Construction shrank 1.2 percent in the first three months of 2019, contracting for the first time since the data series began. REUTERS/Stringer
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Qatar is facing economic whiplash as it winds down $200 billion of infrastructure works to prepare for the 2022 football World Cup. Construction shrank 1.2 percent in the first three months of 2019, contracting for the first time since the data series began, according to Qatar's Planning and Statistics Authority. Qatar's gross domestic product has jumped 10-fold since 2000 to $192 billion last year, according to the World Bank.Qatar dipped into its deep coffers to keep construction work on track.
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