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Qatar real GDP growth to rise to 2.6% in 2017, 3.6% in 2018: QNB

Qatar real GDP growth to rise to 2.6% in 2017, 3.6% in 2018: QNB

Qatar's real economic growth is expected to rise to 2.6% this year and further to 3.6% in 2018, even as inflation is expected to harden by 2018 in view of the value added tax (VAT) rollout, according to QNB.

India growth rate slips to 7% in Q3 after cash ban

India growth rate slips to 7% in Q3 after cash ban

India's economic growth rate slipped to seven percent in the third quarter of the financial year after the controversial ban on high-value banknotes in November, official figures showed Tuesday.

Remittances from Qatar rise marginally

Remittances from Qatar rise marginally

Workers' remittances from Qatar witnessed a marginal increase of more than 1% year-on-year to QR10.98bn during the first quarter of this year, despite slowdown in the economy, according to official figures.

Australia economy outpaces global peers, rates seen on hold

Australia economy outpaces global peers, rates seen on hold

Australia's economic growth boomed past expectations in the first quarter with the annual pace speeding to its fastest in over three years, an upbeat result.

Egypt first-half GDP growth slumps to 4.5% from 5.5% in previous year

Egypt first-half GDP growth slumps to 4.5% from 5.5% in previous year

Egypt’s economy grew 4.5% in the first half of 2015-16, down from 5.5% growth in the previous year, the planning minister said yesterday.

Traffic congestion cost about QR6.8billion in Qatar

Traffic congestion cost about QR6.8billion in Qatar

The economic cost of traffic congestion in Qatar in 2015 is estimated to be between QR5.2bn and 6.8bn, reveals a report by Qatar Mobility Innovation Centre (QMIC) ...

India releases income tax data after Piketty criticism

India releases income tax data after Piketty criticism

Only about two percent of Indians filed income tax returns in 2013, long-awaited official data showed Friday, highlighting an exceptionally low tax base that constrains public spending...

Qatar's public foreign assets higher than Gulf average

Qatar's public foreign assets higher than Gulf average

Qatar's public foreign assets are more than 200% of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, which is higher than the Gulf average of 159%.

US trade deficit swells in January

US trade deficit swells in January

The US trade deficit grew more than expected in January as exports fell more sharply than imports amid a slowing global economy, Commerce Department data showed.

Rajan calls for reviews of GDP calculation method

Rajan calls for reviews of GDP calculation method

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan, referring to the controversial new methodology for calculating India’s GDP growth, said a better computation of growth is essential to capture the net gains to the economy.

Tokyo Olympics to boost GDP: Bank of Japan

Tokyo Olympics to boost GDP: Bank of Japan

Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics could boost the economy by as much as one percent with construction and tourism helping to fuel growth, the Bank of Japan said Monday.