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Real Estate Market and New Electricity & Water Regulations

Date : 09/03/2017 Author: Abdulrahman Al-Sanad

Since 2014 oil prices witnessed a huge fall due to many factors including geopolitical issues. This in return made all sectors to slowdown, which had impacted the consumer purchasing power to be more cautious. Real estate was one of the main sectors affected by the oil prices fall, prices of real estate properties went down as well as the demand...

Tags:  Business, Oil, Real Estate
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Active vs. Passive Management

Date : 27/02/2017 Author: Talal Al-Othman

For the past few decades, one of the most debated topics in finance has been the argument of:
Which strategy is better, Active or Passive Management?  Each side can make a strong logical case to support their arguments, yet no clear winner has emerged.

Tags:  Business, Company Analysis
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Fintech in GCC

Date : 19/02/2017 Author: Murtaza Pattherwala

Software applications or digital platforms that deliver financial services, disrupting existing business models, by improving accessibility, efficiency and cost savings are characterized as Financial Technology, or Fintech. The rest of the world is still playing catchup to the US, where close to 80% of Fintech investments occur.

Tags:  FINTECH, GCC, technology
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Kuwait Price Index up by 19% in Jan 2017

Date : 09/02/2017 Author: Marmore MENA

According to Marmore’s recently released Monthly Market Review, MENA bourses had a positive start to the year 2017, with nearly all markets ending the first month in green. Kuwaiti Price and Weighted indices led the charge, rising by 18.9% and 12.4%, respectively, followed by Bahrain (6.8%).

Tags:  Bonds, Capital Markets, GCC, Oil, Stock Market
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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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