06 July 2019
The G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, provided insights to what extent membership countries and their leaders are working together on an agenda of major global issues. This summit was important as it came...
15 June 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) is struggling to achieve its inflation target of less than but close to 2%. It disappointed markets by only extending its “forward guidance” by 6 months, promising not...
13 December 2018
In the run up to the OPEC+ meeting in Vienna, Qatar announced it will be leaving the cartel next year after almost 60 years of membership as relations with its neighbours has soured. This decision...
18 July 2018
Moody’s Ratings has upgraded the outlook of Doha Bank (DB) to Stable and affirmed the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'A3'. The upgrade to stable, follows the revision of the Qatari...
04 June 2018
QNB Group has published its Kuwait Economic Insight 2018 report. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Kuwait economy. In 2018, we expect growth to recover to 1.4% as the...
20 May 2018
Oil prices reached new highs for the year last week, peaking at USD79/barrel with the last leg up given mainly by the news that the US is withdrawing from the international nuclear deal with Iran. As...
03 March 2018
Major Middle Eastern stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after oil prices slipped more than two percent overnight and global bourses dropped, although buying by local institutions helped Qatar...
26 February 2018
QNB Group has published Qatar Economic Insight December 2017. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Qatari economy. Real GDP is expected to rise to 2.5% in 2018 and 3.4% in...
20 January 2018
All has been well in the global oil market lately. Prices briefly crossed the USD70 per barrel (/b) mark last week – their highest level in three years – and had been rising throughout most of the...
17 December 2017
In 2018, global growth is expected to be 3.5%, just above the average for the post-financial crisis era but slightly down from 3.6% in 2017. The three main factors that drove the acceleration in...
14 October 2017
Oil prices have hovered around their highest levels of the year over the past few weeks, reaching a two-year high of USD59/b in late September. The bullish sentiment in the market reflects four major...
15 September 2017
Oil prices are expected to hold between $50 and $60 a barrel as bloated global stocks fall after a deal between OPEC and other producers to trim output, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Thursday...

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