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Qatar's industrial sector forges ahead despite 2-year old blockade

Qatar's industrial sector forges ahead despite 2-year old blockade

Backed by the government’s diversification efforts, Qatar’s industrial sector is steadily forging ahead amid the ongoing economic blockade imposed by the Gulf neighbours in June 2017, according to a recent report.

Non-resident deposits in Qatar banks jump 35% in May: QCB

Non-resident deposits in Qatar banks jump 35% in May: QCB

Non-resident deposits within Qatar’s commercial banks witnessed a robust 35% year-on-year expansion in May 2019

Qatar external, fiscal balances to show marked improvement this year: IIF

Qatar external, fiscal balances to show marked improvement this year: IIF

Qatar’s external and fiscal balances are expected to show marked improvement this year despite the ongoing economic blockade and growing emerging market stress, according to a US-based economic think-tank.

Unity key to Qatar's success over blockade, says al-Kuwari

Unity key to Qatar's success over blockade, says al-Kuwari

HE the Minister of State Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari said: “The government, every citizen, and everyone living in Qatar worked very hard and they succeeded in proving the unity of Qatar in facing the blockade.”

German envoy lauds Qatar's efforts to find new markets

German envoy lauds Qatar's efforts to find new markets

German ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel said that Qatar “has taken the right decision” to assess the situation and to recalibrate business interests and by finding new markets.

Foreign markets keep robust outlook on Qatar’s construction sector

Foreign markets keep robust outlook on Qatar’s construction sector

Despite the economic blockade imposed in June last year, international markets have kept an upbeat outlook on Qatar’s construction sector, which will be under the spotlight during the annual Project Qatar slated from May 7 to 10 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

South Africa food exports to Qatar jump post blockade, says envoy

South Africa food exports to Qatar jump post blockade, says envoy

South Africa has recorded a sharp increase in its food exports to Qatar after the economic blockade imposed on the country in June 2017, according to ambassador Faizel Moosa.

Qatar Rail ‘successfully mitigates’ impact of unjust economic blockade

Qatar Rail ‘successfully mitigates’ impact of unjust economic blockade

Qatar Rail’s prompt and decisive reaction to the illegal economic blockade imposed on Qatar since June 5, 2017 helped the company “successfully mitigate” its impact and overcome challenges ...

Illegal blockade a blessing in disguise for home-based businesses

Illegal blockade a blessing in disguise for home-based businesses

The illegal economic blockade on Qatar continues to augment and provide more opportunities for home-based entrepreneurs in the country to promote and market their products, it is learnt.

Oil, gas exports unaffected by blockade, says al-Kaabi

Oil, gas exports unaffected by blockade, says al-Kaabi

QP president and chief executive Saad Sherida al-Kaabi held talks with senior executives of major Japanese energy companies on enhancing existing relations and cooperation.

'Hamad Port shipping costs drop 31% since blockade'

'Hamad Port shipping costs drop 31% since blockade'

Operations at Hamad Port has helped bring down shipping costs by 31% despite an economic blockade imposed on Qatar by three of its Gulf neighbours, SAK Holding Group has said in its monthly real estate report.

‘Blockade altered dynamics of home-based businesses for better’, says official

‘Blockade altered dynamics of home-based businesses for better’, says official

Following the June 5 economic blockade, Qatari entrepreneurs are now changing the dynamics of running home-based businesses, an official said.