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Qatar Exchange Down 0.57%

Doha, July 19 (QNA) -The Qatar Exchange was down on Thursday 47.45 points or 0.57% to 8,281.26 points from the previous closing of 8,328.71 .
 The volume of shares traded was up to 5,426,940 from 4,717,514 , and the value

Economics / Politics

QNB, Standard To Start Activity At Qatar Exchange

Doha, July 19 (QNA) - Following their recent licensing by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), Qatar National Bank and Standard Chartered  Bank have now respectively signed a Depositary Agreement with Qatar Exchange to start Custody activities, raising the number

Economics / Politics

Doha Bank Records 5% Profit Growth in H1 2012

Doha, July 19 (QNA) - Doha Bank announced Thursday it recorded an impressive net profit for the first half of 2012 amounting to QAR 740 million which
represented a growth of 5.4% as compared to QAR 702 million for the


Al- Hajiri: Qatar Tries Hard to End Humanitarian Tragedy in Syria

Doha, July 19 (QNA) - HE the Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri on Thursday stressed that the State of Qatar tried hard to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy in Syria and matched its


AID POLICY: Accountability in Islam

DUBAI 04 July 2012 (IRIN) - The rights-based framework may only have been formally adopted by the international humanitarian and development community in the past decade; but the concept that people in need have a right to assistance has existed

AID POLICY: Making Muslim aid more effective

DUBAI 01 June 2012 (IRIN) - Between the foreign aid of oil-rich Gulf States and the billions of dollars spent by Muslims in “mandatory” alms and charity every year, the Muslim world is by all accounts a huge reservoir of

Analysis: A faith-based aid revolution in the Muslim world?

DUBAI 01 June 2012 (IRIN) - Every year, somewhere between US$200 billion and $1 trillion are spent in “mandatory” alms and voluntary charity across the Muslim world, Islamic financial analysts estimate.

DISASTERS: Over 50 million affected in Muslim world in 2011

DUBAI 02 April 2012 (IRIN) - The Muslim world is increasingly in the “eye of the cyclone”, with disasters and crises affecting tens of millions of people in Muslim countries last year, a senior official with the Organization of Islamic

MIDDLE EAST: Call for educational reform to create “knowledge society”

DUBAI 15 March 2012 (IRIN) - If the Arab Spring is to have any lasting impact, education must top the priority list of post-revolutionary reforms in the Arab world, experts said yesterday at the launch of the 2010-2011 Arab Knowledge