Friday, September 11, 2009

Qatar drowning in petro-dollars

The Gulf state of Qatar is rich in oil and gas and has a small population.

While the country's oil revenues give citizens generous benefits, analysts say the petro-dollars are not necessarily a blessing.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston, reporting from the capital, Doha, explains why an economy based almost entirely on income from oil and gas is not without its drawbacks.
This week we ask if the US can afford widespread healthcare reform, analyse the high hopes for Dubai's new
metro system, and at the paradox of oil wealth.

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Part 1

Part 2