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Qatar open for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis: FM

Qatar open for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis: FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has stressed that Qatar is open for dialogue to resolve the Gulf crisis

GCC overall fiscal stability 'reasonably well-insulated' against external shocks: Fitch Solutions

GCC overall fiscal stability 'reasonably well-insulated' against external shocks: Fitch Solutions

Most GCC states are able to “lean on their large foreign assets to support currency pegs and temper speculative pressures” on government debt securities, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Qatar ranked safest country in Middle East

Qatar ranked safest country in Middle East

Qatar is the safest place in the Middle East, relegating other Gulf Co-operation Council countries by a wide margin, in the Global Finance Index of safest countries.

Aspire Zone first to introduce smart benches in GCC region

Aspire Zone first to introduce smart benches in GCC region

Aspire Zone Foundation and Doha Technology (a member of CTBA Group) have introduced the first smart benches in Qatar and the entire GCC region, the latter announced on Thursday.

Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

Gulf crisis has rendered GCC ineffective: FM

The Gulf crisis has paralysed the ability of the GCC to contribute to peace and be a force for stability, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar on Tuesday said.

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances set to weaken across GCC in 2019: Fitch

Fiscal balances are set to weaken across much of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in 2019, maintaining pressure on some sovereign balance sheets, according to Fitch, a global credit rating agency.

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

Pompeo calls for unity of GCC member states

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the importance of unity among GCC members, urging them to leave aside differences to meet the challenges and achieve common goals.

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab wounds need to be healed first, says former PM

Arab leaders have to find ways to heal wounds and put the Arab world in its rightful place, former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani has said.

Qatar to remain regional, global 'outperformer' - report

Qatar to remain regional, global 'outperformer' - report

Buoyed by “healthy” economic growth and “continued” fiscal support for infrastructure from the government, Qatar will remain an “outperformer”, both regionally and globally, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Gulf IPO outlook hinges on oil prices, secondary markets: Kamco

Gulf IPO outlook hinges on oil prices, secondary markets: Kamco

The outlook for initial public offerings (IPO) in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) this year will depend on secondary equity markets and oil price stability, even as the GCC sovereigns continue to propel the non-oil economy by largely maintaining their budget spending, according to Kamco Research

Qatar vehicle sales set to post 'strongest' GCC growth of 5.1% in 2019: Fitch Solutions

Qatar vehicle sales set to post 'strongest' GCC growth of 5.1% in 2019: Fitch Solutions

Vehicle sales in Qatar are set to register the “strongest” growth of 5.1% in the entire Gulf Co-operation Council region in 2019, Fitch Solutions has said in a report.

Fitch sees more GCC privatisation plans in 2019

Fitch sees more GCC privatisation plans in 2019

Fitch, an international credit rating agency, expects more privatisation plans in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in 2019, starting with the utilities sector, without compromising the links with the sovereigns.