Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2021: Global inflation – transitory or persistent? How will MENA / GCC cope?

Weekly Insights 9 Sep 2021: Global inflation - transitory or persistent How will MENA / GCC cope Inflation (both consumer and...
9 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 29 Apr 2021: India’s exponential rise in Covid19 cases – spillovers into the UAE?

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here 1 As cases continue to surge in India, pace of global recovery comes...
29 April, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 22 Apr 2021: GCC: Oil-dependence & Path to Climate Resilience

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here 1 Oman: 4th GCC nation to implement VAT Oman introduced 5% VAT on...
22 April, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 15 Apr 2021: Will Middle East’s growth prospects be vulnerable to external debt levels & limited fiscal room?

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   The IMF issued its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the...
15 April, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 25 Feb 2021: Rising global food prices amid supply chain disruptions & impact on import-dependent dollar-pegged GCC nations

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Chart 1 PMIs indicate rising manufacturing activity vs...
25 February, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 4 Feb 2021: A Covid19 Balancing Act – Cases, Vaccinations & Economic Activity

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   1 Covid19 cases rise in the Middle East & so do...
4 February, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 28 Jan 2021

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   1 Global Recovery in 2021, albeit divergent & uncertain...
28 January, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 21 Jan 2021: Uncertainty & Risks on one hand and Vaccinations on the other

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   1 Global Uncertainty Drops, but Economic Policy Uncertainty...
21 January, 2021

Events & Publications

"A COVID-19-induced macroeconomic overview of the GCC", Keynote presentation at Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East, 8 Dec 2020

Dr Nasser Saidi, a keynote speaker at the latest Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Middle East event, held virtually on 8-9 Dec 2020,...
13 December, 2020

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 10 Aug 2020: Lebanon's way forward, PMIs & Mobility, Saudi monetary statistics, Arab FDI

The Beirut blast and its recovery/ reconstruction dominate news in the Middle East Our take on the path for Lebanon’s economic...
10 August, 2020

Events & Publications

"Low Oil Prices, Coronavirus, and the Future of Gulf Economies", Panel Discussion, AGSIW webinar, 7 Apr 2020

Titled "Low Oil Prices, Coronavirus, and the Future of Gulf Economies", this panel discussion was held by the Arab Gulf States...
9 April, 2020

Events & Publications

"MENA Corporate Governance: a steep path to improvement & reform", Presentation at the Oman Center for Governance and Sustainability Annual Corporate Governance conference, 5 Dec 2019

Dr Nasser Saidi participated as a speaker at the the Oman Center for Governance and Sustainability's annual Corporate Governance...
15 December, 2019

Events & Publications

"Managing in an Increasingly Turbulent Geopolitical Climate", Opening Keynote at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Forum, 18 Apr 2019

Dr Nasser Saidi gave the opening keynote presentation titled "Managing in an Increasingly Turbulent Geopolitical Climate" at...
21 April, 2019

Events & Publications

"Markets, Oil & Trade Wars: Choppy Waters Ahead for the GCC", Presentation at the Institutional Investor Middle East Global Private Markets Forum, 18 Sep 2018

Dr Nasser Saidi gave a closing keynote presentation titled "Markets, Oil & Trade Wars:  Choppy Waters Ahead for the GCC" at...
19 September, 2018

Events & Publications

“Building Blocks For Effective Corporate Debt Management”, Keynote Address at the Corporate Restructuring Summit 2018, 5 Sep 2018

Dr Nasser Saidi was one of the opening keynote speakers at Corporate Restructuring Summit 2018 held in Dubai on September...
8 September, 2018

Reports & papers

White Paper on "Taxation, Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and Finance of Terrorism in the Middle East"

The Executive Summary of the White Paper titled "Taxation, Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products and Finance of Terrorism in the...
27 July, 2015

Reports & papers

The Redback Cometh: Renminbi Internationalization and What to Do About it

DIFC Economic Note 18, The Redback Cometh Renminbi Internationalisation & What to do about it, analyses the growing...
14 December, 2011
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