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.
Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist
Charlene Rahall, Analyst
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