07 February 2015
Qatar and Saudi Arabia made up the top 40 investors in research and development worldwide in 2014, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) said Thursday citing a recent study by US...
10 January 2015
Over the last three years, world trade growth has been significantly lower than prior to the global financial crisis. This raises questions about why world trade is in the doldrums and whether it is...
10 January 2015
The oil price plunge”, cry headlines all over the world, as one of the most keenly watched commodities continues to lose value — at least 50 percent in the past five months. Oil-producing governments...
31 December 2014
Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the preliminary estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current and constant prices for the third quarter (Q3) of 2014. The...
28 December 2014
Capital flight from developing economies has accelerated, most spectacularly from Russia. A toxic mix of falling oil prices and international sanctions unnerved investors and led to a collapse in the...
30 October 2014
HE Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani said that the United Kingdom is one of the main attractions for Qatari investment. Qatari investments were more than...
21 October 2014
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the quarterly sequence of accounts providing estimates of the National Income, Saving and also the expenditure components of...
11 October 2014
Nigeria’s economy presents major opportunities for foreign investors. A July 2014 McKinsey report projected that GDP could triple to USD1.6trn by 2030, supported by rapid infrastructure expansion...
08 October 2014
Qatar has achieved one of the highest growth rates for GDP (just over 6.5 per cent) among the GCC countries – a remarkable achievement considering it already has the highest GDP per capita globally,...
30 September 2014
Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) have released the preliminary estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current and constant prices for the second quarter (Q2) of 2014. The...
21 September 2014
Higher land prices continue to put upward pressure on Qatar’s rent inflation. According to the latest Ministry of Justice data, land prices have increased 52.7% since the beginning of the year. This...
13 September 2014
Qatar’s labour force is expected to reach 1.7mn by end-2014, adding 120,000 jobs this year, a QNB study has shown, said Gulf Times. After having stagnated during 2009-11, the labour force is now...

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