Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates and Former Chief Economist and Head of External Relations at the DIFC Authority and Executive Director of Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance and Mudara Institute of Directors Dr. Nasser H. Saidi is the former Chief Economist and... Read More
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The Dubai TV interview discusses the implications of GCC’s proposed move to implement the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 2018. What will be the effect on prices, how do businesses need to prepare themselves ahead of the implementation of VAT, selective taxes etc. form the crux of this interview.
The article titled “A New Economic Model For The Low Oil Price Era” (PDF), was published in MEED’s special publication “Agents of Change”. The region is on a transformation path, but GCC governments need to undertake further economic and structural reforms to adjust to the new oil normal, says economist Nasser Saidi For a region highly dependent on oil for national income, government revenues and exports, the environment of low oil prices, or the “New Oil Normal” has been a massive macroeconomic shock. GCC government budgets swung into deficits, (deficit of 6.9% of GDP this year compared to a surplus 10.8% in 2013), fiscal austerity programs initiated,... Read More
Nasser Saidi & Associates President, Founder and Chief Economist Nasser Saidi discusses his outlook for the Egyptian economy and talks about the country’s reforms. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Middle East.” Watch the interview below. The original link to the interview: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-04-25/nasser-saidi-sees-broad-egyptian-reform-agenda-video
This interview was given to Arabian Business magazine (Arabic) and can be accessed fully here. This was partially reported in Arabian Business (English); the article is posted below. GCC countries are currently studying the elimination of the current unified customs tax and replacing it with the VAT and Specific taxes due at the beginning of 2018, according to Dr Nasser Al Saidi, renowned economist and founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates. Al Saidi told Arabian Business that the GCC countries are also studying the introduction of a 10 percent tax on business profits, while noting that Qatar currently implements such a tax and the UAE imposes a 20... Read More
The article below first appeared on Vision.ae and can be accessed here. The Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council discusses the innovations that will enable UAE to achieve ambitious clean energy targets by 2050 Clean energy – often derided by cynical, short-termist politicians as an expensive luxury – deserves a bold visionary to trumpet how its natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, biofuel and geothermal heat can stall climate change and save the world. Dr. Nasser Saidi, the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) has plenty of plausible, expansive ideas that reject the usual hyperbolic rhetoric, and favours a far more pragmatic approach. Solar energy... Read More