28 October 2019
QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, was recently distinguished as the “Best Investment Bank in Qatar” by Global Finance magazine as part of the “World’s Best...
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...
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...
24 December 2018
As of October 2018, Qatar had as many as 26,290 hotel rooms and hotel apartments within 125 establishments, research and consultancy firm ValuStrat said in a report. A total of 1.48mn international...
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...
16 October 2018
Commercial Bank has received the “Best Bank in Qatar” award from Global Finance magazine during the publication’s 25th annual ceremony for the world’s best banks. An awards ceremony took place on 13...
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...
04 August 2018
Japan may have been usurped by China as the world’s second largest economy some years ago, but it remains of critical importance to global economy. For starters, it still accounts for a substantial 4...
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...
28 April 2018
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast an acceleration in global growth for 2018 to 3.9% from 3.8% in 2017. The IMF has historically held a bias...

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