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Qatar insurance sector stands to gain from tourism, realty boost: S&P

Qatar insurance sector stands to gain from tourism, realty boost: S&P

Qatar's intraregional travel, tourism and real estate sectors will benefit the most, lifting the prospects of the insurance sector, as the end of blockade will improve political and economic co-operation within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region

India welcomes GCC reconciliation

India welcomes GCC reconciliation

India has welcomed the reconciliation and rapprochement between countries in the GCC region, the country's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said.

Higher-rated Qatar maintains global market access with large placements: IMF

Higher-rated Qatar maintains global market access with large placements: IMF

Qatar and two other higher-credit rated countries in the GCC region have managed to “maintain market access, with large placements in international capital markets” in recent months, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Weaker dollar will support GCC economic recovery: Forex expert

Weaker dollar will support GCC economic recovery: Forex expert

A weaker US dollar is needed to support economic recovery across the GCC region, according to a forex expert.

GCC banking sector may see a ‘second wave’ of M&A, says S&P Global Ratings

GCC banking sector may see a ‘second wave’ of M&A, says S&P Global Ratings

The GCC region may see a “second wave” of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), S&P Global Ratings said, and noted that it will be “more opportunistic and driven by economic rationale.”

Tourist arrivals in Qatar 'may touch 2.9mn by 2022'

Tourist arrivals in Qatar 'may touch 2.9mn by 2022'

Travel and tourism spending in Qatar has seen a nearly 4.5% increase to $14.2bn in 2017, the new report said.

Qatar outranks GCC countries in entrepreneurship index

Qatar outranks GCC countries in entrepreneurship index

The findings were announced during the first ‘National Incubation Strategy’ workshop hosted by QDB at the Hilton Doha on Monday.

‘US wants Gulf crisis resolved soon’, says US embassy official

‘US wants Gulf crisis resolved soon’, says US embassy official

Concerned about the impact of the ongoing dispute in the GCC region, the US government wants a speedy resolution to the Gulf crisis, an official of the US embassy in Qatar has said.

Visitor arrivals to Qatar increase 1.5% to 1.464mn

Visitor arrivals to Qatar increase 1.5% to 1.464mn

Some 1.464mn people visited Qatar from the beginning of the year until June, marking a 1.5% increase over the 2016 figure of 1.442mn visitors, according to data released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

A senior official of a major retailing group, having presence across the GCC region, has denounced the ongoing campaign in WhatsApp about 'the high presence of plastic' in a popular Indian brand of rice.

Jet Airways launches three-day special fare

Jet Airways launches three-day special fare

India-based airline Jet Airways has announced a ‘Pay day promo’, a special three-day web-based sale offer allowing passengers from the GCC region to “enjoy” a flat 12% discount subject to certain terms and conditions.

Turkish Airlines announces new offers to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines announces new offers to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines has announced that it is providing special offers from the GCC region to Istanbul and connecting cities in Turkey.