Qatar's economy grew by more than six per cent in 2014, official figures showed, driven by spending on huge construction projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Shrugging off any fears regarding the oil price slump, the energy-rich Gulf economy expanded by 6.2 per cent last year, according to the ministry of development planning and statistics. The strong performance is evidence of “the resilience of the Qatari economy and its ability to withstand the decline in oil…