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08 Jul 2013

Qatar First Bank launches Fifth Annual Ramadan Blessings Campaign

For the fifth year in a row, QFB will launch the annual Ramadan Blessings Campaign. The campaign will include several community-based activities aimed at promoting solidarity and brotherhood during the holy month.

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12 Jun 2013

QFB launches First Metal Shari’ah-Compliant World Elite MasterCard Charge Card in MENA

Qatar First Bank (QFB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah-compliant bank regulated by QFC Regulatory Authority, today announced the launch of the first Shari’ah-compliant metal ‘World Elite MasterCard Charge Card’ in Qatar and the MENA region.

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09 Jun 2013

Qatar Islamic Bank provides US$ 100 million financing facility to Qatar First Bank

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the leading Islamic bank in Qatar, has signed a US$100 million murabaha facility with Qatar First Bank (QFB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant financial institution authorized by QFC Regulatory Authority.

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02 Jun 2013

Qatar First Bank reports continued growth in 2012, as net income rises by 21% percent

QFB reported strong financial results and continued growth in 2012, as net income rose by 21 per cent from QAR 94 million (US$25.8 million) in 2011 to QAR 113.2 million (US$ 31.1 million) in 2012. For the third consecutive year, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) ratified the distribution of a cash dividend. This year the AGM approved the distribution 7% of paid up share capital to QFB shareholders.

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13 May 2013

QFB appoints Allen International to design its first, iconic Branch

QFB has appointed Allen International, a UK-based strategic brand and retail consultancy, to create a concept for its first branch. The branch will communicate the Bank’s new positioning and create an icon for the QFB brand by enhancing its profile amongst its High Net Worth and corporate clients in Qatar and the MENA region.

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19 Mar 2013

Qatar First Bank: The new name of Qatar First Investment Bank

After four successful years since establishment Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank regulated by QFC Regulatory Authority, revealed today that it has changed its name to Qatar First Bank (QFB).

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15 Mar 2013

QFIB Brings “Wasita” brand to Qatar

In line with its commitment to sector diversification , Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) , the first independent Sharia’h compliant investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA), announced the launch of “Wasita” in Qatar.

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14 Mar 2013

QFIB Meets Key Shareholders in Saudi Arabia

Chaired by Chairman Abdulla Fahad Ghorab Al Marri, Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) held its board meeting in Dammam, the largest city in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) yesterday. Since its launch in 2009, QFIB has scheduled board meetings every year in a different GCC country with the aim of reaching out to its diversified base of shareholders.

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10 Feb 2013

QFB celebrates Qatar National Sports Day

In the run up to 2nd Qatar National Sports Day on Tuesday 12 February 2013, Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, organized a month-long corporate wellness program for its employees.

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03 Feb 2013

QFIB acquires a majority stake in Al Wasita Emirates for Services & Catering

Qatar First Investment Bank (“QFIB”), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC regulatory Authority , announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Al Wasita Emirates for Services & Catering (“WES”), the UAE based total support services management firm.

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20 Jan 2013

Senior executives at QFIB to join plenary sessions on M&A and private equity

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has partnered with Gulf Financial Conferences as the gold sponsor for two key conferences “Finance & Investment Qatar’ and ‘M&A, Corporate Finance & Advisory MENA’, both will be held on 21st and 22nd January respectively, at the Al Sharq Village and Spa.

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13 Jan 2013

QFIB successfully exits ENPI

QFIB and SPPC announced the successful completion of the Emirates National Factory of Plastic Industries (ENPI Group) deal. QFIB’s 71.3% stake, a majority share in ENPI, was sold to SPPC, a publically traded Saudi firm specialized in providing printing packaging solutions. ENPI Group is the leading producer of flexible and rigid plastic packaging solutions having strong manufacturing base including 8 factories in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.

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04 Dec 2012

QFIB expands interests in Turkey with the acquisition of a 40%stake in leading home textile-retailer ‘English Home’

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) announced the acquisition of a 40% stake in English Home, the leading retailer of home textile products in Turkey.

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26 Nov 2012

QFIB CEO to examine the role of Finance in Qatar’s Vision 2030 at Euromoney conference

QFIB, Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, is the associate sponsor of the inaugural Euromoney Qatar Conference, that will be held in Doha at the Ritz-Carlton on 11-12 December 2012 under the theme ‘Global Finance: Re-Designed’

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16 Oct 2012

QFIB sponsors, the Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations Conference hosted by the International School of London

As part of its commitment to support the development of the educational sector in Qatar, QFIB sponsors the ‘Educational Futures: Innovation & Aspirations’ conference organized by the Alliance for International Education and hosted by the International School of London in Qatar.

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08 Oct 2012

QFIB and Kuwait Energy sign strategic investment agreement

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) and Kuwait Energy, one of the fastest growing independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the Middle East, announced today the signing of a USD 150 million strategic investment agreement.

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02 Oct 2012

QFIB partners with MEED Qatar Banking Summit

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB), Qatar’s independent Islamic investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority has announced its support as the Strategic Investment Banking partner of the MEED Qatar Banking Summit 2012. This is the first edition of this prestigious event which will be held in Doha on the 8th and 9th October, 2012.

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01 Oct 2012

QFIB signs agreement towards successful exit of ENPI

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has signed a share purchase agreement with Saudi Printing & Packaging Co. (SPPC) to sell its 71.3% stake in Emirates National Factory for Plastic Industries (ENPI Group), the leading manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions.

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17 Sep 2012

QFIB acquires prime properties in Central London

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) announces the acquisition of two properties in prime locations in Central London - The Leinster Inn Hotel at Leinster Square, and Westbourne House, Westbourne Grove, London.

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10 Sep 2012

QFIB raises equity stake in Al Rifai to 35%

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) has increased its equity stake in Al Rifai International Holding (Al Rifai) to 35%. Al Rifai is the leading manufacturer of nuts and kernels, light snacks and delicacy in the Middle East with operation in Europe.

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