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Qatar’s economy thrives through self-sufficiency

May 24, 2021

Despite the challenges of an economic blockade and Covid-19, Qatar's economy entered 2021 relatively unscathed. 

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Qatari banks' digital transformation remains on track

May 24, 2021

The chief executive of Qatar’s Doha Bank on getting through the pandemic and plans for 2021.

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Qatar’s banking sector stands strong in face of pandemic

May 24, 2021

The Gulf country was well positioned for difficult economic conditions when Covid-19 hit.

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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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