• 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: Banks raise capital for expansion

13 Dec 2012

Local banks are turning to the capital markets to finance expansion as they set their sights on growth both in the domestic market and overseas.

Economic Update | Qatar: Measured growth

26 Nov 2012

The transport sector in Qatar has had mixed results so far this year, in part a reflection of its exposure to the global economy. However, the three leading transport firms listed on the bourse continued to post strong earnings leading into the last quarter of the year.

Economic Update | Qatar: Building for the future

14 Nov 2012

The Qatari construction sector is seeing renewed demand, stimulated by major projects linked to the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The building of stadiums and other projects should provide new opportunities for companies in the industry, which has seen increased competition and higher costs in recent years.

Economic Update | Qatar: Easing expansion

18 Oct 2012

Some of the heat seems to be going out of the Qatari economy, as the rate of expansion is expected to ease back to single figures over the next few years. However, the more modest growth forecast by analysts will still place the country among the global leaders.

Economic Update | Qatar: Exporting energy

9 Oct 2012

With 79m tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced per year, Qatar is continuing to secure long- and short-term supply deals in major markets, targeting both developed and emerging economies.

Economic Update | Qatar: Reaching insurance potential

20 Sep 2012

While the insurance sector continues to expand and post solid profits, Qatar’s policy writers are looking to improve profit margins by tapping into potential for further growth, particularly in construction and infrastructure insurance.