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Robust regulatory framework, solid capital and liquidity indicators support Qatar banks: EIU

Robust regulatory framework, solid capital and liquidity indicators support Qatar banks: EIU

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.

Qatar’s currency regime expected to ‘weather short-term shocks’, says EIU

Qatar’s currency regime expected to ‘weather short-term shocks’, says EIU

Qatar’s currency regime is expected to “weather the short-term shocks” posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, although the country’s current account may move into a deficit in 2020, the Economist Intelligence Unit has said in a report.

Qatar’s banking system supported by strong regulatory framework, solid capital and liquidity: EIU

Qatar’s banking system supported by strong regulatory framework, solid capital and liquidity: EIU

Qatar’s commercial banks have been increasing liquidity from abroad in the form of a number of debt issues, and cash injections from the Qatar Investment Authority have bolstered banks' liquidity

Use of cash to dip below 5% in retail transactions

Use of cash to dip below 5% in retail transactions

A majority of banks in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) view that cash will dip below 5% of retail transactions in the region over the next five years against 48% globally

QF-sponsored research points to innovative models in higher education

QF-sponsored research points to innovative models in higher education

International experts highlighted the challenges in higher education at an online panel hosted Monday by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to discuss a Qatar Foundation-commissioned research report.

Qatar will be able to maintain current account surplus in 2020-21: EIU

Qatar will be able to maintain current account surplus in 2020-21: EIU

Qatar will be able to maintain its current account surplus in 2020-21, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said and noted QIA's assets provide strong support for the currency peg to the US dollar.

Qatar’s fiscal position strengthens on oil, gas revenues: EIU

Qatar’s fiscal position strengthens on oil, gas revenues: EIU

The risk of capital outflows induced by the regional blockade on Qatar has largely subsided with the “recovery of foreign reserves and the return to a current-account surplus” in 2018, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Car costs make Singapore world's priciest city again

Car costs make Singapore world's priciest city again

Pricey perennials Tokyo and New York did not even make the top 10 in the annual list by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), beaten out by Paris, Zurich (joint second) Hong Kong (fourth) and Oslo (fifth).

Qatar has sufficient resources to support dollar peg: EIU

Qatar has sufficient resources to support dollar peg: EIU

All Gulf Cooperation Council countries peg their currencies to the US dollar, with the exception of Kuwait, which pegs its currency to a basket of currencies of which the US dollar is most dominant.

Qatar ability to meet external debt obligations not in doubt: EIU

Qatar ability to meet external debt obligations not in doubt: EIU

Qatar's ability to meet its external debt obligations is “not in doubt” as large stocks of foreign reserves at the Qatar Central Bank and even larger assets at the Qatar Investment Authority (the sovereign wealth fund) are sufficient to cover the country's entire stock of external debt, a recent rep

Mena oil exporters move towards 'fiscal reality' amid price slump: EIU

Mena oil exporters move towards 'fiscal reality' amid price slump: EIU

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region are moving towards “fiscal reality” in view of the sustained low oil prices, making efforts to manage their public finances, a recent report has shown.