al khaliji and the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority have entered into a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, to develop Qatar’s first Business Optimism Index: Key economic sectors will be surveyed.  The Index will measure business expectations of Qatar’s business community.  Fist Index will become available in September of 2008. 

Business Optimism Indexes are commonly used to better identify and understand the growth expectations of the business community and its response to current developments within an economy.  Over time business optimism Indexes develop into leading indicators of economic activity, and thus assist the business and investment community, and also government, in short-term economic forecasting and strategic planning.  Source: Press release of al khaliji and D&B

BIIA Newsletter May – 2008 Issue