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Economy

COVID-19: High Impact Sectors

April 16, 2020

Fears of COVID-19 and measures to combat the virus' spread, such as lockdowns, have affected businesses across sectors - Healthcare, Real Estate, Energy, Hospitality, Banking & Education.

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Capital Market

GCC policy interventions to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19

April 13, 2020

As the coronavirus imperils gulf economies, the GCC governments and central banks unleash unparalleled economic measures.

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Capital Market

The importance of Circuit Breakers in curbing volatility

April 09, 2020

To reduce volatility, stock exchanges in Kuwait, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have reduced the circuit breaker lower limit to 5%. We look at the history of circuit breakers and their effectiveness in curbing volatility.

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Capital Market

Parallels between COVID-19 and global financial crisis

April 08, 2020

Markets worldwide have experienced unprecedented volatility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Similar to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008, state authorities have announced a slew of policy measures including aggressive fiscal measures to minimize the economic impact.

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Capital Market

The oil price war - Saudi Arabia and Russia adding more fuel to the fire

April 07, 2020

With the global economy already reeling under the pressure of COVID-19, the timing of the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia couldn't have been much worse.

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Technology

AI and ML: Sectors that already benefitted and sectors yet to benefit

April 02, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), a treasure trove for few businesses and an elusive goal for many others.

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Others

Visualizing a post Covid-19 World: What to expect?

April 01, 2020

Consumer behavior will change in terms of tourism, investment, e-commerce etc; Public health care spending will improve drastically even post covid-19;

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Technology

Data Science and its Economic Potential for the GCC

March 10, 2020

Data science can enhance the economic potential of key GCC sectors by boosting innovations and creating new efficient business models.

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Technology

Languages of the Machine… Do you understand them? You Better!

February 24, 2020

Technological revolution stops for no one and disruption in the core fundamentals of any industry is the major driving force in its evolution.

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Business Sector

3 reasons why GCC automotive market is facing slump

February 23, 2020

Marmore research on middle east automotive market covers 3 reasons for slump in demand - Oil volatility, Demographic change, & lower replacement demand

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Capital Market

Islamic Liquidity Management – The Journey So Far

February 12, 2020

The Islamic finance industry, whichcurrently comprises of nearly 1,400 institutions globally, has thepotential to reach close to US$3.8 trillion by 2023.

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Capital Market

Secondary Market of Sukuk: An Overview

January 14, 2020

Sukuk are useful instruments for issuers as well as investors. They are a liquidity management tool for Islamic banks and shariah compliant institutions

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Capital Market

Regulations governing liquidity risk in Islamic Banking

December 16, 2019

Given the systemic importance and the pivotal role played by banks in a country’s economy, banking regulations are of paramount importance for all stakeholders.

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Capital Market

GCC Companies: High Cash Holdings and Shareholder Returns

December 04, 2019

Investors look at various parameters to understand and evaluate a company’s attractiveness. One such item in the balance sheet is the level of cash that a company holds.

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Capital Market

What affects the liquidity position of Islamic banks?

November 21, 2019

This article was originally published in Islamic Finance News (IFN).

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Technology

A dab of good food and a dollop of technology!

October 09, 2019

Customers are increasingly expecting certain advantages when they shop, travel and handle their finances such as digital access, personalization, loyalty tracking and no touch transactions. In a relatively new trend, customers have similar expectations when they dine as well.

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Business Sector

GCC Ridesharing and its long road!

September 30, 2019

Digital ride sharing platforms are placed within the wider framework of an emerging disruptive model that is referred to as the sharing economy.

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Business Sector

Liquidity in Islamic banking: Challenges and opportunities

September 19, 2019

An article on Liquidity management Islamic banking and comparing its differences with that of conventional banking

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Capital Market

Do GCC Banks have adequate capital buffers?

September 15, 2019

GCC Banks - The term liquidity is defined as the banks’ ability to fund rising assets and to meet its obligations on time.

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