08 April 2020
The Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) survey data for Qatar showed that non-energy private sector business conditions faced disruption in March as restrictions on travel and business activities were...
23 November 2019
The global economy has clearly slowed over the last couple of years. During this period, global manufacturing led the way in creating demand weaknesses, eventually pushing the more resilient service...
10 November 2019
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has decided to cut rates for the third time this year at its latest monetary policy meeting in October 29-30th. The target range for the benchmark fed funds rate was...
05 September 2019
The latest PMI™ survey of Qatar's non-energy private sector economy saw overall business conditions rebound in August from July's temporary loss of momentum. Indicators for output, new work,...
24 August 2019
Euro area real GDP growth has fallen to just 1.1% y/y in Q2 2019, the slowest pace of expansion since 2014 when the Euro area began to recover from the sovereign debt crisis. We raised concerns about...
09 August 2019
The July PMI™ survey of Qatar pointed to a strongly positive 12-month outlook for business activity in the non-energy private sector, while current business conditions grew more subdued. The Qatar...
29 June 2019
The outlook for the global economy continues to weaken. In fact, Bloomberg consensus forecasts for global growth in 2019 has changed from 3.6% in Q4 2018 to 3.3% at the time of writing. Similarly,...
14 May 2019
The most recent PMI™ survey of Qatari non-hydrocarbon private sector businesses highlighted a further rise in the volume of new business at the beginning of 2019’s second quarter. Meanwhile, overall...
04 April 2019
The latest PMI™ survey of Qatari non-hydrocarbon private sector businesses by Qatar Financial Centre highlighted a marked increase in the volume of new business. The rate of expansion was the fastest...
12 February 2019
At 50.5 in January, up from 50.1 in December, the latest Qatar Financial Centre PMI™ indicated a solid improvement in overall business conditions across the non-oil & gas private sector. Driving...
03 November 2018
In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded near-term global growth prospects to 3.7% from 3.9% for both 2018 and 2019. While the new projections still...
28 April 2018
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast an acceleration in global growth for 2018 to 3.9% from 3.8% in 2017. The IMF has historically held a bias...

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