10 December 2019
The Euromoney Qatar Conference drew to a close yesterday following a successful two days of high-level discussions. H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani (pictured), Governor of Qatar Central Bank,...
16 June 2018
Qatar Central Bank (QCB) announced a 25 base points increase on the QCB Deposit Rate (QCBDR), as of today to be 2 percent, on basis of local and international economic data. QCB’s decision to raise...
20 January 2018
All has been well in the global oil market lately. Prices briefly crossed the USD70 per barrel (/b) mark last week – their highest level in three years – and had been rising throughout most of 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...
21 December 2016
On the occasion of the bank’s “International Offices’ Meet” Doha Bank hosted a knowledge sharing session “Changing Global Dynamics and Opportunities” on Monday 19th December 2016 at Trident Hotel , ...
07 May 2016
The US economy grew by only 0.5% on an annualised basis in the first quarter of 2016, according to official estimates released last week. This represents a continuation of the slowdown witnessed in...
03 October 2015
Emerging Markets (EMs) have continued to suffer from capital outflows, even after the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided not to increase interest rates on 17th September (as we predicted in a previous...
12 April 2015
Sources (pictured): US Federal Reserve, Institute of Supply Management and QNB Group analysis The US economy added a mere 126k jobs in March 2015, compared with a monthly average of 281k over the...
23 February 2015
Bank Indonesia (BI) unexpectedly cut its policy rate by 25 basis points to 7.5% last week. Out of the 20 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, zero expected a cut in rates and the consensus forecast was...
08 February 2015
After an unsteady year in 2014, capital flows to Emerging Markets (EMs) are likely to remain volatile in 2015. Significant adjustments to global financial conditions in 2014 included a large drop in...
30 September 2014
Global Global investors turned nervous last week following sell-off in the US stock markets on Thursday, with European and Asian shares recovering some of their earlier losses on Friday. Several...
23 August 2014
International food prices have been declining in recent months, reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. Declining food prices have in turn contributed to lower inflation in the Eurozone,...

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