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‘Burnt out’ frontliners rally against sudden change in PHCC work hours

PHCC announced changes in working hours across all its clinics, sparking backlash from doctors and other frontline workers. Hundreds of essential workers have signed a petition demanding a review of a Primary Healthcare Corporation ...

Resilient profits for Qatari banks in 2021 despite pandemic pressures

Capital buffers remained strong, supported by solid earnings Qatari banks total operating profit rose by 4% to QR 43.9 billion in 2020, up from QR 42.1 billion in 2019 that was boosted by higher net...

Qatar’s fiscal deficit decrease boosts 2021 economic outlook

Various global agencies point towards a healthy economy for Qatar's future Qatar’s fiscal deficit has reduced to 1% in 2021 from 2.3% in 2020 as the country’s economic activity bounces back from Covid-19 and it’s...

Confused? Here are the Covid-19 restrictions you need to know

Earlier this month, new restrictions were implemented amid a rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country. To help you understand more, we've put together all you need to know. Qatar's recent re-imposing of coronavirus...

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund dumps Saudi shares for Qatar stocks

The shift in the fund’s strategy, worth $1.3 trillion, shows a positive outlook and injects high hopes for the Qatari economy. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, slashed its investments in Saudi...

How will the Covid-19 drive-thru vaccination centre work?

Only those who received the first dose of the anti-Covid vaccine will be eligible to enter the centre.  A new Covid-19 drive-through vaccination centre has opened up in Lusail for patients needing the second dose...
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