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...
05 August 2017
Oil prices held up for most of the first half of 2017, averaging USD54/b up to the end of May following the agreement at the end of 2016 between OPEC and some major non-OPEC producers to restrict...
11 July 2017
Regional economies have been on an accelerated growth trajectory for the period 2011-14, which has been mainly fueled by record oil prices with the banking sector being the largest beneficiary of the...
08 July 2017
Oil prices have been considerably volatile in the last few weeks, having been range bound between USD50/b and USD55/b prior to that. Underlying such swings is a tug-of-war between rising oil output,...
17 June 2017
The global oil market is expected to shift from being oversupplied in 2016 to being undersupplied in 2017. As we highlighted in a recent report (Oil after OPEC — range-bound at USD55-60), in...
26 May 2017
Opec decided yesterday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past...
21 May 2017
Despite the halving of oil prices from their 2014 highs, Qatar’s economy continued to grow robustly in 2016, particularly in the non-hydrocarbon sector where key infrastructure projects maintained...
07 May 2017
QNB Group has published Qatar Economic Insight April 2017. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Qatari economy as growth picks up in line with recovering oil prices. Real...
09 April 2017
Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) released GDP data for Q4 2016 last week. Real GDP growth was 1.7% in Q4 and 2.2% for 2016 as a whole, moderating from annual growth of 3...
28 March 2017
A variety of indicators and evidence point to the coming year as a challenge for GCC capital markets, attributable largely to the usual suspects: the recent substantial decline in oil prices in...
26 February 2017
Oil markets have been in waiting mode during the early part of this year to see how effective OPEC’s November agreement to cut production in 2017 would actually be. The first round of January data...
21 February 2017
Oil producers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are continuing to spend heavily on oil, gas and petrochemicals production capacity despite the fall in oil prices since 2014. New...

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