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Banking and Finance-Qatar 2015

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Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

In this section: Another Big Budget year Strategy and Vision Qatarrization or a Qatarcentric Approach Qatar and the GCC Moving Beyond Energy A Global Fund Manager The World Cup 2022 Versus the Dubai W...

14 Feb 2015 01:54 AM 12 Read More...

Banking and Finance-Abu Dhabi 2013

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Sector : Banking & Finance Country : UAE

In this section: Abu Dhabi’s Finance Sector Ready for Greater Role- Abu Dhabi’s New Financial Free Zone Puts Regulation in the Spot Light- The Big Four: Abu Dhabi Leads UAE Banking Recovery- Close Up ...

01 Jun 2013 01:38 AM 2 Read More...

Banking and Finance-Qatar 2013

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Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

In this section: Gearing up for the Boom Times Ahead- Financial Sector to Benefit from New Central Bank Law- The Role of Finance in Qatar’s Vision 2030- Close Up with Robin McCall- Expanding to All Po...

01 Jan 2013 07:03 AM 4 Read More...

Banking and Finance-Qatar 2012

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Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

In this section: A Rising Financial Star- Islamic Banks Thrive in Qatar- Financial Regulators Meet the Challenge of a Growing Economy- Close Up with Mr. Steve Troop- al khaliji, Qatar’s Fastest ...

01 Jan 2012 05:15 AM 2 Read More...
Latest Insights

What’s Next for Qatar’s Banks?

Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

The Qatari banking system is displaying capital ratios well in excess of international norms, low levels of non-performing loans and profitability that is comparable to that reported by the most successful global banks. Qatar’s banks are also operating in one of the world’s fastest growing economies and they enjoy the support of a government determined to have Qatari institutions – political, financial and social – punching above their weight in regional and international affairs. The authorities have made clear that they want the nation’s banking and financial system to become a global financial center with a reputation and scale to match Qatar’s global ambitions – and with the ability to overtake other regional financial centres such as Bahrain and Dubai. ...

06 Mar 2014 06:55 AM 359 Read More...

The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Regulatory Environment

Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

What was good practice in 2005, has been eclipsed by ongoing regulatory enhancements emanating from the crisis Anecdotally, the GCC Regulators’ Summit showed strong support for cooperation across the GCC, including ultimate convergence of regulation Fragmentation of the regulatory structures and resultant inconsistencies probably provide the most succinct synopsis of the greatest weakness in Qatar’s regulatory environment. ...

01 Feb 2014 01:51 AM 164 Read More...

Family and corporate governance: A key and developing issue for the future

Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

In a region where, historically, there has been minimal separation between owners and managers, there has been little need to adopt formal policies Many family businesses are highly concerned about their privacy but will, over time, need to consider how to take the business forward ...

01 Feb 2014 03:51 AM 8 Read More...

Going Public on the QE: Navigating a Path to an IPO and Listing

Sector : Banking & Finance Country : Qatar

The recent Initial Public Offerings (IPO) of Mesaieed Petrochemical in Qatar and Twitter in the USA might be familiar to people tracking the markets but “going public” is not as easy as it may seem. An IPO and admission to a stock exchange require navigating a path through several layers of legal, regulatory, market and performance requirements coupled with a strong motive to succeed....

01 Feb 2014 03:51 AM 208 Read More...

Abu Dhabi’s New Financial Free Zone Puts Regulation in the Spot Light

Sector : Banking & Finance Country : UAE

Abu Dhabi’s recent announcement that it will establish a financial free zone on Maryah Island provides further evidence of the Emirate’s increasing selfconfidence, and it will offer an additional point of entry to international financial institutions looking to access the lucrative UAE market....

01 Jun 2013 03:42 AM 154 Read More...