Qatar Economy

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Qatar’s wealth of hydrocarbons puts it at the centre of global trade, with its liquefied natural gas (LNG) feeding factories in China and powers stations in Japan, while its helium is used in everything from MRI scanners to aircraft parts. The revenue that has flowed into Qatar in the two and a half decades since gas exports were first shipped...


Global trade faces protectionist headwinds that are dampening the outlook for growth in the coming years. In a projection issued even before Covid-19 began to seriously disrupt the global economy in early 2020, the World Trade Organisation expected growth in trade volumes to ease to 2.6% in 2019 before rebounding to 3% in 2020. This would be...


Where are the opportunities for investment in the downstream industry, specifically with industry verticals like plastics and petrochemicals?


Qatari authorities are forging ahead with growth plans by emphasising economic diversification in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, while also kick-starting the process of increasing the output of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by roughly two-thirds. In parallel with the construction of six new LNG trains, the country is also in the process...


In what ways is Qatar’s entrepreneurial ecosystem receiving institutional support?


Where can policy work to capture the economic benefits of disruptive technology and foster the emergence of an entrepreneurial environment?

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