• Economic News Updates

    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Qatar: Plenty to build

14 May 2012

Massive investments in infrastructure make for an excellent outlook for Qatar’s construction sector. The nation’s rising population, growing economy, increasing diversification and the forthcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup are all contributing factors.

Economic Update | Qatar: Taking care of business tourism

27 Apr 2012

Qatar is having marked success in broadening the scope of its tourism industry, attracting an increasing number of business visitors along with a rising tide of tourists coming to enjoy the country’s long list of scheduled events.

Economic Update | Qatar: On the rise

17 Apr 2012

Clocking the world’s highest growth rate in 2011, Qatar is maintaining expansion despite a difficult international economic climate clouded by the eurozone crisis and doubts over the sustainability of US debt. Indeed, the country saw GDP growth of 14% in inflation-adjusted terms last year, with energy exports its leading economic driver.

Economic Update | Qatar: Attracting investment

10 Apr 2012

The country’s banks are turning to the international bond market to bolster their cash reserves, which are likely to be needed to help fund the country’s massive infrastructure programme over the coming decade.

Economic Update | Qatar: Developing ICT environment

23 Mar 2012

Seizing opportunities to build its position as a global centre for ICT, Qatar is focusing on niche markets where there is currently a lack of content and services.

Economic Update | Qatar: Putting a premium on insurance

15 Mar 2012

As the overall economy continues to pick up steam, Qatar’s insurance sector looks set to benefit greatly, with strong growth and profits predicted for 2012 and beyond. However, for the sector to truly grow, the industry is conscious that it needs to encourage greater uptake of policies.