20 January 2017
Republic of Turkey (Ba1/BB/BBB-) priced yesterday a USD 2 Billion long 10-year Senior Unsecured global bond. The USD benchmark offers a semi-annual coupon of 6.00% and matures on 25 March 2027. It...
16 January 2017
QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2016. For the twelve months ended 31 December 2016, Net...
14 January 2017
Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) released GDP data for Q3 2016 last week. Real GDP growth accelerated from 1.8% in Q2 to 3.7% in Q3 owing to a recovery in the...
07 January 2017
On 8 November 2016, the Indian government embarked on one of the most remarkable monetary experiments ever. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, unexpectedly announced a ban on using the highest...
02 January 2017
On December 15, Qatar’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) released its budget for 2017 in which it outlined its fiscal outlook for the coming year. The budget committed to reducing Qatar’s planned deficit by...
25 December 2016
In terms of growth rates, the performance of the US economy in 2016 was mediocre. Growth is expected to have been 1.6%, below what most economists consider as potential (1.75%) and below the average...
24 December 2016
QNB Group has published its China Economic Insight 2016 report. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Chinese economy as concerns about mounting corporate debt and...
18 December 2016
The month of December confirmed that the divergence in global monetary policies is now in motion. On 8 December, the European Central Bank (ECB) introduced a further dose of monetary stimulus. Almost...
03 December 2016
QNB Group, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa region, recently held a strategy conference at the Sharq Village and Spa in Doha during which the Group discussed its new...
03 December 2016
On 30 November, OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2m barrels per day to 32.5m barrels, effective from 1 January 2017. The agreement is for a period of six months, but could be extended by six months at...
29 November 2016
QNB Capital, the investment banking division of QNB Group, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, recently hosted participants of Qatar Leadership Centre’s (QLC) Government...
19 November 2016
Indonesia has long suffered from chronic supply bottlenecks that have congested the economy and dragged growth down below potential. In 2014, hopes were raised that the new president, Joko Widodo (...

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