VOL. XLV

No 39

30-September-2002

QATAR

Capital IntelligenceUpgrades Qatar Sovereign Rating And Qatar National Bank

Capital Intelligence, the international emerging marketsrating agency, said on 25 September that it has raised Qatars sovereign long-term rating to A-from BBB+. The short-term sovereign rating is affirmed at A2. The upgrade reflects Qatars substantialhydrocarbon wealth, considerable export potential and improvements in economicmanagement. The rating is constrained principally by the...