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Monday, 31 July 2017

Qatar’s imports fall 40% as blockade hits home

Qatar’s imports fall 40% as blockade hits home:

"Qatar’s imports slumped 40 per cent in June as the embargo imposed by its neighbours hurt the economy of the gas-rich Gulf state, official data show.

The trade data are the first to be released since Saudi Arabia on June 5 led a quartet of nations breaking air, sea and land ties with Qatar, which they accuse of supporting terrorism and stoking instability across the Middle East.

Qatar, which denies charges that it sponsors terrorism, has had to turn to Turkey and Iran for food imports since the closure of the Saudi land border, which it used to rely on to bring in most of its staple supplies."

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