03 August 2019
Qatar’s credit profile (Aa3 stable) is supported by the government’s strong net creditor position, the country’s exceptionally high per capita income and vast hydrocarbon reserves, Moody’s Investors...
21 October 2016
Qatar's central bank sold 1.5 billion riyals ($412 million) of government bonds this week in its third domestic bond sale this year, the central bank said on Thursday.  It sold 500 million riyals of...
14 October 2016
The world-famous Raffles Hotel Singapore, owned by Qatar's Katara Hospitality, will close briefly from the end of next year for renovations. The work will begin in January and will be carried out in...
11 June 2016
During the second half of 2015, the Chinese authorities responded to slowing growth and activity through a number of economic stimulus measures. Various indicators show that activity in China’s...
04 June 2016
Over the past month, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has been sending clear signals that an increase in US interest rates is likely to occur within the coming months (see our commentary from last week,...
11 March 2016
As debt issuances in the GCC are moving in an upward trajectory amid prolonged low oil price regime, Qatar’s gross debt, including sovereign and corporate, during 2015 stood at $19.09bn. Total...
04 August 2014
The home owned by the late singer Michael Jackson is set to be sold by its owners Colony Capital, a US private equity firm which has close links to Qatar, it was revealed late last week. The mansion...
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