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November 30, 2021

The GCC Equity markets like the rest of the major world markets have been having a stellar run in 2021. Until November 21st the S & P GCC Composite Index has generated Year-to-Date (YTD) return of 35.6%, which has not...

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November 17, 2021

October marked a record-breaking month for cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin touching its all-time high in October. With bitcoin price soaring, the market cap for bitcoin also breached the 1 trillion threshold. The second largest cryptocurrency – Ethereum, also touched its all-time...

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November 16, 2021

ESG is no longer driven by altruism. As we can see from the table, ESG index has mostly outperformed its parent index in countries like US, Japan and Canada. These attractive returns are luring investors towards instruments and institutions having...

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November 14, 2021

Oil prices in October hovered over their highest since 2014, with demand pressures exceeding supply. Expectation of higher natural gas prices encouraging a switch to oil and continued relaxation of travel restrictions supported prices. Supply is also expected to be...

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November 11, 2021

UAE federal government has raised USD 4 billion in its debt capital market debut with orders over USD 22.5 billion, an oversubscription of 5.6x. This is the first time that UAE raises funds at a federal level. The bonds were...

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November 10, 2021

GCC markets were positive for the month of October strengthened by strong earnings and sustained increase in oil prices. S&P GCC composite index rose by 2.3%, with Kuwait, Qatar and Abu Dhabi leading the gainers. Saudi Arabia’s main index rose...

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November 9, 2021

Kuwait was the best performing GCC market in October, supported by the rise in oil prices. The Boursa Kuwait All Share index registered gains for the eighth consecutive month, gaining 3.5% for the month and extended its yearly gains to...

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October 19, 2021

Climate control having become a top item on global agenda there is a rush to adopt non-fossil fuel sources like wind, solar and hydrogen. The development of wind and solar energy is progressing rapidly and the cost of power generation...

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October 12, 2021

For long, Kuwait’s fiscal breakeven oil price remained low and it had been a key strength for the economy. However, the situation is fast changing. Fiscal breakeven oil price can be defined simply as the oil price that balances an...

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October 12, 2021

This article was first published in IFN Volume 18 Issue 40 dated the 6th October 2021 Technology continues to disrupt the traditional industries and Islamic banking is not an exception. Fintech, short for financial technology, is an omnibus term that...

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