Gulf and Latam banks tap Australian debt opportunities

Australia's A$1.5 trillion bond market is attracting interest from borrowers in Latin America and the Middle East, as they seek to diversify their portfolio and lower funding costs in the world's fourth-largest pension savings pool.


Qatar Purchases Five Intercontinental Hotels

Katari Hospitality, part of the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund that specialises in domestic and foreign investment, has added to its growing portfolio by purchasing five Intercontinental hotels.


Moody’s assigns Bank AlBilad stable outlook

Moody's assessment of Bank AlBilad's franchise takes into account the growing importance of Islamic finance and associated franchise opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Qatar Development Bank hosts high-profile delegation from Vietnam

As part of its ongoing effort to support initiatives to promote Qatar's economy, Qatar Development Bank recently hosted a high-profile delegation from Vietnam on a visit to the bank and its subsidiaries; Qatar Business Incubation Center and Bedaya Ce