Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 17, 2022

Markets US equity markets had a disappointing week, weighed down by Covid disruptions and surging inflation amid relatively...
17 January, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 13 Jan 2022: Dubai’s rosy December month amid Omicron fears and rising global food prices

Weekly Insights 13 Jan 2022: Dubai’s rosy December month amid Omicron fears and rising global food prices   1 Dubai PMI...
13 January, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 10, 2022

Markets It was a rough start to the New Year for equity markets: investor concerns over the severity of the Omicron variant...
10 January, 2022

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Weekly Insights 6 Jan 2022: Covid19 cases rise in the GCC, but economic activity is supported by high vaccination rates, oil & consumer spending

Weekly Insights 6 Jan 2022: Covid19 cases rise in the GCC, but economic activity is supported by high vaccination rates, oil...
6 January, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 3, 2022

Markets Most global equity markets surged in 2021: the MSCI World Index was up 17% and Topix increased by 104%; tech stocks...
3 January, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Dec 19, 2021

Markets Global equity markets dropped as Omicron rapidly spread, raising questions about demand recovery, while major central...
19 December, 2021

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Weekly Insights 16 Dec 2021: Strong Prospects for GCC Growth & Fiscal performance

Weekly Insights 16 Dec 2021: Strong Prospects for GCC Growth & Fiscal performance   1 Supportive of recovery, Covid19...
16 December, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Dec 12, 2021

Markets Equity markets are back up: S&P and the MSCI all country index posted their strongest weekly gain since Feb...
12 December, 2021

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Weekly Insights 9 Dec 2021: GCC growth is rebounding

Weekly Insights 9 Dec 2021: GCC growth is rebounding 1Divergence in PMIs persist: GCC PMIs at 50+, Egypt stays below-50 for...
9 December, 2021

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Dec 5, 2021

Markets Equity markets were very volatile last week, with worries about the Omicron variant alongside Fed’s recent hawkish...
5 December, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 28, 2021

Markets Global equity markets ended in the red after news spread about the Omicron variant that is potentially more...
28 November, 2021

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Weekly Insights 25 Nov 2021: Will Inflation Derail Current Pace of Global Economic Recovery?

Weekly Insights 25 Nov 2021: Will Inflation Derail Current Pace of Global Economic Recovery   1 Preliminary PMIs for Nov...
25 November, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 21, 2021

Markets In the US, Nasdaq recorded a weekly gain while Dow Jones posted a 2nd successive weekly loss; fresh Covid19 lockdowns...
21 November, 2021

Events & Publications

“Lebanon’s Meltdown: Failed State or Reforms & Transformation?”, Presentation to the American University of Beirut OSB, 18 Nov 2021

On 18th Nov 2021, Dr Nasser Saidi gave a presentation titled "Lebanon's Meltdown: Failed State or Reforms & Transformation"...
19 November, 2021

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 18 Nov 2021: Dubai IPO exuberance

Ever since the announcement of plans to list 10 government and state-owned firms on the exchange, the Dubai Financial Market has...
18 November, 2021

Events & Publications

“Digitalization and the Future of Global Economy”: Panelist at the 8th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, 14 Nov 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi joined as a panelist in the session titled "Digitalization and the Future of Global Economy", at the Eight Annual...
16 November, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 14, 2021

Markets Most equity markets ended on a positive note last week: US Nasdaq regained after posting a 17% drop on Wednesday while...
14 November, 2021

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Weekly Insights 11 Nov 2021: a broad-based recovery is underway in the GCC

Weekly Insights 11 Nov 2021: a broad-based recovery is underway in the GCC   1 Saudi Arabia’s preliminary Q3 GDP...
11 November, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 7, 2021

Markets US markets jumped to a record high, boosted by strong jobs growth and falling unemployment while Pfizer’s Covid19...
7 November, 2021

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Weekly Insights 4 Nov 2021: Economic & Financial Updates from the GCC

Weekly Insights 4 Nov 2021: Economic & Financial Updates from the GCC   1 Diverging PMIs in the Middle East...
4 November, 2021

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 31, 2021

Markets A few weaker than expected corporate earnings reports (Apple, Amazon) saw some losses in US equity markets, though...
31 October, 2021

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 28 Oct 2021: GCC Climate Commitments need to be translated into Robust Climate Strategies

        Weekly Insights 28 Oct 2021: GCC Climate Commitments need to be translated into Robust...
28 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 24, 2021

Markets Another week of strong equity performance across global markets thanks to better-than-forecast corporate earnings while...
24 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 17, 2021

Markets Strong corporate earnings brought cheer to global markets, even as inflation pressures remain unabated In the US,...
17 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 14 Oct 2021: Global divergence in growth predicted – can MENA cope?

Weekly Insights 14 Oct 2021: Global divergence in growth predicted - can MENA cope   1 The IMF expects global growth to...
14 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 10, 2021

Markets Most markets ended the week on a positive note even though the weak payrolls number released on Friday flustered US...
10 October, 2021

Economic commentary

“Clean Energy Market in MENA: Finance, Mobility, Hydrogen, Energy Efficiency”, Keynote presentation at the CEBC-Enterprise Ireland event, 5 Oct 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council, gave a keynote address at the...
10 October, 2021

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“Prospects for the Hydrogen Market: a MENA Perspective”, Keynote presentation at the Danish PtX Event, 5 Oct 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council, gave a keynote address at the Danish PtX...
10 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 7 Oct 2021: Moving Towards Gradual Economic Recovery in the GCC

Weekly Insights 7 Oct 2021: Moving Towards Gradual Economic Recovery in the GCC 1 UAE’s debut federal debt to support and...
7 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 3, 2021

Markets Major global equity markets suffered a setback last week, with S&P and Nasdaq posting the biggest weekly drops...
3 October, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2021: Headwinds to Recovery in Global Trade

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2021: Headwinds to Recovery in Global Trade 1 Global services trade has been lagging goods trade, still...
30 September, 2021

Events & Publications

Panelist at the AUB OSB SME Webinar Series “The Region’s Economic Outlook”, 6 July 2021

The webinar titled "The Region's Economic Outlook" was organised by the Olayan Suliman School of Business (OSB) Executive...
30 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 26, 2021

Markets A turbulent week for global markets, as it digested the hawkish signals from major central banks while keeping a close...
26 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 23 Sep 2021: UAE’s growth forecasts rebound in 2021 & 2022

Weekly Insights 23 Sep 2021: UAE’s growth forecasts rebound in 2021 & 2022 1 UAE expected to grow by 21% this year...
23 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 19, 2021

Markets Global equity markets slipped last week mostly on worries about the Fed’s taper timeline amid fears of stalling...
19 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 16 Sep 2021: Saudi Arabia’s economic activity picks up pace

Weekly Insights 16 Sep 2021: Saudi Arabia’s economic activity picks up pace 1 Saudi Arabia grows at 18% yoy in Q2, with the...
16 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 12, 2021

Markets Renewed concerns over inflation dampened investor sentiment in the US, resulting in stocks posting their worst week in...
12 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2021: Global inflation – transitory or persistent? How will MENA / GCC cope?

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2021: Global inflation - transitory or persistent How will MENA / GCC cope Inflation (both consumer and...
9 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 5, 2021

Markets Though equity markets wavered after the disappointing payrolls data from the US, MSCI’s all-country world index...
5 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 1 Sep 2021: Thinking beyond the Expo 2020 Dubai

Weekly Insights 1 Sep 2021: Thinking beyond the Expo 2020 Dubai Dubai is gearing up for the Expo extravaganza, scheduled to...
1 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 29, 2021

Markets Another week where investors overlooked rising Covid19 cases, vaccine efficacies and growth concerns: major global...
29 August, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 22, 2021

Markets Equity markets had a difficult week as concerns over the Delta variant and potential economic slowdown weighed on...
22 August, 2021
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