31 October 2019
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), has been recognized as “Best Islamic Project Finance Provider” in the world for its project finance expertise as well as the “Best Islamic Financial Institution in Qatar”,...
19 October 2019
Introduction: Last week, President Donald Trump announced a “substantial phase one” trade deal with China via his Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. He highlighted that it was “by far, the greatest...
04 August 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered the forecast for global GDP growth in the July update to their World Economic Outlook. We see this as an acknowledgement of headwinds that have been...
29 June 2019
The outlook for the global economy continues to weaken. In fact, Bloomberg consensus forecasts for global growth in 2019 has changed from 3.6% in Q4 2018 to 3.3% at the time of writing. Similarly,...
05 June 2019
Qatar’s economy has successfully absorbed the shocks from the 2014-16 drop in hydrocarbon prices and the continuing diplomatic rift, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country...
18 May 2019
Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, received THE BIZZ Award at THE BIZZ EUROPE 2019 event, which was held in Amsterdam, Netherland on 13 and 14 May, 2019 where the Bank...
19 February 2019
Most of the executives interviewed for the 2019 edition of the Business Barometer: Qatar CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were positive about the economic outlook for the coming...
03 November 2018
In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded near-term global growth prospects to 3.7% from 3.9% for both 2018 and 2019. While the new projections still...
15 September 2018
After more than four years in the doldrums, world trade volumes have rebounded strongly over the last two years. In fact, according to data from the Dutch Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), a...
18 August 2018
Which countries have seen the fastest economic growth and, in turn, the greatest improvement in living standards so far this century? In other words, which countries are making the greatest strides...
11 August 2018
Asia’s original fast-growing ‘tiger’ economies in the 1970s and 1980s were Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. The baton then passed toa new generation of fast growers: Thailand, Indonesia...
02 June 2018
Substantial financial buffers, prudent fiscal policy and sound financial sector of Qatar helped the country successfully adjust to lower hydrocarbon prices and the unjust siege imposed by some...

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