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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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GCC markets gain in October on rise in oil prices and strong earnings

November 10, 2021

Multi-year high oil prices and strong earnings support GCC markets

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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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Fintech in Islamic finance: How Kuwaiti banks are pioneering the trend

October 12, 2021

Fintech developments in Islamic finance

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What Moved GCC Equity Markets?

October 07, 2021

What moved GCC equity markets in September 2021

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Filling the gap in ESG framework: Saudi Arabia

September 13, 2021

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has asked banks to help it develop an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework, as per a recent article in Reuters

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Could Delta variant play spoilsport for Oil prices?

September 09, 2021

The Delta variant, which the WHO has called the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus, has caused a surge in covid-19 cases around the world.

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Oil revenues & private sector growth to speed up GCC economic recovery in 2022

September 08, 2021

As the world charts its recovery from COVID-19’s impact, businesses and trade around the world begin to hit normalcy, reviving the global demand for oil and consequently the global oil prices.

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Kuwaiti banks – Earnings report Q2’2021

September 07, 2021

All major Kuwaiti banks reported their financial results for the second quarter of 2021. The Kuwait banking sector reported a healthy growth in net income after taxes for Q2’21 compared to that of Q2’20

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Foreign investment in Saudi stock market up by 150%

September 06, 2021

It is reported that the foreign investment in the Kingdom's stock market increased by more than 150 percent by the end

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GCC Stock Markets - Positive earnings growth strengthen business optimism

September 05, 2021

What were the key drivers for GCC and Global equity markets in August 2021? How has Kuwait’s equity market performed in August 2021? Who were the top performers in Kuwait and in broader GCC market in August 2021? How have oil prices fared in the month of August?

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MSCI Emerging Markets Index – How is the GCC placed?

July 11, 2021

Energy (Oil) sector is seeing diminished interest from global fund managers with the emergence of ESG investing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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 ex

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