Qatar and Bahrain to set up joint bank

Doha • As part of a string of key joint venture projects between Qatar and Bahrain, the chambers of commerce in the two countries will set up a joint bank shortly, said Dr Essam Fakhroo, Chairman of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

Man on trial for killing pedestrian in road accident

DOHA • The Upper Criminal Court on Thursday heard a case involving an American student living in Qatar accused of allegedly killing a pedestrian in a road accident on Salwa Road a few months ago.

Britain lauds Qatar for work on autism

Doha • The Autism Awareness Campaign of Britain has praised Qatar for highlighting a range of issues related to autism, says a report.

Female pickpockets target Doha

Doha • A criminal court recently heard a case of pickpocketing involving a woman. The woman was accused of targeting men at crowded places.

Contract for Qatar-Bahrain causeway signed

MANAMA: Vinci Construction Grands Projects, leader of a consortium of construction companies, and Middle East Dredging Company – Medco –(a subsidiary of CFE, a Vinci Group company) signed the design-build contract for the causeway between Qatar and Bahrain with the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway Foundation yesterday.

A milestone for Education City

By Bonnie James

Education City graduates to support Qatar’s diversifying economy

Qatar Foundation is organizing a joint convocation ceremony on May 6 for 67 Qatari and 55 international students graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Price freeze: Carrefour fixes prices of 50 items for 2008

Doha - Carrefour hypermarket chain in Qatar has decided to fix the prices of 50 food items until the end of 2008 in a bid to counter the rising inflation, and in the larger interest of the consumers.

Qatar Development Bank to boost farm financing

Doha - The Qatar Development Bank (QDB)Qatar Development Bank (QDB)'s capital increase to QR10bn will set the bank in a stronger position to provide financing newer sectors, particularly agriculture, livestock and fisheries, according to a senior bank official.