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’s comments appeared in the Bloomberg article titled “Dubai May Be as Indebted as South Africa If S&P Proves Right“, published 17th September 2020. Comments are posted below: By drawing the line around what Dubai considers its direct liabilities, the government is sending a message that it won’t be held responsible for other debt, said Nasser Saidi, who worked as chief economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre during the city’s debt crisis. By contrast, rating companies have to adopt the view of an external investor, which means taking all liabilities into account. “Creditors will always try to claim the sovereign guarantee,” he said. “Claiming under a sovereign... Read More
How has the Beirut explosion disaster been exacerbated by the global pandemic, economic crisis and the failures in government leadership? What is needed to rebuild Lebanon? Dr. Nasser Saidi shared his thoughts when interviewed by Dr. Jenny Chu as part of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School (CBJS) Perspectives series. Watch the interview below:
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments (in Arabic), discussing the forces and factors underlying UAE’s importance as a financial centre within the global financial architecture, were included in the article published by Al Etihad on 31st Aug 2020. A snapshot of the article can be viewed here.
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments appeared in the Arab News article titled “Can Lebanon avoid the Venezuela meltdown scenario?”, published 25th August 2020. Comments are posted below: A former economy minister of Lebanon has coined a word for it: “Libazeula.” Nasser Saidi, who ran the economy at the turn of the century and was also No. 2 in the Banque du Liban, the country’s central bank, says Lebanon faces a scenario that could see it reduced to the chaotic impoverishment of Venezuela, once the richest state in Latin America but now a byword for political, economic and humanitarian failure. “Lebanon is on the brink of the abyss of depression, with gross... Read More