01 August 2014
Well-capitalised Qatari banks have only a "limited" risk to their health, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said in a recent report. Besides "enjoying support from the government", the local...
29 July 2014
Qatar's state spending increased 12.7 percent last fiscal year, the lowest rate in 11 years, as slow growth in current expenditure offset a sharp rise in funds spent on infrastructure projects, data...
19 July 2014
Mali has awarded four mining permits to Qatar Mining, the mines minister said, as the West African country seeks to boost exploration to offset ageing mines. The International Monetary Fund forecasts...
19 April 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been successful in recent years in restoring confidence in several Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. Since 2011, it has pledged about USD10.0bn...
04 April 2014
The labour force in Qatar — economically active — increased by four percent to 1.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to 1.48m in the third quarter of the year, revealed a Labour Force...
04 April 2014
Qatar's economic growth accelerated to 6.5 per cent in 2013 as a pick-up in construction and inflows of foreign workers ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup offset easing oil production, data showed on...
21 March 2014
Qatar's government spending rose nearly 33 percent to QR93.2 billion ($25.6 billion) in the first half of this fiscal year, speeding up after a slow start to soccer World Cup 2022 projects, data...
01 March 2014
Age matters for economic performance. When comparing the growth rates of advanced economies, many commentators often forget that Europe and Japan have a larger percentage of their population above...
18 January 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues its rapid growth momentum. According to the latest QNB Group estimates, the subcontinent grew by 5.0% in 2013 and is expected to reach 6.0%-6.5% this year on the...
18 December 2011
Qatar’s economic growth will slow next year and it faces an increased risk of lower oil and gas prices due to weaker global demand, but the overall outlook for its economy is positive, the...
25 September 2011
A group of Qatari Banks hosted a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington D.C. on 23 September 2011 in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank annual...
02 May 2011
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), published in April, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) maintained its global growth forecast at 4.4% for 2011 and at 4.5% for 2012, while cutting...

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