Qatar

Switzerland’s Aspirations and Fortification of Ties With Qatar

Two years after Qatar gained independence in 1971, the Federal Council of Qatar first established diplomatic relations with Switzerland. This culminated in the establishment of the Qatar embassy in Bern in 2012. Shortly after, the Swiss embassy in Doha was

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Digital Wallet Spendwisor Secures US$50 Million From GEM Global Yield

Spendwisor, A US-based mobile payment app with branches in Qatar and the UK, announced a QAR 190 million (US$50 million) investment commitment from GEM Global Yield, which is a US$3.4 billion Luxembourg-based private alternative investment group. The firm aims to

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Qatar and Malaysia’s Labuan Financial Centers Ink MoU to Strengthen Ties

The Qatar Financial Center Authority (QFC Authority) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia’s Labuan International Business and Financial Center (IBFC). The MoU aims to develop long term cooperation and boost economic and financial sector ties between the

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Qatar Fintech Hub’s Incubator and Accelerator Announces Shortlisted Startups

The Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH), co-founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has announced the final list of successful fintechs set to join Wave-1 of its incubator and accelerator programmes. Both programmes are set to start on October 14 and will

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Swiss Fintech Startup Instimatch Global Launches in Qatar

Instimatch Global, the money markets fintech network, has entered the Gulf market, partnering with a leading Qatari institution and a group of local partners to establish a joint venture. It has already secured a range of leading banks as new

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Governor of Qatar Central Bank Reveals that a Fintech Plan is in The Works

The Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saud Al-Thani revealed at the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2019 that the central bank is preparing to announce its fintech strategy which will be part of the Qatar National Vision 2030

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Financial Innovation Summit Discusses Fintech Developments In Qatar and Beyond

Organised by BII World the Financial Innovation Summit launched yesterday at the Hilton Doha. The two-day event covered over 20 fintech experts explore on the latest trends, developments and emerging technologies in the banking sector in the region. The agenda

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Qatar Works To Become A Fintech Hub

Qatar is being prepped to become a leading fintech hub in the Middle East. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a business and financial center located in Doha providing legal and business infrastructure for financial services, has been working with major

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Qatar Financial Centre Partnering Up with B-Hive to Develop Fintech Industry in Qatar

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has partnered with B-Hive to develop FinTech Industry in Qatar. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC and Wim De Waele, CEO and Managing Partner, B-Hive. The ceremony

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4 Things You Need to Know About Qatar Development Bank’s Fintech Incubator

In a nation where a majority of the labour force is in one way or another working with the government, there is a dearth of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas. As a result, the fintech scene in Qatar has seen some

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