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QCB forex reserves rise 4.8% to $39.8bn in April: QNB

QCB forex reserves rise 4.8% to $39.8bn in April: QNB

Qatar’s exports grew 27.3% year-on-year in April and imports grew 3.1% y-o-y.

Qatar’s goods trade surplus benefiting from recovering imports, buoyant exports: QNB

Qatar’s goods trade surplus benefiting from recovering imports, buoyant exports: QNB

Qatar’s goods trade surplus is benefiting from “recovering” imports and “buoyant” exports, driven by higher hydrocarbon prices, QNB has said in its weekly economic commentary.

Qatar bank assets rise 8.8% to $383.2bn in March: QNB

Qatar bank assets rise 8.8% to $383.2bn in March: QNB

Banking assets in the country have grown 8.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to $383.2bn in March, QNB has said in its Qatar Monthly Monitor.

Qatar's GDP forecasts revised up for 2018

Qatar's GDP forecasts revised up for 2018

Qatar’s overall real GDP growth will exceed 2.8% this year from the earlier forecast of 2.5%, QNB said in an economic commentary.

Qatar market manipulation fears 'fuelled by abnormal moves'

Qatar market manipulation fears 'fuelled by abnormal moves'

QNB Chief Executive Ali Ahmed al-Kuwari said in an interview there had been unusual moves in Qatari credit default swaps late last year.

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.7bn in January: QNB

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.7bn in January: QNB

The report showed Qatar’s current account surplus widened to 5.3% of GDP in the third quarter (Q3) from 2.5% in the second quarter (Q2) while the deficit in the financial account narrowed.

QNB set to lift foreign ownership limit to 49%

QNB set to lift foreign ownership limit to 49%

QNB, Qatar's largest lender, is all set to allow higher up to 49% foreign ownership limit (FOL) in its capital, a move that gives more visibility for the bank in the international arena.

Higher oil prices, LNG investments to see Qatar’s growth rising

Higher oil prices, LNG investments to see Qatar’s growth rising

Qatar’s growth is set to rise on higher oil prices, eased fiscal constraints and investments in LNG production, QNB has said in its latest ‘Qatar Economic Insight’.

Oil prices may average $60-$65 on balanced market in 2018: QNB

Oil prices may average $60-$65 on balanced market in 2018: QNB

Oil prices may average $60-65/b on balanced market this year, QNB has said in an economic commentary.

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.6bn in December: QNB

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.6bn in December: QNB

The QCB's forex reserves equate to more than six and a half months of import cover, QNB said in its latest ‘Qatar Monthly Monitor’.

QNB 'most valuable' banking brand in MEA region

QNB 'most valuable' banking brand in MEA region

QNB Group was recognised once again as the most valuable banking brand in the Middle East and Africa region with brand value worth $4.2bn, according to The Banker’s 2018 Brand Finance Global 500 report.

Oil prices may average around $60/b in 2018: QNB

Oil prices may average around $60/b in 2018: QNB

With global demand and US production evolving in line with its expectations, QNB has forecast an average oil price around $60 for a barrel in 2018.