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30% LNG output surge by 2024 to 'drive Qatar's next development phase': QNB

30% LNG output surge by 2024 to 'drive Qatar's next development phase': QNB

Qatar’s decision to increase LNG output by 30% by 2024 will “increasingly drive Qatar’s next development phase” as the current multi-year wave of infrastructure spending begins to flatten out in terms of growth ...

Qatar's budget may return to healthy surplus in 2019: QNB

Qatar's budget may return to healthy surplus in 2019: QNB

Helped by higher hydrocarbon prices, government finances are expected to steadily improve with Qatar’s budget seen in “broad balance” this year, before returning to a “healthy surplus” in 2019, according to QNB.

Qatar’s banking sector sees 3.5% growth in credit in July

Qatar’s banking sector sees 3.5% growth in credit in July

According to QNB, bank deposits have seen a 5.3% growth year-on-year in July.

US growth, moderate inflation look set to extend into 2020: QNB

US growth, moderate inflation look set to extend into 2020: QNB

Despite the US cycle’s increasing maturity, recession fears are premature, says QNB report

QCB forex reserves rise 4.8% to $39.8bn in April: QNB

QCB forex reserves rise 4.8% to $39.8bn in April: QNB

Qatar’s exports grew 27.3% year-on-year in April and imports grew 3.1% y-o-y.

Qatar’s goods trade surplus benefiting from recovering imports, buoyant exports: QNB

Qatar’s goods trade surplus benefiting from recovering imports, buoyant exports: QNB

Qatar’s goods trade surplus is benefiting from “recovering” imports and “buoyant” exports, driven by higher hydrocarbon prices, QNB has said in its weekly economic commentary.

Qatar bank assets rise 8.8% to $383.2bn in March: QNB

Qatar bank assets rise 8.8% to $383.2bn in March: QNB

Banking assets in the country have grown 8.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) to $383.2bn in March, QNB has said in its Qatar Monthly Monitor.

Qatar's GDP forecasts revised up for 2018

Qatar's GDP forecasts revised up for 2018

Qatar’s overall real GDP growth will exceed 2.8% this year from the earlier forecast of 2.5%, QNB said in an economic commentary.

Qatar market manipulation fears 'fuelled by abnormal moves'

Qatar market manipulation fears 'fuelled by abnormal moves'

QNB Chief Executive Ali Ahmed al-Kuwari said in an interview there had been unusual moves in Qatari credit default swaps late last year.

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.7bn in January: QNB

Qatar forex reserves rise to $37.7bn in January: QNB

The report showed Qatar’s current account surplus widened to 5.3% of GDP in the third quarter (Q3) from 2.5% in the second quarter (Q2) while the deficit in the financial account narrowed.

QNB set to lift foreign ownership limit to 49%

QNB set to lift foreign ownership limit to 49%

QNB, Qatar's largest lender, is all set to allow higher up to 49% foreign ownership limit (FOL) in its capital, a move that gives more visibility for the bank in the international arena.

Higher oil prices, LNG investments to see Qatar’s growth rising

Higher oil prices, LNG investments to see Qatar’s growth rising

Qatar’s growth is set to rise on higher oil prices, eased fiscal constraints and investments in LNG production, QNB has said in its latest ‘Qatar Economic Insight’.