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The rise and rise of Qatar’s Islamic banking sector

May 30, 2022

Kit Gillet talks to Bassel Gamal, group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank, about the role Islamic banking plays in Qatar today, the potential impact of the 2022 World Cup, and what is holding back the global adoption of Islamic finance.

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Gas windfall provides bonus in Qatar’s World Cup year

May 27, 2022

As Qatar prepares to host the World Cup later this year, the country’s economy is set to receive a major windfall from higher gas prices.

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Rising gas receipts and World Cup influx set to lift Qatari lenders

May 26, 2022

The country’s banks are set for a bumper year, even as a heavy reliance on foreign funding raises concerns.

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The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

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Gulf consolidation slows as economic pressures ease

March 1, 2022

Middle Eastern fintechs and neobanks are attracting investment from overseas, as the wave of mega-mergers among the region’s largest lenders grinds to a halt.

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Qatar’s economy thrives through self-sufficiency

May 24, 2021

Despite the challenges of an economic blockade and Covid-19, Qatar's economy entered 2021 relatively unscathed. 

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Qatari banks' digital transformation remains on track

May 24, 2021

The chief executive of Qatar’s Doha Bank on getting through the pandemic and plans for 2021.

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Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic

May 24, 2021

The Gulf country was well positioned for difficult economic conditions when Covid-19 hit.

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Can Qatar's self-reliance strategy provide bulwark against crisis?

June 5, 2020

Gulf state hopes economic independence because of blockade will help it withstand downturn.

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Deep state pockets underpin Qatari banks resilience

June 5, 2020

Despite rising non-performing loans risk, confidence in banking system remains high. 

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