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Easing of GCC blockade on Qatar positive but not ‘ground-breaking’ for cap markets


The blockade imposed on Qatar by its Gulf neighbours in 2017 was lifted this week, with a gradual easing of all restrictions expected in the coming months. However, bankers and investors are skeptical that the move's "short-lived" effects will have a significant impact on regional capital markets, which have demonstrated resilience in recent years.

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