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Some Qatari banks are becoming less willing to sell dollars to foreign lenders amid a lingering regional standoff with a Saudi-led alliance, according to people familiar with the matter.Banks from these countries are said to have since pulled deposits from Qatar, refused to roll over holdings and stopped any new business with Qatari institutions.QNB ended down 0.5 percent after falling as much as 1.1 percent, while Qatar Islamic Bank SAQ retreated as much as 1.6 percent before closing down 0.5 percent.Stress tests routinely conducted by the central bank show the strength and efficiency of Qatari banks in the face of the "arbitrary measures" imposed by boycotting countries, Gov. Abdullah bin Saoud al-Thani said.Qatari banks are seeking to raise funding after authorities told lenders to tap international investors, instead of mainly relying on the government, people aware of the matter said in August.
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