01 December 2018
Monetary authorities in Indonesia and the Philippines have recently led some of the most aggressive policy tightenings in emerging Asia. In fact, Bank Indonesia (BI) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (...
28 July 2018
Bank Indonesia (BI, the central bank) left its benchmark policy rate on hold at 5.25% following the conclusion of its latest Board of Governors meeting on July 19th. The unchanged decision on policy...
17 December 2017
In 2018, global growth is expected to be 3.5%, just above the average for the post-financial crisis era but slightly down from 3.6% in 2017. The three main factors that drove the acceleration in...
11 November 2017
There has been a flurry of central bank activity in recent weeks. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has signalled its intention to carry out the third hike of the year at its upcoming December meeting;...
14 August 2017
After witnessing a slowdown in the first quarter (Q1, 2017), Qatar’s real estate market appears to be on the recovery path. Qatar Central Bank’s (QCB) latest data on real estate reflects a notable ...
29 October 2016
The State of Qatar participated today in the 105th meeting of the GCC Economic and Financial Cooperation Committee which took place in Riyadh. Qatar also participated in the meeting of the joint...
26 March 2016
The Fed gave markets a dovish surprise on the 16th March when it revised down its projections for the policy rate in 2016 from four hikes to two hikes of 25 basis points each. The move was a bigger...
20 February 2016
In response to the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, central banks around the world have implemented ever easier monetary policy. Initially, a number of central banks cut policy...
12 September 2015
The meeting of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) on 16-17 September 2015 is promising to be a landmark meeting, even by the Fed’s recent high-profile standards. Having kept interest rates at near-zero for...
03 July 2015
Doha Bank, Qatar's fifth-largest bank by assets, said on Thursday it raised QR2 billion ($549 million) through a capital-boosting bond, the latest Gulf lender to tap debt markets to replenish...
07 October 2014
Sharp fall in the price of gold has created high demand for the yellow metal, said The Peninsula. Gold prices have fallen around 31 percent since their peak in 2011. A gramme of 24-carat gold is...
29 July 2014
Qatar's state spending increased 12.7 percent last fiscal year, the lowest rate in 11 years, as slow growth in current expenditure offset a sharp rise in funds spent on infrastructure projects, data...

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