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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Markets Weakening growth worries amidst unresolved trade tensions played havoc with global equity markets last week, with most markets closing lower, including the MSCI global stock gauge which posted the... Read More
The article, “Breaking the Cycle: How the Great Financial Crisis Can Prepare Us for the Next One“, written by Dr. Nasser Saidi for the inaugural issue of the Dubai Policy Review (published in Jan 2019) can be downloaded in both English and Arabic. Breaking the Cycle: How the Great Financial Crisis Can Prepare Us for the Next One “It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that” – the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll What can policymakers learn from the painful times of... Read More
In the 13th January, 2019 edition of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks to Youssef Gamal El-Din about the Fed, ongoing US-China trade wars and negotiations, UK’s Brexit vote, the British pound and broad outlook and risks for 2019. Watch the interview below. The original link to the full episode (Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks from 08:00 to 20:00): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-01-13/bloomberg-daybreak-middle-east-full-show-01-10-2019-video
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments (below) appeared in an Arab News report titled “Lebanon’s damning McKinsey report: how the experts reacted”, on January 7, 2019. The full article can be accessed here and here; the Arab News report can can be downloaded here. One of the damaging figures reveals that Lebanon’s residents spend 50 percent more time than needed on congested roads, only 15 percent of which are in good condition. It also discloses that Lebanon’s infrastructure ranks 113th out of 137 countries. “These numbers come from a variety of sources like the World Bank and others, so these have been assessed by various international parties,” Dr. Nasser Saidi, former chief economist and head of... Read More
Dr. Nasser Saidi discusses the the China-US economic war, lower oil prices and increasing risk of a financial crisis in 2019 accompanying lower global & GCC growth in this interview with Al Arabiya. The interview (in Arabic), aired on 18th December 2018, can be viewed below and here.
In the 9th December, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks to Youssef Gamal El-Din about the ongoing US-China trade & economic wars, Fed & the inversion of the US yield curve, UK Parliament’s Brexit vote, France’s Yellow Vest protests & investor sentiment, and OPEC cut & crude oil price movements. Watch the interview below. The original link to the full episode (Dr. Nasser Saidi speaks from 06:00 to 24:00): https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-12-09/bloomberg-daybreak-middle-east-full-show-12-09-2018-video