Qatar: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Date: Sep 2019

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Qatar:

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

  • Qatar's economy has not only, as we expected, successfully absorbed the shocks from its neighbours’ boycott two years ago, it has strengthened -- particularly in banking and foreign reserves.
  • While there have been some setbacks, notably trade in the immediate region, the rift has actually allowed Qatar to become more self-sufficient.
  • We still expect tensions to disappear over time but that does not mean the underlying rift will go away, with the latest unfolding over Somalia.

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Iraq:

Growth recovery despite structural woes

  • Higher oil output should boost growth, but structural vulnerabilities, particularly high unemployment and a growing population, are being left unattended by the absence of any major legislative action.
  • The faltering of the Southern Iraq Integrated Project (SIIP) with US energy giant ExxonMobil reflects some of Iraq’s problems that need to be addressed.
  • Leaders in Baghdad and the Kurdistan regional capital Erbil have opened a fresh round of talks to resolve disputes over oil and territory, as new administrations in both cities look to reset their relationship.

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