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Confidence In Emerging Markets Grows By Qatar National Bank - Aug 20, 2017

2017 was supposed to be a challenging year for emerging markets (EMs). An accelerated pace of Fed tightening, protectionism and political risks were among the prospective hurdles EMs would have to ...

US Dollar Slide To Support US Growth By Qatar National Bank - Aug 13, 2017

One of the more surprising developments of 2017 has been the weakening of the US dollar. Since the start of the year, the greenback has declined by 5% against a basket of the world’s most traded...

Why Have Oil Prices Recovered? By Qatar National Bank - Aug 06, 2017

Oil prices held up for most of the first half of 2017, averaging USD54/b up to the end of May following the agreement at the end of 2016 between OPEC and some major non-OPEC producers to restrict ...

Is Lower Global Inflation Temporary? By Qatar National Bank - Jul 30, 2017

Worries about falling inflation have resurfaced. Despite improving labour markets and strong growth, core inflation in advanced economies remains benign. This apparent paradox has caused some to argue...

OPEC’s 2018 Dilemma By Qatar National Bank - Jul 09, 2017

Oil prices have been considerably volatile in the last few weeks, having been range bound between USD50/b and USD55/b prior to that. Underlying such swings is a tug-of-war between rising oil output, ...

Why Did OPEC Extend Its Output Cuts? By Qatar National Bank - Jun 04, 2017

OPEC, along with a number of other non-OPEC major producers, recently extended their 1.8m barrels per day (b/d) output cut agreement from end-June 2017 until March 2018. We examine the reasons and ...

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