Qatar: Economic costs rise quickly

The economic implications of the dispute could be high for Qatar, although that depends on how long it lasts. Any sustained blockade of its border with Saudi Arabia or its shipping connections with the UAE will disrupt the construction programme for the 2022 World Cup and other infrastructure schemes. Food shortages, particularly during Ramadan, when people are prone to buying large quantities of food, could become an issue – most of Qatar’s food is imported via Saudi Arabia and other goods are often delivered via the UAE’s Jebel Ali port.
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