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Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

The Gulf crisis has paralysed the ability of the GCC to contribute to peace and be a force for stability, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar on Tuesday said.

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances are set to weaken across much of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in 2019, maintaining pressure on some sovereign balance sheets, according to Fitch, a global credit rating agency.

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the importance of unity among GCC members, urging them to leave aside differences to meet the challenges and achieve common goals.

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab leaders have to find ways to heal wounds and put the Arab world in its rightful place, former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani has said.

Qatar to remain regional, global 'outperformer' - report

Qatar to remain regional, global 'outperformer' - report

Buoyed by “healthy” economic growth and “continued” fiscal support for infrastructure from the government, Qatar will remain an “outperformer”, both regionally and globally, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Gulf IPO outlook hinges on oil prices, secondary markets: Kamco

Gulf IPO outlook hinges on oil prices, secondary markets: Kamco

The outlook for initial public offerings (IPO) in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) this year will depend on secondary equity markets and oil price stability, even as the GCC sovereigns continue to propel the non-oil economy by largely maintaining their budget spending, according to Kamco Research

Qatar vehicle sales set to post 'strongest' GCC growth of 5.1% in 2019: Fitch Solutions

Qatar vehicle sales set to post 'strongest' GCC growth of 5.1% in 2019: Fitch Solutions

Vehicle sales in Qatar are set to register the “strongest” growth of 5.1% in the entire Gulf Co-operation Council region in 2019, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Fitch sees more GCC privatisation plans in 2019

Fitch sees more GCC privatisation plans in 2019

Fitch, an international credit rating agency, expects more privatisation plans in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in 2019, starting with the utilities sector, without compromising the links with the sovereigns.

Fiscal consolidation to slow down across GCC: Fitch Solutions

Fiscal consolidation to slow down across GCC: Fitch Solutions

Fiscal consolidation looks set to slow across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2019 as governments focus increasingly on growth-supportive policies, despite oil prices levelling off, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Qatar takes part in GCC transport ministers' meeting

Qatar takes part in GCC transport ministers' meeting

Qatar took part in the 21st meeting of the Ministers of Transport in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), held on Thursday in Kuwait.

New GCC strategy on vocational training soon

New GCC strategy on vocational training soon

A GCC strategy for vocational training will be introduced soon, a top official at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education disclosed on Monday.

Al-Kuwari chairs Qatar delegation at GCC trade, industrial co-operation meetings

Al-Kuwari chairs Qatar delegation at GCC trade, industrial co-operation meetings

HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry, on Thursday chaired Qatar’s delegation at the GCC’s Trade Cooperation Committee 56th meeting ...