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Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 15, 2022

Markets Equities had a good week, with most major markets closing in the green last week: the slight easing of inflation...
15 August, 2022

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Weekly Insights 12 Aug 2022: Big Shift – Oil exporters are shying away from procyclical fiscal policy

Weekly Insights 12 Aug 2022: Big Shift - Oil exporters are shying away from procyclical fiscal policy 1 Building credibility:...
12 August, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 8, 2022

Markets Global equity markets were mixed, with Nasdaq advancing by 22% and others posting marginal gains (S&P 500, Asia...
8 August, 2022

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Weekly Insights 5 Aug 2022: Middle East economic activity steadies as loan growth rises & inflation bites

Weekly Insights 5 Aug 2022: Middle East economic activity steadies as loan growth rises & inflation bites 1 PMI stays...
5 August, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 1, 2022

Markets Global equity markets climbed up The S&P 500 and Nasdaq in the US posted the biggest monthly percentage gains since...
1 August, 2022

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Weekly Insights 29 Jul 2022: Heading to a Global Recession? Potential Risks

Weekly Insights 29 Jul 2022: Global Growth to Slow in 2022 & Potential Risks 1 IMF revises down global economic growth...
29 July, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 25, 2022

Markets Global equity markets advanced last week, thanks to some better-than-expected earnings results, while Europe’s...
25 July, 2022

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Weekly Insights 22 Jul 2022: Expect Sustained Increase in Non-Oil Economic Recovery in the UAE Amid Rising Prices

Weekly Insights 22 Jul 2022: Expect Sustained Increase in Non-Oil Economic Recovery in the UAE 1 Key Indicators point to...
22 July, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 18, 2022

Markets Most global equity markets declined last week: overall, rising inflation, interest rate hikes and recessionary fears are...
18 July, 2022

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Weekly Insights 15 Jul 2022: GCC PMIs remain expansionary amid cost pressures; services recovery drives inflation costs

Weekly Insights 15 Jul 2022: GCC PMIs remain expansionary amid cost pressures; services recovery drives inflation costs 1 GCC...
15 July, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jul 4, 2022

Markets Most global equity markets ended the week lower: the S&P 500 and MSCI’s world stocks index posted the worst H1...
4 July, 2022

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Weekly Insights 1 Jul 2022: GCC non-oil sector & labour market recovery; global emissions rise

Weekly Insights 1 Jul 2022: GCC’s non-oil sector & labour market recovery alongside rising inflation; global emissions...
1 July, 2022

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“A Time to Reflect, a Time for Action”, Keynote Speech at American University of Beirut 50th Reunion Memorial, 23 Jun 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi was invited as a keynote speaker to the American University of Beirut's 50th Reunion Memorial, held in Beirut on...
30 June, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 27, 2022

Markets A rally on Friday supported major stock markets post a weekly gain last week, as worries about inflation and rate hikes...
27 June, 2022

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Weekly Insights 24 Jun 2022: Covid-hit sectors’ recovery is underway amid improving trade linkages

Weekly Insights 24 Jun 2022: Covid-hit sectors’ recovery is underway amid improving trade linkages 1 Saudi trade...
24 June, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 20, 2022

Markets US stocks posted their biggest weekly decline in two years, as global equity markets tumbled on fears of recession (and...
20 June, 2022

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Weekly Insights 17 Jun 2022: Will Central Bank aggressive Monetary Tightening disrupt the Global Tourism Recovery?

Weekly Insights 17 Jun 2022: Will Central Bank aggressive Monetary Tightening disrupt the Global Tourism Recovery 1 Will...
17 June, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 13, 2022

Markets US equity markets posted their biggest weekly losses since Jan on the 86% high inflation reading, expectations of an...
13 June, 2022

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“Lebanon: Failed State or Transformation?” Presentation to LIFE, 9 Jun 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi shared his views on the topic "Lebanon: Failed State or Transformation" at LIFE Lebanon's event held in Dubai on...
12 June, 2022

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Weekly Insights 10 Jun 2022: Accelerating economic activity in the GCC, but inflation starting to bite

Weekly Insights 10 Jun 2022: Accelerating economic activity in the GCC, but inflation starting to bite 1 PMIs highlight...
10 June, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jun 6, 2022

Markets Markets are dancing to the tune of monetary tightening: signs of a tight labour market in the US sent equity markets...
6 June, 2022

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Weekly Insights 3 Jun 2022: OPEC+ hikes production; Saudi & UAE will benefit from greater windfall

Weekly Insights 3 Jun 2022: OPEC+ hikes production; Saudi & UAE will benefit from greater windfall 1 OPEC+ hikes Jul-Aug...
3 June, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 30, 2022

Markets US equity markets recovered after a 7-week losing stint (thanks to strong retail and tech earnings), while European...
30 May, 2022

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Weekly Insights 27 May 2022: Subdued trade and recovery in tourism as Covid takes a backseat

Weekly Insights 27 May 2022: Subdued trade and recovery in tourism as Covid takes a backseat 1 Oman removes all Covid19...
27 May, 2022

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Panelist at the IMF’s MENA Conference”Divergent Recoveries in Turbulent Times in the Middle East & North Africa”, 24 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi participated as a panelist at the IMF's event related to the Regional Economic Outlook report for the Middle East...
25 May, 2022

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Impact on Trade with Middle East as a New Arena for Asian Competition (?), Panel Discussion at the MEI NUS Annual Conference, 18 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi joined a panel discussion online titled "Impact on Trade" within the wider context of "Middle East: A New Arena...
24 May, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 23, 2022

Markets Equity markets had a mixed week: fears of inflation and potential recession is swaying equity market performance Asian...
23 May, 2022

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Weekly Insights 20 May 2022: Rising Oil Prices Benefit Oil Exporters, but Being Food Importers Hurts All

Weekly Insights 20 May 2022: Rising Oil Prices Benefit Oil Exporters, but Being Food Importers Hurts All 1 Oman posts...
20 May, 2022

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Weekly Insights 13 May 2022: Despite inflationary pressures, GCC economic activity shows improvement

Weekly Insights 13 May 2022: Despite inflationary pressures, GCC economic activity shows improvement 1 PMIs in the GCC remain...
13 May, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – May 9, 2022

Markets Major global markets again ended in the red last week: though markets cheered the Fed hike initially, heavy selling...
9 May, 2022

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Weekly Insights 6 May 2022: Saudi Arabia thrives on oil gains; will Fed’s hike be a bane or boon for GCC/ MENA?

Weekly Insights 6 May 2022: Saudi Arabia thrives on oil gains; will the Fed hike be a bane or a boon 1 Saudi Arabia grows by...
6 May, 2022

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Weekly Insights 29 Apr 2022: Insights from the IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the MENA region (GCC focus)

Weekly Insights 29 Apr 2022: Insights from the IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the MENA region (GCC focus) 1 IMF revises up...
29 April, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 25, 2022

Markets Major global markets ended in the red again last week: in the US, S&P 500 dropped the most in 7 weeks, while tech...
25 April, 2022

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Weekly Insights 22 Apr 2022: Global Recovery Dragged Down by Rising Economic Uncertainty

Weekly Insights 22 Apr 2022: Global Recovery Dragged Down by Rising Economic Uncertainty 1 IMF revises down global economic...
22 April, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 18, 2022

Markets Major global equity markets ended in the red last week, with mixed earnings results and economic data (rising...
18 April, 2022

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Weekly Insights 15 Apr 2022: Will War & Inflation derail the global economic recovery?

Weekly Insights 15 Apr 2022: Will War & Inflation derail the global economic recovery 1 Global food prices rise to record...
15 April, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 11, 2022

Markets Global markets painted a mixed picture last week: US markets dipped given hawkish comments in the FOMC minutes; in...
11 April, 2022

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Weekly Insights 8 Apr 2022: Indicators point to rebound in UAE growth in 2022

Weekly Insights 8 Apr 2022: Indicators point to rebound in UAE growth in 2022 1 Middle East PMIs divergence speeds up; input...
8 April, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 4, 2022

Markets Global markets were mostly up except for China where the recent lockdowns (even in its financial capital) are leading...
4 April, 2022

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Weekly Insights 1 Apr 2022: Growth is Accelerating in Saudi Arabia

Weekly Insights 1 Apr 2022: Economic Activity Is Picking Up in Saudi Arabia 1 GCC are entering Q2 2022 with low Covid19...
1 April, 2022

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Panelist at the May Chidiac Foundation – Media Institute’s “The Pressing Economic Situation in Lebanon: Challenges & Solutions”, 24 March 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi participated in a panel discussion titled "The Pressing Economic Situation in Lebanon: Challenges &...
30 March, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 28, 2022

Markets Global markets showed a mixed picture last week, with US equities supported by a tech rally (amid rising US Treasury...
28 March, 2022
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