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May 18, 2022

Industrials and logistics have been identified as two core pillars to diversification agendas and key drivers of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into GCC economies. The GCC has become a central node in the worldwide circulation of commodities. The reasons for...

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May 11, 2022

Kuwait’s All Share Index gained 2.6% in the month of April supported by improved economic outlook and positive earnings reports. Oil prices were up by 1.3% for the month. Among sectors, Boursa Kuwait’s Telecom sector was the top gainer, rising...

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April 4, 2022

Investor’s motive to invest in any asset or company is to increase their wealth. Likewise, companies also aim to increase their operating performance, expand their assets, and add value to their shareholders. In GCC markets, top 25 wealth creating companies...

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March 17, 2022

Banks have been adopting digitalization at a faster pace driven by the covid-19 pandemic situation that entailed surge in contactless transactions. There is an increase in number of fintechs in the recent past and new neo banks are emerging across...

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March 7, 2022

In line with its GCC peers, Kuwait’s all share index gained 3.9%, supported by a continued up-trend in oil prices. Oil prices, which acted as an important factor driving the GCC stock market performance, breached the USD 100 per barrel...

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February 22, 2022

Feel free to download our Interest Rate Sensitivity Model here and assess the impact for your assumptions. USA’s consumer price index rose 7.5% y-o-y in January 2022 which is the highest 12 month increase since 1982. The financial markets speculate...

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February 16, 2022

U.S. consumer prices rose solidly in January 2022 (7.5%, YoY), leading to the biggest annual increase in inflation in 40 years, fueling financial markets speculation for a hefty 50 basis points interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month,...

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February 2, 2022

Moving away from oil dependence has been viewed as a crucial step to ensure sustainable growth in UAE and broader GCC, with taxation being a key means to increase the share of non-oil revenue. UAE has already taken that step...

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February 1, 2022

U.S. inflation has surged to the highest levels seen since 1990 at 6.2% (Y/Y) due to factors such as higher shelter and car prices, which are both expected to continue rising as 2022 starts. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)...

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January 24, 2022

GCC markets had a very positive year in 2021, supported by the sharp recovery in oil prices. The S&P GCC composite index ended the year with gains of 31.4%, following a 4.0% rise in December 2021. Abu Dhabi was the...

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