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Capital Market

Economic recovery post COVID-19: How they stack up for GCC economies?

July 08, 2021

GCC economies were hit hard by the pandemic last year with the cumulative GDP of the region falling by 5% in 2020 over that of 2019.

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Capital Market

Fresh listings could reinvigorate Islamic equity capital markets

July 07, 2021

Encouraging listing of companies in technology sector could enthuse new vigor in GCC Capital markets

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Business Sector

Landscape of valuation services in GCC

June 23, 2021

Interview with Mr. M. R. Raghu, CEO, Marmore MENA Intelligence

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Technology

COVID-19' a catalyst for EdTech industry in GCC region

June 02, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected 91% of the student population worldwide, according to UNESCO. Learn how MENA region has tackled the situation from our latest article.

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Capital Market

ETF’s in GCC: How far have they come?

June 01, 2021

Why have ETFs not taken off in GCC markets? Catch the latest updates on ETFs in GCC from our latest article.

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Business Sector

GCC retail sector in the post-covid world: Bound for a “K” shaped recovery

May 30, 2021

While the overall consumer and retail sector has been adversely affected by the pandemic, it has been a mixed of bag of challenges with fewer opportunities.

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Business Sector

UAE’s 100% foreign ownership will boost investor confidence, cut cost of operations

May 25, 2021

The UAE’s announcement of 100 per cent foreign ownership across the board effective June 1, is touted as game changing and a master stroke.

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Technology

Importance of Fintech amid COVID-19

May 25, 2021

Interview with Mr. M. R. Raghu, CEO, Marmore MENA Intelligence

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Capital Market

Oil Price Move yet to lift Saudi Aramco’s Share Price

May 23, 2021

Saudi Aramco’s share price is yet to reflect the crude strength. Which factors are behind Saudi Aramco's share price performance?

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Capital Market

The Archegos Lesson: Bring Risk Management to where it belongs

May 12, 2021

Risk management function should not be a side-kick and should be manned by independent, nonpartisan executives who will not bend come what may.

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Business Sector

How can GCC Banks reset for growth beyond COVID-19?

May 04, 2021

GCC Banking Industry - How can GCC Banks reset for growth beyond COVID-19?

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Capital Market

GCC Asset Management and its challenges

April 28, 2021

An article that discusses the challenges faced by the GCC Asset Management Industry and ways to overcome them

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Economy

FAQ’s: Break-even Oil price

April 26, 2021

With improvement in crude oil prices, the borrowing needs of GCC countries could ease. Learn about fiscal breakeven oil prices of GCC Countries

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Capital Market

Indian startups Eye a new “SPAC” opportunity

April 18, 2021

When US stock market sneezes, Emerging markets including India catches cold! However, this time around there is positive news for Indian tech startups in the form of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC’s). Thoug

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Kuwaiti banks – Earnings report 2020

March 09, 2021

All major Kuwaiti banks reported their financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and that of the whole year. As expected, all the banks reported a reduction in net profits for 2020 compared to that of 2019 mainly d

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Capital Market

Revenue squeeze could spur Gulf bond issuance to new highs in 2021

February 18, 2021

International debt sales by sovereigns and corporates in the Gulf region topped a record USD 100billion issuance in 2020 as governments raised capital to cover their widening deficits and corporates latched upon the opportunity to strengthen their

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Central Bank of Kuwait Allows Banks to Distribute 2020 Dividends

February 09, 2021

Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has been at the forefront and took various measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Kuwait economy and the banking sector. Some of the key measures taken by the central bank

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Major Global Investment Themes of 2020 – Tech stocks and Cryptocurrencies

January 14, 2021

Tech stocks and #crypto emerged as major investment themes. Which companies rose the most? How did crypto currencies fare in 2020?

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