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2021

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Capital Market

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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Capital Market

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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Capital Market

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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Bitcoin and Ethereum touch all-time high in October

November 17, 2021

performance of cryptocurrency markets in October 2021

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Most ESG Indices are positive in October; ESG Instruments in GCC oversubscribed

November 16, 2021

Key ESG issuances in GCC in October 2021

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Oil marches upward in October on supply concerns

November 14, 2021

Key drivers for Oil market in October 2021

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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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Business Sector

The Middle East Is Looking to Dominate the Hydrogen Race

October 19, 2021

GCC countries have the potential to lead the hydrogen race

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Capital Market

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

October 12, 2021

Fintech developments in Islamic finance

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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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Capital Market

What Moved GCC Equity Markets?

October 07, 2021

What moved GCC equity markets in September 2021

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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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Business Sector

Private sector participation in Saudi Healthcare picks up pace

September 28, 2021

Saudi healthcare sector gaining momentum with greater private sector participation in its healthcare sector and improve competency of its healthcare.

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