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Economy

GCC Population Will Be Lesser and Older by the End of this Century

June 21, 2022

GCC population is expected to become older and lesser by the end of this century as replacement rates are declining

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Capital Market

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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Technology

NFTs: Beyond the Metaverse

May 25, 2022

Highlighting the evolution, growing demand, and application of blockchain technology within the GCC with special emphasis on NFTs.

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Economy

What’s behind Kuwait’s increasing fiscal breakeven oil price?

October 12, 2021

Why is Kuwait’s fiscal breakeven oil price increasing

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Economy

India/UAE Trade: $115 billion Bet

September 30, 2021

India and UAE plan to raise their bilateral trade to USD 115billion

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Business Sector

Dubai World 2010 to China Evergrande Group 2021; Looking Beyond Leverage

September 29, 2021

China Evergrande real estate crisis and its similarity with Dubai World crisis

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Economy

Economic Impact of Dubai Expo 2020

September 22, 2021

Dubai Expo 2020 will have an impact on the economy through the infrastructure valued at more than USD 12 billion that is being spent to successfully build Expo 2020’s establishment.

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Economy

OPEC+ September 2021 meet: Maintaining Status Quo

September 09, 2021

Since the last OPEC+ meeting, conducted on July 18th, the global oil market has witnessed some significant events.

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Business Sector

Saudi Arabia eases regulation to support SMEs and Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2021

Saudi Arabia will exempt small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from commerce fees register for three years as the country plans to boost the number of start-ups in the economy. Fees will start in the fourth and fifth year,

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Economy

Following a year of distress, Saudi Arabia economy back on growth path

August 17, 2021

Rising Oil prices enable Saudi Arabia to return to growth. Removal of OPEC+ production cuts expected to boost GDP further in the next few quarters. IMF expects 2.4% growth for 2021.

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Economy

COVID-19 accelerates Saudi Arabia’s push towards cashless society

August 10, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s transition towards a cashless society remains on track. Saudi youth inclined to go digital rather than using cash.

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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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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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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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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

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

IMF forecasts steeper fall in GCC countries’ 2020 GDP

November 09, 2020

What is IMF’s current outlook for GCC countries’ economy?How does it compare with IMF’s April forecast?

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Business Sector

COVID-19 derails traditional Kuwait retailers

October 14, 2020

Has COVID-19 derailed the progress made by Kuwait's retail industry in the past few year?

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Capital Market

Will COVID-19 increase the Cost of Capital in the GCC?

October 08, 2020

Learn how has the cost of capital progressed in the GCC over the years? What has been the impact of Covid-19? For Which GCC countries cost of capital has moved?

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Others

Has Coronavirus cases peaked in the World and GCC

September 01, 2020

Almost 7 months into the pandemic has COVID-19 cases peaked in the GCC region?

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Capital Market

Estimating Corporate CapEx in Saudi Arabia

July 21, 2020

How has Covid-19 impacted Capex Utilization by Saudi Corporates in 2020 and the outlook for 2021?

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