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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 15, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Major equity markets fell last week,...
15 April, 2024

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 5 Apr 2024: Non-oil sector growth slows in GCC, but will remain a major contributor to growth

Middle East PMIs UAE GDP inflation Abu Dhabi GDP UAE monetary stats Global trade diversion Download a PDF copy of this...
5 April, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 1, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Major equity markets were relatively...
1 April, 2024

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Weekly Insights 29 Mar 2024: Saudi Exports, FDI, Unemployment & Monetary Indicators – an update

Saudi foreign trade, FDI, monetary stats, unemployment KSA drives renewables capacity uptick in the Middle East Download...
29 March, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 25, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equity markets across the globe hit...
25 March, 2024

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Weekly Insights 22 Mar 2024: Easing inflation, narrow fiscal surpluses & SWF asset surge in the GCC

GCC inflation Dubai PMI & inflation Oman fiscal surplus UAE federal revenues GCC SWFs GCC US-Treasury...
22 March, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 18, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equity markets ended in the red last...
18 March, 2024

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Weekly Insights 15 Mar 2024: Saudi GDP contracts in 2023, but non-oil activity to remain robust

Saudi GDP, inflation, industrial production Dubai tourism MENA female workforce Download a PDF copy of this week’s...
15 March, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 11, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Expectation of interest rate cuts (in...
11 March, 2024

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Weekly Insights 8 Mar 2024: Will Egypt’s central bank move restore confidence? Muted impact from rising costs & supply chain pressures in the region

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Weekly Insights 8 Mar 2024: Will Egypt’s central bank move...
8 March, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 4, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets were mostly up, with...
4 March, 2024

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Weekly Insights 1 Mar 2024: Rising importance of non-oil exports in UAE & Saudi, alongside regional investments

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Weekly Insights 1 Mar 2024: Rising importance of non-oil...
1 March, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 26, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Most equities markets were frothy and...
26 February, 2024

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“Regionalised Globalisation & Building Markets to Overcome Disruptions”: Presentation at the DIFC’s “The Pursuit of Alpha” event, 21 Feb 2024

Dr Nasser Saidi's joined as a keynote speaker presenting on "Regionalised Globalisation & Building Markets to Overcome...
25 February, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 19, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equity markets were mostly up last...
19 February, 2024

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Weekly Insights 16 Feb 2024: Economic Diversification in the Middle East amid post-Covid recovery

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Weekly Insights 16 Feb 2024: Economic Diversification in the...
16 February, 2024

Reports & papers

“Global Economic Diversification Index 2024”, report released at the World Governments Summit, Feb 2024

"Global Economic Diversification Index 2024" was released by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) at the World...
14 February, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 12, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Most equity markets gained last week:...
12 February, 2024

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Weekly Insights 9 Feb 2024: Shipping delays & costs notwithstanding, GCC macro indicators remain strong

Middle East PMIs Saudi foreign trade & monetary statistics Dubai tourism GCC inflation Global supply chain pressures...
9 February, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 5, 2024

Markets Most major equity markets posted a weekly gain last week except for China’s CSI300 (which saw a rampant sell-off after...
5 February, 2024

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Weekly Insights 2 Feb 2024: Macroeconomic Outlook & Risks for the MENA region

IMF global & MENA growth for 2024-25 Saudi GDP & FDI Kuwait 2024-25 budget  Download a PDF copy of this week’s...
2 February, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 29, 2024

Markets Equity markets mostly gained last week, with US data supporting a soft-landing scenario (US GDP, PCE price index);...
29 January, 2024

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Weekly Insights 26 Jan 2024: Foreign Direct Investment & tourism improve in 2023, but remains weak & uneven across regions

Dubai GDP & inflation FDI inflows 2023 GCC's US Treasury holdings Global tourism recovery & concerns  Download a...
26 January, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 22, 2024

Markets Equity markets mostly ended in the red last week, except for the US market – where S&P 500 moved to a record-high...
22 January, 2024

Events & Publications

“IMF Report Launch 2024: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries”, Panel Discussion, AGSIW webinar, 17 Jan 2024

Dr Nasser Saidi participated in the panel discussion hosted by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) related to...
20 January, 2024

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Weekly Insights 19 Jan 2024: MENA’s mood is somber, amid GCC’s relatively robust macro conditions

Saudi inflation UAE monetary statistics Dubai tourism MENA remittances Conflicts & spillovers in the Middle...
19 January, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 15, 2024

Markets A mixed picture across global equity markets: S&P posted a weekly gain of 18%, the highest since mid-Dec, while...
15 January, 2024

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Weekly Insights 12 Jan 2024: Tourism & trade grow, but are geopolitical risks and supply chain pressures & inflation in the offing?

Oman 2024 budget Saudi IP Dubai tourism Middle East airlines Global supply chains Short- & long-term risks  Download a...
12 January, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 8, 2024

Markets Most equity markets ended the first week of 2024 in the red, as strong US jobs data and hawkish Fed comments raised...
8 January, 2024

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Weekly Insights 5 Jan 2024: GCC macroeconomic indicators – an update

GCC PMIs Bahrain & Saudi Arabia's GDP, Saudi & UAE monetary stats, Saudi unemployment Download a PDF copy of this...
5 January, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 2, 2024

Markets Most equity markets ended 2023 on a positive note, with some like the MSCI World posting close to a 20% gain for the...
2 January, 2024

Events & Publications

Fireside Chat with Dr. Nasser Saidi on MENA’s Energy Transition, Bloomberg Green at COP28, 4 Dec 2023

Dr Nasser Saidi, in his capacity as the Chairman of MENA Clean Energy Business Council, discusses what role governments can play...
9 December, 2023

Events & Publications

“The Rise of the Falcon Economy”, Panel Discussion at Asset Abu Dhabi 2023, 28 Nov 2023

Dr Nasser Saidi participated in the panel discussion titled "The Rise of the Falcon Economy" during the Asset Abu Dhabi 2023...
9 December, 2023

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 8 Dec 2023: Saudi Arabia’s macro picture to be boosted by the Expo win and expanding project pipeline

GCC PMIs Saudi Arabia GDP, monetary stats, trade surplus & 2024 budget Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight...
8 December, 2023

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 27, 2023

Markets Most global equity markets posted weekly gains last week on expectations that interest rates have peaked, while...
27 November, 2023

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Weekly Insights 24 Nov 2023: Dubai tourism boost during COP28, amid evidence of slowing inflation & lower oil exports

Rising Dubai tourism & a Q4 boost from COP28 Saudi trade surplus amid lower oil exports Inflation in Kuwait & Oman Middle...
24 November, 2023

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 20, 2023

Markets Equity markets were mostly up last week (except for China) on expectations that interest rates have peaked; regional...
20 November, 2023

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Weekly Insights 17 Nov 2023: Easing inflation amid drop in supply chain pressures; will rising geopolitical risk change this picture?

Inflation in Saudi Arabia, Qatar & Egypt Oman fiscal stance Middle East airlines recovery Easing supply chain pressures &...
17 November, 2023

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 13, 2023

Markets Equity markets rebounded on Fri after Powell’s hawkish remarks on Thursday MSCI’s global equities performance edged...
13 November, 2023

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Weekly Insights 10 Nov 2023: GCC’s robust macroeconomic performance despite regional challenges

Middle East PMIs Saudi industrial production UAE trade Oman tourism MENA IPOs  Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight...
10 November, 2023

Events & Publications

“The Middle East in a fragmented multi-polar world”: Presentation at the 19th Korea Middle East Cooperation Forum, 6 Nov 2023

Dr Nasser Saidi joined a panel discussion titled "Future Prospects for Korea and the Middle East", after presenting on the topic...
10 November, 2023

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 6, 2023

Markets Equity markets rallied last week, with the S&P 500 and MSCI all world index posting the best weekly gain this year...
6 November, 2023
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