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Economy

BMI View: Infrastructure growth will hold up best where there is domestic demand and sufficient government wealth for contractors not to need to rely on commercial bank lending. These... 2009-07-22


Economy

Largely owing to massive government intervention and tighter lending practises, the risks to the Qatari banking sector's stability appear to be subsiding. June's Banks Monthly Statement... 2009-07-21


Economy

In April, Qatar's M2 money supply fell by 5.7% y-o-y, backing up our view that consumer prices will remain subdued for several months to come. The official methodology for measuring... 2009-07-01


Political Risk

Qatar is likely to remain politically stable for the foreseeable future and we see no change in the al-Thani family's continued rule. That said, the issue of foreign workers and foreign... 2009-06-19


Economy

While Qatar's government could turn out a small budget deficit in FY2009/10, it will continue to pursue an expansionary fiscal policy, heavy on investment, and we forecast a return... 2009-06-18


Economy

The Qatari economy will continue to record robust real growth rates over the coming five years, largely on the back of an expansion in oil and gas production levels. However, banking... 2009-06-17


Economy

Inflation will remain subdued over the course of the forecast period, with a rebalancing of the supply-demand fundamentals in the domestic property market likely to hold down rental... 2009-06-17


Economy

The banking sector's high exposure to the correcting domestic property market is a key risk to its overall stability, and so the government's latest intervention to purchase banks'... 2009-06-17


Economy

Our oil and gas team have recently revised up their natural gas production forecasts for Qatar. Consequently, we have revised up our 2009 and 2010 real GDP growth forecasts for the... 2009-05-29


Economy

In early May, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) called on the government to review the draft of a proposed law that would allow foreign investors to own 100% of Qatari... 2009-05-29

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