Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 28, 2022

Markets US equities had a good week and the dollar weakened given signs of a potential slowdown in Fed hikes (from the FOMC...
28 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 25 Nov 2022: Oil price boosts fiscal stance, exports, T-bill investments & GDP in the GCC

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25 November, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 21, 2022

Markets Mixed performance from global equity markets last week, with the US and MSCI world equities index posting losses A BofA...
21 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 18 Nov 2022: Will easing inflation in the Middle East improve activity?

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18 November, 2022

Reports & papers

“The Gulf Falcons Report”, prepared for the Abu Dhabi Finance Week, 14 Nov 2022

"The Gulf Falcons Report" (click to download) was prepared by Nasser Saidi & Associates (commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Global...
15 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 14, 2022

Markets Most equity markets gained last week, after US inflation eased (raising expectations for a lower Fed hike come Dec) and...
14 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 11 Nov 2022: Travel & Tourism Recovery, COP27 Climate Emergency

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11 November, 2022

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Weekly Economic Commentary – Nov 7, 2022

Markets US equity markets declined while other major markets gained, including in China where expectations of a change in its...
7 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 4 Nov 2022: Saudi & UAE Non-Oil Sector Growth & Fiscal Consolidation

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4 November, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 31, 2022

Markets Global equity markets (other than in Asia & China) ended the week with gains as expectations grew that central...
31 October, 2022

Events & Publications

“How Can MEA Prepare for the Novacene?”, Presentation at the Huawei Finance Day, 12 Oct 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi delivered a keynote address at the Huawei Finance Day, held in Dubai on the 12th of October 2022 Titled "How...
31 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 24, 2022

Markets US equity markets posted the largest weekly gains since Jun, on news that the Fed might move opt for a less aggressive...
24 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 21 Oct 2022: Strategies to Support Post-Covid Growth, but will Rising Costs Play Havoc?

Weekly Insights 21 Oct 2022: Strategies to Support Post-Covid Growth, but will Rising Costs Play Havoc 1 Saudi Arabia...
21 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 17, 2022

Markets Equity markets were mostly down last week, including in the Middle East region, after the US inflation numbers (rising...
17 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 14 Oct 2022: IMF downgrades global growth forecast; MENA to grow at a strong 5% pace in 2022

Weekly Insights 14 Oct 2022: IMF downgrades global growth forecast; MENA to grow at a strong 5% pace 1 IMF revises down...
14 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 10, 2022

Markets Equity markets were mixed last week, with US markets tumbling on Fri after stronger-than-expected payrolls data...
10 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 7 Oct 2022: Easing global input costs & supply chain pressures – whither inflation in the Middle East?

Weekly Insights 7 Oct 2022: Easing global input costs & supply chain pressures - whither inflation in the Middle East 1...
7 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Oct 3, 2022

Markets Most global markets ended in the red last week: S&P 500 declined by nearly 5% in Q3, the third consecutive quarter...
3 October, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2022: GCC Economic Recovery is Increasingly Supported by the Non-Oil Sector

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2022: GCC Economic Recovery is Increasingly Supported by the Non-Oil Sector 1 UAE GDP recovers to 2019...
30 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 26, 2022

Markets Most equity markets tumbled last week on recession worries, after several central banks raised rates (including the US,...
26 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 19, 2022

Markets Most equity markets closed lower last week on investors’ expectations of a looming global recession and a high Fed...
19 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 16 Sep 2022: Economic Activity Indicators in Saudi Arabia & UAE

Weekly Insights 16 Sep 2022: Economic Activity Indicators in Saudi Arabia & UAE 1 Saudi Arabia’s manufacturing sector...
16 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 12, 2022

Markets Equity markets in the US posted gains last week (the first in 4 weeks), as did Europe and UK while Asian markets had a...
12 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2022: Will inflation abate in the Middle East amid economic recovery signals?

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2022: Will inflation abate in the Middle East amid economic recovery signals 1 PMIs signal economic...
9 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Sep 5, 2022

Markets Global equity markets had a disappointing week, with most major markets ending in the red: US markets and the MSCI world...
5 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 2 Sep 2022: Global headwinds: lower global trade volumes amid inflation & cargo costs; oil exporters gain

Weekly Insights 2 Sep 2022: Global headwinds: lower global trade volumes amid inflation & cargo costs; oil exporters gain...
2 September, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Economic Commentary – Aug 29, 2022

Markets Global equities had a bad week, given the Fed’s hawkish message at the Jackson Hole conference: MSCI’s gauge of...
29 August, 2022

Events & Publications

Weekly Insights 19 Aug 2022: GCC – on the path to fiscal sustainability?

Weekly Insights 19 Aug 2022: GCC - on the path to fiscal sustainability Many GCC nations have been practicing procyclical...
19 August, 2022

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

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

Events & Publications

“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

Events & Publications

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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