The ongoing diplomatic and trade embargo notwithstanding, overseas investors appear to be bullish on Qatar's macro fundamentals as Doha's inward foreign investments reported a 5% year-on-year gain to QR682.3bn during the second quarter (Q2) of this year, according to official estimates.
Qatar's commodity trade balance surged to QR15.5bn last September, up by QR 3.1bn, or 25.6%, compared to the same month last year, and a decrease of 11.8% compared to August, 2017.
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to invest in human capital and facilitate the development and implementation of scientific and research projects.
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics published the 30th issue of the monthly statistics of building permits issued by all municipalities in Qatar.
Liquidity issues may force the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) to postpone the deadline for compliance to 100% loan-to-deposit ratio by one year to the end of 2018, according to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).