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Weekly Insights 19 Jul 2024: MENA growth projections lowered by the IMF; GCC’s non-oil sector growth will stay robust

IMF growth downgrades UAE monetary stats Abu Dhabi GDP Saudi consumer & wholesale price indices   Download a PDF...
19 July, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 15, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Bets for an interest rate cut from the...
15 July, 2024

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Weekly Insights 12 Jul 2024: Middle East airlines benefit from strong demand amid trade disruptions & weak oil activity

Supply chain pressures Airlines passenger & cargo movements Saudi IP Oman budget surplus Egypt inflation &...
12 July, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 8, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets were mostly up last...
8 July, 2024

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“Central Bank Digital Currencies’ Impact on MENA Economies”, Council Views in The Middle East Council on Global Affairs (ME Council) Afkar, 4 Jul 2024

Dr Nasser Saidi contributed his expert opinion on as part of Council Views related to the topic "Central Bank Digital...
6 July, 2024

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Weekly Insights 5 Jul 2024: Middle East non-oil sector activity eases in June alongside active SWF investments

Middle East PMIs Oman GDP & inflation Saudi monetary stats & unemployment Middle East SWFs & governance...
5 July, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 1, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets were mostly down on...
1 July, 2024

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Weekly Insights 28 Jun 2024: Foreign Direct Investment dips in MENA/ GCC; project pipeline indicates stronger growth

FDI flows in West Asia UAE GDP & inflation forecasts Saudi foreign trade Remittances in MENA    Download a PDF...
28 June, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 24, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets mostly gained last...
24 June, 2024

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Weekly Insights 21 Jun 2024: Robust monetary sector performance in the GCC as inflation stays muted

UAE & Qatar monetary stats Saudi inflation   Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece...
21 June, 2024

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Weekly Insights 14 Jun 2024: Saudi GDP declines but non-oil activities provide buffer; inflation eases in Egypt & Lebanon

Saudi GDP, industrial production Oman budget surplus Inflation eases in Egypt & Lebanon  Download a PDF copy of...
14 June, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 10, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets were mostly in...
10 June, 2024

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Weekly Insights 8 Jun 2024: GCC PMIs stable. Egypt signs of recovery. Lebanon continues contracting. Sustained rise in shipping rates to herald inflation?

Middle East PMIs  Qatar GDP, inflation, deposits, tourism Trade disruptions, shipping costs & supply chain pressures...
8 June, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 3, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets ended in the red last...
3 June, 2024

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Weekly Insights 31 May 2024: Investment deals, credit activity, trade & tourism to sustain non-oil sector growth

Saudi investment deals & licenses Saudi monetary stats UAE credit sentiment Air passenger & cargo movements...
31 May, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 27, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets posted a mixed...
27 May, 2024

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Weekly Insights 25 May 2024: Robust GDP, Trade & Tourism growth in the GCC

UAE GDP Saudi foreign trade Lebanon inflation GCC's US Treasury holdings WEF's Travel & Tourism Development Index for the...
25 May, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 20, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Major equities markets gained, with...
20 May, 2024

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Weekly Insights 17 May 2024: Tourism & Capital Investments support non-oil growth, as oil revenues tumble

FDI Middle East & Africa Oman budget surplus Saudi inflation, airports Dubai tourism  Download a PDF copy of this...
17 May, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 13, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Major equities markets had a strong...
13 May, 2024

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Weekly Insights 10 May 2024: Muted inflation & robust demand in the GCC, amid global shipping woes & upticks in food prices

Middle East PMI Global supply chain & food prices GCC, Egypt & Lebanon inflation Saudi IP & fiscal...
10 May, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 6, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Equities markets were mostly up last...
6 May, 2024

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Weekly Insights 3 May 2024: Oil sector drags down GDP in Saudi Arabia; monetary expansion in UAE & KSA

Saudi GDP Monetary stats in KSA & UAE Global trade & air transport Download a PDF copy of this week’s...
3 May, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 29, 2024

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

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Weekly Insights 26 Apr 2024: GCC’s non-oil sector driven GDP growth to continue into 2024

Bahrain & Oman GDP & FDI Inflation in Kuwait & Oman Saudi foreign trade GCC's US Treasuries...
26 April, 2024

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 22, 2024

  Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here   Markets Major equity markets ended the week in...
22 April, 2024

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Weekly Insights 19 Apr 2024: Growth in MENA to rise in 2024, but will remain divergent amid geopolitical risks

IMF forecasts (growth, inflation, debt) Saudi inflation, IP Dubai tourism Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight...
19 April, 2024

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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

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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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