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Can Qatar's self-reliance strategy provide bulwark against crisis?

June 5, 2020

Gulf state hopes economic independence because of blockade will help it withstand downturn.

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Deep state pockets underpin Qatari banks resilience

June 5, 2020

Despite rising non-performing loans risk, confidence in banking system remains high. 

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Speedy response should shore up economy, says Qatar's central bank

June 5, 2020

Supportive measures will ease economic stress, says governor Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani.

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Qatar's banks rise above the blockade

June 3, 2019

Qatar's economy has continued to perform well during an economic blockade, and its banks have followed suit.

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Optimism abounds as Qatar enjoys splendid isolation

June 3, 2019

Economically blockaded by many of its neighbours, Qatar has continued to enjoy stable economic growth thanks to a series of reforms and a renewed spirit of self-reliance. 

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Qatar’s central bank governor hails a resilient economy

June 3, 2019

The governor of Qatar’s central bank talks to The Banker about how two years of economic blockade has affected the country’s economy.

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Qatar’s central bank governor hails resilient economy

August 1, 2018

Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, governor of the Qatar Central Bank, talks to Kit Gillet about enduring the economic blockade and the country’s growing Islamic finance industry.

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In splendid isolation: how Qatar's banks are thriving amid a blockade

June 1, 2018

Blockaded by several influential Arab countries since June 2017, Qatari banks have had to cope with ratings downgrades and an outflow of deposits. However, as Kit Gillet reports, they are still posting impressive profits and seem unfazed by such geopolitical unrest.

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Qatar finds the silver lining to the trade blockade

June 1, 2018

A year since four of its neighbours severed economic ties with Qatar, the country has unexpectedly found that the new economic circumstances have resulted in an accelerated programme of reforms. Kit Gillet reports.

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Commercial Bank of Qatar weathers GCC spat and oil price storms

November 1, 2017

Joseph Abraham joined Qatar’s Commercial Bank as group CEO in 2016, after eight years as CEO of ANZ Indonesia, arriving at a time of low oil prices and regional tension. He tells Kit Gillet about efforts to refocus the bank, as well as finding opportunities in adversity.

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