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Qatari authorities stepped up their support of domestic banks for a third month in an attempt to offset foreign withdrawals, as the showdown between Doha and a Saudi-led alliance shows no sign of abating.Public-sector deposits grew 10.5 percent in August to 295 billion riyals ($80 billion), central bank data showed, bringing the increase to about 53 billion riyals since the crisis began more than three months ago. That helped total domestic deposits grow 5 percent to 645 billion riyals, even as nonresident deposits declined for a third month to 149 billion riyals.
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