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Qatar First Bank (QFB) announces the listing of all its shares on the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) on April 27thApril 23, 2016

QFB, a leading Shari’ah-compliant bank based in Qatar offering investment opportunities and innovative financial solutions with local, regional and international reach, announces the imminent listing of the bank’s shares on the QSE on the 27th April 2016; following the approval of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA).


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Qatar First Bank announces the listing of all its shares on the Qatar Stock Exchange on April 27thApril 23, 2016

  • The first listing of a private sector entity on the QSE in 6 years and the first ever of a QFC entity
  • QFB’s listing represents a significant milestone in the bank’s 7 year successful history.

Qatar First Bank L.L.C. (QFB), a leading Shari’ah compliant bank based in Qatar offering investment opportunities and innovative financial solutions"...

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Imprivata Urges Hospitals to Ditch the PagerApril 23, 2016

Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, today launched the #DitchPageBoy social media campaign, to shed light on the risks associated with relying on pagers to communicate within a hospital. Through a series of tongue-in-cheek videos featuring Page Boy, an annoying, intrusive, and inefficient sidekick who causes all kinds of problems for his healthcare professionals and their patients, Imprivata pokes fun at the absurdity of using the obsolete pager in 2016.


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New Sahab school inauguratedApril 23, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat and Royal Court Secretary General Yousef Issawi inaugurated Salbud Coeducational Elementary School in Sahab, Amman, on Thursday. The school was built in implementation of Royal directives issued during a visit by His Majesty King Abdullah to Sahab, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. A total of 1,054 students from kindergarten to 10th grade are enrolled in the school, which has 32 classrooms and is equipped with laboratories, a library and sports pitches. Issawi, who also heads a committee entrusted with following up on Royal initiatives,...

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Tourism board promoting Kingdom’s attractions in South KoreaApril 23, 2016

Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is currently holding a mobile tourist exhibition in the South Korean capital Seoul, a JTB statement said Thursday. JTB Director General Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said the exhibition comes as part of the board’s promotional plan for this year, which aims at introducing Korean travel agencies to Jordan’s tourist products and their unique and diverse features. The South Korean market is one of the most important and promising markets especially in the field of Christian tourism, the statement said. “We seek to expand marketing channels in the South Korean...

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International will needed to protect cultural heritage — Princess SumayaApril 23, 2016

HRH Princess Sumaya has called for an international will to preserve cultural heritage despite current crises. The princess made her remarks on Tuesday at the inauguration of a symposium dubbed “Enhancing inter-cultural dialogue through protecting cultural heritage”, organised by the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in cooperation with the Italian embassy and UNESCO. Deputising for HRH Prince Hassan, president of RIIFS’ board of trustees, Princess Sumaya called for acquainting society with the importance of antiquities to pave the way for local and international programmes...

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ICT, interior ministers check on smart IDsApril 23, 2016


Interior Minister Mazen Qadi and ICT Minister Majd Shweikeh on Thursday checked on the measures and preparations taken by the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) to issue the smart civil identification cards.


CSPD Director General Marwan Qteishat briefed the ministers on procedures to issue the cards, scheduled to begin before the end of May.


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Princess Muna inaugurates regional medical conferenceApril 23, 2016

HRH Princess Muna on Thursday inaugurated the second Middle Eastern conference on chronic wounds and the diabetic foot. Head of the three-day conference, Mamoun Qaryuti, said the diabetic foot condition is widely spread in Jordan, especially that 24 per cent of Jordanians are diagnosed with diabetes, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. He added that 15 per cent of diabetes patients are diagnosed with the diabetic foot condition. Around 300 medical specialists from Jordan, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Bahrain and Kuwait are taking part in the event. On the sidelines of the conference,...

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Doctors head to Jordan to help Syrian refugeesApril 23, 2016

On the first day of his six-day mission to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan in January, Dr. M. Bassel Atassi met a 26-year-old woman with severe back pain.


"She had been losing a lot of weight," he said.


Access to medical care is limited at any refugee camp, but particularly inside Zataari, where an estimated 100,000 people have been eking out an existence since 2012.


Atassi,"......

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Jordan’s Housing Bank to pay JOD 0.32/shr dividendsApril 23, 2016

The ordinary general meeting of Jordan’s Housing Bank for Trade and Finance has agreed on distributing JOD 0.32 per share as cash dividends for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2015.


The bank has achieved profits worth JOD 124.7 million ($175 million) in FY15 as compared to JOD 123 million ($174 million) in the previous fiscal year; a growth of 0.64%.


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