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2019

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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

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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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Business Sector

Securitization platform for Islamic liquidity management

September 10, 2019

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Capital Market

Foreign investment in GCC equity markets – Will the inflow levels sustain after index inclusions?

August 21, 2019

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Business Sector

Kuwait Retail Sector Positioned for Significant Growth

August 13, 2019

The article analyzes Kuwait's retail sector and identifies key growth drivers

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Capital Market

Saudi Corporate Capital Spending - An Encouraging Boost to Non-Oil GDP

July 30, 2019

Capital Investment is a harbinger of future growth. In 2018, Saudi Corporates capital expenditure exceeded total income for the year

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Economy

Is Debt to GDP Ratio a good explanatory of country risk?

July 15, 2019

Debt to GDP ratio explains the risk associated with Sovereign rating. We discuss other risk variables for ratings other than Debt to GDP ratio.

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Capital Market

GCC Stock Markets – Kuwait continues to be the best performer

July 04, 2019

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Capital Market

How will trade war, Iran sanctions and OPEC supply cuts shape Oil markets in 2019?

June 13, 2019

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Technology

Automation in SMEs

May 28, 2019

An article that finds out how the rise in automation is changing the ways of doing business for SMEs in the GCC

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Business Sector

Combining technology with Brick and Mortar stores in the GCC: 6 ideas

May 20, 2019

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Capital Market

Saudi Aramco $12 billion bond issuance: Another big feather

May 13, 2019

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Capital Market

Kuwait Blue Chip Companies – Banks Outperform on Regulatory Reforms

May 07, 2019

Reform measures in Kuwait fuel stock rally in Kuwait banking stocks leading to their outperformance

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Technology

Is Digital Labor Contributing to Creation of Gig Economy in GCC?

April 22, 2019

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Capital Market

GCC Stock Markets - Riding on global euphoria!

April 11, 2019

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Capital Market

Sovereign Sukuk: Current Status, Opportunities & Challenges

March 28, 2019

Sovereign Sukuk issuance is on the rise and the market is likely to expand

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