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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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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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Weekly Insights 25 Mar 2022: Two divergent tales – relief for commodity producers & rush to the IMF for Egypt

Weekly Insights 25 Mar 2022: Two divergent tales - relief for commodity producers & rush to the IMF for Egypt 1 Flash...
25 March, 2022

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“Lebanon: Failed State or Transformation?”, Presentation at the University of Balamand Conference, 23 Mar 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi gave a presentation titled "Lebanon: Failed State or Transformation" at the International Forum for Lebanon...
25 March, 2022

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“Prospects for the Hydrogen Market: A MENA Perspective”, Presentation at Scotland’s Hydrogen and Low Carbon B2B Networking Event, 22 Mar 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi gave a presentation titled "Prospects for the Hydrogen Market: A MENA Perspective", at Scotland’s Hydrogen and...
23 March, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 21, 2022

Markets Global markets mostly gained as investors calmed down after a Russian bond payment (thereby avoiding a sovereign...
21 March, 2022

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Weekly Insights 18 Mar 2022: Saudi growth recovery & PetroYuan talks amidst Dubai’s IPO “rush” & Crypto hub

Weekly Insights 18 Mar 2022: Saudi growth recovery & PetroYuan talks amidst Dubai’s IPO “rush” & Crypto hub 1...
18 March, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 14, 2022

Markets Global markets had a rough week, with markets mostly down as the Ukraine war continues and as investors prepared for...
14 March, 2022

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Weekly Insights 11 Mar 2022: War and Prices

Weekly Insights 11 Mar 2022: “War” and “Prices” Two weeks since Russia’s Ukraine invasion, stock markets rallied and...
11 March, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Mar 7, 2022

Markets Global markets were mostly down compared to the week before, on escalating geopolitical tensions which dominated...
7 March, 2022

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Weekly Insights 4 Mar 2022: Higher Commodity Prices Spell Trouble for Major Importers; Oil Exporters Benefit

Weekly Insights 4 Mar 2022: Higher Commodity Prices Spell Trouble for Major Importers; Oil Exporters Benefit 1 Commodity prices...
4 March, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 28, 2022

Markets Global markets last week were in turmoil after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has since seen tight sanctions...
28 February, 2022

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Weekly Insights 24 Feb 2022: UAE’s trade expansion plans amid global trade recovery

Weekly Insights 24 Feb 2022: UAE trade expansion plans a step in the right direction as global trade recovery gets underway 1...
24 February, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 21, 2022

Markets Update as of 8am, 22 Feb 2022: Asian equity markets slipped in early morning trade (Nikkei is down almost 2%, Topix...
21 February, 2022

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Weekly Insights 17 Feb 2022: Specter of Inflation Rising in MENA

Weekly Insights 17 Feb 2022: Specter of Inflation Rising in MENA 1 Inflation picking up again in Saudi Arabia Higher consumer...
17 February, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 14, 2022

Markets Markets in the US dropped after high inflation reading increased pressure on the Fed to raise rates more aggressively;...
14 February, 2022

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Weekly Insights 10 Feb 2022: Omicron-led uncertainty to fade away & higher prices here to stay?

Weekly Insights 10 Feb 2022: Omicron-led uncertainty to fade away & higher prices here to stay 1 Covid19 cases seem to be...
10 February, 2022
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