04 February 2017
Qatar's December trade surplus increased 21.7 percent from a year earlier, its only monthly rise in 2016, according to official figures. The country's surplus rose to AED10.7 billion ($2.9 billion)...
28 January 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kept its forecasts for global growth in 2017 unchanged at 3.4% in the latest update of its World Economic Outlook. The overall number masked some tinkering with...
06 January 2017
Qatar’s plan to levy excise on tobacco and sugary drinks starting this year in line with a GCC-wide agreement will yield additional revenue, the International Monetary Fund has said. In a report...
06 January 2017
Qatar’s ongoing public investments could overheat the economy in near term and the prospects of further rise in US interest rates may “complicate” efforts to bolster real economic growth, which is...
25 December 2016
In terms of growth rates, the performance of the US economy in 2016 was mediocre. Growth is expected to have been 1.6%, below what most economists consider as potential (1.75%) and below the average...
29 October 2016
The State of Qatar participated today in the 105th meeting of the GCC Economic and Financial Cooperation Committee which took place in Riyadh. Qatar also participated in the meeting of the joint...
22 October 2016
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kept its expectations for global growth in 2016 unchanged at 3.1% in its recently-published World Economic Outlook. While the headline figure remained the same,...
22 October 2016
Analysts are continuing to cut economic growth forecasts for big Gulf Arab economies despite rebounding oil prices, suggesting they do not expect oil above $50 a barrel to let governments ease...
17 October 2016
Commercial Bank joined global banks at the 2016 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Institute of International Finance (IIF), held in parallel in Washington DC earlier...
17 September 2016
The two most recent market turbulences were caused by concerns about the Chinese economy. While the January 2016 market volatility was triggered by fears about a potential Chinese currency crisis,...
31 July 2016
In its recently-published update of the world economic outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its forecast for global growth in 2016 by 0.1 percentage points (pps) to 3.1%. The...
30 April 2016
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its economic outlook for the Middle East on April 25. Overall, the IMF expects growth in the region to accelerate to 3.1% in 2016 from 2.5% in 2015....

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