Media Comments & Quotes

‘Economic Diversification 2.0’: Steering the Gulf through the global economic crisis, Op-ed in The National, 15 Nov 2022

The op-ed by Dr Nasser Saidi and Aathira Prasad, titled "'Economic Diversification 20': Steering the Gulf through the global...
15 November, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on the Fed’s 75bps hike & Powell’s comments, 3 Nov 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 3rd Nov 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the Fed's 75 bps hike & Powell's comments...
5 November, 2022

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Comments on the need to invest in Digital Human Capital in Independent Arabia, 24 Oct 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi commented on the need to invest in Digital Human Capital in the Arab region: published in Independent Arabia on...
25 October, 2022

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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 14 Oct 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Manus Cranny on 14th of October, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East edition, speaking...
15 October, 2022

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Interview with BBC World Business report on Lebanon’s banking crisis, 7 Oct 2022

As part of the BBC World Business report aired on 7th Oct 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed on the continuing banking crisis...
8 October, 2022

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Interview on the UK’s monetary vs fiscal policy efforts in Independent Arabia, 4 Oct 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed by The Independent Arabia about the contradiction in the Bank of England's monetary policy stance...
5 October, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on the UK mini budget & GBP, 26 Sep 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 26th Sep 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the tumbling British Pound, in the backdrop...
27 September, 2022

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Interview with BBC World Business report on IMF’s discussions in Lebanon, 21 Sep 2022

As part of the BBC World Business report aired on 21st Sep 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed about IMF officials' crisis...
23 September, 2022

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Article in Arabic

Dr. Nasser Saidi’s views on capital controls in Lebanon, Al Joumhouria (Arabic), 10 Sep 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's view on capital controls in Lebanon was published as an article titled "الكابيتال كونترول...
11 September, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on interest rate hikes – ECB, Fed, BoE, 9 Sep 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 9th Sep 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the 75bps hike at the latest ECB meeting and...
10 September, 2022

TV & Radio

Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 9 Sep 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Manus Cranny on 9th of September, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East edition, speaking...
10 September, 2022

Media Comments & Quotes

Comments on “Was Lebanon the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme?” in Arab News, Aug 9 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Was Lebanon the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme" published on...
10 August, 2022

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Comments in the Economist’s article “An oil windfall offers Gulf states one last chance to splurge”, 7 Aug 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in The Economist's article titled "An oil windfall offers Gulf states one last chance to...
8 August, 2022

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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 22 Jul 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Yousef Gamal El-Din on 22nd of July, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East edition, speaking...
25 July, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US inflation, Fed moves & impact on emerging markets, 14 Jul 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 14th July 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the jump in US inflation to a new 40-year...
14 July, 2022

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Radio interview with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on Biden’s visit to the Middle East, 13 July 2022

  Dr Nasser Saidi spoke with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast team on 13th July 2022 regarding US President Biden's visit...
14 July, 2022

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Comments in The Banker article “Lebanese Financial Crisis Drags On”, Jul 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi comments on the ongoing economic and financial crisis in Lebanon appeared in the July 2022 edition of The Banker,...
5 July, 2022

Articles Posts & Op-eds

“A new global economic diversification index”, post in OECD’s Development Matters blog, 1 July 2022

The below article was published as a post in the OECD's Development Matters blog on 1st July 2022 The original post can be...
4 July, 2022

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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 30 Jun 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on 30th of June, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East...
2 July, 2022

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Comments on Lebanon’s risk of spiralling into runaway inflation in Reuters, 30 Jun 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in the Reuters article titled "Analysis: Political and banking deadlock may plunge Lebanon...
1 July, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US inflation & upcoming Fed hike, 12 Jun 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 12th June 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the jump in US inflation and predicts a...
13 June, 2022

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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 3 Jun 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on 3rd of June, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East...
6 June, 2022

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Comments on UAE’s industrial partnership with Egypt & Jordan, The National, 2 Jun 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments (posted below) on UAE's industrial partnership with Egypt & Jordan appeared in the article titled...
3 June, 2022

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Comments on monetary tightening & inflation in The Independent Arabic, 30 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments in The Independent Arabic on global and regional inflation and effects of monetary tightening can be...
1 June, 2022

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Comments on IMF’s MENA economic recovery, The National, 24 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments (posted below) on the MENA region's economic growth prospects, discussed during the IMF panel...
25 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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Comments on Middle East’s electric vehicle market, The National, 23 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments (posted below) on the Middle East's electric vehicle market, made during a panel discussion at the...
24 May, 2022

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Radio interview with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on Lebanon’s elections, 17 May 2022

  Lebanon has voted in the first parliamentary election since the country’s economic collapse, with many saying they...
18 May, 2022

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Interview with Sky News Arabia on Lebanon, 16 May 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed on Lebanon’s elections, and potential recovery subject to implementation of reforms The Sky...
17 May, 2022

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Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US Fed’s 50bps hike, risks and impact on MENA/GCC, 5 May 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 5th May 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the US Fed's 50bps hike, additional risks to...
5 May, 2022

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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 21 Apr 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on 21st of April, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East...
22 April, 2022

TV & Radio

Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US inflation & Fed policy, 12 Apr 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 12th April 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the latest inflation figures in the US, ...
13 April, 2022

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Comments on Lebanon’s conditional deal with the IMF in Al Monitor, 7 Apr 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments on Lebanon's conditional deal appeared in the article titled "IMF, Lebanon strike conditional deal on...
8 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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Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East Interview, 18 Mar 2022

Aathira Prasad joined Manus Cranny on 18th of March, 2022 as part of the Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East edition, discussing the...
19 March, 2022

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Radio interview with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on DEWA’s upcoming IPO, 16 Mar 2022

  Aathira Prasad spoke with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast team on 16th March 2022, sharing her thoughts on the...
17 March, 2022

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Article in Arabic

Impacts from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine turmoil: AnNahar Interview (Arabic), 9 Mar 2022

فكرة حرة- ناصر السعيدي لـ"النهار": 2022 سنة الخطر الكبير والأزمة...
10 March, 2022

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Comments on exodus of its most educated citizens from Lebanon, FT, 7 Mar 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi commented on the exodus of its most educated citizens from Lebanon in the FT article titled "Lebanon faces exodus...
9 March, 2022

TV & Radio

Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US inflation & Fed amid war in Ukraine, 1 Mar 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 1st Mar 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses rising inflationary pressures amid the war in...
2 March, 2022

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Comments on “SPACs may reshape Gulf financial markets” in Arab News, Feb 13 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "SPACs may reshape Gulf financial markets" published on 13th...
14 February, 2022

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Comments on Lebanon’s “rescue plan” in Reuters, 2 Feb 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in the Reuters article titled "Analysis: Lebanon's savers to bear burden under new rescue...
3 February, 2022

TV & Radio

Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on US Fed decisions & beyond, 27 Jan 2022

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 27th Jan 2022, Dr Nasser Saidi discusses the Fed's rate decision and what this means...
29 January, 2022
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