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Qatar Central Bank

Qatari banks consolidate their gains after decade of rapid growth

June 1, 2011

Qatar has gone from net borrower to being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with a thriving banking sector. However, aware that such growth cannot go on for ever, the Qatari regulators and politicians are reassessing the country's financial systems.

Qatar LNG industry

Qatar enjoys energy boom but eyes US shale gas emergence warily

June 1, 2011

Despite its small size, Qatar's energy resources are vast by global standards. However, its reliance on exporting its liquefied natural gas could face a threat in the shape of the emergence of shale gas in the US.

Qatar World Cup 2022

World Cup success gives Qatar infrastructure a boost

June 1, 2011

Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 football World Cup is a testimony to the country's global ambitions. Development projects are already under way to fulfil stadia, hotel capacity and infrastructure requirements, giving a further boost to the country's already burgeoning economy.

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