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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In the 7th October, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, Dr. Nasser Saidi comments on the importance of Saudi Crown Prince’s interview with Bloomberg (the delayed Aramco IPO, diversification policies, managing of expectations re Vision 2030 etc.), US unemployment rates, and the ongoing US-China trade wars. Watch the interview below. The original link to the full episode (Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks from 07:30 onwards): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-10-07/bloomberg-daybreak-middle-east-full-show-10-07-2018-video
The article titled “Preparing for the next global financial crisis” appeared in The National’s print edition on 1st October, 2018 and is posted below. Click here to access the original article. Preparing for the next global financial crisis Public debt in advanced economies rose by more than 30 percentage points of GDP, with total global debt reaching some $250tn by the second quarter of 2018 The Fed’s quarter point rate increase to 2.25 per cent last week is the eighth hike in the past two years, a continuing reversal of the unprecedented monetary easing following the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) as the regulator pivots to a course of higher interest rates and Quantitative Tightening (QT). The... Read More
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s article titled “Lebanon Needs a Digital Revolution to Leap Forward” was published on 27 September 2018 in a special issue of the daily An Nahar newspaper with the American University of Beirut. The article is posted below. Click to download the original article in English and Arabic. Lebanon is in deep economic malaise, suffering from stagflation: dismal economic growth, high budget deficits, debt, unemployment and inflation. Lebanon’s recovery and its future growth prospects are highly dependent on developing a new economic development model, renewed investment in physical infrastructure and in soft infrastructure, including human capital and rebuilding political capital which has been depleted by mal-governance, the... Read More
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.