US President Donald Trump predicted that China would take down its trade barriers, expressing optimism despite escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that have roiled global markets in the past week.
The Doha-based Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) sees the demand of natural gas growing in key global markets including some emerging markets, particularly in Asia.
The latest volatility in global financial markets represents "necessary corrections", IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in Dubai on Sunday, in the wake of a Wall Street plunge.
The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) largely reflected the sentiments in the global markets and plummeted 314 points to settle at sub-9000 levels this week.
Oil prices hit a one-month high on Friday after the United States attacked a Syrian government airbase, sending shockwaves through global markets and raising concerns of the conflict spreading in the oil-rich region.
The scale of selloff in equity markets appears overdone, given that the "current outlook for global activity is not as grim" as the reaction of financial markets suggests, QNB has said in a report.