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Qatar GDP may hit $230bn this year

Qatar’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to touch $230 billion in the current fiscal as the country is expected to achieve a 6-7 percent growth rate for 2014-15, a report said.

Qatar has the potential to emerge as the region’s second largest economy, The Peninsula newspaper said citing a report in Al Sharq.

Qatar’s huge foreign investments by its sovereign fund in several sectors have also started paying its dividends. This will give an extra push to Qatar’s economic growth, the report said.

Economy and Trade Minsiter Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani said last week the country’s GDP had reached $202.38 billion in 2013, recording an impressive growth of 6.5 percent, the report said.

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