16 March 2019
A new wave of optimism has taken over the financial markets in recent weeks, driven by a more dovish Fed and positive rumors about a potential US-China trade deal. However, the upside for global...
22 December 2018
Despite a weaker Euro area  recovery and mounting headwinds associated with softer global growth and higher policy uncertainty, the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to end the net purchases of...
08 December 2018
As large emerging market (EM) economies catch up and continue to grow faster than major advanced economies, the G-20 dynamics evolve, making it an ever more important arrangement for global economic...
18 November 2017
Emerging markets (EMs) have long been the darling of global investors. Rapid growth in the 2000s, particularly in the so-called BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – drew in heavy...
23 September 2017
The down trend in global trade since the financial crisis reached a bottom in mid-2016, but a recovery in 2017 is now firmly underway. Global trade growth averaged 1.4% in 2016 then rose to 4.1% year...
11 July 2017
Regional economies have been on an accelerated growth trajectory for the period 2011-14, which has been mainly fueled by record oil prices with the banking sector being the largest beneficiary of the...
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 (...
24 September 2016
Not long ago, it was difficult to imagine a future without rising global trade and deepening economic integration. Governments pushed through trade liberalisation policies, firms cooperated to...
03 August 2016
The Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL) bestowed upon Dr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO the ‘Doctor of Philosophy (Honorary)’ at their Annual Graduation Ceremony, which was held...
15 March 2016
The Qatar Project Conference was hosted by MEED on 15th and 16th March 2016 at St. Regis Hotel, Doha, Qatar. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank spoke on 15th March 2016 on “Financing Qatar’s...
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...

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