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Investor wealth or market capitalisation, a measure of liquidity on the exchange, was down by a substantial QR 30.37 billion (USD 8.4 bn) in...

The recent period of usual slowdown witnessed a ‘surprise’ rally by QSE stocks.

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.

Oil price volatility might mean Qatar will likely witness another budget deficit more than a decade later.

Qatari stocks have been under some pressure since late 2014 and early this year due to falling world oil prices.

Switzerland and Oman recently signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation.

In a nation that holds a host of investment possibilities, exchange-traded funds will also be a good bet.

Despite low interest rates, deposits show substantial growth – a report.

Why are prices of European goods high in Qatar despite falling euro rates?

World Bank report titled ‘Trust, Voice and Incentives’, released in April, found the delivery of essential public services in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) “is failing to meet the needs of citizens and continues to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction.” But not so in the GCC.

BQ´s CURRENT ISSUE

Memac Ogilvy Qatar discuss the importance of seven winning Lynx awards, including the Grand Prix, for Qatar’s creative milieux.

Companies reported collective net profits of QR43.9 billion, or 12.05 billion US dollars, in the year; a marginal 3.6 percent less than QR45.6 billion worth of collective profits in 2014.

The hospitality sector in the GCC is forging ahead despite the recent collapse in international oil prices. Forthcoming events in both Qatar and the UAE aim to drive exponentially increased growth in the sector.

The heightened requirement for cyber security for nations and enterprises.
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