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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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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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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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Economy

Importance of SMEs in GCC: Challenges amid COVID and way forward

May 19, 2021

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

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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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Capital Market

Deluge of bond issues by Gulf banks provides capital boost

March 10, 2021

Bond issuance by Gulf banks have increased their capital

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Capital Market

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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Capital Market

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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Capital Market

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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Capital Market

Oil Performance & Outlook – Positive Signals Abound

January 13, 2021

Oil prices stage a recovery after hitting multi-year lows in April. What is the outlook for 2021? What are the demand and supply projections?

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Capital Market

Vaccine approval helps GCC markets recover most of the year’s losses

January 12, 2021

Vaccine approvals, oil price recovery help GCC stocks to recover from March lows. Defensive stocks, Healthcare emerge as big winners in 2020

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Capital Market

A recap of Global Markets in 2020

January 10, 2021

Global markets recover well from Covid crash in March to reach new highs, aided by monetary easing and vaccine approval. How does the recovery compare with the 2008 crash?

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Business Sector

Islamic Retail Asset Management

December 24, 2020

Islamic finance could soon find itself in the mainstream as younger demographic cohorts, push values-based investing.

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Capital Market

Kuwait and GCC Blue Chip Earnings

December 09, 2020

Many GCC and Kuwaiti Companies declared their Q3 earnings in November. Which Companies reported earnings growth? Which companies saw a fall in earnings?

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Capital Market

Stock Market Commentary: Vaccine optimism drives all markets higher

December 08, 2020

Vaccine optimism drives markets higher. Most markets recover their COVID-19 losses.

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Capital Market

MSCI includes Kuwait stocks in their Emerging Markets indices

December 07, 2020

MSCI completed the inclusion of Kuwait in Emerging markets index on Nov 30. Which Kuwait stocks were included? What would be the implications for capital inflows into Kuwait?

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