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Ongoing GCC fiscal adjustment could be less costly: IMF

Ongoing GCC fiscal adjustment could be less costly: IMF

Significant consolidation and lower less productive current spending make the ongoing fiscal adjustment in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) less costly than previously thought, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) study.

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Jordan withdraws tax bill after angry protests

Crowds have taken to the streets to demand the government drop the unpopular reforms, in some of the biggest economic protests to hit Jordan over the past five years.

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

End blockade now, prioritise unity, says FM

HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said it is also time to abandon the illusion of victory and give priority to security interests of the Middle East.

Qatar banks on solid footing to withstand severe macroeconomic shocks: IMF

Qatar banks on solid footing to withstand severe macroeconomic shocks: IMF

Solid profitability, robust capital base, lower bad loans and adequate provisioning help Qatar's banking sector withstand severe macroeconomic shocks, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar has managed impact of siege: IMF

Qatar has managed impact of siege: IMF

Considerable buffers and sound macroeconomic policies have helped Doha absorb shocks from lower hydrocarbon prices and the diplomatic rift with some countries in the region...

Qatar bourse more sensitive to large oil price changes: IMF

Qatar bourse more sensitive to large oil price changes: IMF

"When testing for the asymmetry relating to the magnitude of oil price changes, we find that stock return sensitivities are significantly higher for large oil variations in Oman and Qatar," the IMF working paper said.

Qatar has substantial capacity to diversify economy: IMF official

Qatar has substantial capacity to diversify economy: IMF official

Mohammed El Qorchi said that IMF believes the State of Qatar's policy towards economic diversification has been good.

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

IMF sees solid near-term global growth but risks beyond

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe, but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, IMF warns

Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund foresees strong, stable growth in the world economy for 2018-19 but is warning that a souring political climate for trade could weaken one of the engines of global prosperity ...

Qatar's economic strengths highlighted at IMF event

Qatar's economic strengths highlighted at IMF event

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani met with Tao Zhang, deputy director general, IMF, on the sidelines of the ‘Economic roadshow’ in Washington, DC.

Qatar banking sector needs no further sovereign support: IMF

Qatar banking sector needs no further sovereign support: IMF

Qatar’s banking system needs no further support from the central bank and sovereign wealth fund as the decline in non-resident liabilities of lenders have subsided, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Impact of blockade on Qatar fading, says IMF

Impact of blockade on Qatar fading, says IMF

IMF said the situation has acted as a catalyst for enhancing domestic food production and reducing reliance on a small group of countries.