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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Dr. Nasser Saidi discusses the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, lack of accountability, populism, need to reduce dependence on the US dollar, risks of a new financial crisis and Quantitative Tightening in this interview with Al Arabiya. The interview (in Arabic), aired on 13th September 2018, can be viewed below and here.
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments appeared in The National’s article titled “Will the ‘Amazon effect’ take hold in the Middle East?”, on September 5, 2018. The full article is copied below (comments highlighted) and can be accessed here. Will the ‘Amazon effect’ take hold in the Middle East? With the rise of e-commerce keeping a lid on prices and inflation in the US, consumers may benefit in this region too More frequent price changes for consumer goods in the United States along with increasing consistency in pricing due to the rapid growth of online retailers may be affecting inflation, a recent academic paper found. But is the so-called “Amazon effect” also impacting the Middle East?... Read More
In the Sep 2, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks about Turkey, Argnetina, and more. The original link to the full episode: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-09-02/bloomberg-daybreak-middle-east-full-show-9-2-2018-video
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments (below) appeared in an Arab News report titled “Sky is the limit as UAE mega-projects cement Emirates’ position as top destination”, on August 1, 2018. The full article can be accessed here and can be downloaded here. “The quality of UAE tourism and infrastructure is quite high already,” said Dr. Nasser Saidi, a former chief economist and head of external relations of Dubai International Financial Center. “If you compare it with other countries in the region, it has the most developed and integrated infrastructure, especially from a transport and logistics point of view, from air, roads, ports, airports, metro and rail.” Saidi said that high-quality infrastructure in hotels and... Read More
The below quotes from Dr. Nasser Saidi appeared in an Arab News report titled “Saudi stock market basking in global investor interest”, on July 29, 2018. The full article can be accessed here. Nasser Saidi, former chief economist of the Dubai International Financial Center and now an independent economics consultant, also sounded a note of caution. “The volatility of oil prices still dominate the performance of the economy, budget and the current account. This has meant macroeconomic uncertainty, accompanied by uncertainty surrounding policies in response to the fall in oil prices. In turn this means that investors whether domestic or foreign are in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode,” he told Arab News. “Geopolitics, with ongoing... Read More