Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2021: Headwinds to Recovery in Global Trade

Weekly Insights 30 Sep 2021: Headwinds to Recovery in Global Trade 1 Global services trade has been lagging goods trade, still...
30 September, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 19 Aug 2021: Charts on Global Trade Recovery + Tourism in the Middle East + Fiscal deficits in Bahrain & Kuwait + Consumer & Producer Prices in Saudi Arabia

Weekly Insights 19 Aug 2021: Charts of the Week (Global Trade Recovery + Middle East’s Tourism Indicators + Fiscal deficits in...
19 August, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 8 Apr 2021: Risks to the Rosy Outlook as World Recovery Seemingly Accelerates

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Chart 1 Inspite of battling new Covid19 restrictions, PMIs run...
8 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 14 Jan 2021: Trade, Tourism & the Global Vaccination Drive

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   1 Trade recovers in Q3; services trade lags WTO’s latest Q3...
14 January, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 7 Jan 2021: UAE’s silver linings – has the country turned a corner?

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   1 Heatmap of Manufacturing/ non-oil private sector PMIs PMIs...
7 January, 2021

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 23 Dec 2020: V or W-shaped recovery? Surge in Covid19 cases & new strain to dampen growth in Q4

Download a PDF copy of this week’s insight piece here   Chart 1: Uncertainty in the time of Covid19 Both Economic...
23 December, 2020

Economic commentary

Weekly Insights 27 Jul 2020: Charts on the spread of Covid19 in the GCC + Global trade

Charts of the Week 1 Spread of Covid19 in the GCC Most GCC nations have begun a phased re-opening of their economies after being...
27 July, 2020

Events & Publications

Speaker at the Arab Strategy Forum, 12 Dec 2018

Dr Nasser Saidi participated in the Arab Strategy Forum, held in Dubai on 12th December 2018 Part of the panel session discussing...
16 December, 2018

Events & Publications

MENA-OECD Working Group on Investment and Trade meeting, 27-28 Nov 2018

Dr Nasser Saidi participated in the MENA-OECD Working Group on Investment and Trade meeting held over 27-28 Nov 2018 at Dead Sea,...
29 November, 2018

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

Reports & papers

Infrastructure as an Engine of Growth in MENASA

DIFC Economic Note 15 titled "Infrastructure as an Engine of Growth in MENASA" provides a descriptive analysis of the...
3 July, 2011
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