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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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Weekly Economic Commentary – Feb 7, 2022

Markets Markets were mixed last week US markets saw heavy selling after Meta’s earnings report (Meta witnessed the...
7 February, 2022

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Weekly Insights 3 Feb 2022: UAE’s reforms-paved road to recovery

Weekly Insights 3 Feb 2022: UAE’s reforms-paved road to recovery 1 Dubai GDP recovers in Q1-Q3 2021 (+63%), following the...
3 February, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 31, 2022

Markets Most markets ended in the red after a volatile week dominated by the Fed’s announced tightening stance and...
31 January, 2022

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Weekly Insights 27 Jan 2022: IMF revises down global growth forecasts; MENA region growth supported by oil producers

Weekly Insights 27 Jan 2022: IMF revises down global growth forecasts; MENA region growth supported by oil producers   1 IMF...
27 January, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Jan 24, 2022

Markets Most equity markets closed in the red ahead of the Fed’s meeting this week: a few weak corporate earnings results...
24 January, 2022

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“Landscape of Low-Carbon Hydrogen Market: a MENA perspective”, Keynote address at the “Canada Advancing Clean Energy” event in Abu Dhabi, 19 Jan 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), gave an opening keynote titled...
22 January, 2022

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Weekly Insights 20 Jan 2022: Oil is the shining star for the MENA region amid weak labour market recovery

Weekly Insights 20 Jan 2022: Oil is the shining star for the MENA region amid weak labour market recovery   1 ILO’s labour...
20 January, 2022

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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

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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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