2016

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Business Sector

Why have REITs not taken off in the GCC?

June 23, 2016

Though UAE and KSA, the major markets in GCC have regulations for REITs, restriction on foreign ownership of property, wi

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Business Sector

Private equity can fill the funding gaps left by banks

June 20, 2016

The article originally appeared in The National | Business.

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Capital Market

Potential Impact of Capital Market Reforms in Saudi Arabia

June 09, 2016

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Capital Market

MENA Markets Break its Correlation to Oil

June 07, 2016

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Economy

Let us not miss the trees for the woods

May 30, 2016

Three questions predominate the narrative:

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Capital Market

Managing the Big Float - Saudi Aramco

May 15, 2016

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Technology

Can Robot Advisors Succeed in the GCC?

May 09, 2016

This new breed of investment advisory services currently has close to $100 Bn

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Technology

From a slow start, innovative fintech could shake up finance in the GCC

May 08, 2016

In the West, governments play the role of facilitator in terms of policy and regulation, and in providing the right envir

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Capital Market

Brent’s record rise sustains MENA momentum

May 05, 2016

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Business Sector

Saudi Arabia seeking alternative transportation

April 28, 2016

Expenditure on the transportation sector in Saudi Arabia has primarily been f

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Capital Market

These stocks in UAE and Saudi Arabia still trade above 5-year PE despite market fall 5

April 18, 2016

According to an analysis by Marmore MENA Intelligence (

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Economy

Saudi Arabia and its US dollar peg dilemma

April 17, 2016

Most GCC countries are pegged to the US dollar to avoid currency fluctuation and eliminate uncertainties in international

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Business Sector

Kuwait Projects: KWD 10bn Awarded - Where is the trickle-down effect?

April 07, 2016

The Kuwait Authority of Partnership Projects (KAPP), is expected to award PPP projects worth KWD 2bn (USD 6.6bn) in 2016 and as of Q1 2016, there are 22 ongoing projects from real estate and power & water sectors. The Al Zour IWPP is the largest ongoing PPP project in Kuwait.

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Capital Market

GCC stock markets: Where is the research?

April 06, 2016

Compared to most developed and emerging markets, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s stock markets suffer from poor research

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Capital Market

MENA Markets March on Oil Rise

April 05, 2016

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Business Sector

Why Saudi Arabia Requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

March 31, 2016

Mortgage penetration rates (mortgage debt as a percentage of GDP)

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Private healthcare spending to spur growth in UAE

March 28, 2016

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GCC petrochemical companies need to shift gears if they are to remain competitive

March 13, 2016

The fall in oil means GCC players have lost a key competitive advantage – low

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Business Sector

International players fuel the growth of private education in UAE

March 08, 2016

The Education system is divided into 4 levels

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KSA Education is in a state of transition

March 03, 2016

Public expenditure on Education in Saudi Arabia is expected to hov

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Economy

Top GCC Risks for 2016 & Beyond 2016

February 29, 2016

Oil: When will this slide end?With

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