Governor affirmed that liquidity in Qatar's banking sector remains strong and meets all customer requirements, noting that Qatari banks have an extensive international presence that includes key financial centers in Asia and Europe, giving them additional flexibility and capacity to carry out all banking transactions whether domestic or international.
Ahen added that the success of the previous two editions propelled QCB
to think about turning the conference into an international event held in Qatar each year.
Each of the three months of the second quarter of this year has seen a near-identical decline of around five points in the index, said the report, quoting data released by the QCB
According to the QCB
data, the real estate sector accounts for the highest share of bank credit in Qatar, after public sector institutions.
launched quarterly issues of riyal-denominated bonds in March, giving it a tool to manage excess liquidity in the banking sector as the economy gears up for heavy infrastructure spending in the next few years.
Law sets out the types of activities that fall within its scope.
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The central bank's description of its monetary policy says "the current QCB
interest rates framework focuses on the average overnight interbank rate.
In mid-December last year, QCB
Governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani dashed hopes of a reprieve and warned conventional banks that there would be "no retreat" from the directive.
On April 5, the QCB
had lowered its benchmark deposit rates by 50 basis points (bps).
The order, which was issued by QCB
over the Arabian Gulf weekend, read, "It has been decided to terminate the activities of the
The bench set aside the withdrawal decision of the 91 cases by QCB
and ordered to refer the cases to Drug Court for trial.