Gulf Times - BMI
Qatar, GCC countries may maintain currency peg over next decade: BMI

Qatar, GCC countries may maintain currency peg over next decade: BMI

Currency pegs to the dollar will remain in place in Qatar and four other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries over the coming decade, BMI Research has said in a report.

Brent crude to average $73 in 2018, says BMI

Brent crude to average $73 in 2018, says BMI

While geopolitical conflicts and financial market dislocations threaten the global growth outlook, BMI continues to see a broadening global economic expansion overall this year.

Qatar's fiscal deficit expected to narrow on hydrocarbon gains

Qatar's fiscal deficit expected to narrow on hydrocarbon gains

However, the government will continue to cover its budget shortfalls through debt issuance, but faces little risk of any credit event, BMI said in a report.

LNG:  Qatar could partner with companies having Chinese buyer ties, says BMI

LNG: Qatar could partner with companies having Chinese buyer ties, says BMI

Qatar, which is planning to build three new liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains to target the tighter LNG market expected in the mid-2020s, could rather look to partner with companies that have strong existing relationships with Chinese buyers to bolster its position in this market, according to BMI,

Infrastructure, non-oil industry to drive loan demand in Qatar

Infrastructure, non-oil industry to drive loan demand in Qatar

According to BMI, a Fitch Group company, the development of non-oil industries and improvement of the infrastructure network are part of government’s ambitious economic transformation programmes in Qatar.

Qatar can easily defend its currency peg on ample dollar liquidity: BMI

Qatar can easily defend its currency peg on ample dollar liquidity: BMI

Qatar, which can easily defend its foreign exchange peg with the greenback, has the ability to inject dollar liquidity in order to narrow the gap between the onshore and offshore currency rates, according to BMI, a Fitch company.

GCC to see stronger fuel consumption next year: BMI

GCC to see stronger fuel consumption next year: BMI

Firming economic activity will support stronger fuel consumption in the GCC region in 2018, but continued energy sector reforms will anchor growth substantially below the pre-oil price crash norms ...

Qatar tops Mena infrastructure market despite blockade: BMI

Qatar tops Mena infrastructure market despite blockade: BMI

Robust outlook beckons Qatari construction industry, notwithstanding the economic blockade by the siege countries, according to BMI, a Fitch company.

LNG expansion move 'makes strong commercial sense'

LNG expansion move 'makes strong commercial sense'

Qatar's decision to enhance liquefied natural gas (LNG) production by 30% to 100mn tonnes per annum (Mta) makes "strong" commercial sense and it could lift Doha's market share in global LNG market, according to BMI.

Qatar to outperform GCC peers on diversification: BMI

Qatar to outperform GCC peers on diversification: BMI

Qatar is slated to outperform the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on its first-mover advantage in diversification, and that the oil price recovery will support the GCC, enabling the governments ease their austerity drive to help boost investors and consumers' sentiments.

Qatar's private healthcare spending tipped to rise 8.8%

Qatar's private healthcare spending tipped to rise 8.8%

Qatar's private healthcare expenditure is expected to grow at 8.8% in the next 10 years, faster than the 5.8% in public healthcare, offering abundant opportunities especially for global drug manufacturers, according to BMI.

Qatar interest rates may go up in 2017: BMI

Qatar interest rates may go up in 2017: BMI

Qatar may see an increase in interest rates next year, as the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is expected to follow the US Federal Reserve in its “gradual tightening cycle” over the coming months, a new report has shown.