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Al-Kuwari, Qatari delegation attend Annual Meetings of World Bank Group, IMF

Al-Kuwari, Qatari delegation attend Annual Meetings of World Bank Group, IMF

HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance, Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari and a high-level Qatari delegation attended the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.

Unequal access to vaccines skews global recovery, says IMF chief economist

Unequal access to vaccines skews global recovery, says IMF chief economist

The global economy is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic at an uneven pace due to unequal access to vaccinations, with the Delta variant threatening those countries lacking essential medical supplies, the IMF's chief economist warned on Wednesday.

Early vaccine rollout seen helping Qatar's economic recovery: IMF

Early vaccine rollout seen helping Qatar's economic recovery: IMF

Early vaccine rollout and the improvement in the relationship between GCC countries following the Al Ulha Accord will help Qatar economy recover, said Jihad Azour, director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF.

Access to Covid-19 vaccine critical in Middle East and Central Asia region's recovery: IMF

Access to Covid-19 vaccine critical in Middle East and Central Asia region's recovery: IMF

Access to the Covid-19 vaccine will play a critical role in the recovery ahead in the Middle East and Central Asia region, said Jihad Azour, director, Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Qatar will return to growth path in 2021: IMF

Qatar will return to growth path in 2021: IMF

Qatar will return to growth path in 2021, aided by domestic demand and higher gas production, while its ambitious structural reforms underpin the economic diversification to enhance long-term potential growth, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Covid-19 brings about 'rocky path' to a new-normal for global economy: QNB

Covid-19 brings about 'rocky path' to a new-normal for global economy: QNB

Covid-19 pandemic is bringing about a “rocky path to a new-normal for the global economy”, QNB said and noted the IMF’s expectation is for only a “partial and uneven” global recovery in 2021.

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

IMF chief warns global economic crisis 'far from over'

The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is ‘unlikely’ without a vaccine ...

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

Pressure piles on Lebanon as IMF warns implosion accelerating

The International Monetary Fund warned Lebanon that its economic implosion is accelerating and told authorities to act urgently to pull the country back from crisis.

Qatar ‘better placed’ to accommodate rising deficits amid rising regional vulnerabilities: IMF

Qatar ‘better placed’ to accommodate rising deficits amid rising regional vulnerabilities: IMF

Qatar is among the MENA countries "better placed" to accommodate rising deficits, although "vulnerabilities" are on the rise in the region due to lower growth and the sharp decline in oil prices, IMF has said in a report.

Policy space for Qatar to continue pursuing targeted policies, liquidity support to hard-hit sectors: IMF

Policy space for Qatar to continue pursuing targeted policies, liquidity support to hard-hit sectors: IMF

Qatar is among Mena (Middle East and North Africa) countries, where policy space is available to continue pursuing a mix of timely and targeted policies and liquidity support to hard-hit sectors ...

Shura Council attends World Bank-parliamentary meeting

Shura Council attends World Bank-parliamentary meeting

The Shura Council participated in a parliamentary meeting held Wednesday within the framework of the partnership between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

GCC needs enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation in savings approach, says IMF

GCC needs enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation in savings approach, says IMF

Faster economic diversification will not resolve the fiscal challenge on its own in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), hence requiring enhanced non-oil fiscal revenue and re-evaluation