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...
17 July 2015
Qatar has been named the richest country in the world in a new study which includes all six Gulf states in the top 34, said Arabian Business. Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore were ranked the top three...
25 April 2015
In its recently-published World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects global growth to pick up only marginally in 2015 to 3.5% from an estimated 3.4% in 2014. Global growth...
04 April 2015
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Qatar's growth to rise to around 7 percent in 2015 and describes its short-term outlook as positive, Qatar Tribune said. In a report, the IMF's Executive...
01 March 2015
News that Greece has reached an agreement on 20 February with its European creditors to extend the bailout programme for four months seems to have cheered up markets. Yields on 10-year Greek...
18 January 2015
Inflation in Qatar continued to remain moderate in 2014, thanks in part to lower international food prices. According to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), consumer price...
22 November 2014
Bader Al-Sa'ad (pictured), chair of the International Forum for Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and chairman and managing director of Kuwait Investment Authority, welcomed the signing of the Doha...
22 November 2014
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the country’s sovereign wealth fund managing billions of dollars in assets, plans to set up a training academy to hone Qatari youth’s financial and business skills...
01 November 2014
Commercial Bank took part in the 2014 International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Washington DC. The Annual Meetings are one of the world’s most important financial and...
23 August 2014
International food prices have been declining in recent months, reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. Declining food prices have in turn contributed to lower inflation in the Eurozone,...
07 August 2014
Driven by a large current account surplus, Qatar's international reserves surged to $42.2bn in June, latest QNB data show. The country's international reserves have been "steadily rising" over the...

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