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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Comments on the UAE’s new regulations, The National, 16 Jan 2022

Aathira Prasad's comments (posted below) on the UAE's latest regulations governing labour relations to patent registrations...
16 January, 2022

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Interview with the Economy Middle East magazine on diverging Middle East growth, 1 Jan 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed about his views on growth prospects in the Middle East and North Africa region His comments were...
12 January, 2022

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Comments on the depreciation of the Lebanese pound on Zawya (Arabic), 11 Jan 2022

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments on the depreciation of the Lebanese pound appeared in an article on Zawya dated 11th January 2022,...
12 January, 2022

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Comments on “2021: Year in Review” in Arab News, Dec 30 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "2021 Year in Review: New coronavirus variant, inflation test...
31 December, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon & the IMF in France-24, 29 Dec 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments were part of an Associated press article Titled "Slow progress as Lebanon awaits IMF economic deal",...
30 December, 2021

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Comments on the UAE’s weekend change & economic impact, The National, 8 Dec 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments (posted below) on the UAE shifting its weekend to Sat-Sun appeared in the article titled "UAE’s...
9 December, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon’s financial meltdown in The Public Source, 3 Dec 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi was interviewed by The Public Source for the article titled "While We Try to Survive Its Last Scheme, Lebanon's...
5 December, 2021

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Comments on Saudi and others sanctions on Lebanon in CNN Arabia, 3 Nov 2021

  Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in a CNN Arabia article titled "أزمة قرداحي" هل تعقد جهود...
4 November, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon in Forbes Middle East, 1 Nov 2021

  Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in a Forbes Middle East article titled "Exclusive: How A Backdoor Deal Between Banque...
2 November, 2021

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Comments on Saudi mega projects in Arab News, Oct 13 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Six giga-projects that epitomize Saudi Arabia’s $7 trillion...
14 October, 2021

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Comments on Abu Dhabi's equity market growth on CNN Arabia, 13 Oct 2021

  Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in a CNN Arabia article titled "أبوظبي تشجع الشركات على ادراج...
14 October, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon’s economic & political crisis in The Telegraph, Oct 9 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an article in The Telegraph titled "Lebanon on life support" on 9th October...
10 October, 2021

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Comments on the Expo 2020 in Arab News, Sep 29 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "How investment in Expo 2020 will pay off for UAE economy,...
30 September, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon in various Reuters articles, Sep 2021

Below is a compilation of comments given by Dr Saidi on the ongoing economic/ financial/ social/ political situation in Lebanon...
15 September, 2021

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Comments on the ADNOC IPO in Arab News, Sep 6 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "ADNOC IPO could raise $750m as one of UAE's largest ever...
7 September, 2021

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Interview on Lebanon, hyperinflation & the way forward, TRENDS magazine, 5 Sep 2021

An interview with Dr Nasser Saidi was published in the article titled "Hyperinflation imminent in Lebanon", in TRENDS magazine...
6 September, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon & use of SDR’s in L’Orient Today, 27 Aug 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments were published as part of the article titled "What are SDRs and how might Lebanon use them" in the...
29 August, 2021

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Comments on Afghanistan’s uphill economic battle in Arab News, Aug 23 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Deprived of foreign aid, Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers...
24 August, 2021

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Comments on Lebanon’s “slippery slope to mayhem” in Reuters, 23 Aug 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in the Reuters article titled "Analysis: Leaderless Lebanon on slippery slope to mayhem",...
24 August, 2021

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Comments on Saudi equity market performance in Arab News, Jul 26 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Saudi Arabia tops emerging markets league table" on 26th July...
27 July, 2021

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Comments on hyperinflation in Lebanon in L’Orient Today, 21 Jul 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments were published as part of the article titled "With Lebanon edging closer to hyperinflation, a family...
22 July, 2021

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Comments on Saudi tariffs & impact on the UAE, FT, 14 Jul 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi commented on the latest move from Saudi Arabia - changes in import rules and preferential tariffs - in the FT...
14 July, 2021

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Radio interview with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on Lebanon economic crisis and currency plunge, 8 Jul 2021

  Dr Nasser Saidi spoke with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast team on 8th July 2021, sharing his thoughts on the economic,...
9 July, 2021

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Comments on Saudi Arabia’s amended import rules in Reuters, 5 Jul 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in the Reuters article titled "Saudi Arabia amends import rules from Gulf in challenge to...
8 July, 2021

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Comments on the IMF’s concluding statement of Article IV Mission to Saudi Arabia in Arab News, May 9 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Positive IMF assessment seen as vote of confidence in Saudi...
10 May, 2021

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Comments on Saudi Arabia’s Shareek investment package in Arab News, Mar 31 2021

Dr Nasser Saidi's comments appeared in an Arab News article titled "Markets jump on Shareek investment package" on 31st March...
1 April, 2021
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