's Fintech Ecosystem

DOHA, Qatar, 22 September, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have signed a partnership agreement with the aim of contributing to the advancement of the FinTech industry in the State of Qatar.  Through the partnership, MEEZA and QDB, through Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) - a QDB incubator - intend to collaborate on joint initiatives relating to the FinTech industry and foster a strong relationship as part of efforts to build a reliable FinTech ecosystem in Qatar.  To bolster the collaboration, MEEZA and QDB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable QFTH to explore further opportunities with MEEZA in the form of joint projects, and the two parties will cooperate with each other in areas of mutual interest, organise ......read more

Dukhan Bank Launches Special Edition of FIFA World Cup™ Visa Infinite Credit Card Featuring La'eeb, Thanks to Partnership with Visa

DOHA, QATAR – 21 September, 2022: As part of its efforts to reward its customers and enable them to celebrate the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM in a unique way, Dukhan Bank has partnered with Visa to unveil the special edition FIFA World Cup 2022™ Visa Infinite credit card featuring La’eeb, the Official Mascot for FIFA World Cup 2022TM.  La’eeb is an Arabic word meaning ‘super-skilled player’, he belongs to a parallel mascot-verse that is indescribable. La’eeb encourages everyone to believe in themselves as ‘Now is All’. La’eeb will be everywhere – welcoming the world, inspiring young fans and cheering the action during the tournament, which will take place from November 20th, to December 18th, 2022.   Launched in partnership with ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the September Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize

Doha, Qatar – 11 September 2022 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Sami Shaikh and Mohamed Zumrawi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Prem Velumani, Baina Al-Marri, Salma Hafiz, Khazana Hussain, Ahmed Elsharabasi, Mohammed Al-Malki, Khalil Al Mukdad, Nayef Al-Tamimi, Khalifa Al Kaabi, Mohamed  Ahamed, Amna Abdulla, Abdulla Alyafei, Mazen Hasna, Mohamed Ayari, Heba Al Hashmi, Usha Kesavan, Abdulla Shaher, Maryam Fakhroo, Ahmad Al-Kuwari, Mylin Cabunillas, Ashraf Kandil, Mohammed Al-Hababi, Khalid Al-Khanji, Sofyan El Rufaie, Maryam Al-Hetmi, Asmaa Al-Suwaidi, Abel ......read more

Once again QIC Group is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S'hail.

Doha – Qatar , Tuesday – September 6, 2022: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of the 6th edition of S’hail 2022 – Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition. S’hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons and is dedicated to preserve and promote the art of hunting and falconry.  Over the last few years, the event has made its mark in the industry as the leading destination of choice for falconry, hunting, and heritage lovers and became a dedicated platform for displaying the latest types of weapons, hunting rifles, equipment, supplies and equipment for trips, in addition to a huge selection of rare falcons highly skilled in hunting.   Commenting on the ......read more

Qatar Tourism Launches Marketing Campaign Featuring David Beckham

August 29, 2022:  Qatar Tourism has launched a new holiday campaign featuring David Beckham to support the country’s tourism goals and ambition to attract more than six million visitors a year by 2030. The campaign reveals Beckham’s action-packed adventure around the country over the course of 48 hours, showing how Qatar offers visitors everything from cultural hotspots to scenic landscapes.    Led by passionate local personalities, Beckham is seen discovering Qatar as he explores the winding spice markets of Souq Waqif, soaks up local street art, cooks tacos infused with local flavours, camps in the desert, and sightsees around Doha by motorbike. With a number of national holidays and long weekends coming up across the region, the campaign might just inspire GCC residents to earmark Qatar as their ......read more

QIB Introduces Google Pay™ to Customers

Doha, Qatar – 24, August 2022:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has introduced Google Pay to Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cardholders to start using their Android and WearOS devices to tap and pay on the go.  Google Pay is a digital wallet and payment platform from Google that enables customers to pay for transactions with their QIB cards using their Android and WearOS devices in-stores and online, where contactless payments are accepted. Cardholders will be able to store credit, debit or prepaid cards on Google Wallet app in order to start using Google Pay. With Google Pay, customers with Android and WearOS devices that enable NFC payment, known as mobile contactless payment, can make safe, fast, and convenient purchases with multiple layers of security in-stores and ......read more

Dukhan Bank brings Google PayTM to Customers

Doha, Qatar - 23 August, 2022: In furtherance of its digitization strategy to enable customers to conduct transactions on the go, Dukhan Bank is launching Google PayTM, a faster, more secure way to pay on sites, in applications and in stores using the payment methods saved in their Google Account. Google Pay, a new addition to Dukhan Bank’s contactless payment platform (D-Pay), protects customers’ payment information with multiple layers of security. When customers make contactless payment through their phone, Google Pay will not send their actual credit or debit card numbers with your payment. Instead, an encrypted virtual account number will be used to represent their information, making their real card details stay safe. Dukhan Bank customers can make payment through Google Pay at more than million online, on-site ......read more

MEEZA Continues Celebrating Multiple Achievements as Cisco Partner

• MEEZA receives Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ award in Qatar • MEEZA maintains Cisco Gold Integrator Partner certification for 2022-2023 • MEEZA achieves its sixth Cisco specialization in ‘Customer Experience’    DOHA, Qatar: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent Managed and Cloud IT services and solutions provider, has received multiple recognitions from Cisco for its expanded activities and competence in the public sector in Qatar, being awarded as Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ in Qatar, achieving ‘Cisco Gold Integrator Partner’ certification for 2022-2023, and ‘Customer Experience Specialization’.  MEEZA was awarded as ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ in Qatar by Cisco on the Comstor ......read more

Qatar Insurance Company Concludes Summer Internship Program

Doha, Qatar:   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, concluded its Summer Internship Program with an award ceremony held yesterday Monday August 22nd, 2022. The event provided an opportunity to acknowledge students from different schools and academic institutions who took part of this year’s program.    This year, QIC’s seven-week Summer Internship Program, which ended on 18th of August was meticulously designed to help interns discover which direction they would like to take their career while gaining first-hand experience. The paid internship offer qualified high school and undergraduate students a meaningful, career-oriented experience with world-class mentors who help guide them through their projects and continue to support them even after the internship ......read more

14th Edition of CSS Qatar; Physical Conference on 7th September 2022

QATAR, UAE - Aug 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - After successful 13 editions of Cyber Security Summit, Exito (www.exito-e.com) is all set to host another milestone event - which serves as an ideal platform to enhance the experience on the latest insights on "Securing Qatar's Digital Future." The Summit will address the importance of the full potential of technology as a driver for every organization to function securely, efficiently and effectively. The 14th Edition Cyber Security Summit Qatar is an exclusive in-person event for cybersecurity leaders from leading enterprises in Qatar. As Qatar prepares to become the first Middle Eastern Country to host the FIFA World Cup, like most developed countries, it remains vulnerable to cyberattacks given its high level of technology adoption and smartphone penetration rate. Qatar ......read more

Al Meera Partners with Zippin to Open First Checkout-free Stores in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR - AUGUST 20, 2022: Today Al Meera Consumer Goods Company announced a partnership with Zippin, a leading provider of checkout-free technology, to advance its expansion strategy to meet customers’ demands and provide unique services to all members of the community through innovative technology.  Al Meera will soon open fully autonomous stores in strategic locations to provide visitors with snacks, beverages, grab-and-go meals, and other essential items in a seamless and cashier-less process. Commenting on this new offering in the market, Al Meera stated: “We are excited to introduce these new checkout-free stores to make shopping more convenient and fun for our customers. This step is part of our expansion plans to ensure that our services are always within the reach of all consumers. In addition, it is ......read more

Lenovo Group: First Quarter Results 2022/23

Lenovo delivers ninth straight quarter of improved revenue and profitability and the largest market share in the Gulf at 27.6%    Dubai, August 18, 2022– Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced strong first quarter results for the Group, improving both revenue and profitability for the ninth consecutive quarter. First quarter net income grew 11% year-on-year to US$516 million and 35% year-on-year to $556 million on a non-HKFRS [1] basis. Revenue grew to US$17 billion, up 5% year-on-year in constant currency.    The Group saw revenue from non-PC businesses reach 37%, demonstrating its services-led transformation strategy and persistent investments in diversifying the business have paid off and are driving future growth opportunities. These new growth engines of solutions and services, ......read more

QIC Named “Domestic General Insurer” & “Auto Insurance Initiative” of The Year in Qatar At Insurance Asia Awards 2022

QIC’s newest recognition reflects the company’s success in leading the change of general insurance in Qatar through introducing innovative products and services that best respond to the needs of customers over the past 12 months Doha, Qatar - 16 August 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the largest insurance company in the MENA region, has received the “Domestic General Insurer of The Year” & “Auto Insurance Initiative of The Year” in Qatar awards at Insurance Asia Awards 2022. QIC’s newest recognition reflects the company’s success in leading the change of general insurance in Qatar through introducing innovative products and services that best respond to the needs of customers in Qatar over the past 12 months. The two prestigious accolades also reflect QIC’s excellence in ......read more

QIB Announces Third Misk Account Millionaire

Mr. Ahmad Abdulla Al-Malki announced as third Millionaire winner in this latest edition of Misk Account Draw Doha, Qatar – 15, August 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is pleased to announce the third millionaire winner of its highly anticipated Misk Account draw.  The draw was held in the presence of official representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as QIB officials. Mr. Ahmad Abdulla Al-Malki was randomly selected, making him the lucky third millionaire of this edition. QIB is awarding 4 Millionaires throughout the year, and offering QAR 10,000 to 15 winners every week, in addition to QAR 50,000 to 2 lucky winners every month in its 5th edition of the Misk Account. This brings the total number of winners to 808 receiving QAR 13 Million dedicated for this edition, the largest prize pool in ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the August Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize

Doha, Qatar – 13, August 2022 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Adel Bazuhair and Ali Al-Malki each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ibrahim Al-Ansari, Sornamoopanar Kumar, Hafiz Jabr, Alan Leung, Shanmugam Sugumaran, Hussain Al-Jaber, Osama Alghanem, Jassim Fakhroo, Mushreq Ayesh, Abdul Rahiman Bangara, Muneera Al-Fadala, Aisha Al-Mohannadi, Hanna Hirylovich, Mohammed Abduzzahar, Noof Al-Subaey, Fahed Alzoubi, Lolwa Al-Naemi, Carol Bernes, Abdullah Al-Malki, Yehya Taher, Jannette Serrano, Ghada Al-Kawari, Mubarak Al-Naimi, Omran Al-Kawari, Ibrahim Al Kawari, Sabeeka ......read more

HPE Appoints Savio Ibrahim to Lead the Company's Operations in Qatar

Doha, Qatar - August 09, 2022:  Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that Savio Ibrahim has been appointed as Country Manager for Qatar.   Savio is responsible for delivering unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service, with offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage. He is tasked with driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction. Savio reports into Raif Abou Diab, the Managing Director for the Egypt, Qatar and Levant region.   Prior to taking up his new role, Savio was Sales Manager and Channel Leader for the Egypt, Qatar and Levant region. Savio joined HPE in 2014 as a senior account manager in Lebanon. After excelling in this role, he was promoted to Territory ......read more

Baladna Signs Shareholder Agreement to Establish an Integrated Dairy Farming Business in Malaysia

Joint venture with FGV Holdings Berhad and Touch Group Doha, Qatar, 06 August 2022: Baladna has entered into a conditional shareholders’ agreement (Conditional SHA) with Malaysian companies FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) and Touch Group Holdings Sdn Bhd (TGH), to develop an integrated dairy farming business in Malaysia. Expected to be commercially operational by 2025, the project will produce 100 million litres of fresh milk per annum within the first three years and is expected to reach 300 million litres of fresh milk within 10 years. Based on Baladna’s highly successful “grass to glass” concept, the joint venture will be fully integrated, from crop production to feeding the cows, to the processing and sale of the highest quality fresh milk.  The agreement was signed by Piet Hilarides, Chief Executive ......read more

QIC Group Net Profit Rises to QAR 401 Million in H1 2022

Doha, 08 August 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, registered a strong net profit of QAR 401 million for the first half (H1) of this year ending 30 June 2022. The Group’s robust results was driven by the solid performance of its domestic and MENA operations, strong technical results across QIC’s franchise and the cost-leadership of its operations. Amid continued economical headwinds the Group’s gross premium volume remained stable at QAR 6.3 billion in the 1st half of 2022 building on QIC’s strengths in personal lines and advanced online services. QIC expands its leadership in a challenging environment  In an environment of high volatility in the financial markets, where the economic growth estimates are showing a downward ......read more

QIC Group Hosts Long Service Awards

Doha – Qatar:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, celebrated its long-serving employees at an awards ceremony held earlier this week.  Colleagues with 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service were presented with certificates and trophies of appreciation at QIC Group’s headquarters in West Bay.  The ceremony was attended by several of QIC Group’s senior management & employees. Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey, Chairman & Managing Director of QIC Group, handed over the long service awards to 27 recipients this year.  Among the distinguished recipients this year was Mr. Salem Al Mannai, QIC Group CEO, who was recognized for his 20 years of service.   “QIC Group Long Service Awards are a symbol of QIC Group’s appreciation towards ......read more

Qatar Post Launches COVID-19 Stamps to Honor those that Served the Community during the Global Epidemic

Doha, Qatar – 03, August 2022: The Qatar Postal Services Company - Qatar Post has issued a set of special-edition COVID-19 postage stamps in honor of all frontline workers, such as medical and health care staff, police and military personnel, and postal workers, who provided their essential services to the community members during the global pandemic (COVID-19) crisis.  This set comes within Qatar Post's efforts to monitor and document historical events and highlight Qatar’s key achievements in addition to important and national occasions, as postage stamps are one of the rapidly spreading means of communication. The COVID-19 stamps set consists of two stamps worth QAR 7 and an envelope for the first day issue at QAR 8, and the folder itself will be sold to the public for QAR 70. There are currently ......read more

Snoonu and Qatar Stars League (QSL) Announced the Renewal of their Agreement Ahead of the 2022-2023 Season

Doha, Qatar - 26th of July: Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, renewed their partnership with Qatar Stars League on the sidelines of the 2022-2023 Season Launch ceremony on Tuesday, 26th July 2022, at the City Center Rotana Hotel, Doha.   Mr. Hamad Al Hajri, Founder and CEO of Snoonu, said, “We’re delighted to renew our sponsorship agreement with Qatar Stars League for 2022. Snoonu will provide the necessary support and fulfill aspirations for the League this year, as part of its mission to support outstanding Qatari initiatives.” Commenting on the renewal of the agreement, Mr. Hani Taleb Ballan, CEO of QSL, said, “We are pleased to announce today the renewal of sponsorship agreement with Snoonu, which is considered as one of the most prominent Qatari companies, and we’re proud of ......read more

QR 114.8 million, GWC H1 2022 Net Profit

Doha – Qatar: Gulf Warehousing Company QPSC (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics and supply chain solutions provider, reported Net Profits of QR 114.8 million, during the six-month period ending on 30 June 2022. The company also achieved Total Revenues of QR 719 million for the same period, while Earnings Per Share stood at 0.20 Qatari Riyal for the 6 months period ending on 30 June 2022. “2022 has started on a solid footing and with the much-awaited FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM approaching, GWC is geared up to offer unparalleled logistics services and redefine global industry benchmarks”, stated Sheikh Abdulla Bin Fahad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman, GWC. Adding to this, Ranjeev Menon, Group CEO, GWC, remarked that client satisfaction and loyalty will always remain their top priority, and GWC will ......read more

Qatar's Corrupted Officials will Initiate their Plan of Terror Soon

For years now, Qatar’s corrupted officials have manifested a program that is designed to bring chaos to the world, such program that is infused with extremism, terrorism, and trepidation.     To control the world through creation of fear in the hearts of citizens around the world, such terror that is designed to entangle every citizen of the world to submit to their ways.     For that, we ask of all conscious leaders of European Nations and the World to take a moment of your time to read this letter, which shall outline to you all as to how, who, where, why, when and what has been demonstrated by these corrupted officials in control over the affairs of the State of Qatar.     Important information included in this letter may be detrimental to many countries if prompt actions are ......read more

First Finance Unveils Home Finance Campaign with QAR 200,000 Cash Reward

Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2022: First Finance Company, has announced the launch of its latest home finance campaign, which will run until October 30, 2022. With the new campaign, First Finance Company new and existing customers will receive a QAR 200,000 cash reward when they apply for home financing worth QAR 2 million and above.   This campaign aims to provide a unique financing solution for people aspiring to buy their dream home, while also giving them the opportunity to receive a cash reward up to QAR 200,000. First Finance Company is always committed to providing innovative services that will help its customers achieve their life goals in a hassle-free, seamless and convenient manner. The company believes that this new home financing campaign will assist its esteem clients to become home owners with ......read more

The Business Year Gears up to Launch its 8th Annual Publication on Qatar, with a Special Focus on the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Standfirst: The Business Year is set to launch its eighth annual publication on the Qatari economy, The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition Doha, July 21, 2022—The Business Year (TBY), a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade, has been present in Qatar for eight consecutive years, alongside a prominent presence across the GCC since 2012. After a year-long period of research and analysis, TBY is preparing to launch The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition. The report will launch in partnership with the Minister of Commerce and Industry, the Qatari Businessmen Association, and the Qatari Businesswomen Association.  The publication comes at a crucial time for ......read more

FIFA World Cup is Set to Boost Qatar's Economy

With Qatar’s economy booming, PRO Partner Group can assist in setting up your business 18 July 2022, Dubai -  Qatar’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup has accelerated development in critical sectors of the economy, including travel and tourism, hospitality and infrastructure. Most predictions estimate that over one million visitors will arrive in Qatar for the event, generating approximately QAR 66 billion for the country by 2025. The event will also be a catalyst for supporting Qatar's National Vision 2030.  For many of the visitors arriving in the country for the games, it will be the first time they visit Doha and perhaps even the Middle East; hence it is an enormous opportunity for Qatar to showcase its culture, hospitality and everything it can offer as a tourist destination. In the longer ......read more

Dukhan Bank Releases Financial Statements for the First Half of 2022

• Dukhan Bank records 27% increase in the net profit   Doha-Qatar, 18 July 2022 - Dukhan Bank has announced its financial results for the first half of 2022 recording a net profit of QAR 745 million, representing a 27% increase compared to the first half of 2021 net profit of QAR 586 million.   The total income for the six months period ending 30 June 2022 increased to QAR 2.1 billion resulting in a growth rate of 8% as compared to QAR 1.9 billion during the same period in 2021. Considering strong income growth coupled with efficient cost management, more operational efficiency was achieved as evident through reduction in the cost-to-income ratio, which decreased to 25.1% in the first half of 2022 from 26.3% recorded in the same period last year. Dukhan Bank’s total assets reached QAR 104 billion ......read more

LG Releases Preliminary Earnings for Second-Quarter 2022

July 15, 2022 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced its preliminary earnings results for the second quarter of 2022. LG reported revenues of KRW 19.5 trillion in the second quarter of 2022, 15 percent higher than the same quarter the previous year. Operating profit for the second quarter was KRW 791.7 billion, expected to be 12 percent lower than the same quarter of the previous year. LG Electronics terminated production and sales of solar panel at the end of June this year and is treating the performance of solar business as a discontinued operating loss from the second quarter 2022 earnings announcement. Applying the same standards from the second quarter of 2022 to the same period last year, LG would have recorded a revenue of KRW 16.9 trillion with an operating profit of KRW 900.1 billion. These figures are the ......read more

MEEZA Continues Celebrating Multiple Achievements as Cisco Partner

• MEEZA receives Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ award in Qatar • MEEZA maintains Cisco Gold Integrator Partner certification for 2022-2023 • MEEZA achieves its sixth Cisco specialization in ‘Customer Experience’    DOHA, Qatar, July, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent Managed and Cloud IT services and solutions provider, has received multiple recognitions from Cisco for its expanded activities and competence in the public sector in Qatar, being awarded as Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ in Qatar, achieving ‘Cisco Gold Integrator Partner’ certification for 2022-2023, and ‘Customer Experience Specialization’.  MEEZA was awarded as ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ in Qatar by Cisco on ......read more

Snoonu Launches No Riders Under the Sun 2.0

Doha, Qatar, July 01, 2022 - Snoonu is glad to announce the relaunch of its initiative called “No Riders Under the sun”  Through this initiative, Snoonu pursues, for the second consecutive year, its measures to protect the working conditions of delivery riders as temperatures continue to spike in the country.  Initially launched in June 2021 and now a flagship in Snoonu’s business model, the initiative sets Snoonu as the first and only local tech company to take such strategic measures to protect its riders from the heat of the summer during daytime. Being a human-centric business, Snoonu puts this concept into action with initiatives that range from ensuring all employees are protected from the sun to the availability of air-conditioned chilling spots throughout the country that are filled with ......read more

Qatar brings Global Photography App, ‘Explorest,' to the Middle East

• Visitors can now discover more than 75 locations in Qatar • App’s Qatar Location Insights unlocked for the first 12 months   Following the successful launch of Explorest in some of the world’s most photographed cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Qatar Tourism has partnered with Explorest to debut in the region and unveil 75 of the greatest places to take photos across Qatar.  The partnership sets the app to become the go-to digital travel companion for amateur and professional photographers wishing to capture unique images of the country’s diverse natural assets, architecture, cultural hotspots and more.   First-time or returning travellers to Qatar from the region, as well as professional and amateur photographers can ......read more

Dukhan Bank Receives 9 Accolades at MEED's Excellence Banking Awards 2022.

- Best Private Bank in Qatar - MENA Private Banker of the year - MENA Digital Bank of the year - MENA Most Innovative Bank of the year Doha, June 29, 2022: Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) crowned Dukhan Bank’s distinguished efforts in providing private banking services and its leadership in enriching the digital banking experience for its customers with innovative solutions by awarding it nine accolades, within the annual awards program “Banking Excellence in the Middle East and North Africa for the year 2022”. While the bank won the “Best Private Bank Qatar” award, the General Manager & Head of the Private Banking at Dukhan Bank, Mr. Chaouki Daher received the “MENA Private Banker of the year” award, in recognition of his efforts & long-standing success in leading the ......read more

Qatar Banks could be ‘Trail-Blazers' for World-Leading Payments System

Banks in Qatar could act as trail-blazers for a world-leading, fraud-inhibiting, super-fast global payments system fit for the next century, if they seize the opportunity being offered by a UK-headquartered fintech business.  DigiDoe launched operations in Doha this week and is targeting banks in the Middle East as part of its plan to revolutionise the world’s out-dated payments infrastructure. Designed from scratch, DigiDoe’s patented multi-factor biometric-based anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud prevention solution provides a secure, tailor-made, AI-driven platform for financial institutions and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). Tony Hajjar, recently appointed as DigiDoe’s Head of Operations, Qatar, said: “DigiDoe has created a pioneering, next generation, all-in-one unique solution, and ......read more

Elon Musk Speaks on Tesla Supply Chain and Twitter Aspirations at ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg'

Elon Musk, leader of SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and The Boring Company, sat down with John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief at Bloomberg, at the second ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’, which opened yesterday under the high patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.   As part of session one of the Forum on ‘Equalizing the Global Recovery’, Musk highlighted:   • “My aspiration for Twitter is to be as inclusive as possible. That it is an appealing system to use. Ideally, I would like to get 80 percent of North America and half the world on Twitter; that means it must be something appealing. Generally, the approach of Twitter should be to let people say what they want within the bounds of the law. […] I would drive the product, ......read more

Snoonu Launched Chill Spots to Ensure Riders' Health and Safety during the Summer

“Chill Spots” around Doha enable all delivery bike drivers to rest and cool down between deliveries  Doha, Qatar - 19 June 2022:  Qatar's leading tech start-up, Snoonu, launched Snoonu-branded “Chill Spots” for bike riders to rest and rehydrate in areas covering all Doha as part of its commitment to staff welfare and ensuring the bikers’ comfort and safety during the summer months and throughout the year.  In line with its continuous innovative efforts in improving working conditions for its “superheroes” during the summer, Snoonu developed indoor and airconditioned “Chill Spots” for bike drivers to rest and rehydrate in between deliveries. Spread around Doha. Designed and operated by Snoonu, each Chill Spot is equipped with seats, charging stations, water ......read more

Hussain Sajwani Gears up for Qatar Economic Forum 2022

• Qatar Economic Forum to gather heads of state, global CEOs, leading global investors, influential voices from the worlds of culture, sports, and entertainment  • DAMAC Founder and Chairman Hussain Sajwani to speak at the Forum on where the smart money in the real estate is going    Qatar / UAE  -16 June 2022:   Equalising the global economic recovery will come under the spotlight as the world convenes in Doha during the second annual Qatar Economic Forum to be held from June 20-22 at the Ritz Carlton, Doha.  Global business leaders and heads of state are set to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, disruptions and solutions in the backdrop of what will be the stage of one of the region’s most exciting events.   Hussain Sajwani, Founder and ......read more

Ogilvy Promotes Elaine Grell to Chief People Officer across EMEA

June 14, 2022 – Ogilvy has promoted renowned People leader Elaine Grell to the position of Chief People Officer across EMEA. While now responsible for the EMEA region,  Elaine will continue to work closely with Fiona Gordon, CEO Ogilvy UK, to strategically drive the UK People agenda. Elaine will lead the agency network’s People teams and drive its "people first" strategy, ensuring Ogilvy continues to be  the best place for people to grow their careers.  Before coming to Ogilvy, Elaine worked in the hospitality, leisure and real-estate industries in the UK and US for IHG, British Airways and The Collective. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and holds an MBA from the Open University.  Elaine has also been a trustee of The Springboard Charity for the last ......read more

Dukhan Bank First in Qatar to join Mastercard's Global Digital First Card Program

Next-Generation card continues Bank’s digital transformation Safe, convenient, and accepted wherever customers shop  Get a new digital card in minutes and pay in seconds Doha, Qatar – 09 June 2022: Dukhan Bank has become the first partner in Qatar to join Mastercard’s global Digital First Card program. Through the program, Dukhan Bank is now issuing digital prepaid cards as part of the bank's efforts to provide seamless digital banking solutions to enhance customers' experience. Mastercard’s Digital First Card program is leading the way in the payments industry with a new approach to cards in line with the growth of digital commerce, the proliferation of digital devices, and growing consumer expectations for digital cards. The Mastercard Digital First Card program aims to continue ......read more

‘‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg' to Focus on efforts on Equalizing Global Economic Recovery

Under the high patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Amir of the State of Qatar Doha, 8 June 2022: Under the high patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, the second “Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg” will take place from June 20-22, 2022, in Doha, convening heads of state and more than 500 business leaders to discuss ways to equalize the global economic recovery. The 2022 program will spotlight solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges, including the misalignment between jobs of the future and the workforce of today; tangled supply chains; a looming debt crisis; and widening global inequalities. The discussions aim to contribute to a clear roadmap for the next phase of global economic ......read more

Red Hat Roundtable Spotlights Qatar's Digital Transformation Journey

Doha, Qatar, June 7, 2022: Qatar has accelerated its digital transformation journey through continued investment in the latest technology, as highlighted in an exclusive media roundtable hosted by Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. The session titled “Open Source: The Digital Transformation Journey” took place on June 7, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Doha. Philip Andrews, Vice President - CEMEA at Red Hat, led the roundtable about the future of the open source industry and its role as a potential catalyst to Qatar’s digital vision. The event explored how open source can help Qatari companies across various industrial sectors to overcome business challenges. The convergence of new digital technologies, including mobility, big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, ......read more

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50 Selected Teams Compete Today in QIC Group's “InsurHack MENA” Hackathon…

137 applications were received from 33 Countries Doha – Qatar, 6th June 2022:  InsurHack MENA, the first InsurTech Hackathon in the region, organized by Qatar Insurance Group (QIC Group), together with Deloitte, Google Cloud and QIC Digital Venture Partner (QIC DVP), the venture builder arm of QIC Group has gathered 137 participants from 33 countries in its one-month application ......read more

Dukhan Bank Starts App-Based Direct Remittance Service to India…

Doha, Qatar – 02 June 2022: Dukhan Bank has launched its direct remittance service to India as part of its new bouquet of digital services. Customers of the bank will now be able to send remittances directly to India from Dukhan Bank’s app safely and securely within 60 seconds. This direct remittance service to India is launched within Dukhan Bank’s D-remit platform and will ......read more

Snoonu Acquires Major Omani Food Delivery Platform…

Doha, Qatar - 30, May 2022: Qatar's leading tech start-up, Snoonu, announced earlier today its acquisition of Akeed, a leading Omani food delivery platform with a network of more than 1000 restaurants and grocery stores.  This milestone is considered the first ever achieved by a local tech start-up in Qatar. It serves as a step propelling the rising company forward and bringing ......read more

QIC Launches the First and Fastest All-Inclusive Online Portal to Get Insurance in Qatar…

qic.online allows customers to buy or renew their car, motorcycle, travel, home contents, boat & yacht, and personal accident insurance policies in just 2 minutes The new portal offers instant covers comparison and product recommendation to help customers better identify the right insurance plans that suit their needs Doha, Qatar - Sunday 29th May 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the ......read more

Dukhan Bank launches Qatar's First-of-its-kind Feature for Private Banking Customers…

Doha, Qatar – 26 May 2022: Dukhan Bank has unveiled a new digital feature for private banking customers, which is the first of its kind among Qatari banks. Dukhan Bank Investment Tracking is an exceptional self-service feature to assist customers to view their investment portfolios at ease and comfort, at the same time providing real-time reporting and analysis on portfolio ......read more

Aura Group Wins Six Awards at Fact Dining Awards 2022…

Aura Hospitality the restaurant sector of Aura Group scoops the 'Best Turkish Restaurant', 'Best Middle Eastern Restaurant', 'Best Burger Joint', Favourite Mediterranean Restaurant', Favourite Lebanese Restaurant' and Favourite Family Friendly Restaurant' awards DOHA, QATAR: MAY 24, 2022: Aura Group, one of the largest companies in hospitality and food ......read more

Dukhan Bank Announces the May Draw Winners of its Thara'a Savings Account Prize…

Doha, Qatar – 15 May 2022 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Khalifa Alhussaini and Aljazi Al- Adbah each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was ......read more

Milipol Qatar 2022 Seminar Program To Focus on major event security management & cybersecurity ...…

Doha, Qatar – May 12 2022: The 14th edition of Milipol Qatar 2022, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which will be held from 24-26 May at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), will feature a two-day seminar program centered on major event security management and solutions to combat increasing cybersecurity risks. The ......read more

Ogilvy EMEA Chairman Paul O'Donnell Announces Retirement, Ending Distinguished Four-Decade Career ...…

NEW YORK- MAY 5, 2022:  Ogilvy today announced that Paul O’Donnell, Chairman of Ogilvy EMEA, will be retiring after 37 years with the agency. Throughout his tenure, O’Donnell has held a range of leadership positions spanning clients, geographies, and businesses. “It has been an honour to have worked with thousands of Ogilvy colleagues and clients across the globe ......read more

The Euromoney Qatar Conference Returns…

Co-hosted with Qatar Central Bank, the ninth Euromoney Qatar Conference returns on Sunday 29 May to Doha. The Euromoney Conference will focus on the latest developments around Qatar’s strategy and finance in the new global landscape. As the eyes of the world turn to Qatar for World Cup 2022, they will see a country that has emerged from the pandemic in strong economic shape and with an ......read more

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