04 July 2015
Doha Bank hosted a knowledge sharing session on 3rd July 2015 at Hyatt Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on “Opportunities in Qatar and GCC“. The session witnessed participation from Senior officials in...
01 July 2015
Base year of the national accounts revised from 2004 to 2013; Qatar’s Nominal GDP at 735 Bn QR in 2013 rises more than six times when compared to the nominal GDP of the year 2004 (115 Bn QR); Based...
09 June 2015
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDP&S) released today, 9 June 2015, the Qatar Economic Outlook 2015–2017. This volume presents an assessment of Qatar’s economy until 2017....
31 May 2015
Qatar ranked (13) out of (61) mostly high income countries in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015. This year’s assessment confirms Qatar’s...
30 May 2015
The likely date of the first interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) draws ever nearer. Janet Yellen, the chair of the Fed, reiterated recently that it would be appropriate to start the...
02 May 2015
The UK’s parliamentary elections are taking place on 7th May. Based on recent polls, the two main parties are neck and neck (Labour and the Conservatives both have around 33% of the popular vote)...
15 April 2015
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the quarterly sequence of accounts providing preliminary estimates of the National Income, Saving and also the expenditure...
21 March 2015
Last Thursday the US Federal Reserve (Fed) Open Market Committee removed the word “patient” from its policy statement. Financial markets interpreted this move as implying the Fed will raise interest...
14 March 2015
In his presentation to the National People’s Congress on 5 March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outlined the government’s plans and targets for the Chinese economy. Specifically, the government has...
08 March 2015
India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, presented the central government’s budget for the fiscal year starting on April 1, 2015 (2015/16) on 28 February. The government is expected to achieve its...
01 March 2015
News that Greece has reached an agreement on 20 February with its European creditors to extend the bailout programme for four months seems to have cheered up markets. Yields on 10-year Greek...
07 February 2015
The Ministry of Energy and Industry issued 266 licences for non-hydrocarbon manufacturing projects last year, giving a big boost to the country's economic diversification efforts. These industrial...

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