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Qatar’s Al Khaliji eyes bond sale

Al Khaliji, the Qatari lender that abandoned a merger with International Bank of Qatar, will seek a credit rating this year and may issue bonds by the first quarter of 2012, Reuters has reported. "Now that the merger is off, we will move to obtain a rating," acting Chief Executive Officer Robin McCall told the news service. "Then we will see when is the most suitable time to tap the market based on our own requirements."