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Potential to expand Qatar and China relations with trade and investment

A major bank in the State of Qatar hosted a virtual event titled “Bilateral and Synergistic Opportunities between Qatar and China” most recently.

The participants noted that relations between the State of Qatar and the People’s Republic of China have significantly developed since the inception in 1988. The bilateral trade volume between Qatar and China has reached QAR 39.8 billion (USD 10.9...

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01/07/21

New measures to boost trade between Qatar and third countries

Qatar`s General Authority of Customs (GAC) organised the first regional webinar “Free Zones for North Africa and the Middle & Near East” most recently.

The three-day webinar highlighted how the GAC has adopted the World Customs Organisations (WCO) tried and tested framework and standards...

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29/06/21

QDB’s Scale7 launches pre-incubation program for designers

Qatar`s first fashion and design business incubator known as Scale7 has launched a pre-incubation program. It is held online and in partnership with M7, the epicentre for design, innovation and entrepreneurship in Msheireb Downtown in the heart of Doha.

The intensive program began early June and will last for...

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27/06/21

Qatar and Italy promote bilateral relations with more trade and investment

The Italian Embassy in Qatar and McNair Chambers hosted the webinar ‘Doing Business in Italy’ as part of continued efforts to support bilateral relations and promote business opportunities.

The webinar featured a panel of leading Italian lawyers who highlighted how the country is simplifying bureaucracy and cutting red tape. These measures combined...

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24/06/21

Multi-sector reforms are key to recover from pandemic in Qatar

Qatar`s economy is expected to grow by 2.4 percent in 2021 according to a report of International Monetary Fund (IMF) released in April.

The banking sector has already witnessed considerable lending growth of more than 5 percent during the first four months of this year and Qatar’s trade surplus has tripled in April 2021 compared to April 2020. [The North...

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22/06/21

QBIC launches third wave of Lean Manufacturing Program

Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) has launched the third wave of the Lean Manufacturing Program (LMP). The program focuses on local manufacturing projects and intends to develop skills, expertise and capabilities in organization and operation.

QBIC received a large number of applications...

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20/06/21

Qatar FinTech Hub maintains top position in Middle East ecosystem

Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) was ranked as the second largest FinTech investor in the MENA region in the first quarter of 2021.

The MENA Fintech Venture Report is MAGNiTT’s flagship report which reviews the sector’s quarterly performance. It examines investments in start-ups and scale-ups in 17 countries in the region including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,...

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17/06/21

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance in Qatar’s financial sector

A Qatar based panel of experts and specialists recently discussed Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) in the region as part of the “Banking on ESG” webinar.

A top advisory and consulting practice hosted the event which looked very closely at how ESG related issues are becoming increasingly relevant...

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15/06/21

Digital transformation is a priority for key stakeholders in public and private sector

Qatar`s key stakeholders are implementing and updating their platforms to improve the experience of their clients and customers online in line with the acceleration of the digital transformation due to the pandemic.

Since 2017, the Qatar Financial Markets Authority...

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10/06/21

Nomination of contributors to digital sector for Qatar Digital Business Awards

The Ministry of Transport & Communications (MoTC) recently announced the opening of nominations for the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2021.

The awards have been introduced in 2016 to celebrate the digital transformation in the State of Qatar and to honour small, medium and emerging enterprises based on their contributions to the development of the digital sector....

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08/06/21

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