29 February 2016
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the fourteenth issue of the quarterly publication “Window on Economic Statistics of Qatar”. The reference quarter of this issue...
22 February 2016
Optimizing the use of digital skills and technologies could generate$2 trillion of additional global economic output by 2020, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also reveals...
24 January 2016
Last week we examined the reasons behind the collapse in financial markets during the first week of the year (China’s devaluation creates spillover risks in some EMs). We determined that the trigger...
04 January 2016
Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) have released the preliminary estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current and constant prices for the Third quarter (Q3) of 2015. The...
23 December 2015
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the launch of a new Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience consulting practice which will operate on the global level as well as support Qatar’s booming sports...
12 December 2015
While lower oil prices will negatively affect Qatar's government revenues, large financial assets provide a sizeable buffer, according to Moody's Investors Service in a new report. The ratings agency...
10 December 2015
The outlook for the global economy in 2016 is very mixed, according to leading experts meeting in Doha today, with positive projections for the U.S. economy being offset by more troubling economic...
06 December 2015
For decades, five countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have kept their currencies pegged to the US dollar. Only Kuwait links its currency to a basket, but even this is believed to be...
15 November 2015
Japan’s Q3 GDP will be released this week. Analysts expect data to show that the economy shrank by 0.3% on an annualised basis. If their expectations materialise, Japan would have fallen into a...
07 November 2015
After five years of negotiations, an agreement was reached on 5th October on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest trade deal in two decades. The TPP is a regional trade agreement among 12...
28 October 2015
Qatar’s prospects for delivering growth during a period of international economic turbulence will be under review in a special session at The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015, set to run from 9-10...
11 October 2015
Growth in the Qatari economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015. Real GDP grew by 4.8% year-on-year, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Development Planning and...

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