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US inflation at 6.2% in 2021, highest since 1990

February 01, 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 Commit

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GCC markets ended 2021 positively supported by sharp recovery in oil prices

January 24, 2022

GCC composite index ended 2021 with gains of 31.4% with Abu Dhabi being the best performer gaining 68.2%, supported by sharp recovery in oil prices

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Kuwait’s All Share index gained 27% in 2021 supported by recovery in oil prices

January 19, 2022

Kuwait’s All Share index gained 27% in 2021, top gainer being Consumer Discretionary sector with returns of 63.3%, reflecting recovery in oil prices.

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ESG indices outperform their conventional indices

December 22, 2021

Harvesting alpha with ESG Investing as ESG indices outperform their conventional indices

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UAE markets outperformed its GCC peers and remained resilient in November

December 15, 2021

Falling oil prices derailed the rally of GCC markets barring the UAE due to reforms announced by the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Governments.

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Global markets down on resurgent pandemic fears

December 13, 2021

Global markets witnessed broad-based sell-off and while some markets like the US recovered to some extent, others like Japan and Germany were hit hard.

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Kuwait stocks fell in November driven by sharp fall in oil prices

December 09, 2021

Kuwait ended the month in red, fuelled by sharp fall in oil prices and fears over a new COVID-19 variant.

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GCC Fixed Income: Ratings outlook of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain upgraded to stable

December 07, 2021

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain see outlook upgrades in November. Ratings for UAE and Qatar affirmed by Fitch and S&P respectively.

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Oil declines in November on concerns of lower demand owing to COVID-19 variant

December 06, 2021

Omicron uncertainty and expectation of increase in supply due to release of strategic reserves by U.S pulled the commodity down from its October highs.

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Blue Chip Laggards in GCC Equity Markets

November 30, 2021

GCC blue chips stocks such as Saudi Aramco, STC, Zain have been performed poorly in 2021. What explains their subdued stock performance?

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GCC Fixed Income: UAE issues debt for the first time at federal level

November 11, 2021

GCC Fixed Income - Bond Issuances and rating actions in gcc for October 2021. UAE issues debt for the first time at federal level

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Kuwait leads GCC markets in October

November 09, 2021

Kuwait gains for the eight consecutive month in October.

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