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Qatar inward foreign investments jump 9% to QR709.7bn at end of Q3

Qatar inward foreign investments jump 9% to QR709.7bn at end of Q3

A robust expansion in foreign portfolio and other investments helped Qatar report about 9% year-on-year growth in total overseas investments into the country during the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, notwithstanding the ongoing diplomatic and trade embargo, according to the official estimates.

Qatar trade surplus grows to QR16.19bn in November

Qatar trade surplus grows to QR16.19bn in November

A robust double-digit expansion in shipments to Asian countries helped Qatar's trade surplus grow more than 28% year-on-year to QR16.19bn in November 2018, according to official estimates.

Qatar's manufacturing sector sees robust gains in September

Qatar's manufacturing sector sees robust gains in September

Qatar's manufacturing sector saw robust gains; yet the industrial production decelerated in September on a yearly basis, according to the official estimates.

October sees 8% more building permits issued

October sees 8% more building permits issued

Qatar saw an 8% month-on-month jump in building permits issued to 795 in October 2018 with Al Shamal, Umm Slal, Shahaniya, Wakrah and Doha witnessing a strong double-digit growth, according to official statistics.

Hydrocarbons, manufacturing drive Qatar industrial production gains in August

Hydrocarbons, manufacturing drive Qatar industrial production gains in August

Qatar’s industrial production saw robust gains this August both on yearly and monthly basis, mainly on the back of stronger hydrocarbons and manufacturing sectors, according to official estimates.

Producer Price Index of industrial sector down in July

Producer Price Index of industrial sector down in July

Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the Monthly Producer Price Index (PPI) of the industrial sector for July 2018 with the base year 2013.

MDPS, NAMA Centre sign partnership pact

MDPS, NAMA Centre sign partnership pact

The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) and the Social Development Centre-NAMA have signed a collaboration protocol to organise a campaign to raise the awareness of the youth about Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.

Qatar population lowest in 11 months

Qatar population lowest in 11 months

The previous lowest population in the past one year was at the end of August 2017, when the country had some 2,446,328 people.

Qatar receives QR676.4bn of foreign investments in first quarter

Qatar receives QR676.4bn of foreign investments in first quarter

Of the QR676.4bn total foreign investments, foreign direct investments (FDI) amounted to QR123.1bn or 18.2% of the total.

Traffic accidents fall sharply in Qatar

Traffic accidents fall sharply in Qatar

The annual number of deaths in Qatar decreased by 9.9% in May this year compared to May 2017, and traffic violations decreased by an annual rate of 58.2%.

Qatar’s industrial production sees robust gains in April

Qatar’s industrial production sees robust gains in April

The country's Industrial Production Index (IPI) reported a 1.4% and 1.5% increase year-on-year and month-on-month respectively in April this year.

Siege fails to shake confidence of global investors in Qatar

Siege fails to shake confidence of global investors in Qatar

The country's total inward FDI stocks amounted to QR130.5bn in 2017 with other American countries contributing QR46.6bn, or 36%, of the total.