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Qatar’s inflation to average 2.6% this year: BMI forecast

Qatar’s inflation to average 2.6% this year: BMI forecast

Qatar’s inflation will average 2.6% this year, significantly above a consensus of just 1.5%, BMI Research has said in a report.

Qatar 'well suited' to take advantage of 5G: BMI

Qatar 'well suited' to take advantage of 5G: BMI

As standards for 5G networks have yet to be agreed upon, 5G launch by Middle Eastern operators is part of global race to claim the first network launch, says the Fitch Group company.

Qatar set to be among fastest growing construction markets globally: BMI

Qatar set to be among fastest growing construction markets globally: BMI

Qatar will emerge as one of the fastest growing construction markets on a global basis, BMI Research said and it forecasts an annualised average sector expansion of 14.1% out to 2022.

Effects of siege on Qatar 'fading', says BMI

Effects of siege on Qatar 'fading', says BMI

The effects of the quartet’s boycott against Qatar on the country’s import levels are “fading”, facilitating “continued growth” in the construction and manufacturing segments, BMI Research has said in its latest report.

GCC nationalisation schemes to remain ‘fairly slow’: study

GCC nationalisation schemes to remain ‘fairly slow’: study

Nationalisation programmes in the region are designed to reduce the states ' reliance on foreign workers by encouraging, and sometimes compelling, private sector firms to hire nationals.

Qatar price pressures to remain 'manageable,' says BMI

Qatar price pressures to remain 'manageable,' says BMI

Price pressures in Qatar will “remain manageable,” BMI Research said and noted the government will continue to absorb added import costs linked to the reorganisation of supply chains, which is necessitated by some GCC countries' blockade against the country.

Credit demand at Saudi banks to remain subdued: BMI

Credit demand at Saudi banks to remain subdued: BMI

Despite continued improvements in liquidity conditions in Saudi Arabia's commercial banking sector, credit demand will remain subdued throughout the rest of 2017, owing to a weak macroeconomic backdrop, BMI Research has said.

Qatar key to meeting S Korea's growing LNG demand: BMI

Qatar key to meeting S Korea's growing LNG demand: BMI

Qatar will play a key role in meeting the burgeoning demand for liquefied natural gas in South Korea, a new report has shown.

BMI sees GCC's aggregate fiscal deficit at $183bn in 2017

BMI sees GCC's aggregate fiscal deficit at $183bn in 2017

An increase in the forecast Opec basket price to $54 a barrel in 2017 will give some respite to the GCC countries, BMI Research said, even as the Fitch Group company expects an aggregate fiscal deficit of $183bn for the region next year.

Qatar food and drink sector poised for a leap

Qatar food and drink sector poised for a leap

Qatar’s food and drink sector will see sustained growth spurred by a surging population and rising spending power, BMI Research has said in a new report.

Fuel subsidy reform to help Qatar reduce its budget deficit: BMI

Fuel subsidy reform to help Qatar reduce its budget deficit: BMI

Fuel subsidy reform will help Qatar reduce its budget deficit by allowing spending to decrease, according to BMI Research, a Fitch Group company.

Qatar faces lower risks on greater financial buffers: BMI

Qatar faces lower risks on greater financial buffers: BMI

Qatar possesses greater financial buffers and continues to fund large government projects, in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup; BMI Research said, and noted that the country faced lower economic risks compared to other countries in the region.