14 September 2019
Early this year, despite having highlighted a bleak picture for global growth and the persistence of political risks, we pointed out that emerging markets (EM) were set to enter 2019 on a more...
19 February 2019
Most of the executives interviewed for the 2019 edition of the Business Barometer: Qatar CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were positive about the economic outlook for the coming...
16 February 2019
The Indonesian rupiah (IDR) has rebounded strongly in recent months. When measured against the USD, it is up nearly 3.0% so far in 2019 and 8.4% since the multi-year low of October 2018. In this...
13 May 2018
The US dollar has strengthened sharply against a basket of currencies since March 26th this year. Against the DXY index, which is a basket of major trading partner currencies, the US dollar has...
28 January 2018
Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to continue on a recovery path over the coming year underpinned by higher commodity prices, robust global growth and the lagged benefits of policy adjustment in...
30 October 2017
QNB Group has published the Singapore Economic Insight 2017. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for the Singaporean economy. Singapore is a highly open economy and its exports...
21 October 2017
Earlier this month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised up its outlook for the global economy. It now expects global growth at 3.6% in 2017, slightly up from its previous forecast of 3.5%...
16 September 2017
After a long downturn, capital flows to emerging markets (EMs) have rebounded strongly in the first eight months of 2017. A range of factors coincided to depress capital inflows in 2013-16, such as...
20 August 2017
2017 was supposed to be a challenging year for emerging markets (EMs). An accelerated pace of Fed tightening, protectionism and political risks were among the prospective hurdles EMs would have to...
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...
22 August 2015
A few months ago, we argued that the global economy in 2015 is likely to be dominated by two factors. These are the sharp decline in commodity prices—especially oil—and the large movements in the...
06 June 2015
China is the world’s largest economy and the main driver of global growth. Since its opening up to the world in the early 2000s, the performance of China has had significant impact on economies and...

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