We are proud to welcome 29 new firms to the QFC platform in February 2021.
COVID-19 Status in Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health announced in its weekly update of COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, dated 28 March, that more than 740k COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the programme. According to Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, Chair of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 and Head of Infectious Diseases at Hamad Medical Corporation, the number of COVID-19 vaccinations provided per week is expected to increase to 180,000 - 200,000 doses.
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S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has reaffirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) long and short-term ratings at ‘A-/A-2’ with a Stable Outlook.
QNB has retained the title of Qatar’s most valuable and strongest brand, as its brand value increased to $6.1 billion. QNB has also broken into the top 50 most valuable banks in the world.
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The IOM Qatar organised virtual trainings on human trafficking and associated forms of abuse and exploitation for the diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to another training for the law enforcement officers of the Ministry of Interior.
Strengthening the capacity of media professionals, the IOM Kuwait organised a training about ‘Responsible Reporting’ in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy in Kuwait and in cooperation with the Ministry of Information.
The IOM, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the UN Network on Migration, and the members of the UN Network in the Arab Region organised the ‘Multi-Stakeholder Consultation’ in preparation of the GCM (Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration) Regional Review in the Arab Region. The Consultation was followed by a discussion between various stakeholders (as referred in the GCM) regarding the good practices and
challenges in implementing the GCM - notably during the COVID-19 pandemic - in the region and their involvement in national migration plans.
The IOM, ESCWA, LAS (League of Arab States), the UN network on Migration, and the members of the UN Network in the Arab Region organised the GCM Regional Review in the Arab Region. During the conference, Qatar participated in the round table discussion of GCM objectives and presented the outcomes of its voluntary review report, which was released in September 2020.
The IOM and UNESCWA organised a dialogue with the Arab Parliaments on the ‘Regional Review of the GCM in the Arab Region’. The dialogue provided an overview of recent developments in migration governance at the global, regional and national levels. It also highlighted the new structures in place for coordination on migration and the regional review process.