28 October 2017
The release of China’s Q3 GDP last week revealed growth of 6.8%, which will likely put full-year annual growth in the range of 6.8-6.9%. This is well above the 6.5% annual target set by the Chinese...
17 October 2017
QNB, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, was distinguished as “Best Bank in Qatar 2017” by the Global Finance magazine, in an award ceremony held recently in Washington  ...
30 September 2017
The US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) surprised markets two weeks ago when it maintained its projection for another rate hike in 2017 and three additional hikes in 2018. In contrast, the market...
14 September 2017
QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced the successful completion of a Formosa bond issuance under its Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme in the...
13 August 2017
One of the more surprising developments of 2017 has been the weakening of the US dollar. Since the start of the year, the greenback has declined by 5% against a basket of the world’s most traded...
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...
24 July 2017
QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has recently commenced operations in the city of Mumbai, the economic capital of the Republic of India. The start of the...
20 July 2017
Banking stocks boosted Qatar's equities market on Wednesday, with some share prices approaching levels last reached before the country's diplomatic crisis erupted in early June, while other bourses...
01 July 2017
On June 14th, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) increased its policy rate for the second time this year as was widely anticipated. Less certain, however, was the path of future policy tightening in light...
10 June 2017
Qatar's stock market rebounded on Thursday from a steep slide caused by its diplomatic rift with neighbouring states, while a plunge in oil prices weighed on Saudi Arabia's bourse. The Qatar Stock...
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...
18 May 2017
QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has received the awards of “Best Bank in Qatar” and ”Fastest Growing Bank in Qatar” from the Banker Middle East magazine. The...

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