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....
19 April 2016
Today the Qatar Remninbi Centre (QRC) celebrates its first year of anniversary and is proud to announce new participating banks. The QRC is the first clearing centre in the MENA region to offer RMB...
16 April 2016
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its bi-annual survey of the global economy last week. As has been customary in recent years, the outlook for global growth has been revised down. The...
27 December 2015
Global food prices have not escaped the commodity rout, falling 24.3% since early 2014, according to the World Bank. Bumper harvests, weak demand and collapsing oil prices have driven food prices...
17 October 2015
Commercial Bank has taken part in the 2015 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group and the Institute of International Finance, held in Lima, Peru. These Annual...
23 August 2015
Qatar’s private sector employs about 12,400 citizens compared to 1.47 million expatriate workforce, The Peninsula. Qatar is the only GCC country with the smallest number of nationals engaged in the...
15 August 2015
China surprised markets by devaluing its currency by the most in over two decades. On August 11, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) reduced the daily fix of its currency against the US dollar by 1.9...
15 August 2015
Qatar ranks No. 2 after neighbour Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest petroleum producer, in terms of low retail petrol prices in the Gulf, said The Peninsula. Petrol here is the cheapest after Saudi...
25 July 2015
Qatar’s consumer price index (CPI) inflation has been easing in recent months. The latest reading registered 1.4% in June 2015, down from the 3.8% peak reached in August 2014. The decline has been...
20 July 2015
Qatar has been named the top per capita energy subsidiser in the world. International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest update of global energy subsidies shows Qatar is the top subsidiser in terms of per...

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