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The recently-released 2008 Article IV review of Qatar by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is full of praise for the country’s economic management. The IMF is positive on the outlook for Qatar’s economy in 2009 on the back of successes achieved in the gas industry. Qatar boasts of an oil production capacity of nearly 800,000 […]

Qatar’s economy continued its rapid climb and jumped by nearly 59 per cent in the first nine months of 2008 despite a sharp decline in oil prices in the last weeks of that period, official figures showed yesterday. The Gulf country’s gross domestic product stood at QR107.79 billion (Dh109bn) in the first nine months of […]