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Moody's highlights 'exceptionally high per-capita income, hydrocarbon reserves' of Qatar

Moody's highlights 'exceptionally high per-capita income, hydrocarbon reserves' of Qatar

Qatar's “exceptionally high per-capita income and proved hydrocarbon reserves” are among key credit strengths that underpin the sovereign's resilience to large economic and fiscal shocks

Provisioning costs rise to QR4.1bn in H1 as Qatari banks build pandemic-related buffers: Moody's

Provisioning costs rise to QR4.1bn in H1 as Qatari banks build pandemic-related buffers: Moody's

Qatari banks’ provisioning costs have risen as they have built pandemic-related buffers with provisioning increasing to QR4.1bn in H1, 2020, Moody’s Investor Service has said in a report.

Qatari banks' first-half profit 'strong' despite higher provisioning: Moody's

Qatari banks' first-half profit 'strong' despite higher provisioning: Moody's

Qatari banks continue to have strong income-generating capability with their first half profit remaining strong despite higher provisioning costs related to the coronavirus outbreak, Moody’s Investor Service has said ...

Gulf countries to lead H2 rally in sukuk issuance: Moody's

Gulf countries to lead H2 rally in sukuk issuance: Moody's

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will lead a rally in the issuance of Islamic debt or sukuk in the second half (H2) of 2020, according to Moody's, an international credit rating agency.

Qatar among top 10 emerging market sovereign issuers in H1: Moody's

Qatar among top 10 emerging market sovereign issuers in H1: Moody's

Qatar is among the 'top 10' emerging market (EM) sovereign issuers in H1, 2020, with issuances totalling $10bn, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji to support profitability, scale: Moody's

Merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji to support profitability, scale: Moody's

The proposed merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji will not only support profitability but also enlarge Islamic franchise and market share as well as give the required scale to support the retail banking ...

Qatar has room to delay into 2021 consolidation measures to offset Covid losses: Moody's

Qatar has room to delay into 2021 consolidation measures to offset Covid losses: Moody's

Qatar has some room to delay consolidation measures into 2021 in order to offset expected revenue losses from the novel coronavirus shock, according to Moody's

Qatar banking outlook stays stable amid infrastructure spending drive: Moody's

Qatar banking outlook stays stable amid infrastructure spending drive: Moody's

The outlook for Qatar’s banking system remains stable as continued spending on the country’s infrastructure projects will drive modest economic growth and support lending ...

Moody's strong rating shows strength of Qatar economy: QIIB

Moody's strong rating shows strength of Qatar economy: QIIB

The change of QIIB's outlook to "stable" is based on the operational environment flexibility in Qatar.

Moody's sees 'limited' impact on QP from blockade

Moody's sees 'limited' impact on QP from blockade

The economic blockade by the siege countries is expected to have only "limited" impact on Qatar Petroleum, whose exports are majorly to the Asian economies, according to Moody's.

Moody's affirms ratings on Qatar despite economic blockade

Moody's affirms ratings on Qatar despite economic blockade

The political and economic blockade by the siege countries have not "materially" changed Qatar's macro fundamentals as well as institutional and finance strengths, according to Moody's, a global credit rating agency.

Erdogan says to extend Turkey's emergency rule

Erdogan says to extend Turkey's emergency rule

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that emergency rule could be extended beyond a year and rounded on rating agencies after Moody's cut Turkey to "junk" status.