The World Bank has estimated that capital investments in infrastructure of US$93 billion per year will be required in sub-Saharan Africa to sustain growth in the region, with only US$40 billion currently...more
Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world have been located in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the continent continuing to derive benefit from increased stability and the growth of civil...more
The appetite for Sukuk in Qatar has been on the rise, with US$3.1 billion raised through eleven issuances of Sukuk in the first half of 2013.
The political turmoil in Egypt continues to have an effect on Qatari...more
Despite a highly competitive market with new insurance companies entering the Qatari market through the Qatar Financial Center, Damaan Islamic Insurance Company recorded a profit of QAR28 million (US$7.68 million) for the...more
The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has issued a directive to restrict banks’ total investment portfolios in equities and debt instruments to 25% of capital from the previously allowed 30% each. The recent decision also sets new...more
This report was first published in "Islamic Finance news Volume 10 Issue 19" dated 15.05.13 -
Many banks in Qatar are now enjoying strong government support and steady loan growth in their home market. This comfort is...more