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In 2017, banks were warned that doing business with Qatar would lead to consequences, but now the tide has changed. With Qatar’s emergence as a major player on the world stage, bankers have criticized the GCC dispute stating it’s bad for business. Initially choosing to chase Saudi Arabia, leading banks are now trying to repair ties with Doha’s financial district. According to Bloomberg, executives from HSBC Holdings Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other global…

88 percent of Qataris said they see media in their country as credible, and 99 percent said they think their country is headed in the right direction. Despite the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, the country continues to prosper not only in the GCC region but globally. The World Bank has predicted that Qatar’s economy will grow by 3 percent in both 2019 and 2020, and…

Qatar has won the Asian Cup by beating four-time winner Japan 3-1 on Friday, and achieving its first victory in a major international tournament. The Maroons landed at Doha’s old airport on Friday, after traveling via Oman as direct flights between Qatar and Asian Cup host UAE remain banned due to a 20-month blockade imposed by several Gulf countries. Upon landing, the players where welcomed by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The players then…

Qatar’s new international assertiveness has led it into areas where Riyadh has for years been the dominant Gulf party and comes amid a succession of scandals to hit Saudi Arabia in recent months. Qatar continues to gain international recognition the world over, this time from the renowned Financial Times newspaper in the United Kingdom which highlights the country’s success since the Saudi-led siege took hold 18 months ago. According to the newspaper, Qatar is seeking…