Qatar central bank to issue about as much riyal debt in 2018 as in 2017

Qatar's central bank plans to issue roughly the same amount of riyal debt in 2018 as it did in 2017, when it issued $13bln, including 18.5bln riyals of bonds and sukuk

  
Cars drive past the building of Qatar Central Bank in Doha, Qatar, June 6, 2017.

Cars drive past the building of Qatar Central Bank in Doha, Qatar, June 6, 2017.

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DUBAI  - Qatar's central bank plans to issue roughly the same amount of riyal debt in 2018 as it did in 2017, when it issued 47.5 billion riyals ($13.0 billion), including 18.5 billion riyals of bonds and sukuk, its governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani was speaking in an interview with the Arabic-language Lusail newspaper.

(Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; writing by Andrew Torchia; editing by Larry King) ((andrew.torchia@thomsonreuters.com; +9715 6681 7277; Reuters Messaging: andrew.torchia.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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