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Unity key to Qatar's success over blockade, says al-Kuwari

Unity key to Qatar's success over blockade, says al-Kuwari

HE the Minister of State Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari said: “The government, every citizen, and everyone living in Qatar worked very hard and they succeeded in proving the unity of Qatar in facing the blockade.”

Arab states finalise regional payment, settlement system

Arab states finalise regional payment, settlement system

A tightening of anti-money laundering rules by US and European banks in the last several years has added to the cost of this practice.

Qatar’s non-oil exports touched QR5.6bn in Q1 2018: report

Qatar’s non-oil exports touched QR5.6bn in Q1 2018: report

Qatar Chamber’s latest monthly report said the total value of non-oil exports in March 2018 reached QR1.4bn, compared to QR1.8bn in March 2017, or a 22% decrease.

Qatar resisting sanctions effectively: IMF official

Qatar resisting sanctions effectively: IMF official

Mohammed El Qorchi said Qatar had acted quickly to reroute trade disrupted by the sanctions and establish new sources of food supply, easing fears of shortages.

De-escalation must for talks to begin in Gulf crisis: France

De-escalation must for talks to begin in Gulf crisis: France

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called for a "de-escalation" in the row between Qatar and four Arab countries, as he held talks in the UAE and Kuwait, a mediator in the crisis.

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis - minister

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis - minister

Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5mn since four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state on June 5, Turkey's Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said.

Qatar says Gulf crisis puts $2bn in contracts at risk

Qatar says Gulf crisis puts $2bn in contracts at risk

The political crisis in the Gulf is putting at risk business deals worth $2bn in Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, an economic official in Qatar said on Monday.

Qatar ranks 27th on Networked Readiness Index

Qatar ranks 27th on Networked Readiness Index

Qatar has been ranked 27th among the most networked nations in the world and second among Arab countries in the 2016 edition of the “Global Information Technology Report” (GITR) published by the World Economic Forum.