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Qatar’s Year of Solitude: A Gulf Embargo’s Impact in Six Charts

  • Main equity index hasn’t recovered since neighbors cut ties
  • Investors still backed a $12 billion bond sale and two ETFs
Banking And General Economy In Qatar
Photographer: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

It’s been a year since shocked investors sold off Qatari assets after a Saudi Arabia-led group of nations severed economic and diplomatic ties with the gas-rich country.

While the standoff shows no sign of ending, pressure on Qatari assets has eased. Bets against the nation’s long-held dollar peg have subsided and the government managed this year’s largest sovereign bond sale in the Middle East and Africa. Shares in Qatar’s biggest lender are higher than they were 12 months ago.