A robust regulatory framework and solid capital and liquidity indicators have helped improve the risk position of Qatari banks, the Economist Intelligence Unit said in its latest update.
Qatari banks’ return on average assets (RoAA) improved marginally to 1.59% in 2019 from 1.56% in 2018 in tandem with the growth in net income, according to the Qatar Central Bank.
Covid-19 has sparked widespread digital adoption in Qatar as the threat of infection combined with social distancing measures has transformed consumer demand and business-customer interactions
The key segments in Doha's private sector, especially trading, services, industrial manufacturing and heavy industry, got strong financial backing,
Funding and liquidity are no longer the key risks to Qatari banks, as $24bn in non-resident deposits and interbank placements have flowed back into the system since November 2017 ...
Qatar’s banking sector assets outside the country grew last year after a ‘considerable decline’ observed in 2017 in the aftermath of blockade, QCB data show.
Stable loan-to-deposit ratios; rising capital adequacy and still-low levels of non-performing loans indicate that risks to Qatar’s banking sector remain low, according to Fitch Solutions.