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GCC debt deluge: big-ticket issues, even by international standards

Date : 01/12/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

The GCC is raining debt issuances. From almost nothing a few years ago, all we hear and read these days is the jumbo-sized bond issuances from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi etc. The Saudis just closed a successful US$17.5 billion issue that was oversubscribed by more than four times, while Qatar raised $9bn in May followed by a $5bn sale by Abu Dhabi. Even by international standards, these are big-ticket issues.

Tags:  Bonds, Debt Issuances, Economy, GCC
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GCC Markets Mixed, OPEC Deal Uncertain

Date : 08/11/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

GCC bourses had a mixed October, with Saudi’s TASI index rising 6.9 per cent, followed by Egypt (5.5 per cent) and Morocco (5.2 per cent). On the other end of the spectrum, Oman (-4.3 per cent), Dubai (-4.1 per cent) and Abu Dhabi (-3.9 per cent) indices witnessed fall. Saudi Arabian enjoyed their longest winning streak in more than two years, on the back of investor optimism and improving outlook for the kingdom’s banks.

Tags:  Capital Markets, MENA, Oil, Stock Market
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Sources of Stock Market Wealth Creation: 3 Distinct Case Studies

Date : 18/10/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

Stocks around the world create wealth to the shareholders either through dividends or capital gains or a mix of both and this holds true for the GCC region too. In this blog we examine three different stocks in the region that have created wealth through the above mentioned factors.

Tags:  Capital Gain, Capital Markets, Dividend, Stock Market
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Are GCC businesses leveraging social media enough?

Date : 04/10/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

As social media penetration continues to grow exponentially, so does the opportunity for Gulf businesses to engage their customers

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Should GCC banks be wary of Fintech entry?

Date : 27/09/2016 Author: Marmore MENA

Since the time internet revolutionized global communication, information technology (IT) has been disruptive, and has changed the business model of almost every industry known to mankind. Early adopters of technology enjoyed competitive advantage, while laggards lost customers. In the same vein, Financial Technology aka Fintech, is the next big change brought about by IT.

Tags:  BANKING, CROWDFUDING, DIGITAL, FINTECH, GCC, IN, ISLAMIC FINANCE, REMITTANCE
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