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GCC Markets show resilience despite fall in Oil prices

September 07, 2022

GCC markets were more resilient than global markets in August supply uncertainties keep energy prices at elevated levels.

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Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Co. is ‘next Berkshire Hathaway’

September 01, 2022

The conglomerate with 100+ entities in nine business segments seems immune to global volatility

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GCC IPOs witness uptick despite slowdown in global markets in H1 2022

August 22, 2022

Comparing the IPO performance in H1 2022 to H1 2021

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Has Gold lost its safety shine?

August 04, 2022

Gold, which is generally considered as a safe haven investment has not been preferred this time by investors owing to aggressive monetary tightening and high levels of inflation

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The impact of National Health Information Exchange on KSA’s Healthcare system

July 26, 2022

The future of the healthcare in Saudi Arabia, in line with Vison 2030 of the government will be driven by ‘value-based care’ where the system is built around the patient rather than the health institutions. A value-based care empowers the patient since in this system the payment is based on successful outcome of the procedures rather than of their number.

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GCC markets fell sharply due to aggressive U.S. Fed tightening

July 06, 2022

Kuwait’s All Share Index fell by 5.3% in the month of June as negativity in global markets caught up to the GCC region. The risk-off sentiment among investors due to global economic growth concerns amid inflation and monetary policy tightening impacted Kuwait equities..

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GCC Markets turn Bearish after a Two-Year uptrend - stung by Global Economy and Inflation

June 06, 2022

GCC Markets turn Bearish in May due to stung by Global economy and Inflation

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GCC markets trend upward on positive economic outlook and corporate earnings

May 11, 2022

Overview of monthly market performance of GCC & Global Markets

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Biggest & Fastest Wealth Creators in GCC (2012-2021) Surprisingly it is not a static list

April 04, 2022

A brief note on the observations made on the biggest and fastest GCC wealth creators over the last 10-year period (2012-21).

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GCC markets positive on multi-year high oil prices

March 07, 2022

GCC markets rise in Feb 2022 supported by oil prices

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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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Most cryptocurrencies decline in November due to worries over COVID-19 variant and regulatory pressures

December 20, 2021

Concerns over Omicron variant and regulatory pressures weigh crypto markets in November

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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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